The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. SWEAT! SWEAT! Hot Yoga for Life is offering 10 yoga classes for $10—that’s $1 per class! You’ve got three weeks to try power v ... More

Jun 30, 2010 12:00 am by Sarah Davidson

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. CHEAP READS: Beaverton-based online bookseller McKenzie Books is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from its third annual sidewalk sale to Don ... More

Jun 23, 2010 12:00 am by Sarah Davidson

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. RIDEON GOES CITYWIDE:RideOn, the nonprofit that drives your drunk ass home in your own car, has extended its range to anywhere in Portland prope ... More

May 26, 2010 12:00 am by Caitlin Giddings

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. BITCH, PLEASE: The grass is always greener when its stains are on your clothes, so grab some duds and swing down to Jupiter Hotel this weekend f ... More

May 19, 2010 12:00 am by Ben Bateman

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. SOLID-COLOR SALE: Are you an aspiring young porn director? Do you need to fill your porn wardrobe with porn clothes? For cheap? American Apparel ... More

May 12, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. GET ROCKED: Our annual, always awesome Best New Band show is this Friday. As of deadline for this column, I don’t know who’s playing ... More

May 5, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. SPECIAL FORCES: White Fang, Guantanamo Baywatch and Orca Team, who collectively sound like the hardest-partying secret military missions ever, w ... More

Apr 28, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. FEELGOOD FEST: I admit I have a hard time figuring out what City Repair does—they build benches out of mud, I think, and paint mandalas at ... More

Apr 21, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. AMPLE SAMPLES: Every Friday at Gusto Bistro, 10 bucks gets you four wine tastes and four tapas bites. Tasty! Gusto Bistro & Marketplace, 467 3rd ... More

Apr 14, 2010 12:00 am by NATALIE BAKER

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. PIX FLIX: David Byrne swoops in to observe and break the fourth wall in small-town Texas: 1986’s True Stories, showing at Pix Pâtiss ... More

Apr 7, 2010 12:00 am by Ben Bateman

Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.

Culture Features HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there is a house that does that for Ha ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Willie Weed Book Review: Marijuana for Everybody!

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene, who continues to be detained by authorities in rural California, asked his associate to fill in again this week. There’s more than one groan-inducing weed p ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by ANDREA KNIGHTWOOD

Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.

Culture Features Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s Slabtown, the punk club and pinball haven also known for having one of the city’s better barroom skee-ball tables, which is sl ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

#TrillBlazin

The Blazers’ non-basketball power rankings: Offseason Edition.

Culture Features Following the NBA is, more than ever, a full-time endeavor. For us basketball junkies, the once-sleepy offseason is now a fever dream of free-agency speculation, Trade Machine playfulness, and c ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Willie Weed: The Rocky Way

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene “got into some legal shit” in rural California while returning from Humboldt County. He asked an associate to fill in. Washington and Colorado legalized ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MAJOR E. SKINNER

The Book Of Genesis

How Sega Genesis almost upset the mighty Super Nintendo—and what went wrong.

Culture Features The 16-bit era was arguably the most competitive in the history of console gaming, with everyone from Commodore computer to arcade kingpin Neo Geo taking on Nintendo. Among the challengers, onl ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Pushing Buttons

Portland radio host Carl Wolfson owns one of the world’s top collections of campaign buttons.

Culture Features You can buy a lot of things with $600,000. A house or two. A Lamborghini Aventador. Four years at a fancy private college for your three kids. Or the full contents of Carl Wolfson’s storage sp ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Carl's Best Buttons

Top selections from Carl Wolfson's world class campaign button collection.

Culture Features Best Reason for Not Smoking A critique of the 1968 American Independent Party ticket of George Wallace and cigar-chomping Air Force Gen. Curtis “Bombs Away” LeMay. Best “O” Not on a Du ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Of Mouse and Man

Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.

Culture Features In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

The Pharm Team

Testing the strain that has well-funded pot opponents worried.

