New Year’s Eve events are always a little
bit falsely inflated; they’re the party equivalent of a real-estate
bubble that bursts at about the same time as your liver. The bar parties
In our first Holiday Gift Guide, we directed you to some
downright pleasant local stores, where you might putter around aimlessly
and endlessly to find gifts for the various people in your
Five Vancouverites who are way cooler than you are.
Go ahead and laugh. Coolest
Vancouverites? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Of course, being the smug
elitists we are, the assumption is that anyone in Vancouver who is
remotely hip would’ve moved to
Vancouver’s nightlife is not bountiful, but it is
comprehensive. Along downtown’s Main Street corridor, you’ll find an
Irish bar, a sports bar, a martini bar, a wine bar, a discoteca, a
Where to get hitched for Vancouver’s first same-sex unions.
The Clark County Recording and Marriage
License Department is preparing for a flood. On Dec. 6, gay and lesbian
couples can file for marriage licenses in Washington for the first time.
Vancouver is rarely touted for its progressive politics,
but Portland’s sister city to the north now may now have one solid, um,
With passage of
ballot initiative I-502, Washingt
The Clotheshorse is a difficult creature to shop for
because what they want you can seldom, if ever, get right. A gift
certificate isn’t a gift and clothes have to fit. The solution:
For the gastronomically obsessive in your life who needs a
little something more than fruitcake, a popcorn tin or a
restaurant-chain gift certificate, here are some spots for next-level
Some people call your friend a yupster. Others, simply a douchebag. But it’s only because they’ve
accomplished what others could not: hold down a white-collar job while still being cool.
They turn old bottle caps into jewelry, upcycle clothing
and, yes, sometimes put birds on things. They’re your crafty friends,
and the gift options are plentiful. Because this is Portland.