Headout: Multnomah Village People

A disco squad of Portland archetypes.


Headout
ILLUSTRATION: Devon DevereauxBike Mechanic Interests: Lubrication, pulling the crank off the bottom bracket, chain tugs, down tubes, quick releases, couplers, saddles, thumb shifters, racks, nipp   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Portland’s Better Mousetraps

Does Portland lay claim to any big inventions?


Dr. Know
I recall that when I lived in Baltimore, there used to be a poster in City Hall that listed all the things that originated there (the refrigerator, the Ouija board, the dredger, Bromo-Seltzer, e   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Restaurant Guide 2013: Hotel Restaurants

Mints after dinner, mints on the pillow.


Restaurant Guide
Departure 525 SW Morrison St., 802-5370, departureportland.com. Departure comes with baggage. Located on the 15th floor of the swank Nines hotel downtown, sometimes that’s literal. A recent vi   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

The Grimmoire: That Voodoo We Do So Well

The return Of Grimm and decline of Portland TV's Golden Age

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Movies & Television
For all the grumblings about traffic upheavals and street closures caused by the sudden explosion of television projects filming 'round town, the local presumption of Portland as favored toy of the media elite has been rather oversold. We have Grimm, true. The NBC fabulist procedural starts its third season this evening at 9 PM (WW's weekly Grimmoire will offer ...   More
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 JAY HORTON

Tap List for the Pro-Am Beer Festival, November 2, 2013

Brews with toasted coconut, strawberries, cranberries, heather and bourbon-soaked woodchips on offer. Plus two IPAs from GABF medalists.

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Food & Drink
Portland’s first Pro-Am Beer Festival is next Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Con-Way Warehouse in Northwest Portland. There will be tickets available at the door for $25, which will net each person a taster cup of all of the 12 beers on offer. But since there are only 500 tickets to go around, you may want to order them now to ensure you're not left out in the cold when you arrive. In the ...   More
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Dr. Know: Post-Apocalyptic Suspension

Which Portland bridges are capable of surviving the Big Quake?


Dr. Know
After the big one hits and we Mad-Max our way out of the rubble, which bridges will be available for pedestrian, biking and automobile use? I am preparing a post-disaster beer-run map as part of   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Modern Life

Portland songwriter Drew Grow starts over.


Music Stories
When Drew Grow regained consciousness on the side of Interstate 5, his car totaled and his leg bent at an awkward angle, he took it as a sign. Not from above—though he’d grown up in a religiou   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: A Look Inside Castagna

Portland’s most adventurous kitchen.


Restaurant Guide
Justin Woodward doesn’t dwell on the past. So he isn’t burdened by the fact that the kitchen he now runs, Castagna, was dubbed Restaurant of the Year by The Oregonian in 2000, when Woodward    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 AARON MESH

Restaurant Guide 2013: Gluten-Free Dining

Where to eat wheat-free.


Restaurant Guide
Like most of Portland, I have wondered over the past two years whether I might be gluten-intolerant. At one point I went to a naturopath, who told me to eat nothing but amaranth, mung beans and    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Roe, Restaurant of the Year


Restaurant Guide
It’s 11 in the morning, six hours before dinner service begins, and Trent Pierce is already three hours into his workday. In the open kitchen of his tiny avant-seafood restaurant, Roe, tucked    More
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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