Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1476-1-.html Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Double Brewed - The best coffee beers available in Oregon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19921-double_brewed_the_best_coffee_beers_available_in_oregon.html Portland is known for coffee and beer. But not coffee beer. Despite having the nation’s best crop of small-batch coffee roasters and making some of the nation’s best suds, few Portland brewe]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Pok Pok - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21342-restaurant_guide_2013_pok_pok_.html Scene Report: Electronic Music - The artists who will dominate Portland dance floors in 2014. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21693-scene_report_electronic_music_the_artists_who_will_dominate_portland_dance_floors_in_2014.html Portland’s indie-rock and folk scenes outshine most other cities’. This is a universally accepted truth, and something that has made electronic music a second-class scene. That’s not for wan]]> Tales From the Weed Vault - Inside the city’s biggest pot stash: the Portland Police Bureau’s evidence warehouse. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20266-tales_from_the_weed_vault_inside_the_citys_biggest_pot_stash_the_portland_police_bureaus_evidence_wa.html The best pot stash in town is stored deep in the tangled concrete jungle of the Northwest Industrial District.]]> Applebee’s: Jell-O There - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19862-applebees_jell_o_there_.html A bartender at the Lloyd Center Applebee’s (1439 NE Halsey St, 284-8040, applebees.com) has apparently gone rogue. A mysterious bartender—everyone involved denies knowledge—is crafting seemi]]> The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition - <i>WW</i>’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21668-the_best_thing_i_heard_this_year_portland_edition_wws_music_staff_picks_its_favorite_local_albums_of.html Blitzen Trapper, VII A consistently suggestive blend of robust alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of genre-roving Americana. (GS) Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle]]> Headout: The Zero Train - Columbia River Crossing for dummies. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19974-headout_the_zero_train_columbia_river_crossing_for_dummies.html Vancouver is actively disinterested in joining Portland’s transportation grid. Twice in recent years, voters there have been asked to approve a tiny sales-tax increase to pay for a light-rail br]]> Fitter, Happier - Nootropic drugs to better your life. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23772-fitter_happier_nootropic_drugs_to_better_your_life.html You’ve been taking bad drugs. No, I don’t mean the $100 baby laxative you snorted on your last Vegas trip. I mean the drugs many of us all take every day: coffee, Adderall, antidepressants a]]> Bar Guide 2014: Drink Jockey - Every DJ has a flavor. And it goes well with some things and not others. Here are drink pairings for some of our favorite nights. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22260-bar_guide_2014_drink_jockey_every_dj_has_a_flavor_and_it_goes_well_with_some_things_and_not_others_h.html Art of Hot  Pairs with: Whiskey Red Bull Plays at: The Rose, 111 SW Ash St., therosepdx.com. At acid-house and techno raves in the ’90s, drug-dampening alcohol was replaced by smart drin]]> Sky Club: Send in the Clowns - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20055-sky_club_send_in_the_clowns_.html Sky Club (50 SW 3rd Ave., 223-1375, skyclubpdx.com) is a stage in a corner. A trapeze and silken strands are suspended from the corner’s beams, while hoops and glowing tethered balls whiz around]]> Buzz Next Year - What and how Portland will be drinking in 2013. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19922-buzz_next_year_what_and_how_portland_will_be_drinking_in_2013.html Coffee Roasters United The problem: Small specialty coffee roasters can’t afford to buy raw beans from growers on other continents by themselves. Sterling Coffee Roasters owner Adam McGovern beli]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Nuestra Cocina - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21327-restaurant_guide_2013_nuestra_cocina_.html Lunch Pail Tales - Adult story time, with sandwiches. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19981-lunch_pail_tales_adult_story_time_with_sandwiches.html Don’t worry, there aren’t any beanbag chairs, and these books of stories don’t have any pretty pictures. Lunch Pail Tales: A Story Hour for Grown-ups is exactly what it sounds like: an adult]]> The Portland Beard - Touring the city with native proto-foodie James Beard. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20115-the_portland_beard_touring_the_city_with_native_proto_foodie_james_beard.html James Beard would probably be very proud of what Portland has become. When the foodie icon was born here in 1903, Portland was barely out of its pioneer days. But Beard’s young adult life was ]]> Moberi - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20109-moberi_.html

How does a cart sell smoothies in rainy, tightfisted Portland? Any chump with a Cuisinart, bananas, Nutella, ice and yogurt can press “blend” in the warmth of his own home.

