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Oregon’s Cloudy Forecast

In his own words, Gov. Ted Kulongoski.


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When Gov. Ted Kulongoski spoke in March 2008 to City Club of Portland, he told the crowd, “I stand before you today certain in my conviction that this great state is on the threshold of a dream. ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 HENRY STERN

Kirstin Downey The Woman Behind The New Deal

Frances Perkins designed the New Deal. But first she had to win the right to vote.


Books
Any of this sound familiar? “An era of rampant speculation had come to an end…wages were falling; tens of thousands were homeless. Real estate prices had plummeted, and millions of homeow ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 HENRY STERN

Fail Blazers Or Hail Blazers?

So much for this season. How’s next season look?


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So here we are, almost a week since the Trail Blazers belly-flopped against Houston in Game 6. Our disappointment has begun to fade, and with distance, we’ve begun to place the season in context ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 HENRY STERN

Steve Fraser

This Wall Street historian’s advice when it comes to our boulevard of broken schemes? Regulate—or just don’t look.


Q & A
Many of us were shocked when Wall Street collapsed faster than futures in pager sales. Steve Fraser certainly wasn’t. The 63-year-old historian—who’s speaking Wednesday, April 15, i ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 HENRY STERN

Eat Mobile 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Affable couple running the cart with speedy service? Czech. Tasty food and plentiful servings? Czech. Silly puns? Czech. But really, when the cart has a sign that reads “Czech out Czech food,” how can you resist? Devour Tábor’s signature Schnitzelwich, a $6.50 mouth-stuffer    More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s nothing small about this Ethiopan eatery in Northeast besides the restaurant itself, which is somewhere between cozy and closet-sized. The family-style portions, which come atop a spongy injera bread that doubles as eating utensil, are filling and spicy. The easiest call is to spend $1   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
A hole-in-the-wall restaurant and tasty sushi/sashimi offerings are not mutually exclusive at this restaurant in the heart of the Hollywood District, hard off busy Sandy Boulevard. Best bets for the novice diner in Japanese food: either the maki-sushi combination ($13.95) that features spicy tuna ro   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Spare decor? Sure. Spare portions? No way. Under the eatery’s most distinctive design feature—a colorful wall mural of a lovely Mexican woman (the namesake “bonita”)—prepare to gorge on servings that are huge and very cheap. Hash browns, two eggs, pico de gallo and pint   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Don’t let the mini-strip-mall location in the Hollywood District fool you. This Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant’s menu is loaded with tasty options. The assorted appetizers platter ($9.50) is a meal in itself. But if you still have room for entrees, chicken and green beans with black-bean    More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
A former Multnomah County Library branch is the odd setting for this bakery and cafe that’s become a popular meeting place for parent groups and families with kids (there’s a small play area within any parent’s line of sight). The food is tastier than the locale. Market vegetable s   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 HENRY STERN
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