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Cut of the Day: "Canary Island," Houndstooth

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“Canary Island,” the latest single by Portland-based quintet Houndstooth, feels like driving to the beach on a sunny day. The breeze is warm, your windows are down and you wave lazily to some surfers as they cross the street approaching the ocean. Tagged as “Southern rock” and “psychedelic rock & roll,” the sing...   More
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Puttering Around: Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center

WW's quest to find Portland's best miniature golf course

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Fore! With spring in the air—and with every other fun activity from a Normal American ChildhoodTM having been already co-opted for ironic enjoyment then played out—over the next week WW brings you reviews of Portland-area putt-putt courses. We're also pretty excited about    More
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

George Rozwick, Accordion Master

At age 94, Portland’s accordion king is still pushing buttons.


Music Stories
The accordion has 233 buttons, 41 keys and 8,888 chords. George Rozwick won’t claim he knows all the chords off the top of his head. Pretty much everything else, though? He’s got it. Of cour   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Ries Above

Testing 11 grocery-store-bought Oregon rieslings.


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Oregon rieslings are not like German rieslings. Grown in the cool climates along the Rhine river, traditional German rieslings are sweet and fruity. Though the Willamette Valley is also known fo   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Headout: Underdeveloped

You will have made a terrible mistake if you go to an Arrested Development party without knowing these references.


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After years of rumors and speculation, once-dead Fox sitcom Arrested Development returns via Netflix later this month. To mark the occasion, Holocene is...   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Lil’ Cooperstown: Hey There, Sport


Bar Reviews
For what is ostensibly a sports bar, Lil’ Cooperstown (1831 SW River Drive, 719-5394, lilcooperstown.com) sure has a large and eccentric cocktail list. Along with bottled Michelob Ultra ($3.50)    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Headout: Mud Rush

What you need to know to watch this weekend’s 100-mile rally race.


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Logging trucks and mushroom hunters, beware: This weekend, souped-up Subarus will be spinning up gravel and flying over potholes in the Columbia River Gorge.  The Oregon Trail Rally, a se   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Augusten Burroughs, This Is How

He ran with scissors and lived to tell the tale.


Books
“Wipe that fucking smile off your face.” So begins the new book by Augusten Burroughs, a darkly comedic and sincere self-help book titled This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t (Picad   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Fable Master

Bill Willingham modernized fairy tales before modernizing fairy tales was cool.


Q & A
What if the Big Bad Wolf gave up chasing Little Red Riding Hood to take up yoga and become a clocksmith? He has, of course, on NBC’s Portland-filmed TV series, Grimm. Meanwhile, on ABC’s Once    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 KAITIE TODD
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