BEST PITCHING COACH
In most professions, Doug Drabek wouldn’t be a retiree. The former major leaguer and current pitching coach for the Hillsboro Hops (hillsborohops.com) certainly
Rocky the raccoon has figured something out: If you
hang around humans while they drink beer and eat peanuts, they will
share their peanuts. Rocky has also discovered the perfect pla
As you exit Highway 30 into the Northwest
Industrial District and take a left onto 23rd Avenue at Vaughn Street,
you are greeted by a lovely and intricate community mural on the si
BEST CUDDLER (PROFESSIONAL DIVISION)
Samantha Hess is a touchy person. When I meet the
5-foot-tall, olive-skinned professional cuddler, I extend my hand for a
handshake. Instead, she grabs my han
BEST NARNIAN LAMPPOST
The slopes of volcanic cone Mount Tabor
are dotted with iconic lampposts—but only one is so whimsically placed
that it recalls the children’s books of C.S. Lewis. Fans o
BEST DRUG KINGPIN-TURNED-BARBER In the 1970s, Sherman Jackson ran possibly the biggest heroin ring in Portland’s history. Today, Jackson runs a spotless barbershop in Northeast Portland called More
Wednesday, June 19
Plan your summer
Read this calendar and plan the best summer of your life.
Thursday, June 20
See Weezer open a computer store
Rivers Cuomo is now an old creeper without a
Avoiding sunburnt eyeballs on the slopes of Mount St. Helens.
I have no business with an ice ax. This realization pops
into my stocking-hatted head only after I’m well above the treeline on
Mount St. Helens, climbing a steep pile of mushy white snow.
A So-Cal transplant who’s never surfed boards the Gorge.
There’s a moment of calm before it takes me. I stand
stagnant on the deck of the board as it gradually coasts atop the water
and my body gently trembles from a sense of eagerness. I’m not quit