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Headout: Create Disruption

Kickstarting The Arts With XOXO Festival.


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It’s easy to make fun of Kickstarter. God knows we do: A project involving vegan cookies delivered by unicycle is a running joke in the WW office. But setting cynicism aside for one page, it’s   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Sizzle Pie Buys Plan B

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Bar and restaurant gossip, courtesy of this week's OLCC liquor license applications:Matthew Jacobson and Michael McKennedy, the owners of Sizzle Pie, have bought inner southeast punk/metal bar Plan B. The paperwork reveals that the previous owner was the awesomely titled Class War Begins at Home LLC.  The cursed location of 1101 E Burnside has a brave new tenant: ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Sept. 3-9

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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 11, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Portland Digital eXperience: Days 2 and 3

Andrew McLaughlin gets political; hacking Elliott Smith

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Ritual declaration of self interest: This is Willamette Week's festival. I work for Willamette Week. I was involved in some of the very early planning meetings. I am in no way able to report on this impartially, but I'll do my best. Read the report from day 1 of PDX here...   More
 
Monday, September 10, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Wizard World Announces Portland Comic Con

The Walmart of comic cons?

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In last week's paper, I wrote about Rose City Comic-Con, a new comic/pop culture convention by a newcomer to the convention world who is nevertheless hoping to grow the event to the size of our northern neighbor's Emerald City Comic-Con. 
I managed to stick my head in on Sunday afternoon, and ...   More
 
Monday, September 10, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Portland Digital eXperience: Day 1

Aaron Draplin on working for Obama; Dave Allen sticks it to Spotify

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Ritual declaration of self interest: This is Willamette Week's festival. I work for Willamette Week. I was involved in some of the very early planning meetings. I am in no way able to report on this impartially, but I'll do my best, 
It was, we were reminded many times throughout the day, a "beta test."
Portland Digital eXperience   More
 
Friday, September 7, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Courtney Taylor-Taylor Releases His Own Wine

"You'll shit. It's awesome."

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We can't believe we missed this: After dabbling as a graphic novelist earlier this year, Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney-Courtney Taylor-Taylor has a new side gig: winemaking. 
The Portland singer announced via the band's website...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Rose City Comic-Con

Can Portland build a con to rival the mighty Emerald City?


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Stumptown, Kumoricon, Wonder Northwest, OryCon-—does Portland really need another geek convention?  Ron Brister sure thinks so, and he says he’s got the numbers to prove it. The first Ros   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Portland Rock Trivia

Twelve absolutely random things you didn’t know about the Portland music scene.


Cover Story
1.MusicfestNW began as the bastard child of SXSW...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 NATHAN CARSON, CASEY JARMAN, RUTH BROWN, MATTHEW SINGER, JAY HORTON, MARTY SMITH

Willamette Geek: The Week in Geek

5 awesomely nerdy things to do in Portland, Sept. 4-9

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A small one this week, but some big things happening:

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Beulahland Tabletop Game Night
[GAMING] 28th Avenue bar Beulahland hosts its free monthly tabletop game night. Woo. Beulahland, 118 NE 28th Ave. 7 pm. Free. Venue is all ages until 9 pm, then 21+ after that.
Thursday, Sep...
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
 

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