Still Life: Distillery Guide

Oregon is in high spirits.

Distillery Guide Kentucky might be known for its whiskey, but it only has about 20 distilleries. Oregon’s... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Off-Field Pursuits

A Central Catholic football coach was previously fired over sexual misconduct allegations.

Schools Seventeen years ago, David Douglas High School fired its varsity girls’ softball... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

The Naked Truth

A stripper assesses the accuracy of Showgirls.

Headout If you expect real life to be like the movies, life is full of disappointments.... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor

Prominent Obama supporter and Democratic party activist initially faced allegations of secretly videotaping sex acts

News Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the... More

Nov 19, 2014 11:23 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 
 

Homemade Hooch

The hills of Portland are crawling with moonshiners.

Drank If there’s any such thing as a commercial version of pawpaw brandy,... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by BRIAN YAEGER

Service With a Smile

A senior fire official went to bat for an embattled club owner, who offered what three officials saw as a bribe.

News Stories Maria Toth Brown had some explaining to do. Toth Brown runs... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 
 

Beer, Broken Toilets and Christmas on Acid

Remembering Dekum Manor, Portland's most infamous house-show venue.

Music Last week, Dekum Manor—for many years Portland's preeminent house show venue, located at 422 NE Dekum St.—burned down. Though its heyday had passed, the loss represents yet another casualty during a year that has been the disappearance of many local cultural institutions. We asked former residents and regulars for their memories of what some consider the city's best unofficial show-space.  CHRIS H., former resident: "I moved into the house around 2006. It was my first house after ... More

Nov 25, 2014 03:49 pm by MATTHEW SINGER
 

New Poll Says Portlanders Want to Vote on the Street Fee

Hales' spokesman: "We could have saved them a whole lot of money and told them that."

News A poll coordinated by the Portland Business Alliance shows 77 percent of Portlanders want to vote on the street fee.Mayor Charlie Hales and City ... More

Nov 25, 2014 03:45 pm by AARON MESH
 

Petroleum Lobbyist Rejects Meeting with Mayor Charlie Hales Over Street Fee

News In the past two weeks, the rift between Portland City Hall and the business lobby over a $46 million street fee has grown increasingly antagonist... More

Nov 25, 2014 02:15 pm by AARON MESH
 

19 Portland Police Bureau Employees Liked the "I am Darren Wilson" Facebook Posts

News The three Portland Police officers reprimanded for creating Facebook posts showing their badges wrapped in the slogan "I am Darren Wilson" were n... More

Nov 25, 2014 02:10 pm by MILLER RESOR
 

New Comedy Venue Opening in Basement of Bike Shop

Kickstand Comedy Space will run out of Velo Cult's basement on weekday evenings.

Arts & Books A new comedy venue is about to open in the basement of a bike shop.With a soft opening slated for Dec. 8 and a full launch in January, Kickstand ... More

Nov 25, 2014 11:29 am by REBECCA JACOBSON
 
 

Still Life: Distillery Guide

Oregon is in high spirits.

Distillery Guide Kentucky might be known for its whiskey, but it only has about 20 distilleries. Oregon’s got more than 50. And though Washington gets nationwide attention for its 87 craft-distillery licenses� ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Service With a Smile

A senior fire official went to bat for an embattled club owner, who offered what three officials saw as a bribe.

News Stories Maria Toth Brown had some explaining to do. Toth Brown runs Refuge PDX, a club in the Central Eastside Industrial District. On Nov. 23, 2013, records show, Refuge PDX jammed 1,000 people into ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Waiting to Inhale

We ask Oregon’s new pot overlords: What’s your experience with marijuana?

News Stories These are high times for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Voters have approved Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana, and in doing so handed the details of regulating weed to the ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Off-Field Pursuits

A Central Catholic football coach was previously fired over sexual misconduct allegations.

Schools Seventeen years ago, David Douglas High School fired its varsity girls’ softball coach after a 16-year-old player accused him of sexually assaulting her during a trip to a summer tournament in ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Homemade Hooch

The hills of Portland are crawling with moonshiners.

