• What is Portland? Response #2

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Submitted by Erik Littlefeather The Winning Ticket I’m out walking the dog on a weekend afternoon in early January, Portland. I usually look up and down the sidewalks of Alphabet City and spy various people in various modes of going about their daily business, and there’s a young man walking past who asks if...

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    Like A Woman Needs A Bicycle

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 10 Comments

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    Guest post: Meg Brennan is the most kindred of souls. She lives with a cat named Scout and a rabbit named Walter. If you grow close to her, expect to be showered in whiskey and cupcakes. ••I didn’t know I was going to name the bike Barbara Gordon, or if I was really going to like...

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    What is Portland? Response #1

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    Submitted by Mark Alter When we moved here in 1970 from Chicago, it was not long after the police riots there in response to the anti-war protests at the Democratic Convention in August, 1968, and Portland certainly seemed to be a place of peace and quiet after witnessing tanks in the streets. (There were...

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    Call for Essays: What is Portland?

    by  • January 5, 2014 • 6 Comments

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    To begin the new year, Mismanaging Perception is issuing a call for essays to answer the question “What is Portland?” This call is primarily motivated by sense of disenchantment that has been communicated to me in different forms by many people in my social circles.  I suspect that this disenchantment is due to a...

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    Solidarity against Gentrification: Turn off the Internet!

    by  • January 3, 2014 • 1 Comment


    by Sasha The Security of the City On January 1, an anti-gentrification rally took to the streets of the Mission District to protest gentrification. The rally chanted anti-capitalist slogans and carried banners praising the Zapatistas. Much of the demonstration was aimed against increased police presence, as well as rising evictions, which many see as resulting from...

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    The Darkest Hour: Blockade Halts Megaload at Port of Umatilla

    by  • December 2, 2013 • 3 Comments


    Sustained and Escalating Action at Megaload Blockade By Sasha On Sunday night, fifty activists with Rising Tide and members of the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes held together through the cold to stop a megaload from embarking on its treacherous path. It would prove to be only the beginning. Weighing in at 450 short...

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    The Modern Culture Industry and the New Media Disposition

    by  • November 24, 2013 • 1 Comment


    By Sasha While consuming a large cup of coffee with comrades at Green Bean in The Peoples Republic of East Portland, I nosed around a sea of newspapers. The New York Times, The Willie Week, The Mercury, (theoretically) The Intelligencer. Allow me to make some preliminary observations before I begin the analysis. First of...

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    I drink, therefore I am: Portlanders and their water.

    by  • November 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    What is Portland? Is it more than houses, cars, and silly hats? For those of us who have fallen in love with Portland, the answer is yes: something about this place really is different – towering old growth forests to our east, sublime coastal beaches to our west, and flowing water everywhere in between....

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    Protect Portland’s Water for Generations to Come

    by  • November 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    This is a guest submission from Marie Teasdale, law student at Lewis and Clark, and an author of the Portland Water Trust initiative. Here in Portland, we are lucky to enjoy an impressive array of natural endowments, from beautiful Forest Park to Oaks Bottom wildlife refuge to scenic Mount Hood. We have so many...

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