Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-795-1-.html Wed, 17 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Budget Bud - Why Oregon has America’s cheapest weed. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18722-budget_bud_why_oregon_has_americas_cheapest_weed.html In Oregon, we have high precipitation, high unemployment and very high standards for coffee. But the cost of getting high? That’s low. The price of marijuana is lower in Oregon than in any o]]> Cheap Eats 2012: Cheaper Eats - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18902-cheap_eats_2012_cheaper_eats_.html So you’re really, really broke. We get it—we’re journalists. The cheap eats within these pages are inexpensive, sure, but not on a living-the-dream budget. I decided to see if I could eat ]]> Summer Guide 2011: Go Play Outside - You have 32 days off before the end of September. Here’s how you’re going to spend them. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17598-summer_guide_2011_go_play_outside_you_have_32_days_off_before_the_end_of_september_heres_how_youre_g.html
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Get Out Of Debt Now! - A spoonful of sugar (and a little planning) help the loan balance go down. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19014-get_out_of_debt_now__a_spoonful_of_sugar_%28and_a_little_planning%29_help_the_loan_balance_go_down.html If you’re in debt, well, you are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. Whether because, as the Republicans tell us, our parents just bought us our X-Men trading cards instead of making us save]]> Proof: Burden of Proof - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18506-proof_burden_of_proof_.html Soft-opened some four months ago in a space previously occupied by half of Cup and Saucer, Proof (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 236-6001) is a welcome addition to Hawthorne’s relatively nightlife-light]]> How To: Pedal Better - Unlock the power in your quads! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18856-how_to_pedal_better_unlock_the_power_in_your_quads_.html Whoever said doing the locomotion was easier than learning your ABCs—I’m lookin’ at you, Little Eva—wasn’t talking about biking. Pedaling healthily and efficiently requires at least A, B]]> Bike to the Future - The next big innovation in bicycle design is…wood? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17532-bike_to_the_future_the_next_big_innovation_in_bicycle_design_is%E2%80%A6wood.html The funny thing about Ken Wheeler, owner of Portland bicycle manufacturer Renovo, is that he doesn’t seem terribly interested in the qualities that must attract many customers to the wooden bikes ]]> Al's Den: Hold The Iniquity - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17929-als_den_hold_the_iniquity_.html Considering that Al’s Den (303 SW 12th Ave.), the live-music venue in the Crystal Hotel’s basement, takes its name from Al Winter, a Portland gambling kingpin who purportedly directed his vast ]]> Spare a Quarter Mil? - So you need a loan. Here’s how to get one. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19013-spare_a_quarter_mil_so_you_need_a_loan_heres_how_to_get_one.html You’re going to need a loan someday. No matter how much cash in tips, Chinook Book coupons and coffee-shop punch cards you’ve stashed in your mattress, when it comes to buying a house or start]]> Restaurant Guide 2012: Perfect Pairs - Matching beer and cocktails to your meal. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19809-restaurant_guide_2012_perfect_pairs_matching_beer_and_cocktails_to_your_meal.html Knowing how to pair wine with food is an essential skill for any gourmand. But as beer and cocktails—and even non-alcoholic drinks—attain a level of artisanship on par with vino, and gain ]]> Gift Guide 2011: Multnomah Village - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18280-gift_guide_2011_multnomah_village_.html Everything Jewish 6684 SW Capitol Highway, 246-5437, everythingjewish.biz.Because the Jewish calendar is based on the lunar cycle, Hanukkah hops around year to year, sometimes falling closer to T]]> Hey Lover: Friday, Sept. 23 - The Portland couple behind Hey Lover gets comfortable in its own sound. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17977-hey_lover_friday_sept_23_the_portland_couple_behind_hey_lover_gets_comfortable_in_its_own_sound.html [GARAGE ROCK, GROWN UP] Hey Lover is like, a bajillion years old. In Portland band years, that is. By the regular old Gregorian calendar, the garage-rock two-piece—which releases its new album, Ten]]> Gift Guide 2011: Hollywood - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18278-gift_guide_2011_hollywood_.html Ed’s House of Gems 7712 NE Sandy Blvd., 284-8990, edshouseofgems.com.Somebody on your Christmas list just getting coal this year—because that’s what they wanted? Ed’s, a diamond in the ro]]> A Bridge Too Far - Condo owners threaten to hold up proposed Sellwood Bridge fixes. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7377-a_bridge_too_far_condo_owners_threaten_to_hold_up_proposed_sellwood_bridge_fixes.html Bikeasaurus Rex - Three-term Metro councilor to Portland’s elected officials: Get off your asses! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17530-bikeasaurus_rex_three_term_metro_councilor_to_portlands_elected_officials_get_off_your_asses_.html Rex Burkholder, ever the environmentalist, is concerned about a new endangered species in Portland: the biking public official. Burkholder helped found the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and, as th]]> Home for the Holidays - Staying in town this Christmas? Here are six shows for you. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18557-home_for_the_holidays_staying_in_town_this_christmas_here_are_six_shows_for_you.html It can be a thankless job playing shows on the holidays: A lot of your potential audience is home with family, and those who brave the clubs are often massively drunk. So why do it? That’s what ]]> Top Five Into the Woods Videos - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18231-top_five_into_the_woods_videos_.html Our favorite Pacific Northwest "music media" site Into the Woods:Feels LIke Home #40, Guidance Counselor The sadly defunct dance-punk group’s Ian Anderson belts the Bushwick-hipster-skewering “]]> <i>The Wizard of Oz</i> (Pixie Dust Productions) - Hello again, Yellow Brick Road. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18567-the_wizard_of_oz_%28pixie_dust_productions%29_hello_again_yellow_brick_road.html It probably isn’t fair to fault Pixie Dust Productions’ staging of The Wizard of Oz for not doing something it’s not even trying to do. Nonetheless, in a world with, at minimum, one Wizard boo]]> Album Review: Wild Flag - <i>Wild Flag</i> (Merge) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18172-album_review_wild_flag_wild_flag_%28merge%29.html [UNDER THE BANNER OF ROCK] In the music video for “Romance,” the lead single on their recently released self-titled debut, the members of Wild Flag play unlikely work buddies who, on their lunch]]> Log Across the Washer: Tuesday, Oct. 18 - Ex-And And And co-frontman Tyler Keene is looking for A Love Supreme. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18055-log_across_the_washer_tuesday_oct_18_ex_and_and_and_co_frontman_tyler_keene_is_looking_for_a_love_su.html [ONE-MAN BAND] Tyler Keene is searching. Speaking via telephone from outside a wedding reception in his hometown of Saginaw, Mich., he is searching for the words to explain why he recently left his ]]> Behind the Buzz - Blouse is a real band. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18648-behind_the_buzz_blouse_is_a_real_band.html At the North Portland warehouse where Blouse rehearses and records—a local ad firm’s outpost occupied by commercial props and a half-pipe—singer-guitarist Charlie Hilton, bassist Patrick Ada]]> Velodramatic - The wheels on these bikes go round and round. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17719-velodramatic_the_wheels_on_these_bikes_go_round_and_round.html For a city so fixated on bikes, Portland pays surprisingly little attention to bike racing. Maybe that’s because all Portland’s potential racers are, at present, using biking mainly as an altern]]> Album Review: Alela Diane - <i>About Farewell</i> (Rusted Blue) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20816-album_review_alela_diane_about_farewell_%28rusted_blue%29.html [FOLK] On the title track of her new album, About Farewell, local songstress Alela Diane sings, “Leaving is the hardest part, that’s what we always said/ Once upon the other side, it’s best ]]> Album Review: Genders - <i>Genders</i> EP (Self-Released) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19860-album_review_genders_genders_ep_%28self_released%29.html [MULTIFACETED POP] When it placed fifth in WW’s Best New Band poll this year, Portland quartet Youth also earned another, more dubious distinction: It became the only act in the poll’s histo]]> Blowback - How Colin Stetson helped save the sax from cheesy ’80s purgatory. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19131-blowback_how_colin_stetson_helped_save_the_sax_from_cheesy_80s_purgatory.html Last year was a good one for the sax. From the commercial airwaves (Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory,” Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night”) to the indie blogosphere (Destroyer’s Kaputt, Tune-]]> Album Review: My Autumn’s Done Come - <i>Paper Flowers</i> (Self-Released) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18504-album_review_my_autumns_done_come_paper_flowers_%28self_released%29.html [NOT FALL YET] On the song that gave My Autumn’s Done Come its name, country singer Lee Hazlewood croons, “Let those I-don’t-care days begin/ I’m tired of holding my stomach in.” The loc]]> Ben Darwish and Shook Twins: Thursday, Jan. 19 - Jazz meets rock meets folk meets...dubstep? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18685-ben_darwish_and_shook_twins_thursday_jan_19_jazz_meets_rock_meets_folk_meetsdubstep.html  [FOLK-STEP] It’s an unseasonably bright January day; sunlight pours through the windows of Caffe Vita and backlights Ben Darwish’s ’fro. The local keyboardist-composer, 27, has a cerebral...]]> <i>The Tripping Point</i> (Shaking the Tree) - Who’s that I see walkin’ in these woods? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18752-the_tripping_point_%28shaking_the_tree%29_whos_that_i_see_walkin_in_these_woods.html There’s a reason fairy tales have been plumbed for art’s sake so deeply: they’re bottomless. Murky with our fears, desires and other shadowy drives, the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Hans]]> Like a Villain: Tuesday, March 12 - Holland Andrews wants to teach the world to love. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20330-like_a_villain_tuesday_march_12_holland_andrews_wants_to_teach_the_world_to_love.html [EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL THEATER] Holland Andrews stands just beyond the fray of the final gathering site at last year’s Portland May Day protests, in a video for local music-media website Into the]]> Primer: Cat Power - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19834-primer_cat_power_.html Born: In Atlanta in 1972.  Sounds like: The “sad girl” of teen films (see: Empire Records) if she expressed her angst less through black lipstick than by writing heartrendingly vulnerable mu]]>