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene is very busy with marijuana harvest season, so his protégé, Mary Romano, fills in this week. As the shadowy opposition to marijuana legislation began to take ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by Mary Romano

It’s All About... Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?

Fashion We love a good practical joke, but our nation’s current situation is getting out of control. It’s like the country is collectively living that damn Groundhog Day movie, only instead of the ... More

Apr 1, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Hey, lady! What’s in that big-ass bag

Fashion Purse, handbag, tote…whatever you call it these days, lugging around a bag o’ crap is part of a female’s DNA. Even though it’s a health hazard. You heard me: Big bags jam-pack ... More

Mar 18, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... A Person’s Place For Things

Fashion If you visit Noun (3300 SE Belmont St., 235-0078), the little quirky-chic design and decor shop in Southeast Portland, you’ll think three things: (1) DANG, this place is cute; (2) DANG, let&rsqu ... More

Mar 11, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Drugstore Cowgirls

Fashion Ever heard of the diamond sparkle spa set from Body Systems? You know, the $78 lotion and body scrub that supposedly contains 13.25 carats of real ground diamonds? Probably not, because it’s fuc ... More

Feb 25, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Sloppy, Happy, Totally Dork-Tacular Love

Fashion You thought we’d pooh-pooh the whole Valentine’s thing, didn’t you? Maybe do an entire “Love is for Losers” column just dedicated to Morrissey, black roses and explicit i ... More

Feb 11, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Frank James Goes To The Bins

Fashion PHOTOS BY HEATHER ZINGERWe’d like to publicly thank Jebus for Frank James. No, not the less-famous outlaw and brother of Jesse, but Frank James the PDX store. Opened last fall, the boutique for ... More

Feb 4, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Cold Comfort

Fashion Yeah, last week was sunny, but damn if the cold didn’t bite us right in the ass. Know what else bit us? A rhinovirus. That’s right: We have the nastiest lung-buttery malaise this side of t ... More

Jan 21, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Inauguration Balls

Fashion Judging from the rabble-rousing and ballyhoo that went down on the streets of Portland on Nov. 4, we’re guessing Jan. 20 is going to be off the hook. After all, Messrs. Obama and Biden are publi ... More

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

It’s All About...Resolutions

Fashion Happy 2009, fellow freaks! Woot! You and me and people across the world are taking a huge proverbial bubble bath, scrubbing out dirty and disgusting habits to emerge cleaner, healthier and holier than ... More

Jan 7, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Returns

Fashion Picture this: You’re sitting there on Christmas morning. Your stomach is chock full of leftover booze and three cups of high-octane caffeine—all on about four hours of sleep. The only thin ... More

Dec 24, 2008 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

Best of Portland 2014: Best Listens

Featured Stories BEST ORIGINAL PORTLAND RAPPER Malcolm Noble is big on firsts. He’ll tell you, without prompting, the name of the first basketball player ever to shatter a backboard (Chuck Connors) and where ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Buys

Featured Stories BEST TOMBOY FASHION Listening to Emma McIlroy, it’s easy to forget she’s talking about cropped hoodies and ripped overalls. The Ireland-born 30-year-old speaks in fevered, near-evangelistic t ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Moves

Featured Stories BEST CROSS-CITY SKI RACE February’s snowpocalypse brought an especially giddy form of chaos to Portland. Sure, the snow and ice forced the cancellation of some events—notably, the Polar Pl ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best of the Year

A survey of other things WW formally declared “The Best” in the past 12 months.

