Foster: The People

Foster-Powell just may be the most beautiful bar neighborhood in Portland

Bar Guide Damn the West End luxury malls and the cranes of Division, and let the budding skyscrapers... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fierce Little Scratches

How Mexican heroin dealers and Russian addicts collided in Portland: An excerpt from Sam Quinones’ new heroin saga, Dreamland.

Cover Story The two worlds couldn’t be more different. The young men of Xalisco toil in the... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Uber's David Plouffe Comes To TechFestNW

News Just like in kindergarten, sharing suddenly seems like the most important thing in ... More

Apr 23, 2015 09:12 am
 
 

Bar of the Year 2015: Stammtisch

An authentic German bier bar in Kerns.

Bar Guide When it was time to buy toothpicks, Dan Hart wasn’t about to start taking... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Tough Times For Ted

State Treasurer Wheeler finds his agenda stymied and his future at a crossroads.

Politics Until recently, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler’s political future... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Brendan Kennedy

The founder of legal weed’s biggest investor, Privateer Holdings, wants the door to Oregon kept open.

Marijuana Brendan Kennedy has $82 million to spend on weed. He wants... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH, NIGEL JAQUISS
 
 

Blazers Playoff Recap: Round 1, Game 3

These are the end times.

News NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND // GAME 2, PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS @ MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Final Score: POR - 109, MEM - 115 I would not call the pre-game atmosphere juiced. This is a contest with dread, fear and loathing attached. The Blazers have been worked in both of their games, injuries stacked like crackers at The Dippery*, Lillard in the throes of a basketball crisis, cause unknown. The Grizzlies’ unceasing pressure defense is a perfect poison for the Blazers’s halfcourt flow attack. ... More

Apr 26, 2015 11:29 am by CORBIN SMITH
 

Two Portland Architects Built a Gorgeous and Sustainable Modern Home for just $110 per Square

The Ideahouse is a highlight of this Year’s Portland Modern Home Tour

Arts & Books Do not attempt to navigate yourself to “Ideahouse.” Your GPS will misguide you to a location a mile away. You might not understand the part w... More

Apr 24, 2015 07:54 pm by TED JAMISON
 

U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall Resigns Effective May 15

News U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall has submitted her resignation effective May 15.The state's top federal law enforcement official went on ... More

Apr 24, 2015 05:03 pm by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Another Portland Public Schools Principal Out on Leave

Rigler Elementary is the latest affected by PPS's tumult

News Portland Public Schools officials announced Friday morning that Sara Gandarilla, Rigler Elementary School's first-year principal, is going o... More

Apr 24, 2015 01:40 pm by BETH SLOVIC
 

Portland City Hall: See What Mayor Charlie Hales Pays His Staff

News Mayor Charlie Hales made a big show of hiring fewer mayoral staffers than his predecessor, Sam Adams. When Hales took office in 20... More

Apr 24, 2015 09:00 am by ANTHONY MACUK
 
 

Bar Guide 2015

Bar Guide I didn’t know there would be cake. But there was cake. The Standard, a little neighborhood bar just off East Burnside (page 46), was marking the retirement of its bartender and chef. Annelies ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar of the Year 2015: Stammtisch

An authentic German bier bar in Kerns.

Bar Guide When it was time to buy toothpicks, Dan Hart wasn’t about to start taking shortcuts. Hart had been eyeing the Kerns space where Stammtisch now sits for five years—it’s originally where he w ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Fierce Little Scratches

How Mexican heroin dealers and Russian addicts collided in Portland: An excerpt from Sam Quinones’ new heroin saga, Dreamland.

Cover Story The two worlds couldn’t be more different. The young men of Xalisco toil in the sugarcane fields outside of town, nestled in the hills of southwestern Mexico. They dream of making enough m ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Hot Air

Pilots say the Port of Portland’s plans to sell land for a power plant next to the Troutdale Airport include a fatal flaw.

News Stories Mike Rhodes fell in love with flying nearly 50 years ago at the Troutdale Airport while on a school field trip, and from his first flight, he knew he wanted to be a pilot. Today, Rhodes, 61, a ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Tough Times For Ted

State Treasurer Wheeler finds his agenda stymied and his future at a crossroads.

Politics Until recently, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler’s political future looked bright. He had risen quickly from being a reform-minded chairman of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to overs ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Bar Guide 2015: Bar of the Year Runners-Up

Bar Guide 2. The Liquor Store 3341 SE Belmont St., 421-4483, theliquorstorepdx.com. 4 pm-2:30 am daily. The news is all bad at the Liquor Store. Kennedy is assassinated, maybe. John Lennon is shot. Pearl H ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Hotseat: Brendan Kennedy

The founder of legal weed’s biggest investor, Privateer Holdings, wants the door to Oregon kept open.

