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Drunk Dad: Friday, May 30

Not your father’s hardcore—unless your father is an old scumbag.


Music Stories
The definitive sound of punk has been fiercely debated for decades, but one thing most critics can agree on about the music is its antagonistic nature. Right down to its name, Portland’s Drunk D   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bike Guide 2014: The Unipiper

Behind the Darth Vader mask of Portland’s one-wheeled mascot.


Bike Guide
It’s a statistical certainty that you know of the Unipiper. Regardless of how—small talk at a party or through Jimmy Kimmel—the guy riding around town on a unicycle, decked out in a kilt and   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bike Guide 2014: Goods BMX's Shad Johnson

The owner of Portland’s only dedicated BMX shop on dads doing tricks and crushing mileage.


Bike Guide
If you’re looking down from a buttery leather Brooks saddle, the guys tooling around the greenways of Portland on a BMX bike look like someone eating filet mignon with a spork. Sure, it’s st   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bike Guide 2014: BMX Shops and Rides


Bike Guide
SHOP Goods 2808 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 282-5408, goodsbmx.com. Noon-6 pm Monday-Saturday. Portland has both a world-famous BMX scene and a love of all things local. So it’s sad that m   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bike Guide 2014: BMX Shops and Rides


Bike Guide
SHOP
Goods
2808 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 282-5408, goodsbmx.com. Noon-6 pm Monday-Saturday.
Portland has both a world-famous BMX scene and a love of
all things local. So it’s sad that m   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Vanifest Destiny: Foot On The Gas

Dave Stone moved to L.A. and lived in a van to make his comedy career happen.


Culture Features
Editor’s note: WW contributor Pete Cottell lives in a van. For two years, Dave Stone, an L.A.-based comedian performing at this weekend’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, also lived in a van. We    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Golden State Warriors

Warpaint transcends blog buzz, rock ’n’ roll and L.A. but it’s still California daydreaming.


Music Stories
The path from blog-worthy buzz band to compelling live presence is treacherous. As we’ve learned from the hundreds of bands that face-plant live in the wake of well-hyped debuts, adding layers o   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Charles R. Cross, Here We Are Now

Drawn into your magnet tar-pit trap.


Books
In the 20 years since Kurt Cobain took his own life…an unbearable number of people (about 2 million, according to Google) have headed think pieces about the addled rock star’s legacy with some   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bar Guide 2014: Rontoms


Bar Guide
Rontoms600 E Burnside St., 236-4536, rontoms.net, 3 pm-2:30am daily.Upon immigrating to Portland, you’ll inevitably cruise by the corner of East Burnside Street and 6th Avenue on a Sunday night and    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bar Guide 2014: Star Bar


Bar Guide
Star Bar639 SE Morrison St., 232-5553, star-bar-rocks.com, 4pm-2:30am daily.If it weren’t for the fierce competition among tots-and-tall boy joints in Southeast Portland, Star Bar would have never h   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 PETE COTTELL
 

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