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This week, Street Roots’ Creative Writing prompt was a response to the shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Fla. Vendors were encouraged to write their own responses. Here is what they wrote.


In Response to the Orlando Shooting   

By Aileen McPherson


Is it terror or tragedy?

10s, 100s, 1,000s – does it matter...

COMMENTARY | Hunger-plagued Oregon still has an abundance of food, but much of it is being exported

Portland is widely regarded as a city for foodies and a hot-bed of farmers markets and food co-ops. Last year, The Washington Post even ranked us the best food...

Officials, workers deserve credit for rewriting the story

The Joyce Hotel is not in any tourist pamphlet. It’s not a go-to recommendation for people looking for a fun weekend in old Portland. It has never been and never will be anyone’s second choice if the Hilton is booked.

But when the...

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