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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
Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.
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
Chatting with Barry Friedman, the world’s foremost expert on Pendleton blankets.
There are a lot of semi-prominent people named Barry
Friedman—an NYU law professor, a juggler, an antiques dealer and a
Friedman of Phoenix is the world’s foremos
Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.
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
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
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
Footbag championships organizer explains modern hacky sack.
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-
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