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The Good, the Bad and the Awful

Reader beware: What follows is mostly gossip and opinion.


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We have opened with the warning above since 1977, when we first published our Good, Bad & Awful survey—an unvarnished view of the metro-area legislators who help write Oregon’s laws and shape    More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Why My Apartment Is Good for Portland


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They pop up seemingly overnight, multiplying faster than food carts on every street corner in the city. Just a whisper of them transforms normally mild-mannered Portlanders into fire-breathing   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 TYLER HURST

Grow Up, Portland

Why the Apartment Buildings You Hate Are Good For the City.


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They pop up seemingly overnight, multiplying faster than food carts on every street corner in the city.Just a whisper of them transforms normally mild-mannered Portlanders into fire-breathing Trotskyi   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 AARON MESH

The Goonies Issue

Oregon’s best-loved movie turns 30.


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The Goonies are us. Since 1985, every kid in Oregon has always known this—and not just because the film was shot in Astoria. Sure, The Goonies is one of the most loved kids’ movies of a   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW Staff

The Whistleblower

Michael Rodgers has a secret: He’s the one who leaked Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails. Here’s why he did it.


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On Friday, Feb. 20, Michael Rodgers looked up from his iPad to the parking lot outside his Salem office window. Three people strode toward the entrance of his building. He knew who they were,    More
 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Portland Thorn

Steve Novick charmed voters with his prickly brilliance, gumption and wit. The bloom is off.


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Back when Steve Novick was in grade school, teachers were still allowed to spank troublesome students. Novick was in fifth grade when his teacher asked his mother for permission to paddle the    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Best New Band 2015

10 Portland artists local music experts think you must hear.


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In Portland, if you build a music venue, the bands will come. And if you pave it over and put up condos? Well, the bands will find a warehouse, basement or Ethiopian restaurant to play in. No matt   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Feed the Beast

Schools get billions from the state every year. That number is growing fast. Here’s why it’s never enough.


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$7.2 billion is a lot of money. It’s enough to buy every Oregonian a new MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone 6. Or enough to buy every school district in Oregon a $36 million, gently used Gulfstr   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bike to the Future


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Bikes were here first. In 1895, bicycling was “the craze of the country” according to The Oregonian. Portland’s leading cycling activists at that time were Henry Pittock and William M. La   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Staff

Fierce Little Scratches

How Mexican heroin dealers and Russian addicts collided in Portland: An excerpt from Sam Quinones’ new heroin saga, Dreamland.


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The two worlds couldn’t be more different. The young men of Xalisco toil in the sugarcane fields outside of town, nestled in the hills of southwestern Mexico. They dream of making enough m   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH
 

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