Coffee Issue 2014: Coffee Rules Everything Around Me

Our favorite new Portland cafes.

Coffee Guide FOURTH ESTATE COFFEEHOUSE 7373 N Burlington St., 384-2756, fourthestatecoffee.com. The new... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Working Off the Books

Contrary to state election laws, Gov. John Kitzhaber has failed to disclose the role of a key campaign consultant.

News Stories Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported all kinds of ways he’s spent money this year... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Kevin Truong

An artist from Portland is photographing gay men everywhere.

Hot Seat You’ve probably never heard of Kevin Truong, but his face is on the move. Truong,... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by DAKOTA SMITH

24-Hour Grind

Spending all day and night in the Portland coffee shop that never closes.

Coffee Guide If Starbucks is the “third place” between business and home, as plugged... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Of Mouse and Man

Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.

Culture Features In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves.... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Fireside: Restaurant Review

Fireside is a hot spot thanks to two great new hires.

Food Reviews & Stories Fireside doesn’t poach eggs—but damn if they can’t pull... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

Buy PDX: Q&A with Cassie Ridgway of Mag-Big, FashioNXT and Changewear

A weekly roundup of retail sales and events.

Features Passion and business seldom collide, especially for those looking to break into industries like fashion. Yet, in a city brimming with self-starters and entrepreneurs, Cassie Ridgway, owner and designer of Mag-Big boutique and a member of the band Fault Line, found a solution to the ultimate smash: collaboration. Ridgway teamed with local photographers Jason Quigley and Beth Olson, stylists at Red Velvet Parlour and other local businesspeople to craft a one-of-a-kind fashion lookbook. T... More

Sep 30, 2014 10:45 am by KATHRYN PEIFER
 

The Kitzhaber Military Jacket: What We Know and Don't Know

News A group opposing the re-election of Gov. John Kitzhaber today released a web-only video accusing the three-term governor of showing disrespect to... More

Sep 29, 2014 06:00 pm by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Just Opened: Work Schmerk

A review of Jay Flewelling's one-man show.

Arts & Books Until the socialist revolution comes or robots render human workers obsolete, crummy jobs are up there with death and taxes as one of lif... More

Sep 29, 2014 02:41 pm by JAMES HELMSWORTH
 

Live Review: New Expressive Works, Studio 2

Arts & Books For the second time this year, Studio 2 this past weekend showcased the work of four artists-in-residency. For a collection of work from dif... More

Sep 29, 2014 12:52 pm by KAITIE TODD
 

GOP Moneyman Loren Parks Writes Another Big Check

News Medical device manufacturer Loren Parks is digging deeper in his considerable wallet this election cycle than he has for a while. Over the weeken... More

Sep 29, 2014 09:52 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 
 

Coffee Issue 2014: Coffee Rules Everything Around Me

Our favorite new Portland cafes.

Coffee Guide FOURTH ESTATE COFFEEHOUSE 7373 N Burlington St., 384-2756, fourthestatecoffee.com. The new Fourth Estate Coffeehouse is almost as old school as the entire notion of the Fourth Estate. Carved int ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

24-Hour Grind

Spending all day and night in the Portland coffee shop that never closes.

Coffee Guide If Starbucks is the “third place” between business and home, as plugged by CEO Howard Schultz, then the open-24-hours Southeast Grind at 1223 SE Powell Blvd. is a “fourth place”—a have ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Working Off the Books

Contrary to state election laws, Gov. John Kitzhaber has failed to disclose the role of a key campaign consultant.

News Stories Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported all kinds of ways he’s spent money this year in pursuit of re-election: printing campaign literature, running his Kitzhaber 2014 website and employing a full-t ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Kevin Truong

An artist from Portland is photographing gay men everywhere.

Hot Seat You’ve probably never heard of Kevin Truong, but his face is on the move. Truong, with his blond mop and orange baseball shirt, can now be seen on TriMet buses running to Portland State Univer ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by DAKOTA SMITH

Of Mouse and Man

Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.

Culture Features In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Fireside: Restaurant Review

Fireside is a hot spot thanks to two great new hires.

Food Reviews & Stories Fireside doesn’t poach eggs—but damn if they can’t pull a chef and lead bartender. When it opened a year ago, the restaurant had already dramatically transformed the catacomb of Northwes ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Secrets of the Mermaid

The Starbucks underground is ruining baristas’ lives.

Coffee Guide Even in Portland, there are people who care deeply about Starbucks. Like, really care. Sure, the Seattle chain’s ham-fisted Big Brother approach to one of our city’s most precious commodities ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.

Coffee Guide DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER

Milking It

A brief guide for the lactose insistent.

Coffee Guide  ESPRESSO A “shot” of coffee made by forcing near-boiling water through a handheld filter packed with finely ground coffee beans. Traditionally 1 ounce, but most Portland coffee hous ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Portland Coffee Gear

Equipment from local makers for the perfect brew.

