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Safe and Sane Fireworks, Ranked

Well, it’s here. This week, America will celebrate its birth for the 238th time. In Portland, the Fourth of July is traditionally marked by honoring Article I of the Constitution, which provid   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Traditions of Canada Day

It’s Canada’s Fourth of July, held on the First of July (because of the metric system).

When the U.S. talks independence, we say it in explosions. Heck, even our national anthem is mostly about things blowing up. In the days leading up to July 4, rule-abiding native Oregonians cross    More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hop it Up!

Collectible Hillsboro Hops trading cards for tonight’s home opener.

No. 28 John Pedrotty Position: Pitcher Hometown: Portsmouth, R.I. Age: 24 Favorite beer: Blue Moon Childhood baseball idol: Mo Vaughn Favorite spot in Hillsboro: “Does Portland count?” In   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Snatch 22

Queens Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano make us choose between experience and charisma, hatefulness and party.

Fans of the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race fall in two camps: #TeamBianca or #TeamAdore. Everyone knew Bianca Del Rio, the hateful and talented insult comic from New Orleans, would ultima   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Biking for Beers

Pairing this week’s Pedalpalooza rides with Portland Beer Week events.

THURSDAY JUNE 5 DRINK: It’s going to be a long week of beards, bikes and beer at both Pedalpalooza and Beer Week. Start slow, clean and crisp with Masters of Lager at Imperial Bottle Shop &   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 WW Staff

Before You Belgo

Pre-funcing the Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival with other delights from the land of tripels and mussels.

Welkom! Bienvenu! Willkommen! Allow us to greet you in several of the many tongues of Belgium on the eve of Portland’s annual Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival. Portland has many beer festivals, bu   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Headout: Purple Like Me

With Maya Rudolph’s Prince tribute act coming to town, Portland’s veteran Purple Rain Man offers the SNL alum some advice.

Everyone wants to be Prince. But some are better at it than others—even Prince isn’t that great at being Prince anymore. Maya Rudolph is the latest to try stepping into those formidable platforms   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Sasquatches are Aliens

Kewaunee Lapseritis, presenter at this weekend’s McMenamins UFO Festival, explains the connection between bigfeet and flying saucers.

WW: Can you tell me about your first encounter with Sasquatch and the Star People? Kewaunee Lapseritis: Back in September of 1979, I was on Native American property. I had an encounter; a Sasquat   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Horror Stories

Eight chilling tales to share as genre authors descend on Portland for the World Horror Convention.

It’s a rainy night. You’re trying to turn left off Burnside and find that you cannot. You’re forced to ascend into the West Hills, where you’re finally able to turn around, in the driveway   More

Headout: ¡Abajo Francia!

Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican army’s victory over Napoleonic France. Here’s how to properly celebrate.

Photos by Matt WongGO: Cinco de Mayo is May 5.     More
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 WW Culture Staff

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