Featured Stories The best thing about being high: “When every bite of food feels as if it was prepared and gingerly placed on your tongue by Selaphiel, Chef King of the Angel Babies.” —“This Bud’s for ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Animals

Featured Stories BEST SLOTH SLEEPOVER Looking for that romantic weekend getaway amid the largest captive population of adult sloths in the world? Look no further than Rainier, Ore.—a one-hour drive along the ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Civic Life

Featured Stories BEST BRIDGE NAME It’s Tilikum Crossing. Yes, the hours after TriMet announced the official name of its $134 million transit bridge were filled with some unfortunate jokes about orgasms and ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best People

Featured Stories BEST GEOCACHER  Some geocachers are in it for the rankings, their user profiles boasting detailed personal benchmarks for the worldwide GPS-based scavenger-hunt game. But Portland’s best ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Reads

Featured Stories BEST RABBLE-ROUSING COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERMAN Allan Classen is a one-man gang. And yet the editor and publisher of The Northwest Examiner newspaper hasn’t shied away from picking fights with Esco ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Looks

Featured Stories BEST WISHES In Northeast Portland, on the border of the Irvington and King neighborhoods, where 7th Avenue and Morris Street form a T, there stands a tree. It’s a horse chestnut, with a thick t ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

New Bounty

Dark Horse’s Trekker was ahead of its time. Now it comes back to finish what it started.

Featured Stories Ron Randall has drawn Superman. He has drawn Batman and Spider-Man and Hawkman and Deadpool and the Green Lantern. In his 30-something-year career, the Portland comic-book artist and writer has ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Drunk Ghosts

It’s the season to get drunk and talk about scary stuff. Here’s where to find boozy spirits in Portland.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sabrina ElliottOld Town Pizza  Nina, dead hooker. 226 NW Davis St., 222-9999, oldtownpizza.com. White Eagle Rose, dead junkie hooker. 836 N Russell St., 282-6810, mcmenamins. ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Wittle Twees

The intense art of dwarfing trees.

Headout It’s easy to sound like an idiot while talking to a bonsai expert—especially since you’re probably mispronouncing the word. Each tiny tree has an infinite range of needs, which is why some har ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

The Peel Sessions

Meet Sherwood’s greatest competitive onion-eater.

Headout This Saturday is the 28th annual Great Onion Festival in Sherwood. There’ll be onion-rolling contests, an onion queen and an onion-eating contest. Competitors in the onion-eating contest are g ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Sore Eyes

What needs to be redesigned at Design Week Portland.

Headout AIRBNB LOGO Before the company moves here, we would like its logo to look a little less like testicles. PORTLAND AIRPORT CARPET The old design is a classic and actually symbolized the air ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Pieces Parts

Illegal drug paraphernalia explained.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sarah Helen MoreGO: Hempstalk is 10 am-9 pm Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 27-28, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Southwest Naito Parkway at Columbia Street. Free. No cannabis consumption onsite ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Too Poor to Feast

Portland’s festival of bacchanalian extravagance is back. Here are budget alternatives to the marquee events.

Headout Feast is perhaps the most conspicuously consumptionary event in Portland, a four-day mess of chefs from Portland and elsewhere, with sold-out little dinners and huge bazaars that cost up to $175 f ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Katy Perry Reality Tour of Santa Barbara

Pop’s ruling California Girl is coming to extend Portland’s summer. To know her means to know her hometown.

Headout Summer isn’t over until Katy Perry gets off tour. A native of Santa Barbara, the pop megastar is a human solar panel, powering her rainbow-colored aural gumdrops with all the sunlight and ta ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Happy Beaverton Day!

How to enjoy a most joyous Beaverton Celebration Day 2014.

Headout This weekend, Oregon’s sixth-largest city will celebrate itself at Beaverton Celebration Day. If you’re headed out for the 5k fun run or the first annual “Pooch Parade,” figuring out w ... More

Sep 3, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

The Eagles’ Greatest Hits

The most reviled band of the ’70s is coming to the Moda Center. Here are the worst things ever said about them.

Headout Everyone hates the Eagles. Not literally everyone, of course. A band doesn’t sell 40 million copies of a greatest-hits record without having a few fans. But you know you’re despised when the ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Preparatoria de Tequila: Tequila 101 Before Tequila Fest PDX

Take Tequila 101 before heading to Portland’s first-ever agave-based festival.

