Dr. Know: The Feline Exemption

Dr. Know
Please explain why cats get to roam neighborhoods without a leash. They make terrible noises at night, leave their crap in my yard, and they kill birds. Why do my dogs need to be leashed and not cats?   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Dead Dog Walking

What happens when a husband-and-wife team fight to save the life of every violent dog?

Cover Story
The inmate wants out of his darkened cell. He paces, calling out day and night until his throat is raw. His nails bleed from trying to claw his way through concrete walls to freedom. His name is Cuj   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Headout: Relax The Hounds

Where to spoil your four-legged circus performers.

This week, the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater somersaults its way into Portland, with dozens of four-legged, furry stars in tow. We figured that ringleader Gregory Popovich—who’s been called a    More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

One Sick Puppy

Questions about veterinary care dog a pet-leasing company.

News Stories
Hannah the Pet Society, a controversial and growing company that leases pets, is exploiting a loophole in a state law intended for chicken farmers and cattle ranchers—that owners can medically   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Willamette Weekend: 12 Things to Do in Portland, August 2-4


Friday, August 2 Batman ’66 No. 1 Release Party [COMICS] Harking back to the golden age of Batman when it was just Adam West in spandex, Batman ’66 No. 1, released by DC Comics, finds the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder attempting to thwart the Riddler in a fine-art heist. Will a certain feline femme fatale step in to help or hinder their mission? Creators Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case ...   More
Friday, August 2, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Man's Best Temp

Dr. Know
They’ve taken down the “Temporary Dog Play Area” signs at Northwest 12th Avenue and Overton Street. Now where do I take my temporary dog to play? She’s not much of a dog, but she’s all I   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Pooch Hooch

Beer for dogs is a funny idea, but do dogs actually like it?

Food Reviews & Stories
Everyone knows dogs like beer. Thing is, you’re not supposed to give it to them. The science is a little iffy—and anecdotes contradict claims that beer will harm your pooch—but giving a do   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW Culture Staff

A Question of Breeding

A local semen bank for dogs is accused of sending the wrong seed.

News Stories
For more than 40 years, Carrol C. Platz Jr. has been collecting dog semen—sometimes using a device called an electroejaculator, and sometimes by hand. Platz is a world-renowned expert on the   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Market Watch: At Gresham Farmers Market the Plants Eat the Animals

Oh, and bring your pups.


Food & Drink
At most farmers markets, you bring your own bags. At Gresham Farmer's Market, you bring your own bugs.If you do the Portland Creep (someone please choreograph this, Thriller style) out to the Gresham Farmers Market, you'll need some insects.You'll be glad you did if you find yourself in front of Sarracenia NW, a stand devoted to carnivorous plants. The owner is Jeff "Snake" Dallas, a long-time ...   More
Thursday, June 7, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Headout: Wine & Wag

The life of a veteran Oregon wine dog.

Before people buy your wine, they want to pet your dog. Alex Sokol Blosser has accepted this. “I don’t know why—it’s gotta be that when you go to a farm, you expect to see a dog,” he s   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR


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