Arkansas Fried Pickles: They Ain't No Fried Twinkie

The 50 Plates tour continues with hot-salty cukes at Crown Q

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Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with fried pickles from Arkansas, which joined the union on June 15, 1836.The state: Arkansas has ...   More
 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland's Boozed-up Frozen and Slushy Drinks

Getting slushed in the summer.


Drank
Slushies have proved to be this summer’s breakout hit. Adult-grade Slurpees are popping up all over Portland, from familiar dives like the Standard to high-end cocktail bars like Rum Club. H   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, RIAN NIELSEN, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

At TechFestNW, Startup Founders Charlie Brown and Sam Blackman Talk About "Selling the City Without Selling Out"

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News
Portland's new wave of businessmen are ready to take on the challenge of "keeping Portland weird."That was the message at a Friday TechFestNW panel featuring Charlie Brown of Context Partners and Sam Blackman of Elemental Technologies. “Portland is offering us an incredibly unique opportunity to take the torch from the Knights and the Wiedens and maintain Portland as our competitive advantage,” ...   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Buy Portland: Oregon-Made Music Gear


Culture Features
Edwina microphone Ear Trumpet Labs, eartrumpetlabs.com. Philip Graham produces old-school microphones by hand at his Portland company. The Edwina mic ($499) has a large diaphragm set in a head   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

The Long Goodbye

The last African-American family on a Portland block faces losing its home.


News Stories
To Helen Murray, a tour of her home is a tour of her life. Over the fireplace, Helen, 77, and her husband, Nelson, 82, display photographs of their six children. Pictures of their 12 grandchil   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO, REBECCA TURLEY

Who pilots those small planes that buzz Northeast Portland at dawn?


Dr. Know
Am I correct in assuming that the small planes that buzz Northeast Portland at dawn are piloted by bourgeois joy riders and not heroes on humanitarian missions? —Sleepless in NE I can tell by    More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTY SMITH

New Crop, New Cream

Checking in on Portland’s post-Salt & Straw ice cream and froyo parlors.


Food Reviews & Stories
Salt & Straw changed everything. Before that “farm to cone” product hit the streets, ice cream wasn’t trendy. Gelato, maybe, for people into futbol and Vespas. But, in 2011, longtime   More
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 WW Staff

Don't Bogart That Tax

Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.


Politics
Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to regulate and tax weed sales. But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 AARON MESH

Portland's Top Events This Week, July 30-August 5


Headout Picks
THURSDAY JULY 31 TYCHO [MUSIC] Executing semi-danceable electronic dreamscapes live is difficult, but Tycho’s synth-laced, post-rock Miami Vice soundtrack comes with an intense psychedelic vid   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 WW Culture Staff

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