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Occupy Portland Occupy Foreclosed Home; Arrests in Downtown March

A liveblog

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It's May Day, and the people of Occupy Portland are holding both marching and occupying a foreclosed home. Join us as we follow them:
At the foreclosed home

12:04 pm: Protesters have tied red and black cloth to what remains of the old "for sale" sign. Protesters are holding the ends of the cloth, walking in circles and singing: "Wave ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

BagelGate: Former Kettleman Employees No Longer Allowed to Accept Tips

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More bad news about Kettleman Bagels being purchased and chewed up by national chain Noah’s Bagels. First, Portlanders lost out on great (that is, authentic) bagels. Turns out the employees of the newly branded Einstein Bros. Bagels lost out, too: They’re no longer allowed to accept tips—even a little change in the jar.

The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group tells WW: “[W]e want our em...   More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Stuff To Read, Stuff To Do

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WW gathered together a little reading material in honor of MLK Day.An argument against dreamers, from Wilmer Leon at The Root:
What has troubled me over the years is how his revolutionary message has been hijacked, compromised and relegated to being that of just a dreamer.

People are comfortable with dreamers. Why? Dreamer...   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Shameless Self-Promotion: WW Hauls in Journalism Awards

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If you'll indulge a moment of self-congratulation: At the Society of Professional Journalists of Oregon and Southwest Washington annual awards banquet Saturday night, Willamette Week picked up 10 first-place prizes for stories we reported in 2010. Want to see us at our best? Check out the award-winning reports below.In the category of large-circulation (above 8,000) non-dailies for Oregon and sout...   More
 
Monday, May 23, 2011 by WW Editorial Staff

Another Prominent Reporter Leaves The Oregonian

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Another prominent reporter is leaving The Oregonian.

Peter Ames Carlin, who joined the newspaper as TV columnist in 2000, has announced his resignation. He’s been on leave since January working on a biography of Bruce Springsteen and says he’s quitting to give the book his full attention. Carlin is also the author of well-received bios of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney.

Carlin...   More
 
Monday, May 16, 2011 by WW Editorial Staff

Drink 2011: The Observatory


Bar Guide
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Winners & Losers

The princesses and the P.C. crowd.


Winners & Losers
WINNERS Rose Festival traditionalists scored a royal victory when organizers declared the century-old extravaganza safe for Disney-style stereotypes after all. Beginning this year, teenage "ambassado ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 WW Editorial Staff
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