Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1515-1-.html Fri, 31 Oct 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 4th Dimension Sober Club: Parallel Dimension - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21103-4th_dimension_sober_club_parallel_dimension_.html “A sober club? Is that when they cut you off at two drinks?” It’s a question that was repeated in various forms by several bystanders outside 4th Dimension Sober Club (2410 N Mississippi Ave]]> Asylum Lounge: Free Cookies - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20857-asylum_lounge_free_cookies_.html Vancouver’s just-opened Asylum Lounge (606 Broadway St., Vancouver, 360-433-2205, theasylumlounge.com) wants to bring “chic” nightlife north of the border. In an effort to reupholster Vancou]]> Lightbar: Light at the End of the Tunnel - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20874-lightbar_light_at_the_end_of_the_tunnel_.html A few months ago, when clouds layered Portland, we could have used a Lightbar (1401 SE Morrison St., 971-279-2169, lightbarpdx.com). The first Portland bar to offer “therapeutic lighting with a ]]> Peter Hoffmeister, <i>Graphic the Valley</i> - Burning bulldozers and choking mountain lions. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20962-peter_hoffmeister_graphic_the_valley_burning_bulldozers_and_choking_mountain_lions.html Tenaya, the protagonist of Graphic the Valley (Tyrus, 265 pages, $24.95), was born in the back of an old Plymouth just west of the iconic El Capitan peak in Yosemite National Park. Midway thro]]> Matthew Specktor, <i>American Dream Machine</i> - Talent is in the blood. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20910-matthew_specktor_american_dream_machine_talent_is_in_the_blood.html Beau Rosenwald is not a Hollywood pretty boy. He will never be handsome.  He’s 5-foot-8, 275 pounds. But as the narrator of American Dream Machine (Tin House, 460 pages, $25.95) explains, if ]]> Headout: A Faire Fight - A joust between this weekend’s Renaissance Faire and Renaissance-era London. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20922-headout_a_faire_fight_a_joust_between_this_weekends_renaissance_faire_and_renaissance_era_london.html Restrooms 16th-Century London: Pilgrims to London would simply defecate into the Thames’ sewer drainage. 21st-Century Silverton: 16 public port-a-potties.Food London: Meat pies made of carrots, s]]> Rhye: Wednesday, Aug. 7 - The ultra-sounds of Robin Hannibal. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20974-rhye_wednesday_aug_7_the_ultra_sounds_of_robin_hannibal.html [PRENATAL SOUL] Many artists build their careers from the face up. Robin Hannibal took the opposite route: He’s become an in-demand producer while remaining deliberately faceless. In the past ]]> Headout: Snooperstyle - What’s next for everyone’s favorite Dogg/Lion? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21034-headout_snooperstyle_whats_next_for_everyones_favorite_dogg_lion.html The artist once known as Snoop Doggy Dogg is enjoying a period of reinvention. This year, after visiting Jamaica, he put out a reggae album under the moniker Snoop Lion. He also released a mixtape]]>