Résumé-Building With Occupy Portland


Occupy Problem: "Our volunteering system, frankly, is lacking and underdeveloped."Occupy Solution: "Well, we have thought of a way to to get more assistance through volunteering, AND, handsomely rewarding those who happen to be a student of colleges and universities. We have decided to accept inquiring students to become interns for Occupy Portland. Students who volunteer with us can get college credit ...   More
Thursday, January 5, 2012 COREY PEIN

Murmurs: Retired Parks Bureau Plumber Challenges Occupy Portland’s Clean-Up Tab

The real pests occupying city buildings.

Occupy Portland reportedly did $85,000 in damage during its 39-day stay in Lownsdale and Chapman squares-—this according to the Parks & Recreation Bureau. But a retired Parks Bureau plumbe   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Portland Marathon Donates $4,000 to Help Restore Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

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The Portland Marathon donated $4,000 Wednesday to the city’s “Restore our Historic Squares Fund,” which has been set up to help cover the estimated $85,000 cost of restoring Chapman and Lownsdale squares after Occupy Portland’s eviction on Nov. 13.The marathon is the second group that felt victimized by the Occupy Portland movement to donate money to help the city clean up after the 39-day ...   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Dreadlocks vs. Hardhats

Unions say no to Occupy Portland’s call for a waterfront strike.

News Stories
On Monday, Dec. 12, Occupy Portland plans to bus hundreds of protesters to the Port of Portland's marine terminals as part of a coordinated effort by at least nine other local branches of th   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 COREY PEIN

Progress Without Pepper Spray

How a burger baron, four indie rockers, a bleeding-heart Muslim and a group of trash tour guides are fighting for the 99%.

Cover Story
The air is hot and humid in the Portland Building’s dimly lit second-floor auditorium. A mix of flannel-clad twentysomethings, long-haired retirees and fussy neighborhood-watch types have filled   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

The City's Costs To Its Parks Thanks to Occupy Portland? $130,000


The Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation has revealed what it cost the city to have Occupy Portland camped out in Chapman and Lownsdale squares for 39 days: The bill comes to about  $130,000.That's $85,850 to retore the parks, plus another $45,000 for maintenance work during the Occupation. The biggest single cost? $28,000 to repair the men's bathroom in Lownsdale. All three toilets are "destroyed," ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Oregon Housing Alliance, and Dogcupying the Portland Plan

News does not count as a serving of vegetables.

Multnomah County has resigned from the Oregon Housing Alliance because of the Alliance’s lobbyist, Mark Nelson. County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury says Nelson’s role in a signature-gathering fi   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Hotseat: Occupy the Law

First Amendment experts talk protest tactics and free speech.

Hot Seat
Occupy Portland has commanded media attention by camping in two city parks for 39 days, staging marches downtown and, last week, taking their protest inside local bank branches. Both the U.S. and Oreg   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 COREY PEIN

Mike Reese Decides Against Mayoral Run


Ten days after forming a political fundraising committee, and after a weekend of bad press inspired by his own misleading remarks involving a rape investigation allegedly delayed by the Occupy Portland protests, not to mention a viral Oregonian photo of an officer pepper-spraying a demonstrator in the face, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese announced this afternoon that he will not run for mayor.Here ...   More
Monday, November 21, 2011 COREY PEIN


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