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How Ganja Jon went from nontoker to Portland pot legend.

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Marijuana saved Jon Hamm’s life. Sure, the kidney transplant helped. But if it weren’t for pot, the 27-year-old from Roseburg wouldn’t have had the will to make it to the hospital. Affli   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

You’re Not High in Portland Until...

28 things to do when stoned in Stumptown.

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Some people don’t need to smoke bowls to get through life. They just spring up in the morning and jump enthusiastically into the mundane business of the day. Others, like me, can’t cry at a mo   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

An oral history of the first 76 days of legalized marijuana in Vancouver, Wash.

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“It’s not like the way you think. You’d think everyone would be out smoking and celebrating and having big parties in the street. It’s not like that at all.” —John, recreational mariju   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

Winter Guide 2013: Powder Up

Six ski sites down, one across.

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Timberline The scene: Timberline (timberlinelodge.com) sits high on glaciated Mount Hood, offering stunning views and year-round skiing on its upper section. Summer is the busiest time here, as n   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 WW Staff

Winter Guide 2013: Winter Toolkit

Cold Comforts from Local Makers

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IMAGE: Morgan Green-Hopkins1. Billy Goat soft-snow skis By ON3P, on3pskis.com. Hand-ground with bamboo core. $799 at Next Adventure, 426 SE Grand Ave., 233-0706, nextdventure.net. 2. Salvatore   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 WW Staff

Winter Guide 2013: Neu-Wave Boards

Tabletop games for the snowbound.

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If you spent the last few decades skiing, you may have missed the analog-game renaissance. Led by efficient and humorless German visionaries like Reiner Knizia and Klaus Teuber, board games are    More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

Winter Guide 2013: It’s Not a Portland Winter Until You’ve...

32 ways to distract yourself during the dark days to come.

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Only the strong survive Stumptown winters with all their marbles in the bag. Even those who claim to love the rainy season know that the gray, low-hanging clouds always transform from familiar fri   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

Winter Guide 2013: Stone Cold

A WW correspondent learns to keep her beer off the curling rink.

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The Evergreen Curling Club posts three rules by the rink. First, shake hands. Second, if you win, clean the ice. And third, winners buy the first round of drinks. That final rule pretty well e   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Winter Guide 2013: Lift Off

How to ski without those pesky lifts.

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No matter how black the diamond, no matter how radical the route, most skiers are total uphill pussies who, were it not for the marvels of technology, wouldn’t even be able to summit a bunny hil   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 AP KRYZA

Winter Guide 2013: Slippery Slope

A brandy-fueled test slide on the newfangled sleds.

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As a young lad coming of age in my Fortress of Solitude on the steep slopes of Cooper Mountain, there was no thrill greater than snowfall. The streets and the hilly local vacant lot were instant   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI
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