October 23, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora has a strong opinion about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota . "I had a couple NFL guys ask me if he can play at the next level and I told them, 'Have you not watched him?' " Mora said. "He's going to rip it up at the next level. He's ripping it up at this level. He's special. " Mora will get to watch up close Saturday when the 12th-ranked Bruins face the second-ranked Ducks in Eugene, Ore., and he admitted that "I don't know how excited I am about watching him Saturday night.
October 8, 2013 |
It wasn't long after the Clippers had boarded their flight from Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles that Coach Doc Rivers began reviewing the tape from his team's first exhibition game against the Trail Blazers on Monday night. Even though his team won, 89-81, in Rivers' debut with the Clippers, a coach's work is never done. It was the way Rivers operated when he was the successful coach of Boston, helping to lead the Celtics to the 2008 NBA championship and the NBA Finals in 2010.
September 27, 2013 |
Nearly 3,000 miles already separate Casa Diablo from Newark City Hall. But this week, Cory Booker strove mightily to increase that distance. After word leaked out that the ambitious young Newark mayor had held a brief Twitter flirtation with a comely exotic dancer here, his Senate campaign in New Jersey issued a statement downplaying the incident. "The only mildly surprising thing about this story is the news that there's a vegan strip club in Portland," Booker's campaign said, indicating that the bachelor mayor knew neither Portland nor Casa Diablo, where one kind of flesh is happily embraced and another strictly prohibited.
June 30, 2013 |
Astoria, Ore., is tucked near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River where Lewis and Clark came to a weary halt in view of the Pacific Ocean. Fortunes made from fishing and lumber mills lined the town's hilly streets with Victorian flights of fancy, thus the sobriquet "Little San Francisco. " The paint started peeling when the salmon gave out in the 1960s, but Astoria made a stunning comeback, starting with the construction of a 4-mile-long bridge that crosses the river to Washington state.
June 14, 2013 |
Portland is taking its street-foodiness to another level: It's hosting a convention for “mobile vending professionals,” said to be a U.S. first of its kind. The Roam Mobile Food Conference is scheduled for Sept. 13-15. Sadly, the organizers won't be settling regional divides over when to say “food cart” and when to say “food truck,” nor will thousands of bagel Bentleys, burger buses, croissant coupes, sherbet Chevelles and haggis wagons be converging from all over the planet.
May 22, 2013 |
Portland is the largest city in the country that doesn't have fluoridated water, and voters have resoundingly decided it's going to remain that way. A proposal to add the cavity-fighting mineral to tap water was defeated Tuesday, with more than 60% of voters saying no. "We think we were able to get our message out that these fluoridation chemicals are not effective, and that they can be harmful to human health and the environment," said Rick...