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Tea Party vs. Unions

Two groups, one public square.


Politics
Portland’s living room—a.k.a. Pioneer Courthouse Square—hosted two very different guests last weekend less than 24 hours apart. On a rainy Friday evening, April 15, the Oregon tea party held c   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NATHAN GILLES, EVAN SERNOFFSKY

PSU Students Use Sunflower Seeds to Protest Arrest of Chinese Artist

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Two Portland State University students held an art performance today in support of Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist who was detained by his own government on April 3.  “We wanted to raise awareness for people who spoke out against the Chinese government and were arrested,” said Sean Green, a 26...   More
 
Monday, April 18, 2011 by EVAN SERNOFFSKY

Tea Party Rallies at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tea Party Protester

About 300 supporters of the Oregon tea party movement held their annual tax day rally in downtown Portland to celebrate their new influence in national politics.

Meantime, about 30 opponents gathered in a counter-demonstration to the Friday evening rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square in which tea partiers had showed up to rock out to l...   More
 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 by EVAN SERNOFFSKY

Tax Day Protest Still On For Tea Party

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Supporters of the tea party in Oregon will be back in Pioneer Courthouse Square this Friday, April 15 for what's become their annual tax day protest. (U.S. taxpayers this year actually have until Monday, April 18 this year to file because of an unusual circumstance.)Organizers of...   More
 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by EVAN SERNOFFSKY

All-Night Cricket Party

While most of us slept, Portland cricket fans celebrated one of the world’s biggest sporting events.


Sports
At 2:30 am, most late-night establishments release the drunks and lock the doors. But on Saturday, April 2, last call was when the party really started for one Portland business. Swagat, an Indian    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 EVAN SERNOFFSKY

City Honors Slain Teen-age Girl

Yashanee Vaughn

The City of Portland is flying flags at half staff today in memory of Yashanee Vaughn, the 14-year-old girl and Helensview High School student who was killed.Flags will be lowered in town at City Hall, the Portland Building, the World Trade Center, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the Convention Center.On Thursday, Portland Police detectives arrested 16-year-old Parrish Bennette in connection wit...   More
 
Monday, April 4, 2011 by EVAN SERNOFFSKY

All Night Cricket Party

Swagat Cricket Party

At 2:30 a.m., most late-night establishments release the drunks and lock the doors. But early this morning, last call was when the party really started for one Portland business. Swagat, an Indian restaurant on Northwest 21st and Lovejoy, hosted a viewing party for the 2011 Crick...   More
 
Saturday, April 2, 2011 by EVAN SERNOFFSKY
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