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Street Cents

As it turns out, the money the Portland Bureau of Transportation received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act only equals 1.25 Raef LaFrentzes.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 07/20/2009

Mudroom

30 Seconds with…Greg Craven

Portland science teacher Greg Craven talks global warming.

  • By Kaitlin Johnson
  • Published 06/23/2009

Feature

Seed Saviors

Scientists at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository are even now hedging against humanity's uncertain future. Within the twenty-eight-year-old facility's greenhouses, are the fruits and nuts and seeds and pollen of roughly ten thousand plants collected

  • By Rebecca Clarren
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

Shortcut to Heaven

To honor the two thousandth anniversary of the Apostle Paul's birth, Pope Benedict XVI granted all Catholic dioceses around the world the authority to grant plenary indulgences—code for forgiveness of previous sins. But there's a catch: you've got j

  • By Sam Holder
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

Hot-Rod Hybrid

Portland claims the most hybrid-car owners in the country, but odds are that nobody's plugged in a ride quite like the 2010 Fisker Karma, which hits 60 miles per hour in just under six seconds and gets 100 miles per gallon.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

30 Seconds With…David Moen

The Oregon Zoo's David Moen talks California condors.

  • By Peter Beland
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

Memorial Lane

Of the many civic battles that have shaped Portland over the decades, few match the one over Memorial Coliseum and the debate that began fifty-seven years ago about where to build it in the first place. A half century later, Mayor Sam Adams and Commission

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/26/2009

Q & A

Rosie Sizer

Rosie Sizer became Portland's police chief in 2006. Lately, gang violence and a budget crisis have demanded her attention. We sat down with her in late March for a check-in.

  • By Ted Katauskas
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

Hell & High Water

The mouth of the Columbia River is one of the most unpredictable and dangerous stretches of navigable water on the planet. Since 1792, at least two thousand ships have sunk here in the “graveyard of the Pacific”; Kevin Dooney is among only sixteen men and

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009

Currency

Earth and Money

Dan Weldon, Portland's first ecobanker, can help you save the earth and your money with the GreenStreet Lending Initiative.

  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

Holy Diver

Steven Kimes believes the poor really will inherit the earth. That's why he quit his job, took his family to the streets, and became Portland's most radical servant of the homeless.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

Green Machine

With economic stimulus dollars up for grabs, a gubernatorial strike force of Portland power players has a comeback plan.

  • By Ted Katauskas
  • Published 05/19/2009

Currency

What happens when God goes broke?

His son might be able to walk on water, but even God is having trouble staying afloat in this economy. At least that’s the case at downtown’s First Unitarian Church, where, facing a $185,000 budget deficit, the doors may have to be shuttered for the month

  • By Lynette Sanchez
  • Published 05/19/2009

Mudroom

The Great Divide

As the city decides how to build its first new bridge in decades, should Portlanders push for form or function?

  • By Mike Thelin
  • Published 05/19/2009

P-Town Diary

Escape from New York

Another Brooklynite trades the Big Apple for a Portland state of mind.

  • By Daniel B. Smith
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

The Bounceback

Earlier this year Oregon became ground zero for economists Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida's bickering. Forbes columnist, Kotkin, and Florida, his longtime adversary in regional-economics punditry, hash out what will save Portland's economy.

  • By Camela Raymond
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

How To … ?Live the High Life for Less

Get more bang for fewer bucks

  • By Kristen Hall-Geisler
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

The Closer

There's one thing Willamette Week reporter Nigel Jaquiss won't do when he's on a story: stop.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

In The Zone

Is this the year Oregon schools finally get serious about seismic safety? Earthquake expert Yumei Wang hopes so.

  • By Linda Baker
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

12 Revolutionary Companies

Transforming the city that works (and yes, they're hiring.)

  • By Sally Powers
  • Published 05/19/2009
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