Portland State athletic director Valerie Cleary joined me for a conversation about Vikings’ athletics, and the mission to one-day build a football stadium.Listen to the full interview here.Cleary said there are a multitude of possibilities for a football facility, including a joint effort with Lincoln High or building on the footprint of the football practice field or continuing to play long-term in Hillsboro. “All of those conversations are on the table," Cleary said. "It’s a no-brainer for us to at least consider a partnership with Portland Public Schools at the Lincoln High School site, it’s right down the road and across the street from Providence Park... other than that we look at what’s right outside my window at the practice facility but there’s a challenge with trying to squeeze that in.”On playing payday games in college football:“For us, it’s a necessary evil. It infuses about a million dollars into our budget and allows … [Read more...] about Portland State exploring football stadium options
Dear Amy: My husband "Thomas" and I, both 67-year-old retirees, have been together for 39 years and married for four (we're in a same-sex marriage).About three years ago, Thomas met "Ray," who is 13 years younger and in a fulfilling and demanding career with irregular hours.After a couple of years of one-on-one dates, through mutual agreement a year ago, the three of us now spend a couple evenings together each week. We have all come to have a deep love for each other. Ray doesn't open up often about his friends, family and early life. Most chatting outside of our times together are conducted by text. Sometimes texts can get misunderstood, and that is a recurring issue for us.When a day or more passes without a text from Ray, Thomas becomes more apprehensive that Ray is pulling out of the relationship. By the third day, Thomas is beside himself, and his fears begin to undermine my equilibrium.This has happened several times, and each ends undramatically when Ray texts that he's been … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Open marriage leads to unstable love triangle
Ben Golliver covers the NBA for the Washington Post. He joined me on the radio show on Wednesday to talk about Portland’s season... and to answer a key question: Are the Trail Blazers going to take a step forward next season?Listen to the full interview here.“It all depends on Jusuf Nurkic,” Golliver said. On the Trail Blazers’ 2019 postseason run: “It’s a home run season, no question about it. You go back to last summer, preseason expectations… the Warriors have embarrassed and humiliated better teams than these players. No shame in that.”On the Warriors dominance:“They’re not just awesome this year, this is pretty much the most dominant dynasty since Michael Jordan.”On Portland potentially offering Damian Lillard the “supermax” (4 years, $190 million) this summer: “First things first, they want to keep him of course. To be able to have that hammer, that extra money, that early negotiating … [Read more...] about Trail Blazers next season: step forward? backward? sideways?
Cinetopia, the luxury living room-style movie theater chain that started in Vancouver and has three Portland-area locations, is no longer showing movies. According to a report from The Columbian, the chain has closed indefinitely.Earlier this month, an anonymous tipster told The Oregonian/OregonLive that Cinetopia had stopped serving food and beverages in theaters. Neither AMC or Cinetopia responded to requests for comment at the time. The Columbian reported that Cinetopia’s Mill Plain location was closed Monday. The paper said that both the Vancouver Mall and Progress Ridge location in Beaverton were open Tuesday, but that no showtimes were scheduled beyond Tuesday.A spokesperson for the parent shopping mall of the fourth Cinetopia location near suburban Kansas City, Kan., said that location was closed Sunday, and told The Columbian, “All we know is that it is (closed) until further notice and they’re undergoing some possible renovation.”No Portland-area … [Read more...] about Cinetopia shutters all three Portland-area movie theaters
Dear Amy: My brother-in-law married a woman in her late 60s, who has collected things for years. We (my husband and I) used to go visit them once a month for a few days.She has no grandchildren, and we have four. One time I asked her for something for my oldest grandchild. She gave me a beautiful music box, and then I asked her for a doll. She gave me one, but I put her on the spot and asked for another. Now I see that, after coming to their house for years and never taking them out to eat or bringing them anything, we were wrong.Now anytime we mention coming to visit they have other plans. I know it's because I was asking her to give me things, but she has so much!Now she is so cool to us, and we know we're not welcome. How can we fix this?-- RegretfulDear Regretful: You and your husband visited this couple each month "for a few days." You were given things you asked for, and then you asked for more.The way to fix this is to acknowledge their generosity, acknowledge your own greed, … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Greedy houseguest figures out where she went wrong