Headout When most Americans think of tequila, they picture sodden nights of salty wrists and possibly offensive sombreros. That’s a lot like thinking of bourbon as Early Times, Coke and a NASCAR infie ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Top Portland Event Picks, October 22 - October 28

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 22 MATTHEW INMAN [BOOKS] Much like communism, running is a great idea in theory but often oppressive and cruel in practice. But The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman somehow managed to find j ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 15 - October 21

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 15 ALL JANE NO DICK [COMEDY] The all-lady comedy festival has secured another powerful lineup, anchored by headliner Kate Berlant, whose digressive, improvisational style tends mo ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 8 - October 14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 8 THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS [MUSIC] Led by the towering songwriting trifecta of Carl Newman, Neko Case and Dan Bejar, the Pornos are one of those groups where it’s nearly impossib ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 1 - October 7

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 1 SCIENCE FICTION AND THE SYNTHESIZED SOUND [LECTURE] Will the music of the future be made solely by computers programmed to recognize a sick beat? Claire Evans, science writer ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, September 24 - September 30

Headout Picks THURSDAY SEPT. 25 MUSEUM MASH-UP [ARTSY STUFF] Bruce Springsteen and 19th-century Parisian fashion would seem to have little in common—but that’s not going to stop Springsteen biographer P ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, September 17 - September 23

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY SEPT. 17 ALL THE SEX I’VE EVER HAD [THEATER] As part of the Time-Based Art Festival, five Portlanders—all over the age of 65—perform a theater piece about their sex lives that ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, September 10 - September 16

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY SEPT. 10 TIM AND ERIC & DR. STEVE BRULE [COMEDY] Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have made themselves into Adult Swim mainstays with their kitschy brand of over-the-top malfuncti ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, September 3 - September 9

Headout Picks THURSDAY SEPT. 4 BUTT KAPINSKI [THEATER] Fresh from a lauded run on the fringe-fest circuit, Deanna Fleysher presents a solo show about a jaded private investigator trying to make a film noir. ... More

Sep 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, August 27 - September 2

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY AUG. 27 FINAL WEEKLY RECURRING HUMOR NIGHT [COMEDY] After 3½ years, one of the sturdiest fixtures of the local standup scene comes to an end tonight. The giant slate of comedians incl ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, August 20-26

Headout Picks THURSDAY AUG. 21 JAMIE XX [MUSIC] Jamie Smith’s brand of tripped-out house feels too claustrophobic for the mainstream, but along with enrapturing festival crowds with the XX, he’s also pr ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Kim Colton and Steven Potter

Hitched If you're looking for love in Portland, you might meet someone in a bar while watching the 2001 World Series, like Tina and Aaron Wermerskirchen, or while responding to your first online personal ad, ... More

Jun 9, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Trent and Laila Tribou

MAY 12, 2004

Hitched When he fielded a call from a woman named Laila just before Labor Day of 2002, Trent Tribou's initial response was more telemarketer than smooth operator. Trent, now 28, assumed, wrongly, that this La ... More

Jun 2, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Linda and Noi Phimmasone

FEBRUARY 13, 2004

Hitched For someone who works in an industry that identifies and determines the validity of suspicious situations, Linda King was blindsided when it came to Noi Phimmasone. If Linda--who works in the world of ... More

May 26, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Marlleen and Rafael Montelongo

February 7, 2004

Hitched Back when she was a college student in southern Texas, Marlleen Martinez knew better than to give her phone number to strange men. Good thing, because the petite English major spent a lot of time with ... More

May 12, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Jeff Fisher and Ed Cunningham

MARCH 7, 2004

Hitched Here's the scene on March 5, 2004: Jeff Fisher, a self-employed graphic designer, was in a limo, on his way to the Cedar Rapids airport after a conference in Waterloo, Iowa. The sixth-generation Orego ... More

May 5, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Angela Fung and Hanh Troung

