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Hotseat: John Frieh

This Portland mountaineer specializes in first ascents.


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John Frieh’s foot was the first ever to leave a boot print on the upper northwestern ridge of the West Witches Tit.  The peak, which sits on Alaska’s Stikine Icecap, is one of eight succ   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

Buy Local: Trick Out or Treats

Shopping for local Halloween décor and snacks.


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TREATS Pumpkin chocolate chip and apples ’n’ pears cupcakes Cupcake Jones, cupcakejones.net. Many restaurants and bakeries flaunt vegan and gluten-free options, locally sourced ingredients    More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Previewing the Pre-Playoffs

Planning to watch the Trail Blazers before the playoffs? Here’s what to look for.


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I am the ghost of Blazers past. Come with me. Together we will hurtle back to a time when the aerial tram was but an expensive blueprint. A time when you told someone you were from Portland and th   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 CASEY JARMAN

Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.


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HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there is a house that does that for Ha   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff

Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.


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Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s Slabtown, the punk club and pinball haven also known for having one of the city’s better barroom skee-ball tables, which is sl   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff

The Book Of Genesis

How Sega Genesis almost upset the mighty Super Nintendo—and what went wrong.


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The 16-bit era was arguably the most competitive in the history of console gaming, with everyone from Commodore computer to arcade kingpin Neo Geo taking on Nintendo. Among the challengers, onl   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

#TrillBlazin

The Blazers’ non-basketball power rankings: Offseason Edition.


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Following the NBA is, more than ever, a full-time endeavor. For us basketball junkies, the once-sleepy offseason is now a fever dream of free-agency speculation, Trade Machine playfulness, and c   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Pushing Buttons

Portland radio host Carl Wolfson owns one of the world’s top collections of campaign buttons.


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You can buy a lot of things with $600,000. A house or two. A Lamborghini Aventador. Four years at a fancy private college for your three kids. Or the full contents of Carl Wolfson’s storage sp   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Carl's Best Buttons

Top selections from Carl Wolfson's world class campaign button collection.


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Best Reason for Not Smoking A critique of the 1968 American Independent Party ticket of George Wallace and cigar-chomping Air Force Gen. Curtis “Bombs Away” LeMay. Best “O” Not on a Du   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Of Mouse and Man

Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.


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In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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