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Widows' Lament

A Portland case highlights a national immigration problem.


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On a sunny September afternoon, Rose-Marie Barbeau Quinn sits in her downtown restaurant, the Vat & Tonsure, dabbing tears from her eyes.For three decades (minus a five-year hiatus), the Vat was an in ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Zach Dundas

TAKE THE CHINATOWN CHALLENGE

The streets are ripped up, but the strippers are in business!


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City Commissioner Sam Adams...will help promote the Chinatown Challenge, aimed at encouraging downtown residents and workers to frequent Chinatown restaurants and businesses during construction and re ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Zach Dundas

Jim Riswold

Nike ad designer finds success, gets leukemia, turns to Hitler dolls. Huh?


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Let's say you're one of the most successful advertising guys alive. You paired Michael Jordan with Spike Lee. You made Tiger Woods juggle golf balls. And now you've got cancer. What do you do?For 47-y ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Zach Dundas

The Masters Of Disasters

When PDX-based Mercy Corps gets the call, you know it must be bad.


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From its headquarters in sedate Southwest Portland, the international relief agency Mercy Corps runs humanitarian operations in some of the world's nastiest hellholes. Darfur, Kosovo, Aceh, North Kore ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Zach Dundas

MICHAEL TISSERAND

New Orleans alt-weekly editor speaks from dry land. (PLUS WEB EXTRA Q & A Ben Ellis)


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Of the innumerable Hurricane Katrina reports pouring out of New Orleans, some of the most heartfelt words came from Michael Tisserand. The editor of Gambit Weekly, the city's alternative newspaper, Ti ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Zach Dundas

BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM

Business bigwigs say Portlanders should vote before the city funds political campaigns. What about the public cash they get?


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The pitch from powerhouse interests pushing for a May vote on publicly financed city elections boils down to a simple argument: Residents deserve a say in spending taxpayer dollars."We've allowed some ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Zach Dundas

LOCAL PAPER "GRIPPING," SAY READERS

The O's new suburban coverage has us riveted!


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How many times, Dear Reader, have you thrown The Oregonian's Metro section aside in disgust and thought to yourself, "Rubbish! How can we live without more news from Washington and Clackamas counties ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Zach Dundas

ATTACK OF THE $3 TOMATO

How Portland's snooty tastes are saving Oregon farms, luring kids back to the land and even-gasp!-teaching Republicans and Democrats to get along.


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Last week, the meat counter at New Seasons Market on Southeast Division Street-as good a place as any to observe Portland's organic-shopping, local-arugula-worshipping foodies in their native habitat- ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Zach Dundas

THE L WORD

Sam Adams wants City Hall lobbyists to register. Simple, right?


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It wasn't a complicated campaign promise: Sam Adams, Portland City Council's newest commissioner, pledged last year to require the pro political fixers, full-time activists and seasoned dealmakers who ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Zach Dundas

MIKE CASPER

First declared Portland City Council candidate talks politics while tending bar.


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Mike Casper admits he doesn't have much political experience. (Or any, in fact.) Much of his education in the ways of law and man came from reading books to kill time while working the door at the pop ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Zach Dundas
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