March 20, 2004

Hitched "I talk. He listens." You might think these words would suggest the marital confidence of a long-time wedded woman. Consider instead that they come from a young woman who has been married just under t ... More

Apr 21, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Scott and Stacy Rust

FEBRUARY 29, 2004

Hitched Some couples find it awfully easy to forget special days, like wedding anniversaries. Let's hope Scott and Stacy Rust don't run into this kind of trouble. After all, the couple's anniversary date only ... More

Apr 14, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Lucia Marie Delosantos Coy and LeAnn Barber

MARCH 16, 2004

Hitched Young. Tattooed. Into bondage. Together less than six months. All in all, Lucia and LeAnn aren't the kind of couple that gay-rights groups hand-picked to be the first faces of Oregon's marriage revolu ... More

Apr 7, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Unhitched - Janet Baker and Jay Horton

OCTOBER 1, 2000 - MARCH 30, 2004

Hitched For some time, bars have served as the proverbial breakup spot: not too private for the sake of soothing an awkward situation, and public enough in case something (or someone) goes wrong.On this after ... More

Mar 31, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Beren deMotier and Jannine Setter

MARCH 3, 2004

Hitched Here's what you'll notice when you walk up to Beren deMotier and Jannine Setter's home in Northeast Portland. You'll see the white minivan parked right outside, a signal of the kind of precious cargo ... More

Mar 24, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Joke in a Box: Dave Hill

Joke in a Box What are your impressions of Portland? Portland doesn’t seem to skimp on drifters, which is great for me. Also, last time I was in town, I was presented with a large doughnut in the shape of ma ... More

Mar 20, 2013 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Joke in a Box: Whitney Streed

Joke in a Box A man walks into a bar... “...and says to the bartender, ‘I’m looking for a priest, a rabbi and a nun. Have you seen any of them?’ The bartender shrugs. He’s heard it all before. He doe ... More

Mar 6, 2013 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

“Son of a bitch, you’re running up the meter!”

Night Cabbie “Son of a bitch, you’re running up the meter!” The old man is drunk, and furious that I was unwilling to make an illegal turn through busy traffic. “Hey, I told you I’ll ... More

Aug 27, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

"Hey bro, remember me? You wrote that story about me in the paper."

Night Cabbie “Hey bro, remember me? You wrote that story about me in the paper.” I turn around, and the figure pulls back its hood. He’s a year older and sporting tangled cornrows, but of course ... More

Aug 20, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“It’s the Californians, man, the Californians are the worst.”

Night Cabbie “It’s the Californians, man, the Californians are the worst.” The man is in his early 30s and we have been talking about Portland as I drive him to his home off Rosa Parks Way. &ldqu ... More

Aug 13, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

The middle-aged man I picked up at Vendetta is in a hyperactively verbose lather ...

Night Cabbie The middle-aged man I picked up at Vendetta is in a hyperactively verbose lather and likely on coke, though meth is a distinct possibility. He’s just finished regaling me with a barely intelligi ... More

Aug 6, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

When I step into the obese old woman's apartment

Night Cabbie [CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK] When I step into the obese old woman's apartment in Milwaukie, the smell is overwhelming and the air stifling. She has me wheel her cart of groceries entirely into the apar ... More

Jul 23, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

The obese old woman at Fred Meyer has a bad hip and a wheelchair...

Night Cabbie The obese old woman at Fred Meyer has a bad hip and a wheelchair, and needs to sit in the front seat. Which is fantastic, as it’s scorching hot and she doesn’t seem to have bathed in days. ... More

Jul 16, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“...I need to take a shower first and wash all of this blood off.”

Night Cabbie “Yeah, I’m really hungry too, but I need to take a shower first and wash all of this blood off.” Occasionally, in severe cases, a firefighter or two will have to ride along in an amb ... More

Jul 9, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“So I’ve got these two women in the back of my cab who just refuse to get out...”

