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Legends of the Fallen: Stories From 2014's Closing Bars

Culture Features The Matador, 1999: Pet Night! “I had Pet Night, where everybody could bring their pet. Naturally there were dogs, cats, birds. People brought fish. [One customer] brought a horse. I said, ‘If ... More

Dec 24, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Transplants vs Portland Natives

Culture Features TRANSPLANTS Damian Lillard Trail Blazers point guard Tom McCall Governor who said to visit Oregon but not stay. From Massachusetts Chuck Palahniuk Author of Fight Club Sleater-Kinney wit ... More

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

Reheated Meat

Slices from Amy Miller’s Fresh Meat column on wweek.com.

Culture Features Johanna Ware Chef and owner of Smallwares, originally from Chicago, on Portland’s friendly but slow service industry… “Anybody who moves to Portland who moved from a big city is going to com ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Big Sack of Spirit

Holiday event picks in Portland.

Culture Features BRIGHT LIGHTS Peacock Lane Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians. Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont streets, peacocklane.net. 6-11 pm Dec. 15-30, 6 pm-midnight Dec. 24 and 31 ... More

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

Suicide is Pantyless

An oral history of Suicide Girls in Portland.

Culture Features Suicide Girls seems quaint these days, when naked, tattooed women on the Internet are about as ubiquitous as naked women on the Internet.  But in 2001, when founders Selena Mooney (“Mi ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Kerry Eggers

The author of a new book about the Ducks-Beavers football rivalry talks platypus and pep talks.

Culture Features College football is dominated by bitter rivalries and weird trophies. A lot of it’s pretty silly—golden eggs, bejeweled shillelaghs, golden wagon wheels, a little brown jug, and Oregon’s ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Hotseat: John Frieh

This Portland mountaineer specializes in first ascents.

Culture Features John Frieh’s foot was the first ever to leave a boot print on the upper northwestern ridge of the West Witches Tit.  The peak, which sits on Alaska’s Stikine Icecap, is one of eight succ ... More

Nov 5, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Buy Local: Trick Out or Treats

Shopping for local Halloween décor and snacks.

Culture Features TREATS Pumpkin chocolate chip and apples ’n’ pears cupcakes Cupcake Jones, cupcakejones.net. Many restaurants and bakeries flaunt vegan and gluten-free options, locally sourced ingredients ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Previewing the Pre-Playoffs

Planning to watch the Trail Blazers before the playoffs? Here’s what to look for.

Culture Features I am the ghost of Blazers past. Come with me. Together we will hurtle back to a time when the aerial tram was but an expensive blueprint. A time when you told someone you were from Portland and th ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

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

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

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 13

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings After driving the postwar economy into the ground and mortgaging their kids’ future, baby boomers are growing old in Oregon prisons in droves, which is expensive. The life of a child in Gresham is ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 12

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Aaron Ross (formerly Ed Forman) just landed the most coveted interview in Portland. As they fight Uber, Portland taxi drivers maintain they do not want “a flooded market” because of “safety.” ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 11

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Strippers are the reason that strip clubs exist. 7 Portland has one fancy-pants public middle school where students take futsal, cartooning, screenwriting and personal finance classes. For now. If ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 10

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A college freshman is running for School Board because the incumbents “don’t really know” what it’s like to be a kid today. Portland once had a bar offering all-you-can-drink PBR every Thur ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 9

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Taking on a union boss and former drug dealer is “cowardly.” Torture is a labor-intensive activity and burnout is an issue. Torturers are more exhausted than, say, members of death squads. Cit ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 8

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Uber is faster, cheaper and more reliable than Portland’s taxi-cab cartel, according to a reader. Long-shot U.S. Senate candidate Mark Callahan is still mad about that endorsement interview. The l ... More

Dec 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 7

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A loyal Dr. Know reader has finally discovered the Hobo Pirates. Central Catholic has one hell of a football program. Vegan cheese is a huge driver of engagement on social media. This paper’s f ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 6

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings The mayor, Charlie, is shook right now. Two-thirds of women in prison are mothers. Seawater pH has decreased by about 0.02 per decade in the Iceland and Barents seas since the late 1960s. The main ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 5

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings One Portland B&B claims to have previously been a floating whorehouse. Harney County, Ore., used to have an annual coyote-killing contest until the damned environmentalists complained. If you’ ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 4

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A coxswain helped close Trojan. Authorities become suspicious when strip clubs post instructions on how to dispose of used condoms in their private rooms. If Sean Jordan wanted to go chasing waterfa ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Handy-Dandy Super Bowl XLIX Prediction Worksheet

Keep score at home! The team with more checks is your likely champion.

