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Cheap Life

Living cheap and well in Portland: $1 Beers, $1 bowling and the $20 one-hour massage.


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Remember when the Great Recession ended? Neither do we. While economists say the nation has been on the mend, and the Dow reached a new high this month, it sure doesn’t feel that way in Port   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Life: A Full Breakfast Under $4…


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$3.99 breakfast special at the Mock Crest Tavern “Give me a fucking screwdriver!” booms a convivial man in a Hawaiian shirt. It’s 9:30 a.m. on a weekday and the elderly, housecoat-and-sli   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Life: Cheap Massages, Acupuncture and Haircuts…


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The $20 one-hour massage They call it a foot massage. How can it possibly take an hour? Can someone really rub your feet for 60 minutes? The secret, of course, is that in the art of reflexology   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Life: Boozing…


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The cheapest beers in town… Sure, you’ve come to expect the $2 Pabst as your Portland birthright, even at restaurants with $15 corkage fees. But why stop there, when the beers get even cheape   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Life: Gas, Laundry and Other Necessities...


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The Bins When regular Goodwills are just too pricey, pay by the pound for clothing (and lots of other stuff) at the Goodwill outlet, better known as “The Bins” (1740 SE Ochoco St., Milwauki   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Life: Foodstuffs…


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Healthy Bread Store At Dave’s Killer Bread’s nondescript little shop in a Milwaukie industrial park (5209 SE International Way, Milwaukie, 335-8077, daveskillerbread.com) you’ll find day-ol   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Life: Fun & Games...


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Beer, dice and pizza at Guardian Games  345 SE Taylor St., 238-4000, ggportland.com. The concept of #value is a mantra of sorts for local Magic: The Gathering players, but the appreciation    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 20

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.


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Oregon is set to honor a Republican with an annual holiday. At Wilson High School, the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are “equal” but keep their separate schedules.  East Portland   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Lawmakers Hope to Establish "Tom McCall Day"

The annual commemoration would draw attention to the late Republican governor and his legacy as an environmentalist.

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Oregon is sending two new bronze figures to the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall to represent the state's history: women’s rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway and Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph.

As news agencies reported last week, a nine-member state commiss...   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by WW Staff

Leprecan’t

Famous Irish people who are not leprechauns.


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Picture an Irishman. Who are you picturing? The Notre Dame mascot? The Lucky Charms leprechaun? The leprechaun from Leprechaun? But did you know that less than 10 percent of all Irish people self-   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 WW Staff
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