So Moberi has a twist.]]>
<i>The Taming of the Shrew</i> (Portland Shakespeare Project) - Shakespeare gets served. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20909-the_taming_of_the_shrew_%28portland_shakespeare_project%29_shakespeare_gets_served.html Wild women need to be tamed by their husbands. Whether or not Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew as a prescription, his comedy holds this misogynistic thesis as proven fact. In the 21st cen]]> <i>Julius Caesar</i> (Bag&Baggage) - Shakespeare goes drag. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20985-julius_caesar_%28bagbaggage%29_shakespeare_goes_drag.html Julius Caesar screams from a tower, asking who has just warned of the Ides of March. But instead of a man in the general’s garb, as Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has been performed for centuri]]> Nicole J. Georges, <i>Calling Dr. Laura</i> - An ambitious memoir from a twee local zinester. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20093-nicole_j_georges_calling_dr_laura_an_ambitious_memoir_from_a_twee_local_zinester.html Zinester and pet portraitist Nicole J. Georges has juicy secrets. The knowing-your-mother’s-lying-to-you kind. The living-queer-but-keeping-your-family-in-the-closet kind. She’s shared some ]]> <i>The Company You Keep</i> - Redford’s thriller can’t keep up with its actors. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20526-the_company_you_keep_redfords_thriller_cant_keep_up_with_its_actors.html Never mind that in real life, Weather Underground activists did not murder anyone in their anti-war radicalism of the early 1970s. In Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, they did.  As ]]> <i>Ephemory</i> (Such A Production) - Not your mother’s Holocaust drama. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19894-ephemory_%28such_a_production%29_not_your_mothers_holocaust_drama.html Ephemory opens with a tableau: A mother sits at a table working on her embroidery wheel. The father, dressed in a black suit, sits and smokes. Legs and frumpy dress splayed on the floor, the lit]]> Sir Richard Bishop: Friday, Jan. 11 - A former Sun City Girl gets in touch with his inner demons. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20102-sir_richard_bishop_friday_jan_11_a_former_sun_city_girl_gets_in_touch_with_his_inner_demons.html [GENRELESS GUITARIST] Any list of the best guitarists of the last three decades will probably not include Sir Richard Bishop. Long-haired teens do not headbang in front of a poster depicting his]]> Joe Biel, <i>Beyond the Music</i> - Like a long car ride with your Uncle Hank. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19895-joe_biel_beyond_the_music_like_a_long_car_ride_with_your_uncle_hank.html Punk zinester Joe Biel’s Powell’s chat will be a riot. Expect stories about cops breaking up fights outside house shows, roadies on endless tours and squatting mobs reclaiming abandoned homes]]> Hidden Bay Cafe: And the Tide Was Way Out - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19978-hidden_bay_cafe_and_the_tide_was_way_out_.html In the summer months, I understand Hayden Island bars are occasionally hoppin’ with jet skiers and yachtsmen. This time of year, it’s Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Island Cafe is closed until A]]> Magic Fades: Saturday, April 13 - Already Internet famous, a Portland duo makes moves offline. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20477-magic_fades_saturday_april_13_already_internet_famous_a_portland_duo_makes_moves_offline.html [SIMWAVE] “I bump fades when I fuck. So what?” says the muscular, shirtless man, digitally rendered as part of the virtual-world game Second Life, as he cocks his head to the side and spreads ]]> <i>Nastasya Filippovna</i> (Moscow New Drama Theatre) - Crime, punishment and improvisation. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20116-nastasya_filippovna_%28moscow_new_drama_theatre%29_crime_punishment_and_improvisation.html She’s a gorgeous parasite, a kept woman and a deranged femme fatale, but Nastasya Filippovna Barashkov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, is not easy to pigeonhole. Director Viacheslav Do]]> Trekking Nowhere Fast - Where’s JJ when you need him? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20643-trekking_nowhere_fast_wheres_jj_when_you_need_him.html JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has gotten great reviews. Already released in Australia, Mexico and other countries, the movie’s U.S. release was delayed because of a competing opening of T]]> Emancipator: Friday, March 8 - An electronic music festival mainstay escapes the stigma of jam. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20329-emancipator_friday_march_8_an_electronic_music_festival_mainstay_escapes_the_stigma_of_jam.html [DOWNTEMPO] Doug Appling, known in electronic music circles as Emancipator, has just been on what he calls a “little adventure.” He’s currently in Costa Rica, where he performed at the mus]]> Lovecraft on the Tabletop - How to scare the father of Doom. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20588-lovecraft_on_the_tabletop_how_to_scare_the_father_of_doom.html

Game designer Sandy Petersen isn’t afraid of anything. Well, almost anything. “The revelation that things are not as they seem—that’s scary to me,” says Petersen, the guest of honor

Movie Review: Portland Director Aaron Katz's Land Ho! - <i>Land Ho!</i> spots a new brand of comedy on Aaron Katz’s horizon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22936-movie_review_portland_director_aaron_katzs_land_ho__land_ho__spots_a_new_brand_of_comedy_on_aaron_ka.html Aaron Katz has come a long way since his last film, 2010’s cutesy mystery Cold Weather. For Land Ho!, the Portland-born Katz and co-director Martha Stephens travel to Iceland, where two geezers ]]> <i>All Is Lost</i> - Old man and the sea. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21437-all_is_lost_old_man_and_the_sea.html We all know Robert Redford too well. We know that, after nearly 50 years on the big screen, Redford the man is not an investigative journalist, a gadabout sidekick or a dark-horse power hitter]]>