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Tuesday, August 10, 2004
      ( 10:07 AM )

Once again, Portland will be the epicenter of a political event horizon. It's possible that the black hole created by both John Kerry and George W. Bush campaigning here this week, on the same day - on Friday the 13th no less - will suck up every last gasp of fresh air here in Oregon. But then again, it could be really fun.

John and Theresa Kerry will appear at Waterfront Park this Friday around 10:00 a.m. (after stopping off in Medford the day before). It's free, of course - but print off your tickets to get in. On the other hand, George W. Bush will be at a closed-door meeting - the Small Business Summit. The Bush Campaign site says this event is free (but it won't say where it's located, so you may have to do some hunting).

To make it a full day and take advantage of the extreme politics game here in Portland, you could attend the Kerry Rally, enjoy a quick lunch at the Bite of Oregon's opening day there on the Waterfront and then trot on over to the Small Business Summit (if you can find it).

Then again, it will be Friday the 13th, so you could just stay home. Both are sure to come back -- Oregon being one of those purple states this year.

Check out more (of course!!) at Portland Communique, About It All, and Blue Oregon.

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