The Howling

The return of wolves stirs up old hostilities between rural and urban Oregonians.

Cover Story In March, Rob Klavins and his wife, Emily, picked up their life in Southwest Portland and... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by JORDAN GREEN

Mailing It In

When political campaigns try to win your vote, the truth often gets lost in the mail.

News Stories If you haven’t voted yet, you’ve brought this on yourself. The sophisticated... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Megabucks Megaphone

Rich white men alter the campaign finance landscape in Oregon’s 2014 campaign.

Elections What name sends chills down the backs of liberal Portland politicos? We... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Hotseat: Mark Ferdig

A Mercy Corps team leader talks about dealing with the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

News Stories On Sept. 18, Mark Ferdig kissed his wife goodbye, dropped his... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MILLER RESOR

Endorsements 2014

Politics For the full Endorsement Guide, go here.CONGRESS U.S.... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

Food Reviews & Stories Pono Farm Soul Kitchen is like a Star Wars prequel:... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

VIDEO: Watch the Supercut of Election Candidates' Guilty Pleasures

News Still haven't filled out your ballot? Don't feel bad. The people asking for your vote are good at wasting their time, too. Maybe you need a little motivation—like learning which Game of Thrones book U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is currently reading, or how many hours your legislators have spent watching Hoarders.Each year, WW invites candidates seeking our endorsement to come to our offices for joint, videoed interviews. The arguments are often intense. So we try to lighten things up (and... More

Oct 30, 2014 11:48 am by AARON MESH
 

Hotseat: Anthony Jeselnik

Talking with the "Satanic prince of standup," who hits Portland for back-to-back shows tonight.

Arts & Books Comedian Anthony Jeselnik been called the "Satanic prince of standup.” His deadpan sense of charm underscores his morbidity, and he has a knack... More

Oct 30, 2014 11:38 am by NATHAN CARSON
 

Q&A: Mick Learn, Doug Fir Sound Guy

As Doug Fir wraps up its anniversary month, meet the man who's made the Burnside club the best-sounding in town.

Music Don’t let Mick Learn’s calm demeanor fool you: He’s put in the hours. From his knob- and dial-filled station in the basement of the cabin-l... More

Oct 30, 2014 10:49 am by MARK STOCK
 

Willamette Thursday: 5 Things to Do and See in Portland on October 30

Features Thursday, Oct. 30 Eyehategod, Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Today Is the Day, Wehrmacht, At the Seams, Chronological Injustice [AGGRO] Fresh off... More

Oct 30, 2014 09:36 am by WW Culture Staff
 

Michael Bloomberg and John Arnold Give an Additional $1.3 Million to Open Primaries

News Billionaires Michael Bloomberg of New York and John Arnold of Texas have just given the Vote Yes on 90 campaign new big checks to support the dri... More

Oct 30, 2014 09:21 am by BETH SLOVIC
 
 

The Howling

The return of wolves stirs up old hostilities between rural and urban Oregonians.

Cover Story In March, Rob Klavins and his wife, Emily, picked up their life in Southwest Portland and moved to Enterprise, a town with 1,888 people and zero stoplights in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Ro ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by JORDAN GREEN

Mailing It In

When political campaigns try to win your vote, the truth often gets lost in the mail.

News Stories If you haven’t voted yet, you’ve brought this on yourself. The sophisticated campaigns of today know you haven’t sent in your ballot. That’s why they’re flooding your mailbox with polit ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Megabucks Megaphone

Rich white men alter the campaign finance landscape in Oregon’s 2014 campaign.

Elections What name sends chills down the backs of liberal Portland politicos? We don’t need a poll to tell us it’s Koch. Billionaires Charles and David Koch are at the top of the list of conservative, ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Hotseat: Mark Ferdig

A Mercy Corps team leader talks about dealing with the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

News Stories On Sept. 18, Mark Ferdig kissed his wife goodbye, dropped his two kids at school in Woodstock and boarded a plane for Monrovia, Liberia, the Ebola outbreak epicenter. FERDIGFerdig, 43, is a le ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MILLER RESOR

Endorsements 2014

Politics For the full Endorsement Guide, go here.CONGRESS U.S. Senate: Jeff Merkley (D) U.S. Rep. 1st District: Suzanne Bonamici (D) U.S. Rep. 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer (D) U.S. Rep. 5th District: Ku ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

A Black Keys/LeBron Reality Tour of Akron, Ohio

The greatest basketball player and blues duo of their generation come to the Moda center this week. Here's a map of their hometown.

Headout Despite what Chrissie Hynde once sang, there is still a downtown in Akron, Ohio. I went to college there, in what turns out to have been something of a golden age. Most Fridays, we’d pay a $ ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Eternal Oktober

Our blind taste test of 29 lagers from across Oregon.

Drank For a kind of beer that’s best fresh, the world’s top lagers are very old. Germany’s best—think Augustiner, Tannenzäpfle and Neumarkter—have been at it for a couple hundred years. M ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

Food Reviews & Stories Pono Farm Soul Kitchen is like a Star Wars prequel: You show up in Hollywood, heart on your sleeve, ready to love it. And what’s not to like about Pono Farm? It’s a Japanese “soul food ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Buy Local: Trick Out or Treats

Shopping for local Halloween décor and snacks.

