WEDNESDAY OCT. 22
[BOOKS] Much like communism, running is a great idea in theory but often oppressive and cruel in practice. But The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman somehow managed to find j
[CAFFEINE] This is the big conference where things get done each year in the coffee trade. So if insanely cool new coffee technology debuts, it debuts here. If a trend forms, it happens amid bitterly bad breath here. Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Throu...More
Get scared, get drunk or just get a pumpkin to carve.
Haunted Front Yard Davis GraveyardYou know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there's a house that does that for Halloween. It's called the Davis Graveyard and it's a normal residential house that's been turned into a roadside attraction complete with a crypt, the skeleton of a weird flying beast thing and a foam gravestone ma...
ROCKS OFF: Another
hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early last weekend, though
police had nothing to do with it. Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled
the plug on Sir Michael Rocks on Oc
WEDNESDAY OCT. 15
ALL JANE NO DICK
[COMEDY] The all-lady comedy festival has
secured another powerful lineup, anchored by headliner Kate Berlant,
whose digressive, improvisational style tends mo
Shane Torres and Friends
[COMEDY] It’s a sad day for local comedy: Standup stalwart Shane Torres is off to New York. He’s one of Portland’s hardest-working comics, bringing a disarmingly casual style to jokes about plasma centers and getting fired from Kinko’s. He’ll be joined by lots of other talented locals. Bring tissues.
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Danava
[BLUES RIFFING] Though not really doomy, there’s a sturdy 1970s metal obsession running through not just the music but the imagery Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have mined over the course of three albums. Of course, the Brits toured with Ozzy and company, so that’s an easy touchstone. And on its first extended tour of the State...
GOLDEN ALE: Oregon
had another good year at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, the
largest beer competition in the world. Oregon won 22 medals, including
seven golds, the biggest of whic
WEDNESDAY OCT. 8
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
[MUSIC] Led by the towering songwriting
trifecta of Carl Newman, Neko Case and Dan Bejar, the Pornos are one of
those groups where it’s nearly impossib