Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now.   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Portland Public Outdoor Pools, Ranked

We went to every single outdoor public pool and jumped in.

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Culture
When I was a kid, I spent the whole summer in my swimsuit, going from pool to lawn to pool to lake to pool, usually on my bike. While I'm glad I've grown up enough now to remove damp lycra before bed, I still love the feeling of jumping into cool water on a hot day (because I am a human). Amazingly, this is something that we all can actually do in Portland, even if, like me, you can't afford to join ...   More
 
Friday, June 26, 2015 by Lizzy Acker

Pow to the People

Kung Pow dresses up and gets down with American Chinese.


Food Reviews & Stories
When you see the dragon on that takeout menu, you know what you’re in for. Not to mention the exclamatory name (Kung POW!, a typography our copy editors won’t allow in our paper outside of these p   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Downward-Facing Dollar

Under state scrutiny, yoga studios in Portland find themselves twisting into new positions.


News Stories
When Michele Loew opened her yoga studio on Southeast Stark Street in 2007, she recruited the best instructors available and paid them for each student they brought in. That’s how many Portland st   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Wage Wars: The Battle for a Higher Minimum Wage

Even businesses that support a higher minimum wage worry about a rush to raise it to $13 an hour.


News Stories
Laurelhurst Cafe has become a popular hangout in the heart of Portland’s bleeding heart. The café—with its corrugated metal and orange trim façade—sits at East Burnside Street and Northeast    More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

Oh, Hey, There's Still a Confederate Flag Flying Over a Park in Suburban Portland

Park named for loser traitor Jefferson Davis, who was unjustly spared from hanging by misguided moderates.

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Features
Finally, 150 years after the South lost its war against being forced to consider darker-pigmented humans as human, burning the Confederate flag has become a popular mode of protest. Twitter, Facebook and op-ed pages lit up late last week with photos of people burning the stars and bars, sparked by outrage over the fact that South Carolina would not lower its Confederate flag even after an evil ...   More
 
Monday, June 22, 2015 by Martin Cizmar

Sausage Festival

Who has the best hot dogs in Portland?


Summer Guide
In the pages of Portland Monthly or The Oregonian, you’ll read it: The Year of the Hot Dog. Mostly this is the result of a Stray Dogs hot-dog pop-up (currently on hiatus) featuring foie gras on a sa   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Is Still the Strip Club Capital of America

Suck it, Houston.

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Features
On Wednesday, Priceonomics shared an explainer called "Why Does Portland Have So Many Strip Clubs?" First, it sent its data team on "a thrilling quest to determine whether or not Portland really deserves the title of 'strip club capital.'" The team drew some conclusions that you might have already guessed at: Yes, there is another town with more strip clubs (Houston), but, as they ...   More
 
Friday, June 19, 2015 by Lizzy Acker

Portland Is Still the Only Livable City in the U.S., Apparently

Rich English magazine owners agree: Portland is the only barely acceptable place to live in America!

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Arts & Books
For the second year in a row, Portland is the only city in the United States that is even basically livable, though just barely, according to Monocle, a London-based culture and global affairs magazine. "Portland has gone from obscurity to an exemplar of US urban good life," writes the magazine for its annual Quality of Life survey, sponsored this year by AKZONobel, a sustainable ...   More
 
Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Lizzy Acker

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