Your Weekly Callahan

Part 3: "I couldn't feel my ass"

In this third clip from an award-winning film about cartoonist John Callahan, he describes the event... More

Apr 11, 2014 10:01 pm by Mark Zusman (editor)
 
 

Bar Guide 2014: Bar of the Year Runners-Up

Bar Guide 2. Expatriate 5424 NE 30th Ave., expatriatepdx.com. 5 pm-midnight daily. Recently it’s become... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Starship Enterprise Zones

Banfield Pet Hospital pocketed a subsidy and got favorable treatment from local governments—then bolted to Vancouver.

News Stories Most people know Banfield Pet Hospital from its convenient locations in hundreds of PetSmart... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Bar Guide 2014

Pickle chasers, drunken cornhole, wine pubs of the future and everything else you need to know about Portland bars this year.

Bar Guide Our livers hurt, but our hearts are full. To make this guide to Portland bars, we have... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Singing the Blues

A Portland choir group’s financial records are missing, and its ex-boss isn’t talking.

News Stories Oregon Repertory Singers has launched an investigation of its former executive... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Steak Frites PDX

Food Cart Reviews Captured by Porches does not make Belgian beer. That wasn’t a problem... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR
 
 

Bad News: May 2014 will NOT be Portland Monthly’s First Annual "Original Idea" Issue

Hey, More Reasons to Love Portland! Nice issue, guys!

News There are no new ideas. We wrote as much when we adapted New York magazine’s annual Reasons to Love New York Right Now issue for Portland back in February.And so we’re so happy to see that Portland Monthly’s current issue is a list of reasons to love Portland—much like our recent list of reasons to love Portland. Their list includes such awesome things as the existence of the decade-old Naked Bike Ride and ye olde Potato Champion food cart that's been on Hawthorne since shortly afte... More

Apr 15, 2014 05:02 pm by Martin Cizmar
 

Same-Sex Weddings Would Generate Nearly $50 Million for Economy, Study Finds

News Oregon's economy could gain nearly $50 million in spending over the next three years if a federal circuit court judge strikes down the state's ba... More

Apr 15, 2014 01:30 pm by KATE WILLSON
 

Photo Review: Little Dragon & Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Roseland Theater, 4/10

Music Little Dragon is one of the most well put-together live bands out there, and the Swedish electro-soul quartet proved it last Thursday nig... More

Apr 15, 2014 01:11 pm by MATTHEW SINGER
 

Shoni Schimmel, WNBA Draft Pick from Oregon, Credits Flair and Heritage for Her Fan Base

News Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla and the highest-ever Native American draft pick by the W.... More

Apr 15, 2014 12:16 pm by KATE WILLSON
 

Two Major Oregon GOP Funders Form Federal PAC, Attack Jason Conger in the Republicans' US Senate Primary

News The machinations in Oregon's hotly-contested GOP U.S. Senate primary are getting more and more interesting. On his blog, Oregon Oracle, Bruce McC... More

Apr 15, 2014 11:05 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 
 

Bar of the Year 2014: Enso Urban Winery

Bar Guide The wine bar is poised on the edge of something new. Think back to the birth of Portland’s craft brewery bars back in the ’80s and ’90s: It was exciting. Rather than emulating the off-gassi ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014

Pickle chasers, drunken cornhole, wine pubs of the future and everything else you need to know about Portland bars this year.

Bar Guide Our livers hurt, but our hearts are full. To make this guide to Portland bars, we have traveled the wine lounges and beer pubs of Portland, the cocktail halls and juke joints and paint-thinner ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Starship Enterprise Zones

Banfield Pet Hospital pocketed a subsidy and got favorable treatment from local governments—then bolted to Vancouver.

News Stories Most people know Banfield Pet Hospital from its convenient locations in hundreds of PetSmart stores across the United States. The Banfield chain started in Portland, and nine years ago the company ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Singing the Blues

A Portland choir group’s financial records are missing, and its ex-boss isn’t talking.