Headout WATCH: The Super Bowl airs on KGW, Channel 8, at 3:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 1.  ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Muppet Sex

The whole point of Muppet Burlesque is to get you thinking about it.

Headout Everyone loves the Muppets. Then there are some people who love the Muppets. You see what I’m trying to say, son? When a Muppet and a Muppeteer love each other very much, they do a—a special ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Dogs are the New Pigs

(Truffle pigs are the new bacon)

Headout Ah, the genteel art of truffle hunting. Since Roman times, an enterprising truffle hunter must merely strap himself to a rutting sow of three or four hundred pounds, and then keep worried pace a ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Great PBR Debate

Who got Portland hooked on the Blue Stuff?

Headout Everyone knows Portland bleeds Pabst Blue Ribbon. But who injected it into our bloodstream?  There are two true contenders. Lutz Tavern, in Woodstock, is commonly thought to have introduc ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Burn This Page

An effigy of what sucked in 2014. Print it out and burn it.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Jeff Drew• Darren Wilson • Bandwagon Portland Seahawks fans • Your useless college diploma • Bill Cosby • Street fee • Bill Simmons and golf putter • Kim Jong-un • ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Party by Foot

Forget taxis, Ubers, MAXs, DDs and DUIs. Why not party where you live this New Year’s Eve?

Headout Click on the image below for a (much) larger version of the map!1. St. Johns: Reggae dance music [YEAH MON] Marijuana will be legal in Portland next year, and this just might be the perfect way t ... More

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

Sweater Season

How to take your ironic love of Christmas to the next level.

Headout First, You Need a Sweater Duh. Red Light Clothing Exchange (3590 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 963-8888, redlightclothingexchange.com) claims to have 1,000 of them, maybe including that one your elementary ... More

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

Wild, Mapped

Spotting landmarks from Cheryl Strayed's hike of the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Headout The movie Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and based on a memoir by Portland author Cheryl Strayed, hits theaters Friday. Wild follows Strayed for 1,100 miles along the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Cheer Up, Drunky

Pro tips for surviving 77 beers and massive crowds at the annual Holiday Ale Fest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Headout Arrive early, but not too early: Portland's Holiday Ale Festival always gets packed—17,000-plus attendees will drop in over five days—which means you want to get there before sought-after ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Thanksgiving In Portland Means Running. Time To Pick The Right Race.

Headout Tofurky Trot Tofurky’s run raises money for local vegan organizations. The 5K run goes through Mount Tabor Park with vegan food at the finish line. Mount Tabor Park, picnic area A, on the n ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, January 28 - February 3

Headout Picks THURSDAY JAN. 29 AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI [DESERT RAIN] Portland blogger and “guerrilla ethnomusicologist” Christopher Kirkley premieres his directorial debut, a remake of Purple Rain se ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, January 21 - January 27

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JAN. 21  AESOP ROCK WITH ROB SONIC [INDIE RAP] Bestiary, the second album from the Def Jux rappers’ Hail Mary Mallon project, is full of pithy satire, granting Rob Sonic a new ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, January 14 - January 20

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JAN. 14 TOPE [HIP-HOP] Tope is the rapper next door—the kind of down-to-earth dude you end up having a conversation with on the MAX or at the coffee shop—a quality that, along wi ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, January 7 - January 13

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JAN. 7 CUTE BOYZ CLUB [MOVIES] Remember puka-shell necklaces, bleached tips and the halcyon days of Britney and Justin? Three grown males play seventh-grade boys in a new local movie ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, December 31 - January 6

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31 MAGIC GARDEN’S LAST NIGHT [NUDITY] Owner Everett Moore promises “hats, horns, girls, music and everything that comes along with that.” Toast the end of this classic st ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, December 17 - December 23

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 17  SAMA DAMS [ART-ROCK] On its new album, Comfort in Doubt, the Portland band continues to build on its art-rock and prog influences, with lopsided grooves, searing guitar ... More

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

Top Portland Event Picks, December 10 - December 16

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 10 EARTHQUAKE HURRICANE [COMEDY] Kickstand, Portland’s first—but maybe not last—comedy venue in a bike-shop basement, opens with a show hosted by Curtis Cook, Alex Falcone ... More

