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Stagged in the Back

Portland’s pro Ultimate Frisbee team struggles with credibility and the defection of a local star to rival Seattle.


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There’s a roar from the stands at the Roosevelt High School football field—the kind usually heard only on those brisk fall nights when the Roughriders take the turf. A player dives, arms out   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 AP KRYZA

Puttering Around

Taking a swing at Portland’s putt-putt courses.


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Miniature golf is still wholesome. Unlike kickball, dodgeball, roller skating or pinball, it’s still mostly played sober, fueled by ice cream and the sweaty palms of teenage romance. Among the   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Staff

Softer Than Prozac

Despite celebrity status, a local therapy llama continues his charitable work.


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Animal therapy is big and getting bigger. Veterans returning from the Bush Wars are raising dogs to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, and recent studies show that animals reduce anxiety    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Quarter Stories

Turning Portland pay phones into time portals.


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Portlanders are slow to part with public relics. Rather than phase out the iron hitching rings that line our curbs from the days when people actually rode horses in Portland, the city repairs and    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 ENID SPITZ

The Funny Glut

So everyone’s a comedian now?


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A priest, a rabbi and an atheist walk into a bar. They put their names on the list and hope to get called up for three minutes onstage. They’re aspiring standups—like everyone else in Portland   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Your First Overnighter

Everything you need to know before your first bikepacking trip.


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Rochelle Comeaux and Don Eaton remember their first overnighter as cyclists. It was the first day of their 70-day cross-country trip along the TransAmerica Trail, which winds 4,233 miles from As   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Frames Within Frames

A full year of bike-based art.


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Portland cyclists are not content to limit their demonstrations of affection to soggy winter commuting, bombing downhill from the zoo and quaffing too much beer at Apex. Portlanders who worship    More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

U-Lock or You Walk

Some surprising bike-theft facts from cops and bike shops.


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Brian Leber watched an imposing figure roll into Bike Gallery with a road bike that had been sprayed black with truck bed-liner paint. “I knew right away it was our bike,” he says. A $2,00   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Pedaling Their Wares

Which Portland bike delivery services are worth the price?


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Setting aside the obvious ecological benefits of bicycles over idling cars, bike couriers have always been an efficient choice in dense city environments because they don’t have to worry about s   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Seven-Day Cycle

A noncyclist gives up his car to live one week by bike.


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In the four years I’ve lived in Portland, I have ridden a Razor scooter more often than I’ve ridden a bike. That is to say, I have never ridden a bike in Portland. Like a good, native Southern   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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