From Portland’s drunk tank to Old Town to Salem, how booze is hurting (and helping) Oregon.
Devon is hauled into the Central City Concern Sobering
Station, a Portland cop on each arm. He has a dazed, faraway look that,
as he puts it, “a whole lot of Hennessy” provides. He’s quickly
10 years ago, a car crash wiped out Portland’s biggest punk band. Finally, the sole survivor tells all.
The Exploding Hearts are the biggest “what if” in the history of Portland music.
Ten years ago next week, the band released its first and only album, Guitar Romantic,
a record brimming with sh
Can one man’s millions keep struggling Portland artists aloft?
You won’t believe who is in Brian Wannamaker’s basement.
Against one wall,
Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock plays electric guitar next to a wild
boar. Nearby, rock chanteuse Storm Large bel
So why does Gov. John Kitzhaber want to “reform” them?
Oregon has one of America’s best prison systems.
Gov. John Kitzhaber knows that. After all, he helped build it.
When Kitzhaber was governor from 1995 to 2003, he spent hundreds of millions
Oregon can, with one simple step. So far, it hasn’t.
Dr. Gary Oxman spent his career trying to save people who don’t care whether they live or die.
retired as health officer for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington
Hit the black lights, weed is almost legal. Forget everything you know about pot culture.
The highs, they are a-changin’.
On Nov. 6, 2012,
America’s relationship with marijuana entered a hazy new era. Two
states, including Oregon’s northern neighbor, voted to legalize pot,
A Portland high school where students speak 55 languages shows Oregon how to reform education.
Hae Nay Paw is trying to concentrate. A petite sophomore
at David Douglas High School, she hunches over her desk, scrawling
notes, a curtain of dark hair covering half her face, as if to block out
Those are the odds a woman on this planet will face abuse in her lifetime. V-Day is your chance to do something about it.
One in three.
One-third of all women worldwide—let’s call it an even 1 billion—will be victims of violence because they are women.
You could get
depressed or apathetic when you see that ov
Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.
Portland City Hall is awfully quiet for a palace amid a revolution.
Since the start of
the year, the place has felt like a barely solvent art gallery sold to
absentee bankers. Outside the mayor’