Night Cabbie “So I’ve got these two women in the back of my cab who just refuse to get out, and one of them’s puked all over the door, and the cops are understandably busy. What do I do?” I ... More

Jul 2, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“My friend’s getting divorced, and he’s really drunk,” says the bartender...

Night Cabbie “My friend’s getting divorced, and he’s really drunk,” says the bartender as she leans through the passenger window. “Please don’t take advantage of him.” I g ... More

Jun 25, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

There’s nothing like a good Friday night, and I’m referring to the money.

Night Cabbie There’s nothing like a good Friday night, and I’m referring to the money. While the money can be very nice, Fridays often devolve into a desperate attempt at triage involving far too many ... More

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

Test Article

Outdoors  testCHICKPEA GOODNESS: Fabulous falafel tops Cedo’s Plate. IMAGE: Mike Grippi  ... More

Apr 18, 2012 02:33 pm by Lisa Lambert, Matt Buckingham

Get Out

Activities for Everyone

Outdoors GET HIGHCLIFF YOGANormally, doing yoga in nature seems like a good idea—a good idea for a way to get covered with ants, burrs, dirt and dung. However, on the Three Capes Scenic Drive off of U.S. ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

Ten Who Hit The Mark

When it comes to the outdoors, these Oregonians get a bull's-eye.

Outdoors Put these 10 Oregonians in a room and they might not have much to talk about. The only thing they have in common is that they did something interesting, outside. But in the varied nature of their acco ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by Adrian Chen

Great Gear

Goods from Northwest-based companies for those of us who like to do it outside.

Outdoors 1. DRAFT DODGERSWhen you're riding on the trail, there are a couple of key rules: (a) if you keep pedaling, you can probably roll over it; and (b) dehydration is for suckers. To help you remain sucker ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by Erika-leigh Goodwin

Thong Of The Wild

How a reality outdoors "expert" got caught with her pants down—literally.

Outdoors Throughout the course of my life, I have been exposed to the outdoors on a fairly regular basis. After all, I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, specifically The Dalles, Ore.But nothing could have prep ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by Jennifer Lyon Of Survivor: Palau

Flying Pumpkins

Outdoors On an electric Saturday morning in late September, when the sun was hot, the air was dry and Halloween seemed as far away as Christmas, pumpkins sailed through the cloudless, azure sky above North ... More

Oct 24, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

The Danger Starts at Home

Outdoors The doorbell rings. I spring down two flights of stairs, almost breaking a leg when my feet shoot out from under me on a frictionless edge of carpeting. Of course there's nobody at the door by the ... More

Oct 17, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

The Birdmen's Last Bounce

Outdoors At the height of the fall hawk migration, I'm soaring like a raptor in a 40-year-old sailplane, silently corkscrewing through the sky 4,000 feet above the Sunset Highway just west of North Plains. ... More

Oct 10, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

BIRDS of PREY

Outdoors I've been feeling hawkish. So I think I'll take Friday off and drive to Government Camp, to meet some hardcore birders with high-clearance vehicles. Together, we'll caravan north on Highway 35 and ... More

Oct 3, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

The Race is to the Swift

Outdoors Self-awareness is a bitch. After all, according to Sartre, a self-reflective consciousness is what separates humans from animals. Truth be told, in the wake of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks, I'd gl ... More

Sep 26, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

Hotseat: William T. Vollmann

Suspected Unabomber/National Book Award-winning novelist on Big Brother’s incompetence.

Q & A As a journalist, William T. Vollmann has traveled with the anti-Soviet mujahideen in Afghanistan. He has lived for a year as a homeless rail-jumper, smoked crack and frequented prostitutes. He ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Mike Daisey

The controversy-courting monologuist professes love for an industry that has savaged him.

Q & A Mike Daisey is sucking up to the industry that pilloried him. After it emerged that he’d lied in an episode of This American Life about Apple’s factories in China, journalists raked Daisey over th ... More

May 15, 2013 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Fable Master

Bill Willingham modernized fairy tales before modernizing fairy tales was cool.

