Gateway Breakfast House: President Obama Ate Grilled Cheese Here, But Should You Go?

Can America take four more years of a man who orders a grilled cheese?


Food & Drink
Gateway Breakfast House is a quaint, unassuming diner way out on Northeast Halsey. The place is cramped. The servers and regulars are on a first name basis. “Enjoy our tasty food and tasteless conversation” is scrawled on the wall. Gateway would be perfectly at home in Anytown, USA. “Did you hear Obama ate here on Tuesday and ordered a grilled cheese and split pea and ham soup? Yeah, that’s ...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with 'President Barack Obama'

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Last night, in advance of his brief stopover in Portland for a fundraising event at the Oregon Convention Center at noon today, President Barack Obama did not get on the phone with Willamette Week.Instead, Portlandia star and SNL's resident Obama impersonator Fred Armisen granted WW a brief but wide-ranging interview on the President's behalf. The interview touches on lonely Republicans, the case against ...   More
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Obama in Portland: The Liveblog


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 WW Editorial Stafff

Kitz To Speak At Obama Event Today

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At least one prominent Democratic politician looks to be coming through for the Prez’s efforts to stir up excitement (and money) from the Portland faithful. Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office has confirmed that he will indeed be speaking on Obama's behalf at the President's $500-$1,000 fundraising luncheon at noon today, at the Oregon Convention Center. No word yet on whether the Governor will be doing ...   More
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Union Plans To Picket Obama Over Trade


Displaced union millworkers plan to picket President Barack Obama's fundraising luncheon tomorrow at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers is leading the protest. Organizers are angry at the Obama administration's pursuit of a controversial free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Obama says the agreement will boost the economy. The ...   More
Monday, July 23, 2012 SAM STITES

Murmurs: Financing on the Fritz

The slippery slope of campaign contributions.

 Did City Commissioner Amanda Fritz violate her campaign-contribution limits? Fritz has based her political career on her independence from undue influence. In her re-election campaign, she   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The 10-Year Engagement

President Obama has “evolved” to support gay marriage. Oregon isn’t there yet.

News Stories
Before President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage last week, he had been talking with Terry Bean about the issue for four years.  Bean, a Portland real-estate broke   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 AARON MESH

Hotseat: F.W. de Klerk

The Nobel Laureate and last white president of South Africa talks cultural identity and Obama’s prize.

Q & A
In South Africa, F.W. de Klerk was an unlikely reformer. He had risen in that country’s white-minority power politics...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 PATRICIA SAUTHOFF

Environmentalist Bill McKibben on the Koch Brothers and Disappointment in Obama


While reporting a story on the environment this week, WW caught up with Bill McKibben, an environmentalist and climate-change crusader whose writing has been featured before in our pages.Fresh off publishing this salvo in The Washington Post as part of his war of words with Glenn Beck, McKibben talked about his disappointment with President Obama and his new campaign against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.WW: ...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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