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Top-notch whiskey bars that stay under the radar.

This weekend, the Whiskeytown USA festival will crowd with sulfur-breathed Beavertonites downing half-ounce plastic shots of God-knows-what whiskey that’s probably great. But Portland bars a   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The First Annual Willamette Week Awards about the Oregon Technology Awards

Over the past decade, a glut of tech-startup seedlings has sprouted up in the Portland area’s Silicon Forest. Thetus, Tripwire, the Clymb, Nvoicepay, Brandlive—the gang’s all here. Yes,    More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 TED JAMISON

New New Year

Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.

In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April. After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha statues in fl   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Poppin’ Tops

Five Portland strip clubs with great beer.

1. Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7 am-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 am Sunday. Oh, the Acropolis. Weird statues. Three stages. Salad bar. Cheap steaks from the    More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Crystal Ballin’

Predicting the NBA futures of the Nike Hoop Summit’s graduating class.

Basketball never stops, they say, but it does slow down. In fact, this particular week is among the most interminable for hardcore hoopsheads. March Madness is over, and the NBA playoffs have    More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER


Spice up your Easter by using everyone’s favorite bird-themed marshmallow sweets, Peeps, in a variety of recipes.

SPLIT PEEP SOUP 1. Split Peeps in half. 2. Boil pot of soup broth.  3. Submerge Peeps in broth for, oh, 6-10 minutes or so? DEVILED PEEPS 1. Cut heads off Peeps. 2. Soak head holes in vin   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Arena Football Team Owners, Ranked In Order Of Arena Footballness

1. GENE SIMMONS (Los Angeles Kiss) Once asked NPR’s Terry Gross to “welcome me with open legs,” and implied that people with depression should just kill themselves. Arena football is the painted   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 WW Culture Staff

A Whale of a Tale

The true story of Ethelbert, the brave little orca who swam to Portland.

Click on image below for larger version:SOURCES: “Portland’s Ethelbert,” Time magazine, Nov. 9, 1931, and “The short, tragic history of whaling inside Portland city limits,” The Pendleton Re   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Culture Staff


Famous Irish people who are not leprechauns.

Picture an Irishman. Who are you picturing? The Notre Dame mascot? The Lucky Charms leprechaun? The leprechaun from Leprechaun? But did you know that less than 10 percent of all Irish people self-   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 WW Staff

Timbers Fans, Mapped

I attended my first Portland Timbers game in 2001 when the pre-Timbers Army “Cascade Rangers” were about 10 members strong. We gutted the Seattle Sounders, 2-0. Because I loved the team and    More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 PARKER HALL
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