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Rat Tale

Portland cops hired a snitch. But he was already working for somebody else.


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George Taylor had business in Kansas City. The bosses in Detroit liked his work. No screwups, no cops, plenty of product: new iPhones boxed and mailed to Michigan. Don’t go home to your day job    More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 AARON MESH

Hello, My Name Is Brian, and I Abuse My Wife

Can group therapy cure domestic violence?


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Brian thinks he’s in relapse. The 48-year-old lawyer perches on a brown pleather couch and booms in his reliably loud voice to the five other men in the therapy room on a sweltering Thursday eveni   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Welcome to MusicfestNW

Join us August 21-23 at Waterfront Park.


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First came the kayaktivists. Then there was Flugtag. Now, MusicfestNW slaps one last exclamation point at the end of the Willamette River’s wild summer, inviting the entire city down to the waterfro   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

#GamerFate

How a tiny Portland company got mixed up in gaming’s biggest controversy.


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The most controversial video game of 2013 didn’t feature a single gun. There were no prostitutes bloodily murdered, no spines pulled out through anyone’s throat, and no heaving animated bosoms.&nb   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Spirit in the Sky

How Greenpeace’s high-wire protesters captured the world’s attention—and how Portland gently let them down.


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Ruddy Turnstone never found out who called the cops. It was a quarter past 2 in the morning on July 29, and the 30-year-old Greenpeace organizer from South Florida stood 205 feet above the Wil   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 WW Staff

Hydro Hogs

Portland’s 16 biggest water users keep guzzling—no drought about it.


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Many Oregonians are running out of water. Others show no restraint. The state is experiencing its worst drought in two decades. Another mild winter left a small snowpack, which has   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT, CLAIRE HOLLEY, HART HORNOR, ANTHONY MACUK

Bittersweet Cake

A Gresham bakery refused to sell this lesbian couple a wedding cake. Now, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer break their silence.


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Rachel Cryer loved Sweet Cakes by Melissa. She had discovered the Gresham bakery online in 2011 when she went looking for a wedding cake to celebrate her mother’s remarriage. The $250 raspberry fa   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Best of Portland 2015


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It’s been 30 years since our first Best of Portland issue.  On Sept. 12, 1985, the very first Best of Portland item we ever printed was about a land-use hearings officer named   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dead Dog Walking

What happens when a husband-and-wife team fight to save the life of every violent dog?


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The inmate wants out of his darkened cell. He paces, calling out day and night until his throat is raw. His nails bleed from trying to claw his way through concrete walls to freedom. His name is Cuj   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Sweet Releaf

It's legal!


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Eighty years after cannabis was banned in Oregon, it’s legal again this week. Countless lives have been ruined in the meantime—very few by addiction and none by homicidal madmen driven loco by m   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff
 

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