Epic Fault

The geophysics of San Andreas’ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in an earthquake.

Movie Reviews & Stories
San Andreas didn’t screen by our press deadline, despite my repeated letters to the president of Hollywood insisting that an alternative Portland newsweekly is the true center of the cinematic   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Dr. Know: Post-Apocalyptic Suspension

Which Portland bridges are capable of surviving the Big Quake?

Dr. Know
After the big one hits and we Mad-Max our way out of the rubble, which bridges will be available for pedestrian, biking and automobile use? I am preparing a post-disaster beer-run map as part of   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Steve Novick's Bolting Portland


Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick is serious about the great Cascadia subduction zone earthquake that's supposed to happen any old minute now.Like, so serious that he's having his house bolted down while he's on vacation.Novick sent this message to media Wednesday: "This falls into the category of 'I feel awkward talking about something I’m doing personally as a news item but I also feel I ...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Steve Novick Blogs Ambitious Agenda

That's great, it starts with an earthquake.


It didn't take Steve Novick long to lay out his City Council agenda. It took six minutes, in fact. On Dec. 31, the day before Novick was sworn in as a Portland City Commissioner, he launched a blog on the city's website. The first five posts—published between 3:12 pm and 3:18 pm—lay out a series of ambitious policy initiatives.They're not new concepts. Novick, a former environmental lawyer, began ...   More
Thursday, January 3, 2013 AARON MESH


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