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Questioning the Questionersnew

Feds Investigate Portland Police—But Miss Crucial Input
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  08-15-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Beer Bandnew

Red Fang drank a lot and made a great music video — and they got signed because of it.
The Inlander  |  Leah Sottile  |  05-05-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Drip City: Everything Old is New Again in Portland's Coffee Scenenew

The history of coffee in Portland is one of constant, obsessive refinement, of obtaining better beans and pulling better shots. Staying on the jittery edge of the culture requires constant attention. Which is what we've been doing over the past several weeks. And what have we found?
Willamette Week  |  Ben Waterhouse, Ruth Brown  |  04-06-2011  |  Food+Drink

Sum of Samnew

An interview with Portland Mayor Sam Adams in advance oh his State of the City speech.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  02-16-2011  |  Politics

Portland's Best Bars, Pubs and Clubsnew

Willamette Week's Drink Guide.
Willamette Week  |  Staff  |  01-26-2011  |  Recreation

Saving Ryannew

Why it was left to two Portland judges to bring a heroin junkie back from the brink.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  09-20-2010  |  Policy Issues

Geeky Micro-Roasters Help Portland’s Coffee Industry Grow Upnew

Coffee roasting is a post-adolescent profession that has defined its responsibilities to farmers and consumers as serious ones, but is unwilling to give up the rough ethic of fun that attracted its practitioners to coffee culture to begin with.
Willamette Week  |  Hanna Neuschwander  |  04-07-2010  |  Food+Drink

A 22-Year-Old Southeast Portlander Vanished on His Bike Two Weeks Agonew

Tyler Brady was last seen riding home on his fixed-gear bike, a black frame and white handlebar Schwinn, on the night of February 17. A friend says the bar Tube had turned him away for being too drunk.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  03-11-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Changing the Cop Culture that Led to the Death of Aaron Campbellnew

Portlanders remain outraged over Aaron Campbell's death. A day after the police chief's radio appearance, a group of 50 people carpooled to Salem to meet with legislators. Reverend Renee Ward wants prevent the further "murder" of young men like Campbell, she says.
The Portland Mercury  |  Matt Davis  |  03-04-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Portland Stays Weird at TV’s 'America’s Got Talent' Auditionsnew

The AGT crew was in Portland looking for more talented and crazy people. It was the last and smallest stop on an eight-city audition circuit that included New York, L.A. and Chicago. Jason Raff, one of the show’s executive producers, says AGT chose Portland this year in part because “not many shows are filmed here.” In other words, we’re fresh meat.
Willamette Week  |  Ari Phillips  |  03-03-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

50 Ways to Please Your Lover This Valentine's Daynew

We asked a wide swath of Portlanders, both well known and obscure, how they make their loved ones happy, and their answers were far better than we’d ever imagined. And so, we proudly present, 50 ways to please your lover.
Willamette Week  |  Willamette Week Staff  |  02-10-2010  |  Culture

A Portland Street Changes its Name to César E. Chávez Blvd., After a Fightnew

The city's effort to rename a major street after the activist and farm worker crumbled in 2007 after a push to rename Interstate Avenue spurred allegations of racism against opponents. The rename process kicked off for a second time last winter, this time with a professional consultant and a new street.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  02-04-2010  |  Transportation

A Portland Family With Haiti Ties Suspends Moving Plans to Aid Relief Effortnew

Bagel Land’s owners are most often the ones who take your order and toast your Cheddar Garlic for you. After five visits, they’ll know your name, your job, and how you take your bagel. It is a family business at 4118 NE Fremont St. That family has been reeling since the earthquake in Haiti.
Willamette Week  |  India Nicholas  |  01-20-2010  |  Disasters

Goats are the New Chickens, Plus Other Must-Know Trends and People for 2010new

We’re undaunted by the challenge of trying to predict who and what is likely to pop around these parts next year. In fact, we embrace it as close as a fifth of Jack at 11:59 pm on Dec. 31. Check out our 14 people and trends you must know when the new decade begins.
Willamette Week  |  Editorial Staff  |  12-30-2009  |  Commentary

New Report Raises Questions About Portland as 'Bike City USA'new

The number of bike trips in Portland dropped for the first time in five years, according to a new report. Meanwhile, city officials are launching their most ambitious plan yet to upgrade the city’s bicycle infrastructure to meet what they say is strong demand.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  12-16-2009  |  Transportation

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