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Rip City vs. No Pity: Blazers

Basketball is the real beautiful game.


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You have to start with the pinwheel. When I first started attending Trail Blazers games in 2003, the team’s brand was suffering. This was not because the Blazers were bad: The squad had finish   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

Rip City vs. No Pity: The Owners

A Mad Lib for knowing your moguls.


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All fans feel a symbolic ownership of their team. In Portland, this tribal pride has manifested itself in touching and bizarre displays: gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to honor the arr   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Rip City vs. No Pity: Hey, What About the… Thorns?


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Last November, we learned of the creation and the birth of a local franchise, Portland Thorns FC. Local media gathered up their Alex Morgan B-roll and then settled into a regular-season holdin   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JONANNA WIDNER

Rip City vs. No Pity: Wrong! It’s the Ducks

Uncle Phil has the killer quack.


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With all due respect to the Fail Blazers and the Fightin’ Alaska Airlines, the contest isn’t even close. There’s only one sports team that provides a distinctively Portland experience. It’   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Rip City vs. No Pity: The Matchups

Which team has earned fan loyalty? Check the stats.


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Where they play: Blazers: East side! In the Rose Quarter, a non-neighborhood best known for bus stops. Timbers: West side! In Goose Hollow, a historic neighborhood best known for pubs.  Sta   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Memorializing an Immortal

John Callahan’s friends, fans and family are creating a permanent tribute to the late cartoonist.


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John Callahan is coming back to life.  On Oct. 3, a group of his friends and supporters will kick off a campaign to create a Northwest Portland memorial to the carrot-topped cartoonist, w   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARK ZUSMAN

No Thaw In Jail’s Chill

The Multnomah County Sheriff's new policy to hold fewer undocumented immigrants is having little effect.


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Saul Paz spent 16 days in the Multnomah County Jail this August after flashing fake ID to a bouncer at an Old Town club. Paz is old enough to drink—he’s 26. But he’s also an undocumented imm   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Mystery Man Revealed

A legendary and controversial timber executive is funding the attack on the Portland Water Bureau.


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It’s been a long time since Harry Merlo wielded any real power in this town. For more than 20 years, Merlo, the CEO of timber giant Louisiana-Pacific, lived the kind of imperial lifestyle Port   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Bridge Quiz

How much do you know about our local spans?


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So you love Portland bridges—but just how much do you really know about our spans? See how well you can answer these questions, provided by the bridge power couple Sharon Wood Wortman and E   More
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Hotseat: Selena Deckelmann

A founder of Portland’s new female hacker collective says it’s all about women creating their own tech culture.


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Selena Deckelmann has spent her career working in tech—usually as the only one in the room with two X chromosomes. As an open-source code writer, she’s experienced condescension from men and s   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 PAUL KIEFER
 

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