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

Top Portland Event Picks, December 3 - December 9

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 3 WHITE LUNG [ANARCHY FROM THE B.C.] With this year’s Deep Fantasy, the Canadian punk band perfected an irresistible trick: transforming a history of harshness—hardcore, no ... More

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

Top Portland Event Picks, November 26 - December 2

Headout Picks THURSDAY NOV. 27 THANKSGIVING AT DAD’S [SOLACE] Right after your volunteer shift at City Team Ministries, hop across the street to My Father’s Place—family to everyone, whether old, drun ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, November 19 - November 25

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY NOV. 19  WAMPIRE [PSYCH-POP] Bazaar, the second album in two years from Portland’s house-show heroes made good, is very much a sequel to the band’s 2013 Polyvinyl debut. But ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

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

Intisar Abioto

Photographer and founder of the Black Portlanders

Q & A Origin: Memphis, Tenn. Intisar Abioto has a familiar look in her eye. It’s a look I’ve been seeing—this week, this month, this year—in the eyes of the black and brown people in my life. ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

John Sepulvado

Weekend morning host for OPB

Q & A Origin: Lemon Grove, Calif. Fact: Straight Talk starring Dolly Parton is one of the greatest films of all time. For those unfamiliar, Parton plays Dr. Shirlee, a call-in radio host who wins the h ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Jason Lytle

Lead singer of Grandaddy

Q & A Origin: Bozeman, Mont., via Modesto, Calif. Jason Lytle seemed reluctant to leave his Northeast Portland neighborhood to meet me. He likes to stay on the edge of town, near an “escape hatch” ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Emiko Badillo

Owner of Food Fight! Grocery and founder of Portland Vegans of Color

Q & A Origin: San Antonio Emiko Badillo came to Portland with her husband and no money, looking for a quiet, vegan-friendly town where she could ride her bike. The Portland she found was not what she ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Brandon Purifoy

Server at Clyde Common

Q & A Origin: San Francisco “You’re interviewing all these people doing important stuff in Portland. Can I just be, like, the regular guy who isn’t doing that much?” Brandon Purifoy, 32, ar ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

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

Scoop: You Mad, Bro?

Scoop GHOST OF BARS PAST: What’s going in the former Wildwood space? Last week, passers-by on Northwest 21st Avenue—including a former chef at the restaurant—saw what appeared to be a new restaura ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Dude, Pass The Cough Syrup.

Scoop IT’S LIKE BUTTER: Sellwood is getting a butter bar. Owner Melinda Woller will open a small food market and counter-service spot called Buttercraft at 6664 SE Milwaukie Ave. in the former location of ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: O-H?

Scoop SPEAK SOFTLY: The 1920s-era house once home to Schondecken coffee roasters in Westmoreland is undergoing renovation to become a 100-percent period-appropriate Prohibition speakeasy called the Bi ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Putting Jesus On a Poster Since 1970.

Scoop HATERS GONNA HATE: Everyone’s least-favorite extremist Christian trolls, the Westboro Baptist Church, are coming to Portland to protest the Trail Blazers. According to a press release, the Topek ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Happy Trading Doughnuts For Dogs.

Scoop HOP TO IT: Katie Poppe and Micah Camden (Little Big Burger, Son of a Biscuit, Blue Star Donuts) have a new fast-food concept in the works. Hop Dog will serve beer-boiled hot dogs—hence the “hop� ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: A Year In Portland Culture By The Numbers.

Scoop SCREEN: The Grand Budapest Hotel was the most popular movie at Laurelhurst Theater, with 6,932 tickets sold for 125 showings over 12 weeks. The Grand Budapest Hotel was also the most-rented movie at M ... More

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

Scoop: There’s No Such Thing As Style Points.

Scoop BOOOORING: Anthony Watson, Nike’s chief information officer and one of the few openly gay senior executives, quit his job last week after only nine months for what he called “personal” rea ... More

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

Scoop: Finding New Friends Thanks to wweek.com.

Scoop LISTEN LIKE THIEVES: A rash of break-ins has left a Northeast Portland guitar store short $10,000 worth of merchandise. Over the course of three consecutive weekends beginning in late October, t ... More

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

Scoop: The Cops Didn’t Just Hug People.

Scoop THROWBACK OUT: A dance party scheduled for Doug Fir Lounge on Nov. 28 was canceled by the venue following an online uproar over the use of racial stereotypes in the artwork used to promote the e ... More

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

Scoop: Don’t Call Us Chicken.

