Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do and See in Portland, Feb. 27-Mar. 1


Friday, Feb. 27 Mark Fell [house] Fell is a dance-music iconoclast who’s been spinning high-brow house since long before “EDM” meant anything. He’s also created several art installations, with names like Untitled Study for Computer Controlled Laser, Stroboscope and Linn LM-1. He won’t be installing anything in YU’s downstairs gallery, but his warm, deconstructed rhythms will certainly ...   More
Friday, February 27, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

2015 Oregon Beer Awards

Beer Guide
In a state with such a vital craft beer culture, Willamette Week found it strange that there was no award ceremony to celebrate the best of the industry. So, this year, with the help of Ben Edmu   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 WW Staff

What the Firk?

What you need to know about Firkin Fest.

What the hell is a firkin? It’s a small cask—10 and three-quarters gallons of warm-conditioned goodness—the oldest still-in-use form of beer storage in the world. This is some serious Laura   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 PARKER HALL

Brannon’s: Beaver Bran

Beaver Bran

Bar Reviews
Is it time to get my oil changed? This is all I can think about while sitting at Brannon’s (3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, 567-8003, brannonsbrewery.com), Beaverton’s newest brewpub. The    More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Book Review: Brian Yaeger, Oregon Breweries

Yaeger’s shot.

You can write only so many guidebooks to Stonehenge or Machu Picchu, which have remained unchanged for centuries if not millennia, surviving societal collapse and U.S.-backed military coups. A   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Cheer Up, Drunky

Pro tips for surviving 77 beers and massive crowds at the annual Holiday Ale Fest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Arrive early, but not too early: Portland's Holiday Ale Festival always gets packed—17,000-plus attendees will drop in over five days—which means you want to get there before sought-after    More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fat Head’s: The Great Middle West

Bar Reviews
 The Pearl District’s newest brewpub, Fat Head’s (131 NW 13th Ave., 820-7721,fatheadsportland.com), really channels the spirit of suburban Cleveland. That’s not a knock. There’s   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fat Head’s: The Great Middle West

Bar Reviews
The Pearl District’s newest brewpub, Fat Head’s (131 NW 13th Ave., 820-7721, fatheadsportland.com), really channels the spirit of suburban Cleveland. That’s not a knock. There’s a lot to l   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Eternal Oktober

Our blind taste test of 29 lagers from across Oregon.

For a kind of beer that’s best fresh, the world’s top lagers are very old. Germany’s best—think Augustiner, Tannenzäpfle and Neumarkter—have been at it for a couple hundred years. M   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Drink Mobile

How beer helped save the food-cart phenomenon.

Food Reviews & Stories
Tidbit Food Farm and Garden doesn’t look much like the apocalypse. It’s a sunny afternoon, and Portland’s newest food-cart pod—with 20 eateries, a mobile apothecary and a school bus sell   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


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