Old Dirty Bastard

Frank Peters managed Portland’s original outlaw gang, the Mavericks. A new film documents how they mingled baseball with booze and burning brooms.

Cover Story Those who believe there are no second, third, fourth or fifth acts to American lives probably... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARK CHRISTENSEN

City For Rent

Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give Airbnb something it can’t get anyplace else.

News Stories Last week, Airbnb threw a house party in Portland City Hall.  The San Francisco-based... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Hotseat: Brian Budz

Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.

News Stories Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off. On July... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Restaurant Review: Storrs Smokehouse

Food Reviews & Stories Breakfast is a reassuring sign at a barbecue joint. Even if you’re not in... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Pürplë Rîtë

How you may partake of a ritual honoring an ancient and powerful Lavendula.

Headout In the middle of every year, in what the ancients knew as the month... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Former Lives

The crises of Kevin Robinson—both real and imagined.

Music Stories A year ago, the word on Kevin Robinson was that he had lost... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER
 
 

Novick to PBOT: "We Shall Fight in the Streets"

Yes, that's Churchill.

News City Commissioner Steve Novick wrote a mass email this week to employees at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, reasserting his commitment to raising $50 million a year for road repair with a "street fee."In the July 7 email, Novick pledges his dedication to finding new money by quoting Winston Churchill's 1940 speech to the British House of Commons vowing to defeat Nazi Germany. “'We shall fight on the beaches," Novick writes, "'we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the ... More

Jul 10, 2014 12:03 pm by AARON MESH
 

New Report Says Tesoro's Track Record Raises Safety, Pollution Concerns About Proposed Plant on Columbia

News A new report released today raises questions about a giant crude oil terminal that Tesoro Refining & Marketing LLC and the Savage Companies w... More

Jul 10, 2014 11:55 am by KATE WILLSON
 

Supporters of Ex-SAIF CEO John Plotkin Will Petition Gov. John Kitzhaber

News The fallout from SAIF Corp. board's firing of CEO John Plotkin continues.As WW reported earlier, the state-owned worker's compensation insurer fi... More

Jul 10, 2014 09:04 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Portland's White Male Diversity Training Includes Three-Night Stay at Golf Resort

"I'm told there is some golfing between many hours of classes."

News The $56,000 spent by Mayor Charlie Hales' office and the Portland Police Bureau on a diversity training retreat for white men includes the cost o... More

Jul 9, 2014 03:32 pm by AARON MESH
 

South Carolina Shrimp 'n' Grits: They Call it "Breakfast Shrimp"

The 50 Plates tour saunters on over to Bernie’s Southern Bistro for South Carolina comfort food.

Food & Drink Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't ... More

Jul 9, 2014 03:06 pm by JOHN LOCANTHI
 
 

Old Dirty Bastard

Frank Peters managed Portland’s original outlaw gang, the Mavericks. A new film documents how they mingled baseball with booze and burning brooms.

Cover Story Those who believe there are no second, third, fourth or fifth acts to American lives probably don’t know Frank Peters, who plays a supporting role in a film to be released July 11 on Netflix. ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARK CHRISTENSEN

Hotseat: Chapman and Maclain Way

Movie Reviews & Stories When brothers Chapman, 27, and Maclain Way, 23, discovered an old baseball team photo at their late grandfather Bing Russell’s house, it sparked a multiyear effort of poring over microfilm a ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

City For Rent

Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give Airbnb something it can’t get anyplace else.

News Stories Last week, Airbnb threw a house party in Portland City Hall.  The San Francisco-based online startup laid out two tables lined with trays of bagels, brownies and blueberry muffins. It invit ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Hotseat: Brian Budz

Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.

News Stories Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off. On July 11, Budz, 40, and his business partners will open New Vansterdam, one of the first retail marijuana shops ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Restaurant Review: Storrs Smokehouse

Food Reviews & Stories Breakfast is a reassuring sign at a barbecue joint. Even if you’re not in the mood for early-morning biscuits and gravy, it’s always good to see the pitmaster hanging around the kitchen ju ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Pürplë Rîtë

How you may partake of a ritual honoring an ancient and powerful Lavendula.