Drank If there’s any such thing as a commercial version of pawpaw brandy, neither I nor my buddies in Mountain View have ever heard of it. You can’t buy commercial pawpaw wine, let alone pawpaw ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by BRIAN YAEGER

Fat Head’s: The Great Middle West

Bar Reviews  The Pearl District’s newest brewpub, Fat Head’s (131 NW 13th Ave., 820-7721,fatheadsportland.com), really channels the spirit of suburban Cleveland. That’s not a knock. There’s ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Naked Truth

A stripper assesses the accuracy of Showgirls.

Headout If you expect real life to be like the movies, life is full of disappointments. Coed college dorms have fewer late-night sexy pillow fights and a lot more late-night geology homework by light of ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Buki

Food Cart Reviews Takoyaki is like the corn dog of Japan—a savory snack for streetside stalls and festivals. But Japan being Japan, the little fried flour balls are generally filled not with pork but chewy octo ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: They Can’t Hide Darren Forever.

Scoop IT’S HIGH TIME, TOO: Well, that didn’t take long. Barely two weeks after Oregon voted to legalize marijuana, Portland is scheduled to host the state’s first Cannabis Cup in July 2015. High Times ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Unknown Pleasures

Peter Hook brings New Order’s deep cuts into the light.

Music Stories “I’ve never seen a group bicker as plainly and as openly as me and twat-face,” Peter Hook says over the phone from his room at a Toronto Holiday Inn. The founding bassist of Joy Division a ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Top Five Boy-Band Solo Albums Not By Justin Timberlake

Top 5 JC Chasez, Schizophrenic (2004) While Timberlake was still in his Off the Wall phase, Chasez—the brooding underwear model to JT’s boy next door—skipped straight to FutureSex/LoveSounds, ropin ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Mirel Wagner at Bunk Bar—November 21

Scary folk songs to sing in the dark.

Music Stories Mirel Wagner raises a lot of questions on her new album, the first being “What’s underneath the floor?” That comes in the chorus of “1 2 3 4,” which opens When the Cellar Children See ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Straight Blazin’

Culture Features From Bill Walton jamming with Jerry Garcia on a porch off Northwest 23rd Avenue through a list of Jail Blazers alumni we’ll leave out for word-count purposes, the Trail Blazers and grass go to ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

As You Like It (Post5 Theatre)

A converted church in Sellwood: the perfect home for Shakespeare.

Theater You don’t have to give Macbeth a lightsaber, turn Rosencrantz and Guildenstern into Mafiosos or set Twelfth Night at an office party in Tigard to reimagine Shakespeare. Making the Bard accessi ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Show Preview: Sturgill Simpson, Lucette

Music Stories [BIG BRITCHES] Jesus gets name-checked in the first few lines of Sturgill Simpson's Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, the Kentucky native's second album. That dead guy's name, though, is qu ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Murmurs: We’ll Skip The Jokes About Banana Daiquiris.

Murmurs Alcohol and monkeys don’t mix. That’s the warning from a former Oregon National Primate Research Center employee, who says she was fired in June after reporting that her boss was getting a fel ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: What's driving all the growth in Portland?

Dr. Know I’ve been out of town for a while. Now that I’m back, I see change everywhere. New light rail and construction all over. What gives? Is the economy better? Is everyone moving here because of ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Album Review: Brakemouth

Marlene (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [SOLO SYNTH POP] Brakemouth is Casey Frantum, a one-man avalanche of guitar-driven electronica, operating high atop prefab samples, typically in the form of synthesizers and neatly ironed drums. ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Top Portland Event Picks, November 19 - November 25

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY NOV. 19  WAMPIRE [PSYCH-POP] Bazaar, the second album in two years from Portland’s house-show heroes made good, is very much a sequel to the band’s 2013 Polyvinyl debut. But ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Drank: Organic Fuggle IPX (Hopworks Urban Brewery)

Drank Fuggles aren’t especially sexy hops. The British-bred variety offers a reliable yield and is closely related to the Willamette hop, having a similarly mild, earthy nose and sometimes veering i ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Distillery Map

