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50 Shades of Dr. Ruth

Plays about Dr. Ruth and 50 Shades of Grey both open in Portland this week. Who has better sex advice, Dr. Ruth Westheimer or Erika “E.L. James” Mitchell?

“Suddenly he grabs me, tipping me across his lap. With one smooth movement, he angles his body so my torso is resting on the bed beside him. He throws his right leg over both mine and plants h   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 PARKER HALL

Handy-Dandy Super Bowl XLIX Prediction Worksheet

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

WATCH: The Super Bowl airs on KGW, Channel 8, at 3:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 1.    More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Muppet Sex

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

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
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Dogs are the New Pigs

(Truffle pigs are the new bacon)

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
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Great PBR Debate

Who got Portland hooked on the Blue Stuff?

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
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Burn This Page

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

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
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WW Staff

Party by Foot

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

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
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Sweater Season

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

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
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Wild, Mapped

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

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
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Cheer Up, Drunky

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

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
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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