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Bikin’ In The Rain

A practical guide to riding through Portland’s damp seasons.


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The rain will stop. When it does, thousands of smiling noobs will pedal shiny candy-colored cruisers and used mountain bikes with fake suspension forks along our streets. They’ll ride to work a    More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Staff

Beer of the Future

A new era of Oregon hops will better your brew.


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Four years ago, things were great for Gayle Goschie. She was growing hops on the same 1,000 acres in the Willamette Valley that her parents and grandparents had tended, selling a key ingredient    More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pet Love

Special Valentines: Pooch poetry, cat chat, and warm wishes for goldfishes.


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Love and ink create a potent alloy. Shaw Flick’s chest testifies to that. The 29-year-old Portland man is tattooed with a nearly life-size portrait of his dog, Scurvy. Make that Flick’s ex-d   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 WW Staff

Thai Hard

Andy Ricker takes Pok Pok to New York. Do his wings have a prayer?


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Pok Pok? The woman in the woolen hat mouths the words on the sidewalk in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where Andy Ricker has opened the latest outpost of his Thai-food realm. She scrunches    More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 AARON MESH

Weed All About It

Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally adopts a reasonable marijuana policy?


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Oregonians love marijuana. Take a walk along Southeast Clinton Street some summer evening and you’ll get contact confirmation.  The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from    More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Jail Birds

The fastest-growing group of inmates in Oregon: Women. A look inside Coffee Creek.


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The archetypal prisoner of the last century wore stripes and carried a ball and chain. In the early part of the 21st century, he wore an orange jumpsuit.  The typical 2012 inmate may instea   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Booze Wars

Grocers think they can finally break the state’s 80-year, nearly $500 million monopoly—but at what cost?


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Steve Pharo has something just outside his Milwaukie office door that Joe Gilliam wants—$70 million worth of vodka, whiskey, tequila and every other distilled spirit sold in Oregon. PHARO - IM   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Crazy Enough

Getting off, snorting up and wrestling with family demons—excerpts from Storm Large’s new memoir.


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Storm Large is calling from the Four Seasons in New York, where she is having lunch. “I’m looking at Martha Stewart, Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan,” she says. “I’m in a den of 1 percenters.    More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 WW Staff

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Voodoo Child

Doughnut kingpin Tres Shannon wants to make the whole city his fun park.


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At 2:42 am, Tres Shannon decides we need to see if Occupy Portland has shut down the Port of Portland. It’s a Tuesday morning, 30 minutes after Shannon’s weekly set at Dante’s with his Kar   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 AARON MESH
 

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