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35 Years, 35 Songs

Our essential Portland mixtape, ’74 to ’09.


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Casey Jarman, Michael Mannheimer

The Covers

20 Memorable Front Pages From The Last 35 Years.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Class Pictures

Decades after desegregation, race remains a sensitive issue in Portland Public Schools.


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Racial segregation in public schools was supposed to have ended in 1954 with Brown v. Board of Education. But not even the U.S. Supreme Court could change how students interacted with each other. That ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Magnificent 7

Seven quotes from seven mayors who’ve presided over Portland since 1974.


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Neil Goldschmidt(1973-1979)“What other job pays you to fall in love with children every day of the week, knowing you left a little something behind to comfort and encourage them?” asked Go ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Flash Forward

When it comes to Portland grub, everything old is new again.


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Organic veggies on menus, backyard gardens, the OLCC refusing to grant a liquor license to a new rock club/theater venue/dinner house in the Southeast industrial district—it could be last week&r ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Our Own Private Hollywood

Portland filmmaking, then and now.


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At the 1976 Oscars, Jack Nicholson won Best Actor for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a movie filmed in Oregon. At the 2009 Oscars, Sean Penn won best actor for Milk, a movie filmed by Oregon d ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 AARON MESH

Portland Style Then & Now

What’s gone. What’s Back. What never left.


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Gone Indian jewelryBeadwork, turquoise and silver—like that sold at Quintana’s Indian Arts Crafts (139 NW 2nd Ave.) 35 years ago—were hot culture-appropriating accessories in &rsquo ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Erin Flesch, Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2009

100 of our favorite places to brunch, lunch and dine. Including the Restaurant of the Year.


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Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a 2009 Willamette Week Restaurant Guide. We’ve spent the past two months eating all over the city to assemble this list of our 100 favorite restau ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Restaurant Of The Year: Beaker & Flask


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PHOTOS: Matt D’AnnunzioWhen Kevin Ludwig announced plans in 2007 to leave his job as bartender and front-of-house manager at Park Kitchen and open his own place, most of Portland’s foodie ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Restaurant Of The Year Runner Up: Laurelhurst Market


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PHOTOS: Matt D’AnnunzioWe’ve already written at length about how much we love the food at Laurelhurst Market, the heroically renovated former mini-mart that Ben Dyer, Jason Owens and Dave ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE
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