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Summer Guide 2012: It’s Not a Portland Summer Until You’ve...

39 ways to stretch the next few months as far as they’ll go.

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Locals talk about “Portland summers” in near-spiritual terms. There’s a reason for that. In what are supposed to be the warmer months...   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Summer Guide 2012: Nifty 50

John Lovegrove hits 50 local breweries in a single day.

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It was a terrible time for a malfunctioning alarm clock. Don’t worry, John Lovegrove wasn’t late for work or a flight—he was behind schedule on a trip to the bar, missing his 7 am deadline f   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Summer Guide 2012: Grow Your Own

Marisha Auerbach is growing all of her own produce—in a typical yard.

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Abundance is the spice of Marisha Auerbach’s life. As she guides me through the deliberately plotted pathways of her backyard garden on a cautiously sunny Saturday afternoon, dressed in pink o   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Summer Guide 2012: Baby, it’s a Wild Wood

Hike until you’re hurting on one Portland trail.

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Forest Park is only eight miles long—it’s about the same size in area as Nauru, the world’s smallest island nation—but walking from one end to another will take you 12 hours. The Wildwood    More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Summer Guide 2012: Child’s Play

Remember Super Soakers? They’re way better as an adult.

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Children’s games are wasted on the young. Kids are stupid and weak and uncoordinated, and they lack the pent-up aggression that can only come from enduring years of 1040s and prostate exams. Yes   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Summer Guide 2012: Pedal to the Pacific

Riding to the beach is easy, but it might make you hate cars.

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They crashed through the rainforest like dinosaurs. A distant rumble, a whoosh, and more rumble, before the creatures were gone and I could again hear my bike tires roll softly along the edge of t   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Summer Guide 2012

Make your Portland summer an epic one.

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It might hurt a little. A nasty sunburn may ooze and peel. You may not be able to get your swollen, blistered feet into a pair of shoes. A hangover may leave you in a sour fog until the next day   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 WW Staff

24-Hours of Modern Warfare 3

Six million Modern Warfare 3 fans can’t be wrong…can they?

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About 24 hours ago, I started playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 online in the middle of the Willamette Week office. I have stopped for food, bathroom breaks and occasional unescapable professio   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Rat Bastard

Stephan Pastis draws a funny newspaper comic. Weird, right?

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Last week’s funny pages found Pearls Before Swine auteur Stephan Pastis, who draws himself into his strip as a slouchy chain-smoker with a goatee and a backwards ball cap, feuding with a 9-year-o   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Author! Author!

Wordstock writers in their own words.

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This Saturday and Sunday, the Oregon Convention Center will be overrun by some 150 novelists, journalists, poets and cartoonists for the 2011 Wordstock book fair. The big names on the marquee inclu   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE


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