News Stories Oregon Repertory Singers has launched an investigation of its former executive director after learning that virtually all of the arts organization’s financial records have disappeared. The org ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Bar Guide 2014: Bar of the Year Runners-Up

Bar Guide 2. Expatriate 5424 NE 30th Ave., expatriatepdx.com. 5 pm-midnight daily. Recently it’s become vogue for Portland’s trendier drinking establishments to offer a selection of fine old books to ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Headout: Par & Bub Quiz

Pub trivia in honor of our 2014 Bar Guide.

Headout Which Portland bar... View SurveyGO: If you’re looking for trivia at bars instead of bar trivia, we recommend the following nights: Shanrock (rotating theme nights), EastBurn, 1800 E Burnside St., ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Hotseat: Steven Wax

Oregon’s outgoing federal public defender talks about government secrecy, low-profile wins and his next job.

Hot Seat Oregon has known only one chief federal public defender, the person who stands up in court for people who can’t afford an attorney. Steven Wax, who opened the state’s Federal Public Defender ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Suspended Disbelief

A community group calls on PPS to end disciplinary practices that keep kids out of school.

Schools Sheila Warren says she’s fed up. For years now, she and others have been asking Portland Public Schools to change the way it disciplines students who get into trouble. She’s written lett ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Buy Local: The Pace of Portland

A collection of local running gear.

Culture Features Skora Fit men’s and women’s shoes $94.95, skorarunning.com At first look, something seems off. On second look, it becomes clear that Wilsonville-based Skora’s newest line of running shoes ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

One Question: County Programs to Fund and Functions to Cut

Elections OK, this week it’s actually two questions for the leading candidates in the May 20 primary election for Multnomah County chair. But the questions to Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury are close ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Of Ice and Fire

Little Dragon goes home again.

Music Stories Little Dragon took the long road back to Gothenburg.  Seven years ago, the electronic soul quartet left its hometown, the second-biggest city in Sweden, and didn’t take an extended break ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Factory Floor, Dva Damas

Music Stories [POST-INDUSTRIAL] London’s Factory Floor is a manufacturer that has fully embraced cottage industry over mass production. Forging some of the harshness of industrial with a lightness and space ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples

Music Stories [LOS AWESOME] It’s not a big stretch that Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q decided to title his major-label debut Oxymoron. Schoolboy, who rolls as part of the ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

New Bounty

Dark Horse’s Trekker was ahead of its time. Now it comes back to finish what it started.

Featured Stories Ron Randall has drawn Superman. He has drawn Batman and Spider-Man and Hawkman and Deadpool and the Green Lantern. In his 30-something-year career, the Portland comic-book artist and writer has ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Kneebody: Wednesday, April 9

Virtuosic electro-jazz for the indie rock generation.

Music Stories Since a diverse group of teenage CalArts and Eastman School of Music students coalesced as Kneebody in Los Angeles in 2001, the instrumental ensemble has built the kind of growing young audience ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by BRETT CAMPBELL

Album Review: Shook Twins

What We Do (Curlypinky)

Album Reviews [INDIE FOLK] Shook Twins’ latest release, What We Do, doesn’t capture the hazy pleasantness between wakefulness and sleep so much as the emotional instability of the dream. It rises and falls ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Album Review: Illmaculate

Clay Pigeons (Sandpeople Music)

Album Reviews [ANXIOUS RAP] “It must have been a mix-up,” Illmaculate says three minutes into Clay Pigeons, after pummeling the listener with relentless bars dumped over a piano-led Lou Reed sample. “I th ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

The Bard of Lithia

A trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival revitalizes an exhausted theater critic.

Performance “Uh-oh! We have a critic!” It’s Friday afternoon at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and I have just been outed. Sitting in the sixth row of the Angus Bowmer Theatre, I feel 600 sets of ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: Shakespeare Invented the Verb Gossip.

