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Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.


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What are you doing for the next 12 days? Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey” Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your living ro   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER

Buy Portland: Oregon-Made Music Gear


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Edwina microphone Ear Trumpet Labs, eartrumpetlabs.com. Philip Graham produces old-school microphones by hand at his Portland company. The Edwina mic ($499) has a large diaphragm set in a head   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Local Portland Barbecue Gear

Local gear for your backyard barbecue.


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James Gang BBQ Sauce  Jamesgangbbq.com. When Pam and Jesse James opened a barbecue restaurant in Lincoln City in 1993, they decided to create all-new recipes, including their own homemade ba   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Willie Weed: Contact In The ’Couv

Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.


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The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Hotseat: Chris Dean

Footbag championships organizer explains modern hacky sack.


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Of course Portland has high-level, competitive Hacky Sack. Considering our city is home to sizable Quidditch and unicycle scenes, you shouldn’t be surprised to see serious interest in the lunch-   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Buy Local: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Outdoor Gear

Oregon is a camping paradise in the summer. These local companies make the right gear to enjoy it.


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Mt. Tabor olive shoes   Danner, danner.com Made
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Vanifest Destiny: Happy Vanniversary

My year of living in a van—minus two months of apartment hell.


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Packing for a music festival is always a huge pain in the ass. As Sasquatch 2014 drew near, I anticipated the day before my departure would be an endless panic attack triggered by fear I was for   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Stop! Don’t Stop!

You are on a bike. Someone has placed a red octagon with unfamiliar letters on the side of the street you are biking down. What do you do? A hypothetical decision tree.*


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 Click on the image below for a larger version!*Oh, is that a stop sign? Then, by all means, please do stop! Willamette Week suggests you do what we do, which is always follow traffic laws like g   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Buy Local: Home Slice

Kitchen gear from local companies, including high-end cast iron and American-made china.


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Luau Wraps sandwich bag luauwraps.com, $7 Created by two Portland moms who wanted to take reusable cotton lunch bags to the next level, Luau Wraps are a simple, cheap and effective way to haul a sammie to work.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 LAURA HANSON

Vanifest Destiny: Foot On The Gas

Dave Stone moved to L.A. and lived in a van to make his comedy career happen.


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Editor’s note: WW contributor Pete Cottell lives in a van. For two years, Dave Stone, an L.A.-based comedian performing at this weekend’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, also lived in a van. We    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 PETE COTTELL
 

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