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2008-01-29 09:00:10

By Nathalie Weinstein A defunct movie theater in the lower level of the KOIN Center is set to become the new headquarters for a Portland-based women's active wear company. Real estate company Grubb & Ellis announced Monday that Lucy Activewear would move its Northwest Portland offices to a new 17,060- square-foot space at the KOIN Center, located at 222 S.W. Columbia St. in downtown Portland. The Zimmer Gunsul Frasca-designed tower was sold in July 2007 for $108 million to...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'