Sam Adams is on Yelp


The other day I noticed a curious tweet from our venerable mayor's Twitter account:Yes, Sam is tweeting his Yelp reviews. In addition to Mee-Sen, which he gives five stars, he has also likes Bridges Cafe & Catering ("The scrambled eggs and grits combo go together like Fred and Ginger"), the Arbor Lodge ("I love thy they serve Coavee Coffee!"), New Seasons Market Pharmacy ("They know alt medicine!") ...   More
Monday, February 13, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Hashtag: #Boot-on-a-Face-Forever

Evgeny Morozov challenges the idea that the Internet will set us free

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Are Facebook, Twitter and Google going to usher in a new age of democracy and freedom around the world? No, according to Evgeny Morozov, who's speaking in Portland on Wednesday night, April 6.Morozov, a native of the former Soviet republic of Belarus, is the author of The Net Delusion, a book critical of what he calls the “cyber-utopianism” underlying U.S. foreign policy. Democracy doesn’t ...   More
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

City Hall: Are the Mayor's Tweets a Public Record?

Blogger Jack Bogdanski wrote Monday that it appeared Mayor Sam Adams had blocked him from following the mayor's tweets on Twitter. A spokesman for the mayor later told The Portland Mercury the dis was unintentional and the result, apparently, of a technical glitch. All of which raises an interesting question: Are the mayor's musings on Twitter a matter of public record? Linda Meng, Portland's ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Cocktail Week: March for Mezcal

Food & Drink
Bartenders and booze-hounds marched across the Pearl District on Friday to protest the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's (OLCC) treatment of "high-quality agave spirits" as part of Portland Cocktail Week. The somewhat tongue-in-cheek event, dubbed "March for Mezcal," was sponsored by Ilegal Mezcal, whose product has been denied entry to the state by the OLCC. Although other brands are available ...   More
Saturday, October 23, 2010 RUTH BROWN

And now some dramatic Twitter readings...

Local writer/blogger/reading series mistress/Tweet-addict Melissa Lion is launching "What the Shit: A Dramatic Twitter Reading Series" this Friday, May 22, at Green Dragon. That's right—get drunk and shout out your 140 character brilliance...or somebody else's brilliance. There's really no rules yet. Here's Lion's explanation (she's been Tweetin' about the damn thing all day, naturally): Welcome ...   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Twittering for Ted? Not So Fast. Wheeler Pulls a Reversal on New Media Job

Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler has pulled the plug on his plans to hire a new staff member to use Facebook, Twitter and other new media to help the county communicate with citizens. After KPTV (channel 12) broke the story on May 8th about the $70,000-a-year job and national blogs followed up, Wheeler said he was deluged with hundreds of responses both for and against the hire. Many of ...   More
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Twitter, Porn and Georgetown Basketball

I labor mightily each day to keep my irrational bias for Georgetown basketball from seeping into our news coverage — an easy task from 3,000 miles away. But that ends today with a report from the Detroit Free Press that ex-Hoya hoopster DaJuan Summers — now in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons — is engaged in a race with his friend Valerie Luxe to see who can get to 4,000 followers ...   More
Monday, August 10, 2009 HANK STERN

Trick or Tweet?

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC


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