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If They Build It, Will Shoppers Come Back?

Macy's downtown closes for construction.


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Entering the downtown Macy's the day before it closed for who knows exactly how long, one might think the store was already shut down for construction. With only a few customers patronizing the store ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Alice Joy

Happy New Year Ken


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It's going to be a very happy new year for ex-local TV personality Ken Ackerman.

Ackerman, who was on KATU and KPTV, announced that after finding his passion for selling real estate, he would be starting his own real estate website LiveInTheNW.com mid-January. So that's what you do after winni...   More
 
Sunday, December 31, 2006 by Alice Joy

Rogue of the Year: Emilie Boyles

Runners Up: Bernie Giusto, Leslie Roberts.


Rogue of the Week
Our Rogue of the Year competition had some serious contenders in 2006.There was Multnomah County Sheriff Bernie Giusto, a perennial favorite for his annual hopscotch among various mismanagement contro ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Alice Joy

A Reclusive Rio Makes His Debut (Kind Of)


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The young children (and press) who came out to see the debut and naming announcement of the ocelot kitten yesterday morning got a sad surprise—no kitten, no mom, and only a sleeping dad.

Despite the male ocelot kitten being a no-show (preferring instead to stay warm in his ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 by Alice Joy

Fantasy Football

A news intern takes to the football field to try out for Portland's only pro women's tackle team.


News Stories
Real push-ups on my toes (not my knees), situps in the mud, a freezing 800-meter run...all this glory in pursuit of a story about playing on an all-women's tackle football team.Despite my athletic abi ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Alice Joy

No Senator Blumenauer (Yet.)


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This afternoon at the Governor Hotel, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-People's Republic of East Portland) gave a short speech on his hopes for the nation (and Oregon) in light of November's decidedly Democratic election results. Blumenauer's speech covered nearly every hot-button issue. Except, that is,...   More
 
Friday, December 8, 2006 by Alice Joy

Porn Cartoons: An Animated Oregon Obsession!


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Yet another prestigious award to add to the old mantel. According to a “state-by-state guide to love and arousal” on Radar.com, Oregon rents the highest percentage of pornographic cartoons, or Hentai as the genre is called (but I guess we didn't have to tell you that), of any...   More
 
Friday, December 8, 2006 by Alice Joy

Radio Cab's Touching Turkey Tales


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Radio Cab's annual Turkey Project is just around the corner—bringing with it touching “true spirit of Christmas” stories and city commissioners handing out bicycles.

The annual event, organized by Portland's David Yandell, takes donations from many local busines...   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 by Alice Joy

City of Tourists


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Where should jet-setters looking for the top travel destination on the West Coast head for? Why, Portland of course! That's right. Travelers can skip San Francisco and Seattle this year and instead opt instead for the Rose City. Who needs the Golden Gate Bridge and Space Needle anyway?
The well-...   More
 
Friday, December 1, 2006 by Alice Joy

A Downtown Memorial


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All that remained this morning on the rain-soaked bench today is a photograph, a single violet, and a note reading “Anita M. Floyd, Oct. 14, 1935-Nov. 29, 2006 ‘Smiles from Heaven.'” Yesterday, however, the space was covered in bouquets, letters, and photographs that created ...   More
 
Friday, December 1, 2006 by Alice Joy
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