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Notes From the Occupation

48 hours inside Occupy Portland.


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DJ Nick is back. He needs to get out of here, because DJ Nick is trouble. He’s just one of the problem people the Safety/Peacekeeping Committee worries about in the Occupy Portland camps.  Th   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 AARON MESH

The Other Portland

It’s poor, it’s dangerous, it’s growing like crazy—and it’s more important than ever.


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In case you didn’t get the invite, Portland is an endless party in a shining urban utopia where everyone has a $1,000 bicycle, eats locally sourced gourmet dishes from food carts and is blindingly   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 COREY PEIN

Project Censored: The Year’s Most Ignored News

The “sock puppets” the Pentagon doesn’t want you to know about—and 9 other stories you didn’t hear from the mainstream media.


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In an age of blogs, tweets, hacks and piles of beans spilled by Wikileaks...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 REBECCA BOWE

The Crucifixion of Geoff Thompson

One man’s obsession with the Viewpoint Inn left smoking ruins, stiffed creditors and angry brides.


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Like rubberneckers at a car crash, gawkers flock to the Viewpoint Inn. Some inch close to the cliff at the edge of the property and gaze...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Professor Xbox

Tom Bissell is Portland's finest writer. Why is he spending his time on video games and bad movies?


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I saw the best mind of my generation, and he asked me to watch a crappy movie. Tom Bissell is not a household name in Portland.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 AARON MESH

Fall Arts Guide 2011: Bring On the Rain

Dayglo landscapes, feral children, killer choruses and more art to keep you sane this fall.


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The day is coming, not long from now, when you will have to go inside.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL, RICHARD SPEER, BEN WATERHOUSE, HEATHER WISNER

Mack to the Future

Seattle's Macklemore is sincere, independent and huge. Is this the new face of hip-hop?


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“See everybody’s striving for that same shit/ To get paid and make it/ And I’ll be honest, I’m trying to become famous” —“Ego” (2005) Ben Haggerty has lost his train of thought. Mom   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Gang Green

The Timbers Army is rowdy, raucous and rebellious. It also wields enormous power.


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No one should have more power when the Portland Timbers play at Jeld-Wen Field than Merritt Paulson. He bought the team in 2007, built it into a Major League Soccer   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Kidnapped By Crows

An excerpt from Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis’ new book, Wildwood.


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Colin Meloy was always bound to write a kid’s book. For years, the hyper-literate bard and lead singer of Portland’s internationally lauded band the Decemberists has been spinning bedtime yarns   More
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Cheat Local!

Portland helped make Groupon a giant. Here’s how local businesses get crushed.


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Ethan Powell and Tobias Hogan, two typical restaurant workers with more than a decade’s experience between them, wanted more. Two years ago they stepped out and took a gamble that has lured—and   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN
 

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