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The Whiteaker – Ever changing.

Street Runners or Drug runners, homeowners  or homeless, dive bars or classy bars. The Whiteaker has it all.   By Colette Levesque   John Karroll has been living in the Whiteaker neighborhood for 20 plus years.   “There used to … Continue reading

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Protesting War with Conscious Cuisine

The frosty air of Washington/Jefferson Park is cut by the warm and lightly salty smell of soup, replacing the typical myriad of aromas associated with the area. It’s served out of red plastic cups, which are in the cardboard box … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Loses Papa.

I had heard that Papa, of Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen: Southern Style BBQ and Blues Joint, 400 Blair Blvd,  had passed away earlier in the week. I decided to stop by the kitchen and record the loss of a neighborhood … Continue reading

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November in Owen Rose Garden

November is when the Willamette Valley goes into hibernation. Flowers begin to shrivel, a chill takes over the air and the bright green leaves that provided shade just a few weeks before become slippery mounds of decomposition by the roadside.  … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Century Village Brewer

When Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing repeats the mantra that hangs above the bar of their new tasting room in the Whiteaker, he means it: Beer is Love. In addition to being a professional brewer, Floyd, a laid-back 30-something with … Continue reading

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Booze Ban Misses Mark

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has a solution for the Whiteaker’s crime rate: ban malt liquor. In a stunning display of first-grade classroom conflict resolution, they took away the object apparently causing the problem, and told Whiteaker convenience stores to … Continue reading

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Lane County Unemployment Strains Whiteaker Programs, Community

Amid claims of an economic turn around, Lane County’s unemployment rate hovers at 12.6 percent. This is higher than Oregon’s 11.5 percent jobless rate – the fourth highest in the country – and the national average of 9.8 percent. While … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Whit

Residents of the Whiteaker, also sometimes called “the Whit,” have seen a lot of changes in their neighborhood. There has been an influx of new businesses to the area, and old ones are more robust. Inhabitants’ stories about the history … Continue reading

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The Whit has an Interesting Energy.

It’s a place where haggard whites and Mexicans mix. The most interesting occurrence I saw was the interactions between a few high school boys. They were about 15. Two Hispanic looking kids and a home breed Oregonian. There interactions where … Continue reading

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Coffee, Bad Movies, and Goatsuckers in the Whit

It’ 5:45 p.m. and the Wandering Goat Coffee Company is mellow. There’re 13 customers in the 36 chairs, seated around nine black tables with their noses buried in books, honing their myopia in preparation for midterms. The café is warm … Continue reading

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