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Cute Counts

Meet Kevin Reynolds, the guy who drew those adorable “End Petlessness” billboards.


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But for their usually portly paychecks, it’d be almost tragic how the people behind our era’s greatest advertising campaigns toil in obscurity despite the ubiquity of their handiwork. The    More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Should You Move to Brooklyn?

Another Portlander’s view.


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Having read this week’s cover story (“The Portlandification of Brooklyn”, Willamette Week August 10th, 2011), which paints Brooklyn as Portland-plus-money-and-ambition, you may be considering a   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Adrian Chen

Shot In Old Town

A photographer’s ’70s-era portraits of Portland’s lost souls get a new life.


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Whatever Ellis Island’s pleasant fictions about the poor, meek or hungry, Portland’s Old Town has always welcomed them in earnest. It has been a century-long home to the transient or boozy, whe   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Olive Gardener

Where no man has grown before.


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The freshest tree to emerge in Portland’s urban landscape is actually so ancient, it makes the Old Testament look like a Twitter feed. It’s not a palm or banana, persimmon or kumquat. It’s th   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 SARAH SMITH

Thingmakers’ Mark

The branding boys at OMFG make Portland look cool, one Pop-A-Shot at a time.


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It’s 5 pm Friday, and the area around Southwest Stark Street and 10th Avenue is heaving. Pretty young things crowd the bar at Clyde Common, drifter hipsters lounge in the lobby of the Ace Hotel, a   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 RUTH BROWN

The Portland That Wasn’t

With Craigslist’s Missed Connections, locals flirt without consequences—or closure.


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If Mike Gutowski had said hello to the cute girl in the peacoat and Converse All-Star sneakers who boarded the No. 6 bus after him on a Friday evening,    More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 CHRISTINA COOKE

PDX Hearts You

Everything you could ever possibly want to do on Valentine’s Day—or not.


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Love may mean never having to say you’re sorry, but you’re damn sure to be apologizing if you don’t at least acknowledge this holiday of schmaltz. Luckily, Portland’s restaurants, clubs and    More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Keeping It All Together

A WW reporter visits the organizers expo and decides to be a slob.


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In Todd Haynes’ 1995 film Safe, a housewife played by Julianne Moore finds herself suddenly all too susceptible to the byproducts and complications of modern life; power lines buzz ominously outs   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Don’t Pass Me By

WW ventures to four eateries we’ve always ignored that are always inexplicably busy.


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Unless you’ve got an XXL stomach and an equally large wallet to match, you’re never gonna make it to all of the city’s restaurants. But there’s a handful of locally owned eater ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 KELLY CLARKE,MATTHEW KORFHAGE,BECKY OHLSEN,BEN WATERHOUSE

Party Planner

What’s happening where this New Year’s Eve.


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Well, that was a miserable year. Between the earthquakes, the oil spill, the moribund Oregon economy, the rampant insanity of right-wing rhetoric and the lack of decent summer movies to break up the t ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE
 

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