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Amanda Fritz

The long trip of Portland's first council candidate to get public cash.


Q & A
Old-time wisdom says education takes you places and that travel broadens the mind, but those bromides don't quite account for Amanda Fritz's path to Portland politics.Born in Yorkshire, England, Fritz ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Zach Dundas

Ghost World

A local author's wild new history brings Portland's lost years as a jazz hotbed back to life.


Featured Stories
The upstairs had heavy gambling and Sunday jam sessions. The bar downstairs looked like one of those wild west saloons you see in cowboy movies of the thirties, complete with brass railing, a spittoon ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Zach Dundas

Alejandro Salazar

From North Portland's bluff to Down Under's bikini zone—amazing how far you can get just kicking a ball.


Q & A
Life is full of choices that will just drive you insane.For instance: Do you finish your full-ride scholarship at a respected—but very, very low-key—Catholic university in North Portland, ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Zach Dundas

Look! Up In The Sky! It's...

Ideas to make Macy's Portland takeover even scarier.


News Stories
Change is hard.Portlanders have shopped at Meier & Frank since 1857. But soon, the remorseless meat-grinder of capitalism will chew up the venerable department store's name, almost as redolent of hist ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Zach Dundas

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Gotta love a place that serves the good stuff with no apologies. Recently relocated from its microscopic Northeast Broadway home to a much bigger (but weird) Alberta address, Lagniappe is not about to back down from its rich, fatty, greasy and praise-Jehovah-good Creole food. Celebrate the death of    More
 
Thursday, October 27, 2005 Zach Dundas

Enter The Woz

Legendary Apple founder dives into Portland's wi-fi fray.


News Stories
Over the next few months, at least two companies will battle over who gets to build Portland's city-backed wireless Internet system. Consider the first shot fired.WW has learned that Steve Wozniak, th ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Zach Dundas

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Sungari Pearl may be in the same ZIP code as House of Louie and the Republic Cafe, but its high-gleam Pearl District location is in a whole different stylistic nation than gritty Chinatown. (And don't even try to compare the atmosphere here with that of the "new," strip-mall Chinatown on 82nd Avenue   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Zach Dundas

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Disclaimer first: Roux just opened. It's risky, to say the least, to elevate a new hopeful to the ranks of Portland's best. But with that in mind, it's fair to say that this huge nouveau-Cajun palace, hotly anticipated in its North Portland neighborhood, is a contender. (And it is so big—basic   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Zach Dundas

Portland's New New Economy

High unemployment. More businesses. Lower income. More newcomers. It ain't business as usual.


News Stories
These are strange times in Portland.In many ways, it seems like our economy is mired in muck. Oregon has the second-highest unemployment rate in the country. In Multnomah County, the jobless rate is a ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Zach Dundas

Democrats With a Kick


News Stories
At about 6 pm last Thursday, Jefferson High School's junior varsity football team finishes losing to Lincoln. The raucous crowd in the school's lone grandstand clears out. The cheer squad goes home.At ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Zach Dundas
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