UPDATE: City of Oregon, Ohio, Will Not Ruin Own Good Name Because #Sprots (POLL)

With Oregon Ducks playing the Ohio State Buckeyes for the college football title, this suburb of Toledo picks a side

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UPDATED: Per Toledo's ABC affiliate (with a tip of the hat to Deadspin), the mayor of Oregon, Ohio, has decided that the town will NOT change its name for the upcoming national championship matchup. Oregon, Ohio, has had the name since before its namesake attained statehood. The mayor of Oregon, Ohio, also announced plans to "declare the January 5th-12th Ohio State Buckeye Week" ...   More
 
Sunday, January 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

The Animal Lawyer

In Oregon, animals are people, too. Meet the prosecutor who protects them.


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For decades, William Holdner raised cattle west of Portland in Columbia County—as many as 2,000 at a time. But in 2012, he let his cows starve. In a four-month period, records show, Holdne   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Five Oregon-Distilled Whiskeys to Try


Distillery Guide
The Emerald 1865 (pictured above) Ransom Spirits The Emerald is made from an 1865 Irish whiskey recipe, made in an alembic still from grain grown on Ransom’s farm, then aged three years in oak   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 WW Staff

Homemade Hooch

The hills of Portland are crawling with moonshiners.


Drank
If there’s any such thing as a commercial version of pawpaw brandy, neither I nor my buddies in Mountain View have ever heard of it. You can’t buy commercial pawpaw wine, let alone pawpaw    More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Dr. Know: Why is there an optional ballot-secrecy envelope in Oregon?


Dr. Know
Why is there an optional ballot-secrecy envelope in Oregon? Was there some nefarious tampering or spying in the past that warranted its development? —Enveloped in Curiosity I don’t mean to   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Mailing It In

When political campaigns try to win your vote, the truth often gets lost in the mail.


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If you haven’t voted yet, you’ve brought this on yourself. The sophisticated campaigns of today know you haven’t sent in your ballot. That’s why they’re flooding your mailbox with polit   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Drank: Eternal Oktober

Our blind taste test of 29 lagers from across Oregon.


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For a kind of beer that’s best fresh, the world’s top lagers are very old. Germany’s best—think Augustiner, Tannenzäpfle and Neumarkter—have been at it for a couple hundred years. M   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

The Howling

The return of wolves stirs up old hostilities between rural and urban Oregonians.


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In March, Rob Klavins and his wife, Emily, picked up their life in Southwest Portland and moved to Enterprise, a town with 1,888 people and zero stoplights in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Ro   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 JORDAN GREEN

Around the State: Restaurant Guide 2014

Where to eat well elsewhere in Oregon.


Restaurant Guide
Astoria Albatross & Co., 225 14th St., 741-3091. Local foodniks were thrilled when Eric Bechard left his lauded McMinnville restaurant Thistle to bring “fallow deer heart tartare with his    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff

Pot Of Gold

Portland joins a growing list of cities ready to tax legal weed.


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If Oregonians vote in November to make recreational marijuana legal, Portland City Hall will be waiting to take its cut. A marijuana advisory committee formed by Mayor Charlie Hales in June will   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH

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