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The Shins Playing Ampersand Gallery Tonight

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Secret(ish) show alert: Natalie Portman's favorite band the Shins has apparently created a new book in collaboration with Alberta Street bookstore/gallery Ampersand. According to Ampersand's mailing list, the band will be signing copies and playing a live set in store tonight. That is one tiny room, so expect things to get squishy.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Tasty N Alder Opening West Side; A New Cidery

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Our weekly round-up of Portland restaurant and bar gossip, via OLCC liquor license applications:The previously announced west side outlet of John Gorham's Tasty N Sons, Tasty N Alder, has applied for a full license for the revamped Cox's Dry Cleaners building at 580 SW 12th Ave. According to a press release I got last week, the ...   More
 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Sept. 17-23

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Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: The Week in Geek

8 awesomely nerdy things to do in Portland, Sept. 24-30

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WW's (sorta) weekly round-up of the nerdy events happening around Portland over the next seven days:

Monday, Sept. 24

History Pub: Public Markets and Progressives
[EDUTAINMENT] Get your Portland vs. Seattle gloves on: Pacific Northwest archivist and historian Richard H. Engeman explains why Portland's Public Market closed in 1942, while Seattle's Pike Pla...   More
 
Monday, September 24, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Meat Cheese Bread Gets a Bar; Yaw's Top Notch Reopens

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Our sorta-weekly look at local bar and restaurant gossip, via OLCC liquor license applications:Tilt, a burger place at 3449 N Anchor St. #200 on Swan Island that the Portland Mercury seems to really like, has applied for a beer and wine license. Paperwork reveals that the business's full name is actually "Tilt Handcrafted Food Built...   More
 
Friday, September 21, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Sandy Blvd: The Movie

"Worst. Fucking. Street. Ever. Worst fucking street ever."

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Portland in-jokes!Local filmmaker Andy Chandler created this spoof trailer to promote some sort of upcoming show (UPDATE: slightly more information here) called Death/Sex II: Spectravagasm taking place October 5-27 at Milpost 5 (850 NE 81st Ave.)It's funny. 
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Thursday, September 20, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Sept. 10-16

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Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for the previous week. The week's in-store appearance...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

10 Things You Can See At Feast


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland’s restaurant scene is all grown up, and that means we get a fancy food festival to call our very own. Feast Portland, the brainchild of former WW contributor Mike Thelin and PR consulta   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Reflections on the XOXO Festival

The new SXSW? God, I hope not.

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Ritual declaration of self interest: I attended this festival on a press pass. That means I paid nothing. Some of the speakers were also acquaintances of mine. So you probably shouldn't trust a damn word I write.
"This is SO much better than South by Southwest!""This is like the first year of South by Southwest!"I must have heard these phrases dozens and dozens of times through    More
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Koi Finally Building Out Stadium Flowers Space?

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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News from the week's OLCC liquor license applications:Earlier this year, we reported that Korean-Mexican food truck fleet Koi Fusion had bought the Stadium Flowers space at 2010 W Burnside St. near Jeld-Wen, with the intention o...   More
 
Friday, September 14, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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