Q & A What if the Big Bad Wolf gave up chasing Little Red Riding Hood to take up yoga and become a clocksmith? He has, of course, on NBC’s Portland-filmed TV series, Grimm. Meanwhile, on ABC’s Once ... More

Apr 24, 2013 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Hotseat: Wil Wheaton

The iconic geek talks about tabletop gaming and the merits of being a douchebag.

Q & A There was a time when Wil Wheaton was best known as a Teen Beat heartthrob and worst as "that annoying kid from Star Trek." Though he would forever be Gordie Lachance in our moss-encrusted Oregon hearts ... More

Feb 27, 2013 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Jinkx Monsoon

Meet the Pacific Northwest’s first contestant on the American Idol of drag.

Q & A Snatching a spot on RuPaul’s Drag Race is the quickest way for a drag queen to make it big, and the show’s newest season features its first contestant from the Pacific Northwest: Jinkx Monso ... More

Jan 30, 2013 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Hotseat: Julia Sweeney

The actress best known as SNL’s Pat on why atheists should still pray with their parents.

Q & A Portland is officially the least religious city in the country, according to a recent study. So it’s fitting that the largest atheist organization in the country, the... More

Oct 10, 2012 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Hotseat: Ramez Naam

Better living through biotechnology.

Q & A Ramez Naam wants to build a better human. Formerly a program manager at Microsoft, Naam is a “transhumanist”: someone who believes humanity can and should be improved through biotechnology. ... More

Jul 18, 2012 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Sharon Needles

Meet the dark, spooky future of drag.

Q & A Sharon Needles is more Marilyn Manson than Monroe. Drag’s biggest name at the moment, Needles shocks by taking her characters to dark places rather than glamorous ones. For example, she won her ... More

Jun 13, 2012 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Hotseat: Joyce Goodman

Becoming Rose Festival royalty ain’t what it used to be. Joyce Goodman knows how to fix that.

Q & A In Joyce Goodman’s day, every girl in Portland dreamed of being crowned queen of the Rose Festival. That...
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Jun 6, 2012 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Hotseat: Annie Sprinkle

Have a sexy Earth Day.

Q & A Tree-humping dendrophiliacs aside, few interpret the mantra “Love the Earth” literally. Leave it to Annie Sprinkle, the porn star-turned-performance artist, to take it as far as anyone. Best ... More

Apr 18, 2012 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Playing The Gay Card

Why I think Mayor Sam Adams lied.

Queer Window Sam Adams is my mayor. He is also a friend. When I saw that both The Oregonian and Just Out asked for his resignation and reported that many in the gay community wanted him out of office, too, I knew ... More

Jan 28, 2009 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Homos, Heal Thyselves

Queer Window The election of a black man as president has proven one thing: If you believe in something that seems impossible, it can and will happen. That’s a timely lesson in the wake of several defeats la ... More

Nov 12, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Letter of “Tolerance”

And my pithy comments in the margins.

Queer Window Craig Myers is a surprising pen pal for me. Myers is executive director of Concerned Oregonians, the group that tried—and failed—to get a measure on the Nov. 4 ballot that would have asked ... More

Oct 22, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Smells Like Teen Angst

Duncan Sheik talks Spring Awakening & Ma Palin.

Queer Window Duncan Sheik is the gayest straight man I’ve ever met. I grasped that the night I took the singer-songwriter on a tour of local titty bars back in February 2006. As he sat in the back of my rus ... More

Oct 15, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

The Fairies’ Godfather

Unassuming hero raises funds for new Q Center.

Queer Window Q Center Executive Director Kendall Clawson got two things in June: a donor willing to match up to $200,000 that she could raise toward a long-overdue new home for the gay center—and a new reaso ... More

Oct 8, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Members Only

Unzipping the mysteries of The Big Penis Book.

