My year of living in a van—minus two months of apartment hell.
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
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.*
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
Kitchen gear from local companies, including high-end cast iron and American-made china.
Luau Wraps sandwich bag
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. More
Dave Stone moved to L.A. and lived in a van to make his comedy career happen.
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
A restrictive new state law that led to the temporary closure of medical marijuana dispensaries taught us a lesson we should have already known.
Editor’s note: Columnist Wm. Willard
Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies. In his place, we’ve asked
another writer to chime in about recent changes to Oregon dispensary
Fit men’s and women’s shoes
At first look, something seems off. On second look, it
becomes clear that Wilsonville-based Skora’s newest line of running
Some of you may have forgotten. Some of you never knew. But Katherine Dunn wrote for Willamette Week for nearly a decade starting in 1981. “All during the time I was working on the Geek,” Dunn tel
Some day in the near future, your neighborhood is likely
to be rocked by an explosion. The force will probably to be minor:
enough to blow out a few windows and maybe some drywall.
Cutting-edge local tools to make your spring ruts bear fruit.
In a city of backyard plots and community gardens, it
shouldn’t surprise you that there’s also a bumper crop of local
companies making tools for our own particular gardening needs—whether