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.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Ahoy!

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

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Currency

Earth and Money

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

05/19/2009

People

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.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Economy

Green Machine

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

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

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

05/19/2009 By Lynette Sanchez

Mudroom

The Great Divide

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

05/19/2009 By Mike Thelin

P-Town Diary

Escape from New York

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

05/19/2009 By Daniel B. Smith

Economy

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.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Save

How To... Live the High Life for Less

Get more bang for fewer bucks

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

College Ball

Duck Blind

The University of Oregon baseball team returns to the diamond with bravado—and uniforms you can see from Kansas.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

The Closer

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

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

All Lacrosse the World

Stick Figure

Portland Lumber Jax defenseman *Brodie Merrill* talks tough about lacrosse, jet lag, and being mocked by Canadian teenagers.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Living Here

In The Zone

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

05/19/2009 By Linda Baker

Article

12 Revolutionary Companies

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

05/19/2009 By Sally Powers

Smooches

PDXOXO

Happy 150th, Oregon! Here’s a little Valentimeline from the heart of the state.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Sustainability

The Color of Money

For Portland to create a major green economy, we’ll need an influx of bucks and brains.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

The Interwebz

Traffic Control

When it comes to hawking your website, keyword academies help the hits keep on coming.

05/19/2009 By Keri Brenner

Katz Pajamas

She's (Still) the Boss

Former three-term mayor Vera Katz talks up President-elect Obama, her new job, and why Sam Adams should always take her calls.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

History's Mysteries

Criminal Minds

A new team of volunteer sleuths turns up the heat on some of Multnomah County's coldest cases.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker