Favorite Portland Art Shows, 2002-2015

Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.


Visual Arts
Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires (Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003) Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 RICHARD SPEER

Cheap Eats 2015: Sandwiches


Cheap Eats
Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks 1203 NW 23rd Ave., 477-7133. Lunch and dinner Sunday-Friday, closed Saturday. The Philadelphia cheesesteak is a stupidly simple creation, and exactly the sort of th   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Breakfast and Brunch


Cheap Eats
Milk Glass Market 2150 N Killingsworth St., 395-4742, milkglassmrkt.com. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Tuesday-Sunday. You really shouldn’t be in a hurry at Milk Glass Market. Former Woodsm   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Mexican Food


Cheap Eats
Pollo Norte Pollo Norte, 5427 NE 42nd Ave., 287-0669, pollonorte.com. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. When Pollo Norte opened, they did not advertise. But there was a deafening chorus of whis   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015


Cheap Eats
This was supposed to be the year the Portland food cart broke down.  Last spring, our cart pods looked like they would all be tilled under by developers, from Hawthorne’s Cartopia to Bel   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Life: Cheap Flicks...


Featured Stories
People have been bitching about the price of movies since the days of penny matinees, but with multiplex prices hitting an all-time high—most major-chain matinees start at $8.50, and that’s    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

Cheap Life: A Full Breakfast Under $4…


Featured Stories
$3.99 breakfast special at the Mock Crest Tavern “Give me a fucking screwdriver!” booms a convivial man in a Hawaiian shirt. It’s 9:30 a.m. on a weekday and the elderly, housecoat-and-sli   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Cheap Life: Fun & Games...


Featured Stories
Beer, dice and pizza at Guardian Games  345 SE Taylor St., 238-4000, ggportland.com. The concept of #value is a mantra of sorts for local Magic: The Gathering players, but the appreciation    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Air Invasion

Newly available data on Airbnb shows the company’s impact on Portland.


News Stories
Airbnb is all for sharing—except, of course, when it comes to its own data. The vacation-rental site has been under scrutiny in Portland and other U.S. cities for its effect on neighborhoods   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Girls In Film

POWgirls offers girls a seat in the director’s chair.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The statistics for women filmmakers are dismal: In 2013, only 6 percent of the 250 top-grossing domestic films had female directors. Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival took aim at that di   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 RIHANNA WEISS

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