Culture Features TREATS Pumpkin chocolate chip and apples ’n’ pears cupcakes Cupcake Jones, cupcakejones.net. Many restaurants and bakeries flaunt vegan and gluten-free options, locally sourced ingredients ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Previewing the Pre-Playoffs

Planning to watch the Trail Blazers before the playoffs? Here’s what to look for.

Culture Features I am the ghost of Blazers past. Come with me. Together we will hurtle back to a time when the aerial tram was but an expensive blueprint. A time when you told someone you were from Portland and th ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Street: Thrillers, Killers

Street  Michael Jackson’s zombies creep on Irving Park. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Album Review: Grouper

Ruins (Kranky)

Album Reviews [HEROIC AMBIENCE] Portland’s Liz Harris, aka Grouper, probably won’t ever be slotted into the same category of chanteuse as Sharon Van Etten or Angel Olsen. What Harris has done in more than ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Cut the Slack

Courtney Barnett’s a loser, baby, but she’s not going to let it kill her.

Music Stories For someone who’s written songs detailing awkward phone calls with her mom and using masturbation as a sleep aid, Courtney Barnett comes across awfully shy in conversation. She answers questions ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Eyelids

854 (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [INDIE-POP CLASSICISM] “Seagulls Into Submission,” the first song on Eyelids’ debut full-length, doesn’t storm out the gates so much as it glides. Hovering atop a graceful guitar riff an ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

R.I.P. Slabtown

Music Stories With Portlanders of every vintage so eager to ennoble the fallen, let us remember two things about Slabtown as the longtime Northwest venue fades into memory. Fairly or not, local nightlife pres ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

The Black Keys: Friday, Oct. 31

Drummer Pat Carney talks LeBron, band dynamics and his hometown’s best burger(s).

Music Stories No surprise, Pat Carney still has the green MG convertible. Carney got the car in March 2004, during the sessions for the Black Keys’ third record, Rubber Factory. I know because it still had te ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Top Portland Event Picks, October 29 - November 5

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 29 WILLIAM GIBSON [BOOKS] Author William Gibson returns with another grim vision of the near future filled with brain implants, megacorporations and murder. Powell’s City of Boo ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Album Review: Purse Candy

Visions of a Healed Kingdom (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [DISCO POP] Purse Candy’s debut album will bring to mind a few questions, chief among them: “When did I start dancing?” It’s an album laden with simple grooves, but it will make you move ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

The Pines: Riding High

Riding High

Bar Reviews The view from the upper deck of any basketball arena is notably lacking once you’re off the concourse. So linger awhile at The Pines (1 N Center Court St., 797-9619), the Moda Center’s spaciou ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Strain Review: Early Girl

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene’s attorney has suggested he lay low until after the election. Vote “yes” on Measure 91, please. The dogs are smaller in Northwest Portland. People ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Murmurs: News That Tells Us How You Really Feel.

Murmurs It’s not just your imagination: Portlanders are hot under the collar about City Hall. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade has released the annual survey gauging how well citizens feel the city o ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Listen Up Philip

Schwartzman unbound.

Movie Reviews & Stories Oh, the bittersweet deliciousness of being an asshole. Listen Up Philip revels in it. Director Alex Ross Perry has said in interviews that his film is an amalgamated homage to Philip Roth, and t ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

AP Film Studies: Bleeding Kansas

The creepy, logical consequences of Return to Oz.

Movie Reviews & Stories Dorothy Gale is facing lobotomy. Oz is a wasteland dominated by a giant rock monster. An evil witch with a collection of interchangeable heads roams the land, while the folks walking a destroyed ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Why is Slabtown labeled “The Bucket” on Apple and Google maps?

Dr. Know I see that the neighborhood we all call Slabtown is labeled “The Bucket” on Apple and Google maps. Is this a so-called “copyright trap” by mapmakers, or does anyone in the city actually ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Scoop: Chalupa to McMuffin to Fries…to Free Napkin?

Scoop BEARD FIGHT: Portland’s controversy-plagued World Beard and Moustache Championships just got more controversial. The event, held Oct. 25 at Keller Auditorium, got a scolding from The Oregonian ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Poe Must Go On

Masque of the Red Death does more than justice to the master of the macabre.

Theater Entering the brightly lit studio space, we’re handed delicate white party masks. Some are decorated with spiky branches, others with snakelike scales. Tinkly music plays. Some people waltz and ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Fuss and Feathers

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman can’t quite take flight.

Movie Reviews & Stories In Birdman, our protagonist is Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), a washed-up actor who once wore wings as the titular superhero. But in this film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Whiplash

Jazz as blood sport.

Movie Reviews & Stories Whiplash clefts music from dance, love and spirituality. What’s left is muscle, red and raw, beating faster and faster against a drum. That’s how Damien Chazelle’s beautiful but troubling ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

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 29, 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 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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