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“Let’s Just Let It Ride”

Portland author Peter Ames Carlin’s new biography reveals the darkness at the edge of Bruce Springsteen.


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Portland author Peter Ames Carlin had stalked pop music giants before. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys allowed Carlin into his strange but creative...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Staff

The King of Clackistan

Timber baron Andrew Miller wants to turn Oregon to the right. He’s starting the fight in Portland’s backyard.


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The rumble of raw logs bouncing through the sawmill’s machinery sounds like giants rolling strikes in a bowling alley. A metal lever thrusts...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 AARON MESH

Risky Business

There’s a time for playing it safe... and our 2012 Endorsement Issue says this is one of them.


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Portland, you have a gambling problem. We’re telling you this as a friend. For too many years, the voters of this city have rolled the dice on engaging but tro   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The Power and the Gloria

Gloria Steinem reflects on 40 years fighting for feminism and freedom—and against fear.


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Like most icons, Gloria Steinem is smaller than you would expect, fine boned and angular. She still parts her hair down the center...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

The President of Beers

We bootlegged beer from all 50 states for the ultimate American taste-off.


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Beer is made from barley, hops, yeast and statute. We tend to forget, but the bearded men with sweaty brows who toil over copper...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR, JOHN LOCANTHI, BRIAN YAEGER

Burning Money

Portland loves its firefighters—and that’s allowed the fire bureau to become one of the most wasteful operations in the city.


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Portland Fire & Rescue’s newest ladder truck is one of the most sophisticated machines of its kind, a 78,000-pound, gleaming red...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Block Busters

The urban density Charlie Hales championed has arrived on Division Street. Why isn’t he celebrating?


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Judah Gold-Markel has trouble parking in front of his house these days.  He’s lived in his green bungalow on Southeast Sherman Street, two...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Artbreaker

A ballerina, a best-seller and a violinist take high culture slumming.


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Fall is the snootiest season. In summer, Portlanders drink cheap red wine in the park while watching Top Gun on an inflatable screen or take their kids to...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Portland Rock Trivia

Twelve absolutely random things you didn’t know about the Portland music scene.


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1.MusicfestNW began as the bastard child of SXSW...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 NATHAN CARSON, CASEY JARMAN, RUTH BROWN, MATTHEW SINGER, JAY HORTON, MARTY SMITH

Mari-Wanna?

Oregon and two other states are huffing and puffing toward legalizing weed. But don’t buy that bong just yet.


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Harking back to the days when everything that mattered in politics was decided in smoke-filled rooms, the Western states...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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