Headout In the middle of every year, in what the ancients knew as the month of Quintilis, the reapers of Oregon hold a ritualistic harvest of the demon weed Lavendula.  Known as the Øregên Läven ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

AP Film Studies: Swayze Says

The Tao of Point Break and Road House.

Movie Reviews & Stories Patrick Swayze may have gone to that big bar fight in the sky, but his wisdom remains. For he, friends, is like the wind. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallThis weekend, Cartopia—another legendary entit ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Hotseat: Stephanie Coontz

On Uncle Sam’s marriage fetish.

Books For more than 20 years, social historian Stephanie Coontz has been trying to get everyone to reconsider marriage. In five ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout Picks 7/9/14

Headout Picks THURSDAY JULY 10 THINK AND DRINK [LECTURE] Want the gummint outta your personal bizness? Historian Stephanie Coontz and Adam Davis of Oregon Humanities discuss the effects of state interventio ... More

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

Former Lives

The crises of Kevin Robinson—both real and imagined.

Music Stories A year ago, the word on Kevin Robinson was that he had lost it. His bands, Viva Voce and Blue Giant, had dissolved. In their place, he started Electric Ill, playing pastel-colored electro-funk w ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Food Cart Review: Luang Prabang

Food Cart Reviews Laos’ porous borders—from both directions along the Mekong River—have left its cuisine’s borders equally nebulous. The sticky rice, larb and green papaya salad that originated in Laos ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Commuter Conundrum

Why is traffic so much worse in the evening than in the morning?

Dr. Know I commute from downtown to Tigard via I-5. In the morning, it takes me 20 minutes or less. However, on my way home, traffic is often a parking lot. Where do all these commuters come from in th ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Brasslands

Balkan blowout.

Movie Reviews & Stories Like the beer-soaked jamboree it depicts, Brasslands is a loud and colorful experience. Produced by the communal filmmaking society Meerkat Media Collective, the documentary follows hundreds of ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Murmurs: News More Riveting Than The World Cup.

Murmurs Alta Bike Share, the Portland company that briefly conquered the national bike-share market, may soon be acquired by a private equity firm. Alta and its vice president, Mia Birk, went to New Yor ... More

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

Coherence

Comet and get it.

Movie Reviews & Stories Nothing that happens in Coherence should be allowed to happen. The film begins with a comet that may or may not be infused with reality-altering powers screaming across the sky during a dinner ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

Drank: Blonde IPA (Arlington Club)

Drank The Arlington Club was founded way back in 1867, with the purpose of giving men with names you’d recognize from street signs a little quietude in which to smoke cigars, cut skyline-shaping bus ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Amen Dunes: Friday, July 11

Damon McMahon’s pastoral urbanism.

Music Stories The first few moments of Amen Dunes’ latest record, Love, may well sum up the band. There’s a gentle, pacesetting guitar rhythm being chased by another lumbering guitar that can’t quite fi ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Wye Oak, Pattern Is Movement

Music Stories [ALBUM-ORIENTED SYNTH FOLK] The blog-rock boom of the late aughts was a great time to be twee as fuck. Alongside Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and the Boy Least Likely To, members of Baltimore�� ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Album Review: Sara Jackson-Holman

River Queen (Expunged Records)

Album Reviews [PUSHING POP] It seems like a River Styx reference is right there. Portland-based Sara Jackson-Holman opens her latest EP, River Queen, with the line, “Take me with you when you go to the dept ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

The High Water Mark: Critical Pass

Bar Reviews There’s a definitive moment in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas when Hunter S. Thompson sums up the end of the ’60s era profoundly, making note of a “high-water mark” that can be seen from ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Scoop: We’re Chillin’ In Vancouver, Leave a Message.

Scoop POT ON MAIN STREET: As of 11 am Wednesday, July 9—the date of this newspaper’s publication—legal recreational pot may be sold for the first time in Vancouver, at the newly licensed Main St ... More

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

Album Review: Blue Skies for Black Hearts

Blue Skies for Black Hearts (Velvatonic)

Album Reviews [THROWBACK POP] After more than a decade together, Blue Skies for Black Hearts is nothing if not consistent. The band’s newest effort follows closely in the footsteps of its last full-length, ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD
 

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