Distillery Guide Click on map for larger version:1. Big Bottom Whiskey 21420 NW Nicholas Court, Hillsboro, 608-7816, bigbottomwhiskey.com. 2. Bull Run Distilling Co. 2259 NW Quimby St., 224-3483, bullrundistiller ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Distilleries in the Portland Area: Distillery Guide

Distillery Guide Big Bottom Whiskey 21420 NW Nicholas Court, Suites D-8 and D-9, Hillsboro, 608-7816, bigbottomwhiskey.com. They don’t get much foot traffic at Big Bottom, which sits in an industrial park just w ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cocktail Bars by Neighborhood: Portland Distillery Guide

Distillery Guide NORTH/NORTHEAST Angel Face (pictured above) 14 NE 28th Ave., 239-3804, angelfaceportland.com. This twee bar serves lovely oysters and steak tartare along with improvised drinks, inside a luxu ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Drinkin’ Restaurants

Restaurants with great cocktails.

Distillery Guide Aviary 1733 NE Alberta St., 287-2400, aviarypdx.com. Aviary makes dishes that are already potent cocktails of cuisines. But the cocktails manage to keep up. Try the canicule, a complex little nu ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland Distillery Tours

See for yourself.

Distillery Guide On foot: Distillery Passport  distillerypassport.com. For $20, a distillery-row passport nets you free tastings at the six (soon to be seven) Distillery Row craft distilleries. Just note t ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Distilleries Around Oregon

Distillery Guide Bendistillery  19330 Pinehurst Road, Bend, 541-318-0200, bendistillery.com. Bendistillery is known for their clean, midpriced Crater Lake spirits, especially their smooth lava rock-distilled ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Oregon 12-Bottle Liquor Cabinet

A starter kit of local liquors to make classic cocktails.

Distillery Guide Sometimes all you need is Old Crow bourbon and flat Diet Coke from a 2-liter bottle. We don’t judge. But for those who want to cheaply make some of those $9 to $13 pre-Prohibition cocktails ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Five Oregon-Distilled Whiskeys to Try

Distillery Guide The Emerald 1865 (pictured above) Ransom Spirits The Emerald is made from an 1865 Irish whiskey recipe, made in an alembic still from grain grown on Ransom’s farm, then aged three years in oak ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Gins to Try

Distillery Guide Aria (pictured above) Bull Run An exceptional, classic dry gin, complex but direct, with a blend of juniper, cilantro, cardamom and citrus zest. Superbly balanced and perfect all by its lonesome ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Rums to Try

Distillery Guide Donlon Shanks (pictured above) Cannon Beach Mike Selberg’s rich Donlon Shanks amber just mopped up at the American Distilling Institute’s competition, judged the best dang rum made in Americ ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Vodkas to Try

Distillery Guide Dystopia (pictured above) Industrial Row This unfiltered vodka is just about creamy, and you can taste the character of the Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat and rye used to make it. Sip straight and ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Fruit Liquors to Try

Distillery Guide Pear Brandy (pictured above) Clear Creek This Bartlett masterpiece was the first craft-distilled spirit in Oregon to become truly famous—called the greatest in the world by fetishists on the E ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Charles D’Ambrosio, Loitering

Apocalypse redux.

Books Orphans was orphaned from the start—a prescient name, perhaps. The 2005 essay collection from renowned Portland fiction writer Charles D'Ambrosio was known to few and found by far fewer, a limited ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

AP Film Studies: Insane in the Ukraine

The psychedelic mania of Ivan Kupalo.

Movie Reviews & Stories With imagery that makes Dali’s surrealism look like a kids’ coloring book—pig-riding demons, bleeding bread, slain children—and enough psychedelic color washes to give Dario Argento a ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Clearly Cold

Street Hoods down, mittens on. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Gregory Grenon, Truth Is a Lie and Anger Follows

Lust or critique?

Visual Arts The sexually ambiguous relationship between portraitists and their subjects has generated no small measure of purple prose through the centuries. What was going on between Leonardo da Vinci and ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

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

Nov 12, 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

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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