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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.

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
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Happy Beaverton Day!

How to enjoy a most joyous Beaverton Celebration Day 2014.

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
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 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.

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
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Preparatoria de Tequila: Tequila 101 Before Tequila Fest PDX

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

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
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

The Wildlife Corridors of Portland

The Green Neighborhoods Festival wants more green space in Portland. But is Portland already one giant wildlife corridor?

Click on the image below for a larger version!Two cougar sightings were reported in Beaverton, near the interchange of highways 26 and 217. The animals were seen near the International Baccalaurea   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Of Course, Rules

How one is to behave when golfing with a disc.

Ball golf has all sorts of rules about what kind of shirts and shoes you’re supposed to wear, and where you’re supposed to put your gum and whether you can have a penis or skin darker than b   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 JORDAN GREEN

The Dock

Your guide to Portland’s chillest summer party scene!

It’s hot and about to get hotter. On average, Aug. 8 is the warmest day of the year in Portland. So what are you going to do this week? You’re going to the hottest place in town: the Dock.    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Goats On Parade

The Belmont goats drop the hits on Lents.

In 1910, newly arrived Italian immigrants erected a massive warehouse at the corner of Southeast Belmont Street and 10th Avenue, which they used as a produce market. In 2002, a fire destroyed th   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Post-Grunge Paleontology

Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.

Since his career as a legitimate rock star came to an end, Art Alexakis has taken up a second career as a paleontologist, with a particular focus on the post-grunge epoch. For the past three years   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Pürplë Rîtë

How you may partake of a ritual honoring an ancient and powerful Lavendula.

In the middle of every year, in what the ancients knew as the month of Quintilis, the reapers of Oregon hold a ritualistic harvest of the demon weed Lavendula.  Known as the Øregên Läven   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

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