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Our Opinion: Make USM a metropolitan university and succeed

Posted on February 24, 2014 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

At the Direction Package Advisory Board meeting last Friday, there was a lot of discussion around turning USM into a metropolitan university. Ideas were tossed around involving ties with local businesses, independent research projects in the community and the concept of using the city itself as a sort of lab. And, boy, are we excited. […]

‘Tis The Season: Holiday shopping in Portland’s downtown district

Posted on November 23, 2011 by Anna Flemke in Arts & Culture

A holiday-themed window display at the Congress Street store Lalo. This store and many other shops downtown are participating in various holiday shopping promotions as part of the city’s  popular Buy Local initiative throughout the month.

It’s that time of year again. Colorful lights adorn the buildings of downtown Portland, holiday music is on loop and the smell of snow is in the air. What’s not to love? Of course, the rekindling of holiday spirit comes with a price. Checkout lines are longer, people are grouchier and stress levels are high […]