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Columbia Sportswear Ignites Protest in Portland

Store was closed Saturday as protesters demonstrated against new 'no-sit' signs

(Newser) - The holiday shopping season may be upon us, but on Saturday the Columbia Sportswear flagship store in downtown Portland, Ore., was closed for business. No reason was given—but a demonstration was happening on the sidewalk outside. There, 50 to 75 people gathered to protest new "no-sit" signs put... More »

Columbia Sportswear's 'Tough Mother' Foils Burglar

Gert Boyle, 86, tricked robber who roughed her up

(Newser) - Gert Boyle, chairperson of Columbia Sportswear and the "one tough mother" of its ad campaigns, lived up to her motto when she calmly outwitted an armed burglar, the Oregonian reports. The 86-year-old was immediately suspicious of the man who showed up at her door bearing a gift basket. She... More »

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