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Best New Band 2009

Portland’s music scene insiders pick their favorite breakthrough acts of the past year.


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Just when we thought we had it all figured out. If you had come to WW’s music staff any time in the past six months or so and asked us who 2009’s Best New Band poll winner would be, we wou ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stamps Of Approval

As we get ready to lick Homer Simpson’s backside, we learn about the Portlanders his creator made famous.


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This Thursday, May 7, The Simpsons will achieve what I Love Lucy and Lassie never did. The U.S. Postal Service will release a series of stamps this week to make the 20-year-old Simpsons the only TV sh ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Panic!

Forget Swine Flu—this is why you should be scared.


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IMAGE: Hawk KrallNot since the Spanish influenza plague of 1918 have so many people been scared of a little sniffle. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cranked up the pandemic alert ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Adrienne So, Heather Morse

Going Stag

Phil Elverum spends a week living in the White Stag building and emerges to tell the tale—on record.


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It’s 5 pm at the White Stag building, and Phil Elverum wants to show me his bedroom. “I think it’s just up this flight of stairs,” he says, the pit-a-pat of his flip-flops echo ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Boarded

One day, three sports and 10,500 feet in elevation change.


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What the hell am I doing here? This morning I was on Mount Hood; this afternoon, underneath the Burnside Bridge. And now? I’m staring out at the Pacific Ocean, smelling of salt. And my knee is b ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Battle Royale (With Cheese)

Dan Halsted challenges the Alamo Drafthouse. This means Trailer War.


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Like any good movie hero, Dan Halsted doesn’t mind being the underdog. The 33-year-old director of the Grindhouse Film Festival is Portland’s premier aficionado of disreputable drive-in fl ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 AARON MESH

Pod People (And Friends)

This weekend is WW’s Eat Mobile food cart festival. Here are 25 of our favorite carts.


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It goes without saying these days that Portland’s food carts are the best way to experience our city’s culinary delights for little cash (and only cash). The number of trailers, stands, tr ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Slow Ride

The Thermals: Portland’s sustainable punk rock band.


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When Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster traded in their acoustic pop duo for instant-gratification pop-punk seven years ago, they had no idea the Thermals would catch on. But then-guitarist Ben Barnett sli ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Man vs. Wild

From foraging to fermentation, how to hone your natural instinct on a budget.


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You can take the man out of the wild, but you can’t take the wild out of the man. Or, better said: you shouldn’t. The sun is coming out, the rains are receding, and nature calls. Who cares ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Adrienne So

Texas Flood

The glory, the agony and the accidents of South By Southwest.


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South by Southwest isn’t really meant for music fans. It’s no secret that the Austin, Texas, “music, film and interactive” conference, now in its 23rd year, was designed for th ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 CASEY JARMAN
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