Scoop BLUE OREGON: Vancouver comic-book publisher Bluewater Productions is headed south of the Columbia. The company—whose upcoming releases include comics based on Kurt Cobain, Tyler Perry and New ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Steak Frites PDX

Food Cart Reviews Captured by Porches does not make Belgian beer. That wasn’t a problem until Steak Frites PDX moved in across from the little green bus in the pod behind Crema coffee shop at Southeast 28th Avenu ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Red Sea (Big Island/Caldera)

Drank On paper, Red Sea, the collaboration between Ashland’s Caldera and Hawaii’s Big Island Brewing, looks like a messy wreck. The brew includes pink peppercorns, Himalayan pink salt, molasses and ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Hotseat: Julia Cooke, The Other Side of Paradise

Books Cuba is the great unknown in America’s backyard, embargoed from both trade and direct travel. But during visits between 2008 and 2013, Portland-raised writer Julia Cooke talked to Havana’s p ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout Picks 4/9/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 9 FACTORY FLOOR [MUSIC] Cutting the harshness of industrial with a spatiality borrowed from minimalist techno, the music of this London three-piece isn’t cranked out so much as ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Introducing...: Motrik

Music Stories Who: Cord Amato (guitars and synths), Lee Ritter (drums), Erik Golts (bass and synths), Dave Fulton (keyboards, Moog Taurus bass pedals).  Sounds like: Cruising the autobahn at 100 mph while ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Sidekicks

Holding out for a hero.

Performance Like the Justice League meets The Office, Sidekicks imagines the everyday drudgery of being a superhero—and the particular travails of playing second fiddle to the big shots. Set in a land calle ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Piglet: Little Piggy Went to Pub

Bar Reviews Over the speakers, the newly uncoupled Chris Martin sings a song about how we never change. But inside Piglet (17730 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego, 635-7427, pineshedribs.com), everything is quite ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Murmurs: Doubling Down On Lents; Keeping The CRC Alive.

Murmurs The city of Portland has spent $96 million since 1998 trying—and failing—to rebuild the East Portland neighborhood of Lents, as WW reported earlier this year (“Razed & Confused,” WW, Jan. ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

The Raid 2

Another master class in Indonesian martial arts.

Movie Reviews & Stories Poor Rama. The last time we saw the baby-faced Indonesian rookie cop in 2011’s excellent The Raid: Redemption, he had just fought his way up a 15-floor apartment building filled with violent c ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Under the Skin

ScarJo spins a web for lonely Glaswegians.

Movie Reviews & Stories Hell hath no fury like a woman with unlimited access to dingy lairs in Glasgow, Scotland. That’s one lesson to be gleaned from Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, a sci-fi/horror hybrid starri ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

AP Film Studies: The Zombie Emocalypse

Dead Alive offers a blood-soaked cure to the undead blues.

Movie Reviews & Stories Author’s Note: For the past three weeks, I have embarked on a vision quest that had nothing to do with the film Vision Quest. After eating the blue cactus, I was led by a well-coiffed puppy into a ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Dr. Know: Signs Point to a Correction.

Good answer in last week’s column, but wrong sign.

Dr. Know Good answer in last week’s column, but wrong sign. Your reader was not talking about the Uncle Sam sign in Chehalis, but the religious billboard that’s stood near Kalama for years. —Liberty ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Bar Guide 2014: North/Northeast Bars

Bar Guide (NEW!) Angel Face 14 NE 28th Ave., 239-3804. 5 pm-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 5 pm-1 am Friday-Saturday. Angel Face is precious. The food is little and lovely from oyster to meurette—not surprisin ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: Southeast Bars

Bar Guide 4*4*2 1739 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 238-3693, 442soccerbar.com. 11 am-10 pm Monday, 11 am-11 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-midnight Friday, 7 am-midnight Saturday, 8 am-10 pm Sunday. An unfussy, chummily ef ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: Westside Bars

Bar Guide (NEW!) Abbey Bar 716 NW 21st Ave., 222-1593, theabbeybar.com. 11 am-10 pm Monday-Friday, 9 am-10 pm Saturday-Sunday. Strange but true: With the hybrid, qualified exception of Caps & Corks, inn ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: Live Music, Cold Beer

Bars that are almost, but not quite, music venues

Bar Guide The Blue Monk 3341 SE Belmont St., 595-0575, thebluemonk.com. 5 pm-2:30 am daily. There’s something undeniably retro about grabbing a drink at the Blue Monk. Maybe it’s the green vinyl booths ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: A Map to the PDX FunZone

Bar Guide Click on image below for a larger version!  ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff
 

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