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VIDEO: Best Beekeeper, Brian Lacy

"Here's a bee that's taking a nap."


Best of Portland is our excuse to write about all those things we otherwise have no excuse to write about. For you, we hope, it’s a spotlight on amusing and strangely captivating things you’ve never noticed. No matter how long you’ve lived in this exceptional corner of the world, no matter how hard you’ve worked to keep up, here you will learn something you never knew existed.But a few thi...   More
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by SARA SNEATH

Marriage Experts Try to Understand Jeff Cogen's Recklessness


One of the most baffling aspects of Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen's 18-month affair with a county employee is why he sometimes did so little to hide his romantic outings with Sonia Manhas.

“Employees at Multnomah County have spotted Chair Cogen kissing Sonia Manhas in front of the Kenton Library," says the anonymous email that caused Cogen to confess the affair this wee...   More
Saturday, July 20, 2013 by SARA SNEATH

VIDEO: 90 minutes in 90 seconds

Portland Timbers beat the LA Galaxy 2-1. Sports fans are on the scene.


We ask Timbers fans to describe the game they just witnessed, whether at bars around town or outside the stadium. And then through the magic of editing, we bring (their version of) the game back to you in 90 seconds or less.It was all about redemption for the Portland Timbers Saturday, July 13. After breaking their 15-match unbeaten streak last week in Columbus, the Timbers turned it aro...   More
Monday, July 15, 2013 by SARA SNEATH


Power struggles at Portland’s community radio station overshadow its troubles.

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On any given morning, those who still tune in to KBOO 90.7 FM might hear stories from the perspectives of prison inmates, homeless people and bicycle advocates. But one of the topics the commu   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 SARA SNEATH

VIDEO: 90 Minutes in 90 Seconds

Fans recount the action from the Timbers' first loss in 16 games, against the Columbus Crew on July 7.

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We ask Timbers fans to describe the game they just witnessed, whether at bars around town or outside the stadium, and then through the magic of editing, we bring (their version of) the game back to you in 90 seconds or less.The Portland Timbers broke their 15-match undefeated streak in a 0-1 loss against the Columbus Crew on Sunday, July 7. In the fifth minute, a header by Bernardo Anor fou...   More
Monday, July 8, 2013 by SARA SNEATH

VIDEO: An Oral History of Last Night's Timbers Game

Monarcas Morelia falls to the Portland Timbers. Here's what happened according to fans.

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The Portland Timbers won the first-ever Copa Verde on July 3 in a 1-0 friendly match against Mexican soccer club Monarcas Morelia. The reserve-heavy match was won with a penalty kick taken by veteran defender Futty Danso after a Monarcas handball, in the 39th minute. Here, fans recount the action.
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Thursday, July 4, 2013 by SARA SNEATH

Stuck in the Ruts

Hales’ pledge to pave streets has no plan—and no money.

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Laura Young says it’s about time someone at City Hall gets serious about paving Portland’s dirt roads. She lives in the Cully neighborhood, where 10 percent of city streets look like mud wallo   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Watch a Portland Street Corner Bloom — VIDEO

The Village Building Convergence festival helps transform an Eliot neighborhood intersection

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For the past 13 years, a local non-profit called City Repair has been hosting a “place making” festival that encourages residents to put a special stamp on their neighborhoods 
On June 1, residents who live near Northeast Rodney Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street (located in the Eliot neighborhood) celebrated the festival, known as the    More
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by SARA SNEATH

The Arts Ax

As You Pay your $35, some Portland schools will see fewer arts teachers than last year.

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Portland voters gave their blessing to a $35-a-person tax last fall on the promise the money would be used to restore arts and music to the city’s public schools. So imagine the surprise of    More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 SARA SNEATH
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