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Bring On the Apocalypse

The 29 best New Year's Eve parties in Portland

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In a mere 10 days, 2011, with its awful progression of disasters and revolutions...   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Yule Loggers

Oregon’s vast Christmas tree harvest relies on helicopters—and Mexico.

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The Huey comes in low out of the south, slinging 4,000 pounds of living-room decoration on its tow line. Hovering 50 feet above a patch of hard-packed dirt and gravel, the helicopter gently sets    More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 AARON MESH

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

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