Scoop TWO DOZENDRUMMERS NEEDED: Beginning next September, 23 Portland bands will be in need of a new drummer. Papi Fimbres, one of the city’s busiest musicians, is moving to Germany for a year. “Wit ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Get Shorty

Don’t take those skiboards to Goodwill until you hear from James Cleavenger.

Snow Report Remember the ’90s? Back when skiers wore hot pink snowsuits and weird stocking hats with dinosaur spikes, when lift tickets still hung from wire wickets and some snowboarders had stiff boots ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Two Chainz

It’s snowing. A light-up sign says you should have tire chains or studded tires if you continue driving east on U.S. 26. What do you do?

Snow Report Click on image below for a larger version.  ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Crud Busters

ON3P's skis are handmade and built for heavy powder.

Snow Report The whole thing started with a big letdown. Scott Andrus was stoked to get his new skis, an $800 pair of Canadian-made Capitals. He waited three months. They finally arrived stiff and planky. "I really wanted to like them, but after about five days on them, I ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Street: The Con

Street Wizard World brings out the fans. Photos by Katie Dennis.   ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: Pickin’ & Grinnin’

Street At the Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Trollin’

Portland Mercury staff party or Tolkien birthday bash?

Street Photos by Briana Cerezo.  ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Art Rave

Street The Inspire Truth New Year’s party at Portland Art Museum. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Best of Street 2014

Street Our favorite snapshots of 2014. Photos by Briana Cerezo, Katie Dennis and Kenton Waltz ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Street: Santa, Bruh

Street Drunk in a hat, bro. Photos by Katie Dennis. ... More

Dec 24, 2014 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: Center Ice

Street Laced up at Lloyd Center mall. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Cheery Beers

Street Big beers and fuzzy hats at the Holiday Ale Festival. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Plumb Dandy

A look at the annual Stumptown Speakeasy.

Street A look at the annual Stumptown Speakeasy. Photos by Anna Jaye Goellner. ... More

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

Street: Clearly Cold

Street Hoods down, mittens on. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

The Flyover States, Part II

Willie Weed Editor’s note: Last week, Wm. Willard Greene wrote about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting busted. His experiences w ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed: The Flyover States, Part I

Willie Weed It’s not every year one’s home state football team competes to be the best in the country, so last week I booked a flight down to Dallas to watch the Buckeyes run through the Ducks like a wi ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

The Banality Of Big Weed

Willie Weed Green Man is coming for you. He’s coming for your money, Oregon. Christian Hageseth, owner of Colorado weed giant Green Man Cannabis, makes this fact damn clear. He wants Green Man to be the Coca-Cola of pot, the clean and accessible face who’s just as dull and quotidian as your accountant neighbor, if maybe a little more relaxed. ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by ROBERTO JAMÓN

The Pineapple Bowl

Willie Weed Next Monday, Honolulu-born Marcus Mariota, along with five other Hawaiians, will lead the Oregon Ducks against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Arlington, Texas, for the first national championship of ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Hazy Horizon

Willie Weed From fine dining to groundbreaking research in labs across the nation, marijuana normalization is affecting every part of American society. And it’s only going to get more interesting in the yea ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by Mary Romano

The Canna-Gift Guide

Willie Weed Santa has been preparing his sleigh all year, but it’s quite possible some Willie Weed readers forgot about Christmas shopping until right about—shit. For what is surely the last gift guide ... More

Dec 24, 2014 12:01 am by Mary Romano

The Waits Are Too Damned Long.

Willie Weed I’ve been covering this beat for a year now, and it’s astonishing how far Portland’s dispensaries have come in just that time. Like a blooming jug of kombucha, the city’s medical marijua ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Strain Review: Chemdawg

Willie Weed If you’re a fan of heady strains, chances are Chemdawg is a vital part of your medicine cabinet. It’s a supercharged, sativa-dominant hybrid of unknown origins—an online legend traces the ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Strain Review: Green Crack

Willie Weed The two most common words describing the psychoactive effects of cannabis are “high” and “stoned”—but have you ever considered the difference between the two? They’re often used in ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Straight Blazin’

Willie Weed From Bill Walton jamming with Jerry Garcia on a porch off Northwest 23rd Avenue through a list of Jail Blazers alumni we’ll leave out for word-count purposes, the Trail Blazers and grass go to ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE
 

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