Marijuana Brendan Kennedy has $82 million to spend on weed. He wants to make sure he can blow some cash in Oregon. Kennedy is a Silicon Valley veteran who launched a tech firm and ran a company to acquire ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH, NIGEL JAQUISS

Foster: The People

Foster-Powell just may be the most beautiful bar neighborhood in Portland

Bar Guide Damn the West End luxury malls and the cranes of Division, and let the budding skyscrapers of Burnside do their grim work. The most important neighborhood in Portland right now is probably that ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2015: When the Magic’s Gone

Strip clubs that double as hangouts, post Magic Garden.

Bar Guide Devils Point 5305 SE Foster Road, 774-4513, devilspoint.net. 11 am-2:30 am daily. Even people who “don’t go to strip clubs” go to Devils Point. Why? The beautiful spectacle of some of Por ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Stumpfest: Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25

Who is Rynne Stump, and how the hell did she get her own music festival?

Music Stories As Andy Warhol said, “Everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame—and, in the future, their own music festival.” But when Rynne Stump persuaded Mississippi Studios to let her book a night of ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis

Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis (Fluff & Gravy)

Album Reviews [FOLK SOUL] Early in her career, Catherine Feeny had what seemed like a pretty straight shot at a life of recording safe, folky pop tunes tailor-made for licensing success. But she chose growt ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Bar Guide 2015: House Drinks

There’s no place like home, except these bars.

Bar Guide Liberty Glass 938 N Cook St., 517-9931, libertyglassbar.com. This dimly lit bar in an old house at the base of Mississippi Avenue is downhill from a tire swing and an upgrade from every bar ne ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Patio Bars

Bars where all the action is outside.

Bar Guide Paymaster Lounge 1020 NW 17th Ave., 943-2780, paymasterlounge.com. Paymaster Lounge is the only eastside-style bar on the entire westside, an improvised little pinball-stackedddive with both a f ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Album Review: 1939 Ensemble

Black Diamond Pearl (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [SOUNDTRACK SANS FILM] Like Talkdemonic before it, 1939 Ensemble is a minimal instrumental outfit that is slowly loosening its internal set of rules. The former drums-and-vibes duo of Jose Medel ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Bar Guide 2015: After the Bars Close

Bar Guide The Roxy 1121 SW Stark St., 223-9160, theroxydiner.com. Open 24 hours, but it don’t like Mondays. Whither the Roxy, so goes a whole culture of the teenaged, the goth, the gender-idiosyncratic, ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Scoop: Honestly, Almost Sick of Patio Beers.

Scoop NO SUSHI STRIP: Last month, Safari Showclub in Southeast Portland lost all of its exotic dancers (“It’s summer,” said the bar manager on duty. “I can’t make them come in.”) and renamed its ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Dessert Cocktails

Sweet drinks for the dirty-minded.

Bar Guide Pepe Le Moko 407 SW 10th Ave., 546-8537, pepelemokopdx.com. Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s sweet tooth is well-advertised—or at least his disdain for the notion that all cocktails must taste like ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Olivia Tsefalas. ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by OLIVIA TSEFALAS

Album Review: Swahili

Amovrevx (Translinguistic Other)

Album Reviews [FLOATING FUNK] When they first emerged a few years ago, the members of Swahili were psychedelic sound-painters whose work implied rhythm more often than actually providing any. With second al ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Guide 2015: Cart Bars

The closest Portland gets to an old-school Biergarten.

Bar Guide Scout Beer Garden Good Food Here pod, Southeast Belmont Street and 43rd Avenue; Tidbit Food Farm and Garden pod, Southeast 28th Place and Division Street; scoutpdx.com.  Two of Southeast� ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

The White Line

Maybe it’s time Portlanders reschedule their ski season.

Snow Report They call the dark spots “cancer.” “That’s the industry term, because once you have that dark spot, it’ll collect heat and spread,” says Dave Tragethon, PR director for Mount Hood ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Cued Up

People’s Pig and Smokehouse Tavern up Portland’s pit potential.

Food Reviews & Stories Portland’s food scene is plenty dynamic, but the standard bearers tend to stay the same. After 10 years, Apizza Scholls is still the consensus choice for best pizza. Pok Pok was universally re ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

So You’re In...

This week’s Bar Guide celebrates our favorite 170+ Portland bars. Here’s where to drink in the ’burbs.

