10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear.
Close your eyes and think of a typical Portland band.
You’re imagining a group of sensitive lumberjacks playing sad-sack folk
tunes on old-timey instruments, aren’t you?
Ask those truly in
Banks send lawyer Daniel Gordon after people who don’t pay their credit-card bills. Who is watching how he operates?
Misfortune is Daniel N. Gordon’s best friend.
No Oregon lawyer files more lawsuits—or wins more—than Gordon. He doesn’t do divorces, car accidents or medical malpractice.
Instead, he is th
Portland is America’s best bike city. Why does anyone here drive?
Portland is hell on four wheels.
Our roads are clogged
with a noxious blend of light-footed Prius drivers, manic transplants
in Volvos and frustrated guys in F-150s who seem convinced their ball
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,