Madder Men

AMC needs to keep Mad Men alive. Why not a Portland-based reboot?


Headout
After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Mad Men is meandering its way to a close this Sunday. There is little to say about this show that hasn’t already been said. It’s an engaging look no   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Storefront Revue: The Babes Are Back (Triangle Productions)

Part scandalous musical, part historical biopic.


Performance
Three songs after the Kent State shootings, a man unbuttons the front of his costume to expose a massive, star-spangled phallus. Like the legendary 1970s-’90s Portland theater that inspired    More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Decamped

The mayor’s office calls the Eastside Esplanade unsafe. Will Hales’ homeless policies make a difference?


News Stories
James Noel has seen a lot of changes in his neighborhood, which consists of a narrow sidewalk against a chain-link fence that runs along Southeast Main Street, with the northbound ramp to Inters   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

Secret Shelf

Top-notch whiskey bars that stay under the radar.


Headout
This weekend, the Whiskeytown USA festival will crowd with sulfur-breathed Beavertonites downing half-ounce plastic shots of God-knows-what whiskey that’s probably great. But Portland bars a   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Funny Knows Funny

We asked past Funniest 5 comics to pick what’s best at this year’s Bridgetown.


Comedy and Variety
Nathan BrannonIMAGE: Inger Klekacz7 Minutes in Purgatory at Doug Fir Lounge, 7 pm Saturday. $20.  Ian Abramson created this show, where comedians do their standup set in a soundproof room to   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Culture Staff

2015 Portland Beer Events and Festivals


Beer Guide
Feb. 25-March 2 Tart Fruit Fest Cascade Brewing’s limited releases poured at the barrelhouse. cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com. Feb. 28 Malt Ball Bands and brews. themaltball.com. March 6-7   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 WW Staff

A Driveway Moment

New sharing apps help you rent your driveway. Just don’t tell the city.


News Stories
For two years, Steve Gutmann found a way to make a little extra cash. His house sits in Southeast Portland’s Richmond neighborhood, two blocks from Hawthorne Boulevard. He knows parking is a   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Heaven Adores You

Elliott Smith’s story told by his Portland compatriots.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The title is wrong. It sounds like a soft-focus TV movie about an angel who dreams of being a runway model. But Heaven Adores You is the most complete, least icky attempt to date at telling the stor   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

A Fair Share

Maybe Portland cyclists should be happy the city dawdled on bad bike-share schemes.


Bike Issue
San Francisco—A 30-something man in an American-made hoodie emerges from the Montgomery Street BART station. As his bleary eyes adjust to the bright sunlight, he looks across the street to see   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

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