The Best Things I Heard

WW’s music writers pick their favorite Portland songs of the year.


Music Stories
No one is going to miss 2014, least of all Portland’s music scene. It was a year of loss, from people (Linda Hornbuckle, Paul Revere, Pink Martini’s Derek Rieth) to institutions (Slabtown, E   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Don’t Shoot

A new documentary examines the history of police brutality in Portland.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Long before the Trail Blazers warmed up in “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts, another group of Portlanders wore a very different message across their chests. Thirty years ago, after a man died    More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Next Big Things

Portland artists to watch in 2015.


Music Stories
Portland is set to experience a huge year in music, with several long-anticipated big-name albums scheduled to drop in the next few months. But in this city, the year is often made by artists wh   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 WW Staff

Macrolicious

The 10 most convenient yet nutritious foodstuffs in town.


Health Issue
Did you spend much of November and December lolling in a greasy puddle of nutritionally questionable party snacks and rum? Us too. Well, it’s time for your January redemption, but without    More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 KAT MERCK

The Great PBR Debate

Who got Portland hooked on the Blue Stuff?


Headout
Everyone knows Portland bleeds Pabst Blue Ribbon. But who injected it into our bloodstream?  There are two true contenders. Lutz Tavern, in Woodstock, is commonly thought to have introduc   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Spring Awakening

Performance picks for spring 2015.


Performance
THEATER The Snowstorm As part of Fertile Ground—an 11-day spree of locally produced new works—pianist Eric Nordin and choreographer Jessica Wallenfels collaborate on an original piece of d   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON, KAITIE TODD

Turn the Page

Revisiting the restaurants that left us wondering over the past 12 months.


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the big secrets of the food-review business: After making three or four visits in quick succession, even the best restaurants look good in the rearview. Actually, the spots we’re most eager   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Best Thing I Read

Favorite books read in 2014 by some of our favorite local writers.


Books
The Wilds by Julia Elliott: a very well-written book of short stories that are creepy and weird in the good way. In the title story, a girl wearing a homemade crown of bird skulls tells of getti   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Closing Time

2014 was Barmageddon in Portland. You don’t have to stay home, but you can’t go here.


Cover Story
A world was ending. Some wept openly, one woman danced the worm so hard she thinks she might have shattered her knee, and the next night at least two people had sex in the basement. We’ve all    More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Party by Foot

Forget taxis, Ubers, MAXs, DDs and DUIs. Why not party where you live this New Year’s Eve?


Headout
Click on the image below for a (much) larger version of the map!1. St. Johns: Reggae dance music [YEAH MON] Marijuana will be legal in Portland next year, and this just might be the perfect way t   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

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