One Thing We Can All Agree On.

Willamette Week’s 2014 Voters’ Guide

Cover Story Voter’s Guide 2014: Kind of BlueWhat’s a free-thinking voter to do in a one-party state?At... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Testing Their Patience

A group of students is dragging down ratings of a school in a historically black neighborhood. They’re white.

News Stories Kim Wilson considers herself a conscientious objector. It’s not war she is opposing,... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Drunk Ghosts

It’s the season to get drunk and talk about scary stuff. Here’s where to find boozy spirits in Portland.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sabrina ElliottOld Town Pizza  Nina, dead hooker. 226 NW Davis... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.

Culture Features HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.

Culture Features Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Sup Broder

Chef Derek Hanson’s excellent new dinner menu at Broder Nord shows the lighter side of Scandinavia.

Food Reviews & Stories Sweden isn’t all heavy food and revenge killing, whatever... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

Stream The Week

A guide and playlist to the week's best concert picks for Oct. 22-28.

Music Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22 Bonobo (DJ set) [FESTIVAL FUNK] If Simon Green, aka Bonobo, didn’t have such a keen ear for melody and placement, it would be easy to view the Venn diagram of EDM acts he’s shared festival stages with and write his music off as Pure Moods electro for frat guys on molly. Since he knock... More

Oct 22, 2014 11:09 am by WW MUSIC STAFF
 

Four New Complaints Allege Racial Harassment at Daimler Trucks North America

News The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has received four more civil-rights complaints from workers at Daimler Trucks North America, bringing t... More

Oct 22, 2014 10:55 am by AARON MESH
 

Portland Public Schools Seeks Broad Confidentiality Agreements from Employees

"This is the kind of thing maybe the CIA could get away with," says one open-government expert.

News Portland Public Schools may want to rethink its name. This month the state’s largest school district is requiring certain employees sign a... More

Oct 22, 2014 09:40 am by BETH SLOVIC
 

New KATU Poll Shows Potential Shift in Governor's Race: Updated

Voters say they are moving from Kitzhaber to Richardson

News New polling information released today by WW's news partner, KATU (Channel 2) television shows large numbers of voters saying they may shift from... More

Oct 22, 2014 07:38 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Portland Environmental Services Director Dean Marriott Placed on Leave After City Audit of Sewer Office Building

News A longtime Portland bureaucrat has been put on paid administrative leave as the result of a city audit into a Bureau of Environmental Services bu... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by Aaron Mesh
 
 

One Thing We Can All Agree On.

Willamette Week’s 2014 Voters’ Guide

Cover Story Voter’s Guide 2014: Kind of BlueWhat’s a free-thinking voter to do in a one-party state?At the start of every election season, we always get our hopes up for at least one good campaign. It doe ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Testing Their Patience

A group of students is dragging down ratings of a school in a historically black neighborhood. They’re white.

News Stories Kim Wilson considers herself a conscientious objector. It’s not war she is opposing, although she does feel children today are under attack. She objects to standardized tests. Last year, Wilson, ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.

Culture Features Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s Slabtown, the punk club and pinball haven also known for having one of the city’s better barroom skee-ball tables, which is sl ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Sup Broder

Chef Derek Hanson’s excellent new dinner menu at Broder Nord shows the lighter side of Scandinavia.

Food Reviews & Stories Sweden isn’t all heavy food and revenge killing, whatever you’ve seen in the movies. Dinner service quietly died in August at Scandinavian bruncherie Broder Nord, but it was revived in Septe ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.

Culture Features HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there is a house that does that for Ha ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Drunk Ghosts

It’s the season to get drunk and talk about scary stuff. Here’s where to find boozy spirits in Portland.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sabrina ElliottOld Town Pizza  Nina, dead hooker. 226 NW Davis St., 222-9999, oldtownpizza.com. White Eagle Rose, dead junkie hooker. 836 N Russell St., 282-6810, mcmenamins. ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 22 - October 28

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 22 MATTHEW INMAN [BOOKS] Much like communism, running is a great idea in theory but often oppressive and cruel in practice. But The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman somehow managed to find j ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Big Legrowlski: Just like, uh, my opinion, man.

