Portland (Oregon)

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    August 21, 2014

    Wits 2014 fall season lineup announced

    MPR's hugely successful music and sketch-comedy show, Wits, has held the attention of Twin Cities fans for years now. But instead of staying put in the familiar confines of Saint Paul's cozy Fitzgerald Theater, Wits is now expanding its reach for their just-announced fall season. In addition to hit ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Bike to dinner: A course for your courses

    The Twin Cities is regularly voted among the most bike-friendly metro areas in the country. currently has us in the #1 spot although we regularly swap the prestigious ranking for second place with Portland, Oregon. Similarly, publications such as Travel and Leisure also have the Tw ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013
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    January 15, 2013

    Kona beer enters Minnesota market, ends tour at Psycho Suzi's tonight

    Kona Brewing Co., the largest craft brewery in Hawaii, is ending its four-city "liquid tour" of the Midwest tonight with a party at Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge in northeast Minneapolis. The Hawaiian-themed road tour was intended to promote the Kailua Kona-based brand and announce its arrival on the M ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Bike Score drops Mpls's ranking to second, maps most and least bikeable spots in the city [IMAGES]

    Back in May, Walk Score, the website that assigns walkability grades to addresses across the country, branched out into Bike Score. For that first phase, Bike Score looked at just ten cities and rated them between 0 and 100. Minneapolis topped the list with a 79, nine points higher than runner-up Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Helio Sequence on negotiations, flash floods, and producing

    The Helio Sequence may not be a household name, but they are a band to keep on your radar. The Portland, Oregon band is comprised of only two members, Brandon Summers on vocals and guitar and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards, yet have the magnetism of a full band. Touring in support of their n ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    More bike kudos: Outside mag names us one of the continent's top 10 cycling cities

    Minneapolis has garnered top bike marks from Walk Score, League of American Bicyclists, Shermans Travel, and most prestigious (and controversial), Bicycling magazine.See Also:- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining's Best Bike City honor- Freedom From Pants: Patriotic n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    CeCe McDonald supporters throw Molotov cocktail at Portland Wells Fargo

    A group claiming solidarity with Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman who recently pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in Hennepin County, is taking credit for an unlit Molotov cocktail found inside a Wells Fargo in Portland, Oregon last week. The bank manager found the homemade ... More >>

  • News

    May 23, 2012

    Bike Wars: Portland beats Minneapolis

    But we're still healthy and sober

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    May 2, 2012
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    January 31, 2012

    Rogue Valley tour diary, vol. 6: Comfort zone

    ​Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, fourth, and fifth installments.Everyone slept in late the next morning, Portland was its grey, soaking wet, bone-chilling wintery self, but despite the unin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Rogue Valley tour diary, Vol. 3

    ​Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first installment here and second here.Most of us in the van slept on our two-our northbound drive from Cottage Grove to Portland, OR, where we would be spending the night. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Olivia Tremor Control coming to the Varsity on September 12

    ​Athens-based indie rock forerunners and psych-pop purveyors Olivia Tremor Control re-emerged last fall with their first track in over a decade, "North Term Reality," and it was enough to spark the interest of fans of the early-'90s experimental rock band and spurn more recording projects and a pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Twin Cities are fittest in America

    Lake of the Isles runners plow through Snowmageddon.​The day the blizzard deflated the Metrodome, there were runners slogging their way around Lake of the Isles. The day the tornado ripped through north Minneapolis, there were cyclists zipping along the Greenway. Is it any wonder we took the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Loretta Lynn: Happy 73rd (75th? 79th?) Birthday!

    ​She's been secretive about the year, but on April 14th 1932, or '36, or maybe '38, Loretta Webb was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, and grew up the daughter of a coal miner first in a rustic mountain home with no electricity or water, and later in a four-room house down in the holler.

