The true story of Ethelbert, the brave little orca who swam to Portland.
Click on image below for larger version:SOURCES: “Portland’s Ethelbert,” Time magazine, Nov. 9, 1931, and “The short, tragic history of whaling inside Portland city limits,” The Pendleton Re
CHOPSTICKS AROUND: Fervidly popular karaoke spot Chopsticks II will move, but it won’t die, says owner David Chow. As WW reported in November, the East Burnside Street bar’s lease will not be rene
THURSDAY MARCH 12
JULIANA HATFIELD THREE
[INDIE POP] It’s been a couple of decades since the Juliana Hatfield Three’s highly influential Become What You Are became a lodestar for a generation
SANDYS OF TIME: Majestically ruined, purple-painted dive bar Sandy Hut—nicknamed
the Handy Slut on its own T-shirts and underwear—is changing hands.
Owner John Berning says Club 21 owners Marc
WEDNESDAY MARCH 4
[BLUE-COLLAR POWER POP] Last year’s Famous Graves
was Cheap Girls’ fourth proper studio album, and it was another
hook-laden fuzz-fest. The Michigan trio self
NOTHING UNDER THE KILT:
Sherwood’s Two Kilts Brewing Company caused a stir earlier this month
when it decided against expanding into a 11,000-square-foot facility in
Hillsboro. Signs on the do
Friday, Feb. 20Kareem Abdul-Jabbar[BOOKS AND BASKETBALL] When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired from the NBA in 1989 at age 42, he had scored more points, won more MVP awards and played in more All-Star games than any other player. In addition to being one of the most accomplished basketball players of all time, Abdul-Jabbar also writes inspirational books. He will sign copies of the secon...
TILT IT DOWN: The third location of Tilt burgers has been hit with an eviction notice before it even opened.
A sign on the door of the new restaurant at the east end of the
Burnside Bridge include
WEDNESDAY FEB. 18
[VIRTUAL ART] Using computer algorithms
to create faux “brushstrokes,” artist Jeremy Rotsztain layers myriad
ribbons of color, which he distorts through d
Friday, Feb. 13How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes [THEATER] $10 of every ticket goes toward a $1,000 pile of money, and y’all gotta figure out how to spend it to save the world. What could be ass-numbing bleacher fare becomes a real and rare chance to think together. Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St., 488-5822, portlandplayhouse.org. 7:30 pm. $40 ($20 rush.)</...More