Queer Window Back in the ’80s, my first encounter with a really big penis nearly made me faint. That’s actually a good thing, considering one needs to be barely conscious, or Zen-like relaxed, when dea ... More

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

The Bare-ass Bartender

No shoes. No shirt. No clothes? No problem.

Queer Window Oh. My. God. I just saw Pat’s penis. The Eagle Portland, a NoPo pub that once catered to working stiffs (when it was called Porky’s) but is now home to a group of hefty, hirsute homos call ... More

Sep 24, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Living on Their Prayers

A Jihad for Love unveils “invisible” gay Muslims.

Queer Window For seven years, filmmaker Parvez Sharma followed a dozen devout gay and lesbian Muslims around the world. The result is A Jihad for Love, a documentary that screens at Portland’s Lesbian and Ga ... More

Sep 17, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Heir Waves

Making fun of Martha Stewart? It’s a good thing.

Queer Window “I hate Michael Phelps because he’s ugly,” says Alexis Stewart. “I’d hate him more if he were handsome.” The last frontier of the airwaves—satellite radio&mda ... More

Sep 10, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Whole Lotta La Femme

Backstage at a big-time “female” Beauty pageant.

Queer Window At 5 pm last Sunday, the Oregon Convention Center’s vast Portland Ballroom was virtually empty — except for a smallish meeting room next to it bustling with activity. That space had been t ... More

Sep 3, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Scoop: Patty For President

Scoop THE MAGIC’S GONE: Magic Garden is closing Dec. 31. The iconic Old Town strip club was founded in the 1960s as a lesbian club and evolved into a coed hangout, a place where nude dancing coexist ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: But Is It Maybe Cisist?

Scoop ROCKS OFF: Another hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early last weekend, though police had nothing to do with it. Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled the plug on Sir Michael Rocks on Oc ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Ain’t No Drunk Like Lúcuma Drunk.

Scoop GOLDEN ALE: Oregon had another good year at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, the largest beer competition in the world. Oregon won 22 medals, including seven golds, the biggest of whic ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Russia’s Preferred Tallboy.

Scoop MARTSCH MARCH: Indie-rock stars, they’re just like us! They go to weddings, and sometimes even play them, too! Boise legends Built to Spill came to Portland on Sept. 27 to headline the Crystal ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: You Cannot Make Friends With The Rock Stars.

Scoop MOTOR AWAY: When the beer-drinkingest band in indie rock can’t stay together long enough to play a beer-sponsored music festival, you know it had to be a less-than-amicable split. Guided by Vo ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: We’re Building Condos of the Mind.

Scoop LAUDING LE GUIN: Local literary luminary Ursula K. Le Guin has another award to add to her trophy case: The National Book Foundation—the group that gives out National Book Awards—is giving the ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Disband the Baltimore Ravens.

Scoop WASTE/NOT: On Sept. 6, a bunch of brewers—including Cascade’s Art Larrance—got together in Hillsboro to drink beer made from treated sewer water. Sort of. Wastewater treatment agency Cle ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Summer is Over: Pros and Cons.

Scoop Con: It is now too cold to swim at the Dock. We hope the dragon boaters are happy to have it to themselves again.Pro: Hey, y’all hear about that really cool apple orchard where all the kids are ha ... More

Sep 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: No Krisis Of Identity: He’s Always Chilly Tee

Scoop SIMPSONS IN SPRINGFIELD: On Aug. 25, residents of Springfield, Ore., took a break from FXX’s ongoing Simpsons marathon—which continues through Labor Day—to celebrate the completion of a mu ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: On An All-Booze Super Squishy Bender.

Scoop PLEASE BE SEATED: Fresh from an expansion that added two new screens, Cinema 21 has begun raising funds to install new seats in its main auditorium. The 88-year-old theater on Northwest 21st Ave ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Patched Up

Street Braving Sauvie Island traffic to pick up a pumpkin. Photos by Briana Cerezo.  ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO
 

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