1985 - Best Pizza Thrower
Dave Hite is something of a hero
among working-class eaters. Before the bespectacled young man from
Spokane, best known as the dapper saxophone player for the Fabulous
The summer is rapidly approaching, so get ready for some of Portland's most colorful characters to come out of the woodwork. The ride of choice for these maniacs is the freak bike: a cycle with two wheels and a chaos of carefully welded pipes. Last weekend, I decided to meet a couple of enthusiasts and learned how to ride two of these monstrosities in preparation for the warm weather to come...
Some commute by car, some by public transit and some ride bikes. But one Portland man has chosen a different form of transportation—a very large unicycle.
Duncan Ellinwood, a baking student at Le Cordon Bleu in downtown Portland, decided to make his unicycle his only form of transportation when he moved here from Salt Lake City 18 months ago.
Ellinwood lives in southeast Portland and whe...
This morning a small group of supporters held signs and waved in support of Portland schools on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and East Burnside. Cars whizzed by and honked in support for the crowd of about 10 people. Voting ends tomorrow for the $548 million construction bond and $59 million-a-year operating levy for Portland Public Schools (More
Hundreds of people converged on the quiet neighborhood of St Johns in northwest Portland on Saturday, May 14 for the St Johns Bizarre. Vendors lined the streets while local bars and restaurants opened their doors for the throngs of eccentrically dressed festival goers. The highlight of the day was the music. And And And, More
The Portland Timbers came back to tie the Seattle Sounders 1-1 in an epic match against their Northwest rivals on Saturday, May 14. The nationally televised match was ESPN’s Game of the Week and the whole world of soccer was watching. Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard’s Bagdad Theater hosted a viewing party of the match and attendees got a chance to watch the game on the big screen. The normally...
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The month of May marks a perfect storm of soccer.
In Europe the UEFA Champions League (probably the coveted
trophy in club football) comes to a close. Barcelona and Manchester United face
off on May 28th in what is sure to be a historic finale between two
of the greatest teams planet earth has ever seen.
While news last night of Osama Bin
Laden's death prompted some Americans to flood ground zero and the White House chanting "USA! USA!" while waving American flags, the reaction in Portland to President Obama's announcement Sunday was far more measured, judging from the responses we got this morning to the news. Here's what people had to say downtown Monday morning:
The Portland Timbers eked out a 1-0 victory against a resilient Real Salt Lake at Jeld-Wen Field on Saturday night, extending their home-win streak to three.
The game’s lone goal came when the Timbers' Kenny Cooper tapped in a brilliant
cross from Kalif Alhassan in the 22nd minute.
As is the custom, the north side of the stadium exploded when
the Timbers scored. The Timbers Army let off smoke bombs and broke into one of many chants that are new to the 2011
Major League Soccer season. The noise was deafening.