News & City Life

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

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

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

Smooches

PDXOXO

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

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

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

Dim Scum

SuperSlime

The solution to global warming may be floating in our ponds.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams

Get Around

Flight Patterns

The secret to maintaining airline service to rural Oregon towns: downsize the ride.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Just Mayor Things

Becoming Sam Adams

The new mayor defeated debt, doubt, and Dozono to reach City Hall. Portland expects a lot of him, but not more than hizzoner expects of himself.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Rubin

Spell It Out

To Bee or Not to Bee

A veteran reporter—and woeful speller—faces his fear of bees.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Article

The Perfect Party 2008

Our second annual roundup of the year's biggest news-makers

05/19/2009

Puff, Puff, Pass

Suck It

I hate the new smoking ban—and I don’t even smoke.

05/19/2009 By Chuck Thompson

True Crime

Scammed

The story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Oregon history.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann