At Knott Street Boxing, the age-old club housed in Northeast Portland’s Matt Dishman Community Center, it goes way back: the trophies and belts, the faded newspaper clippings and photos, an archive dating to the early ’50s. But Stan Dunn, Knott Street’s coach for the last 15 years, will meet you where you are today. “I used to say anyone 6 to 60,” he says one morning, unlocking the fluorescent-lit boxing gym. “Now I say 8 to 80.” Dunn, 65, eyes an underbuilt 40-something visitor toting a notebook.
OK, it's been a year! Even here at your friendly local lifestyle-riffic city magazine, we felt—and did our best to cover—the political tumult. Portland reacted to a president most here opposed; Oregon emerged as a stronghold of opposition to a federal government swinging right. Let's look back through the lens of Portland Monthly's most notable political stories. We know where we started: in a psychic sense, 2017 began on November 9, 2016, making for the proverbial long year.
Once upon a time, in a curious event known as the 2011 MLS Superdraft, the Vancouver Whitecaps got the first pick. The Caps chose a Mexican-American standout named Omar Salgado. The Portland Timbers went second, plucking a Liberian immigrant and college star named Darlington Nagbe from the University of Akron. Draft picks are notoriously risky—in US soccer, where media coverage of the college game is spotty and the competition uneven, infinitely more so. But the Timbers got it right.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".