Bar Reviews VANCOUVER: LOOWIT BREWING COMPANY 507 Columbia St., Vancouver, Wash., 360-566-2323, loowitbrewing.com.  Where the party at, Vantown? Oh, yeah, Loowit Brewing, This 2-year-old brewery just m ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

PlayDate PDX: Sock Party

Bar Reviews If you’re a member of the muffin-top set, you’ve no doubt read the headlines about PlayDate PDX (1434 NW 17th Ave., 227-7529, playdatepdx.com), the popular indoor playground and drinkery with a ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Drank: Belgian-Style Dark Ale (Pfriem Family Brewers)

Drank It took a year longer than expected, but Pfriem’s bottles are pfinally here. The Hood River brewery, whose Belgian Strong Dark became our 2014 Beer of the Year, has been draft-only since ope ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

New New Year

Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.

Headout In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April. After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha statues in fl ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Top Portland Event Picks, April 22 - April 28

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 MARY NORRIS [COMMAS] Do you carry a Sharpie to fix grammatical errors on signs? You’ll like Mary Norris. The veteran copy editor for The New Yorker has  de-split the infini ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: If pot is legal July 1 but stores can't sell it until a year later where do I get it?

Dr. Know I can have pot for my own consumption starting July 1, but the stores to sell it to me won’t open for another year. How am I supposed to get my hands on the green stuff? —Inquiring Minds I ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Review: Cannabis Cure-All

Willie Weed Portland’s Luminous Botanicals stands out from the growing crowd of marijuana-infused topicals by making the only formula for edible, topical and sensual application. With 25 milligrams of c ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Music Facts NW

Everything we know about this year’s MusicfestNW—visualized.

Music Stories   ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Big Plympton

Bill Plympton’s new animated feature is a far cry from Home.

Movie Reviews & Stories Bill Plympton has a bone to pick with the Happiest Place on Earth. You’d expect nothing less from the man finalizing Hitler’s Folly, a mockumentary about Hitler’s secret life as the premier an ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by CURTIS COOK

Adventure Time

Two decades later, the band behind the music of Pete & Pete gets real.

Music Stories Like many acclaimed cultural artifacts of the ’90s, Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete ended right as it hit its stride. Besides lasting only three seasons, then being decommiss ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Post-Milepost5

Post5 is switching things up in Sellwood.

Theater Post5 Theatre Company is on the move. It started in 2011 with a summer program of Shakespeare plays in the courtyard of Milepost5, a Montavilla artists collective. Every show was free, and the ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: Book Review

A nation nods off.

Books In March of 2013, WW ran a cover story titled “Who Wants to Save a Junkie?” It described a drug, Narcan, that could snap users out of heroin overdoses. By then, American OD deaths from opi ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Top Five Most Tear-Jerking Moments Jose Gonzalez Has Soundtracked

Top 5 The O.C., “The Dearly Beloved” Song: “Crosses”  Scene: Seth tells Summer he’s worried about his mother’s drinking. Weepiest lyric: “Crosses all over, heavy on your shoulders/The ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

AP Film Studies: Cthulhu & You

CthulhuCon spreads the Lovecraft.

Movie Reviews & Stories You like H.P. Lovecraft. Odds are, you just don’t know it.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekHe is the father of cosmic horror is and one of the most influential artists in science fiction. H ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 25

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Portland International Airport is not the state’s busiest. Somehow, Troutdale has the state’s third-busiest airport. Summer is a rough time for Portland strip club owners. In Milwaukie, Curves a ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Gus Van Sant, Patron Sant of Portland

NW Film Center pays homage to the Rose City icon.

Movie Reviews & Stories Between his “Portland trilogy” and mainstream fame from films like Milk, Gus Van Sant helped put this city on the map. With the director debuting a new film at Cannes this year, the Northwes ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Murmurs: The State Police, Seeing Green.

Murmurs Legal weed, schmegal weed: Oregon cops still want more money to go after marijuana crimes. The Oregon State Police have recently asked state lawmakers for a $3.9 million budget increase for 2015-1 ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Bing Mi

Food Cart Reviews Most tourists come back from China with just a T-shirt, or a cheap, stolen iPhone from a Shenzhen back alley. But Alisa Grandy returned with a deep hankering for jian bing—Chinese breakfast cr ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Multnomah Falls (Funhouse Lounge)

The Falls falls, hard.

Comedy and Variety You’d think an improv-fueled, Portland-centric parody of glitzy Reagan-era melodramas was inspired by Portland’s original version—Pillars of Portland, the ’80s PDX soap by former WW colu ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

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

Apr 14, 2015 04:29 pm 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

Mar 24, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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