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    March 29, 2011

    Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias coming to Xcel July 6

    ​This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Atmosphere announce 21-date 'Family Tour'

    Photo by Dan Monick​With their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Mohamed Osman Mohamud bust wasn't entrapment by any legal definition

    Image by Jenny Cestnik on FlickrBomb Target: the Christmas Tree at Pioneer Square in Portland​There's plenty of hot air online right now about this weekend's arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old kid who got caught trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a Christmas tree lighti ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Twin Cities way more relaxed than the rest of America

    Photo: MuladProof that Twin Citians know how to relax.​We do stress out over things here on the tundra. Look at the Vikings, for crying out loud. Or Michele Bachmann. And don't even get us started on the fact that we have yet another election recount with national import on our hands. But com ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010
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    August 6, 2010

    "Dangerous By Design" ranks Minneapolis first in pedestrian safety

    Photo: Andrew KelsallMinneapolis want you to walk​You want to die trying to cross the street? Move to Florida. At the very least, head south of the Mason-Dixon line. If you don't want to take your life in your hands while out for a stroll, just stay right here in Minneapolis. That's what the g ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    National Poetry Slam 2010 day 3 wrap-up, day 4 recommendations

    ​The third day of prelims in the 2010 National Poetry Slam was even more bustling with energy than the previous two nights. City Pages camped out at Wild Tymes for the first bout between Denver, CO; Irving, TX; Manchester, NH; and Orlando, FL. The crowd was sparse towards the beginning--so much so ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010
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    June 8, 2010

    Minneapolis-St Paul rated cleanest metro by Travel & Leisure

    It's a clean machine​"Maybe it's the eight miles of covered skyways that keeps trash off the streets and parks," writes Travel and Leisure magazine. "(Or maybe it's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing.) Regardless, America's Favorite Cities survey takers voted the Twin Cities as the country's c ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Minneapolis is America's best bike city

    Photo: Mykl Roventine​So says the latest edition of Bicycling magazine, on newsstands now, but not yet online. Steve Friedman crowns One on One Bicycle Studio on North Washington "the epicenter of all things two-wheeled," and owner Gene Oberpriller as "the godfather of the Minneapolis bike sc ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010
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    August 5, 2009
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    April 14, 2009

    The world's longest wiener

    Just in time for baseball season:The World's Longest Hot Dog. Extra added bonus: The World's Longest Hot Dog Bun. Hot diggity!

  • News

    March 18, 2009

    Death Bed Radio

    "These are our talk hosts' last words, and they make each one count"

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    February 24, 2009
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    February 18, 2009
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    December 24, 2008
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    December 3, 2008
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    November 5, 2008
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    October 29, 2008

    Starfucker slams it home to an empty crowd at the Entry

    starfucker-thumb.jpg What does a band do far from home on a Tuesday night? They rock it like Timberlake on a synth.

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    October 28, 2008

    Q&A: Starfucker

    starfucker-thumb.jpgYes, there really is a band called Starfucker. And Ryan Warner interviewed them prior to tonight's show at the Entry.

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    August 11, 2008
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    July 28, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    Bicycle Master Plan Open House

    Since when does a city listen to its people?

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    May 27, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 5/27: My First Death Threat

    The best from a long weekend and more on Indian mascots. Includes a story about a guy threatening to sever my head!

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    January 14, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions: 1/14

    Photos and video from the record-setting first Polar Bear Blunge of the year on White Bear Lake. The Walker opens its 20th iteration of the "Out There" series. Plus, new posts pop ... More >>

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    October 24, 2007
  • Restaurants

    October 3, 2007

    New Chef Rising

    Love Relocates a Great Chef to Minnesota and the Mall's Napa Valley Grille

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    October 1, 2007

    Anarcho-Hobo Army Takes Downtown

    March 4rth at the Foundation - Wednesday, September 26 Review by Sarah Askari Photos by Tony Nelson

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    July 4, 2007

    7/4 Morning Communiqué

    Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.

  • Music

    October 11, 2006

    Riot Redux

    Swan Island emerge from recently charted waters

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    March 31, 2005

    Dizzee Rascal tour dates

    Dizzee Rascal tour dates 03-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom03-31 Portland, OR - Douglas Fir Lounge04-01 Seattle, WA - Neumo's04-02 Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall04-04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent04-05 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey04-06 San Diego, CA - Canes04-08 Salt Lake City, UT - ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2003

    Ballad of Big Nothing

    An Elegy for Elliott Smith, 1969-2003

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    Ma Cable?

    In St. Paul and its suburbs, an unlikely coalition battles telecom giant AT&T

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    December 3, 1997

    Last Train Out

    Hobos have been hopping freights since the Civil War. Now a new generation of riders is hitting the tracks--stockbrokers, students, and the occasional serial killer.

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