Border Story

Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.


Politics
We’ve long known voters in East Portland tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters on eithe   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Razed & Confused

The city poured $96 million into reviving Lents. Where’s the rebirth of this East Portland neighborhood?


Cover Story
In the past few months, Mayor Charlie Hales has talked about changing the way the city of Portland tries to bring struggling, rundown neighborhoods back to life. He calls it “place-making.”   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Shemia Fagan

East Portland’s new champion pushes back against City Hall.


News Stories
Shemia Fagan insists she is not the new mayor of East Portland. That unofficial title, Fagan says, still belongs to East Portland ex-legislator Jefferson Smith.  But Fagan, 31, is arguably    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 KATE SCHIMEL

How Did Your Neighborhood Vote? Portland's Mayoral Election Results Mapped

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The final election results by precinct are out, so we've compiled them into a handy map. This is a pretty rough version—we'll have an interactive one with all the candidates and other fancy features in the next day or two—but this one shows which of the top three candidates won which precincts.Things to note: Charlie Hales won all of west Portland as well as the battle for the Kremlin—the ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Bus Boy

Jefferson Smith built a political machine. Now he’s trying to drive it to City Hall.


Cover Story
On a recent Saturday morning, a sleepy-eyed retired auto-parts worker named Gavin Griffin opened the door of his Sabin-neighborhood home to find a blond giant on his doorstep.  The strang   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Crime Charts Of The Day Show Shifts In Gun Crime

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A Portland Police Bureau report prepared this week for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council illustrates the migration of gun and gang crime over the past decade and a half. The maps below, for some reason marked "do not disseminate," are reproduced from the report, which was posted online.Gang violence is in the news again after a wave of recent shootings, including the arrest ...   More
 
Friday, January 13, 2012 COREY PEIN

15-Year-Old Shooting Suspect Was At East Portland 'Shooting Gallery'

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News
Portland police this morning announced the arrest of a suspect in a Jan. 8 shooting on a street so notorious that some residents call it the shooting gallery. The street is Southeast 162nd Ave, on the border with Gresham, and its problems were described at length by WW here. (This picture, which ran with that story, shows a typical scene outside the Rosewood Café, a shoestring effort to create some ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 COREY PEIN

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


Cover Story
All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

We Know What You're Reading

The most popular stories on wweek.com in 2011.


News Stories
Among its many other crimes against journalism, the Internet has shown writers and editors what people really want to read when no one is looking. We now know that a slide show called “10 Reason   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 RUTH BROWN

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