Bar Reviews Way out in the Pearl there was this minimalist 15-tap bar…bar I wanna tell ya about, bar by the name of The Big Legrowlski (812 NW Couch St., 206-6481, biglegrowlski.com). That’s the thematic ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

John Wick

Keanu Reeves brings the ruckus.

Movie Reviews & Stories John Wick treads familiar ground: A retired hit man is roped back into the life. But this is the rare film that excels as much for what it puts on display as for what it holds back. It oozes s ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Show Preview: King Tuff, Le Sera

Music Stories [MACABRE POP] Kyle Thomas, better known by the moniker King Tuff, likes spooky shit. Whether it’s conveyed sonically via ominous basslines, lyrically through references to graveyards and freak c ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by ASHLEY JOCZ

Dr. Know: There should be a law against getting a table before ordering from the counter.

Dr. Know In many Portland restaurants, you order at the counter, then get a number to take to your table. But some folks get a table before they order—when I go to find a table, they’ve all been snak ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Drank: Big Ol’ Pumpkin (10 Barrel)

Drank There’s no pumpkin in a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Obvious, right? Well, there’s often no pumpkin in pumpkin beers. The flavors you associate with round, orange squash come mostly from the spices co ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

All That Glitters

Allie Hankins channels one of the greatest dancers of the 20th Century.

Dance By the time he was 29, legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky was calling it quits. Allie Hankins, on the other hand, didn’t start dancing until college. Now 30, the local dancer-ch ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Willie Weed Book Review: Marijuana for Everybody!

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene, who continues to be detained by authorities in rural California, asked his associate to fill in again this week. There’s more than one groan-inducing weed p ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by ANDREA KNIGHTWOOD

The Blue Room

Sex and death.

Movie Reviews & Stories Like the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks, the blue room is everywhere in The Blue Room. At least, it's everywhere that French director Mathieu Amalric (who starred in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Martin Bisi: Thursday, Oct. 23

A producer from New York’s cutting edge leaves the studio.

Music Stories In the early ’80s, New York was a magical place. The disco scene spilled out across the city from Studio 54, and musical styles as disparate as No Wave and hip-hop mingled and matured in tande ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

Scary Monsters

With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.

Music Stories From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that his existence makes other people uncomfortable. To put it lightly, that used to bum him out. The first two albums he released as Perfume ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

The Color Line

Dear White People is for everybody.

Movie Reviews & Stories When Justin Simien began work on Dear White People, early drafts of the screenplay included an over-the-top college party featuring white students in blackface. But at some point, he ruled it ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Murmurs: It Hits the Fan at the City’s Sewer Bureau.

Murmurs A longtime Portland bureaucrat has been put on paid administrative leave as the result of a city audit into a Bureau of Environmental Services building project that went out of control. BES director D ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Bob: A Life in Five Acts (Theatre Vertigo)

He’s the king of the White Castle.

Theater Everybody’s waiting for their big break. But not everybody is as honest about it as Bob. Born and abandoned in a restroom stall of a White Castle in Louisville, Ky., Bob (Nathan Crosby) insists ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Bob Odenkirk, A Load of Hooey

Toilet-tank lit.

Books Bob Odenkirk’s A Load of Hooey (McSweeney’s, 112 pages, $20) begins with a warning from one of its many satirical characters, a charm-school marm: Don’t read this book while you poop. Wr ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

AP Film Studies: Oh, the Horror

A survival guide to Halloween at Portland movie houses.

Movie Reviews & Stories It’s the week before Halloween, and your chances of escaping the season without watching at least one horror flick are about as good as the chances of a buxom babysitter surviving a night at a ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Scoop: Patty For President

Scoop THE MAGIC’S GONE: Magic Garden is closing Dec. 31. The iconic Old Town strip club was founded in the 1960s as a lesbian club and evolved into a coed hangout, a place where nude dancing coexist ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week

Food Reviews & Stories Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now. ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

Food Reviews & Stories A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?
... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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