Free the Animals: Restaurant Guide 2014

Our picks for excellent vegetarian and vegan fare.


Restaurant Guide
Bar Avignon: Meatless small plates outnumber those with animal protein on the menu’s “Finger Food” and “For Sharing—Or Not” sections. Bete-Lukas: Bete-Lukas offers a seven-item vege   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff

Trial By Fire

The Growlers learn you can’t go home again—especially after your home burns to the ground.


Music Stories
There comes a time in every young punk’s life when it’s time to abandon the squat and move on to bigger ventures. For Orange County’s the Growlers, that decision did not come voluntarily.    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

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

Scouting the 2014 Pro-Am Beer Festival

Meet the 21 teams competing in the second-coming of 2013's Best New Beer Festival

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Food & Drink
How do you improve on a rookie of the year season?Why not almost double your stats?Sure, last year's Pro-Am Beer Festival was named "Best New Fest" of the year by Oregonian beer writer John Foyston. And sure, last year's prizewinning beer, Sasquatch's Vanilla Bourbon Cream Ale, ended up being one of our favorite ten beers of 2013. But that's no reason not to go from 12 to 21 beers available for ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Sunken Treasure

Why is the city sitting on $32 million that could be used to lower water rates?


News Stories
It’s no secret Portland’s water rates keep going up and up and up.  Mayor Charlie Hales  promised to cut rates. (He hasn’t.) And voters this spring contemplated a ballot measur   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Portland Fall Classical Picks


Fall Arts
Third Angle New Music and Mantra Percussion For the past few years, Third Angle has been familiarizing Portland with Bang on a Can, the New York ensemble that brought rock energy and 21st-century   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 BRETT CAMPBELL

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

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.


Coffee Guide
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the    More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER

The Year In Portland Coffee


Coffee Guide
RISE OF THE MACHINES One of the hallmarks of third-wave coffee has been the forefronting of the barista as artisan. Stumptown’s original selling point against Starbucks was that it French press   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Best Swimming Holes Near Portland

Willie W.K.’s guide to area swimming spots.


Summer Guide
When it comes to swimming holes, Portland’s outer lands are blessed. The Cascades are criss-crossed with pretty little rivers and streams filled with clean, cold water fed by ancient glaciers.    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Staff

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