Coffee Guide PALLET DRINK COASTERS, CUSTOM ROASTED COFFEE Howells Fired Coffee, etsy.com.HOWELLS CUSTOM ROASTED COFFEEIMAGE: Will Corwin IMAGE: Will Corwin For Chris Howells, owner and founder of Howells ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

The Year In Portland Coffee

Coffee Guide RISE OF THE MACHINES One of the hallmarks of third-wave coffee has been the forefronting of the barista as artisan. Stumptown’s original selling point against Starbucks was that it French press ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Pepper Box Cafe: Food Review

Food Reviews & Stories Last October, the Pepper Box food cart was scrambling to move from a redeveloping lot, leaving Hatchheads to bemoan the city’s lack of decent New Mexican food. Things are very different now. O ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Equalizer

With a vengeance.

Movie Reviews & Stories Antoine Fuqua’s revenge thriller The Equalizer could easily have been downright awful. Instead, it’s merely mediocre, which is testament to the immutable charisma of Denzel Washington ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: Almost Factual

Excavating classic-rock history in Almost Famous.

Movie Reviews & Stories Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous is a love letter to rock music that blurs fact and fiction. Like most people in the film, Kate Hudson’s character, Penny Lane, is based on a real person: Port ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Murmurs: None Of This News Was Lifted From Karl Rove.

Murmurs Ride-sharing startup Uber is pushing back against Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali’s Sept. 19 warning to consumers about using the company’s services. Cali said “traditional insurance po ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Album Review: Witch Mountain

Mobile of Angels (Profound Lore)

Album Reviews [DIRGE METAL] Witch Mountain’s Mobile of Angels starts with slow, bluesy riffage, which is exactly what fans have come to expect from the band after nearly 20 years together. But around the ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Drank: Padre Nat’s Tepache (Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider)

Drank The label on a bottle of Reverend Nat’s tepache reads like something out of the J. Peterman catalog: “During a holiday in Veracruz I had a chance meeting with a peddler hawking traditional t ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Slight Return

The Constantines are back, but it’s best not to get too attached.

Music Stories When the members of Canadian punk band the Constantines ended their four-year hiatus earlier this year in honor of the reissue of their landmark 2003 album, Shine a Light, they had a few probl ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Introducing: Muscle and Marrow

Music Stories Who: Kira Clark (vocals, guitar), Keith McGraw (drums, samples). Sounds like: A funeral procession through ice and mud that long ago lost the path to the burial site but continues to trudge on ad ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Puddles Pity Party at the Alberta Rose, Sept. 28

What makes the sad clown sing?

Music Stories Interviewing a 6-foot-8 singing clown named Puddles poses some interesting problems.  For starters, the man behind the makeup, performance artist Mike Geier, prefers to keep himself distan ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Lulu Luscious

A drag queen with hustle, humility and a fierce hair game.

Performance The success of a drag performance set to Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” rests on a few factors. You need a jungle vixen ensemble, a killer lip-synch (just like Britney’s), sexy gyrati ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Prettyman’s General: Bar Review

Sitting Pretty.

Bar Reviews You have a better chance of spotting a yeti than a random Humble Brewing handle, considering the homebrew-scale operation sold only about 100 kegs in 2013. So it’s reassuring to hear the bartend ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Pieces Parts

Illegal drug paraphernalia explained.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sarah Helen MoreGO: Hempstalk is 10 am-9 pm Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 27-28, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Southwest Naito Parkway at Columbia Street. Free. No cannabis consumption onsite ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, September 24 - September 30

Headout Picks THURSDAY SEPT. 25 MUSEUM MASH-UP [ARTSY STUFF] Bruce Springsteen and 19th-century Parisian fashion would seem to have little in common—but that’s not going to stop Springsteen biographer P ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: You Cannot Make Friends With The Rock Stars.

Scoop MOTOR AWAY: When the beer-drinkingest band in indie rock can’t stay together long enough to play a beer-sponsored music festival, you know it had to be a less-than-amicable split. Guided by Vo ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Should I give money to panhandlers?

Dr. Know Whenever I give money to panhandlers, some scold comes along to grouse that such folks already collect plenty from Social Security, plus they make $300 to $400 a day off suckers like me. And a ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Theater Review: Parade

Cruel intentions.

Theater Presented in its stripped-down chamber version, this production of the Tony Award-winning musical Parade places its orchestra center stage. That’s where it belongs: The most impressive element ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN BEER

Jack Ohman

How The Oregonian’s longtime political cartoonist discovered Portlandia.

Books To appreciate Portlandia, you have to leave Portland. Take that from Jack Ohman. For 30 years, Ohman was The Oregonian’s editorial cartoonist and one of the city’s foremost satirists. But he ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Skeleton Twins

Two of a kind.

Movie Reviews & Stories Some twins can finish each other’s sentences, or guess what number the other is imagining with to-the-decimal-point accuracy. In The Skeleton Twins, Maggie and Milo’s sibling ESP manifests i ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

The Boxtrolls: Movie Review

Laika returns with more stop-motion wizardry—and a good deal less fun.

Movie Reviews & Stories Last summer, Portland animation house Laika turned heads with a trailer full of same-sex couples materializing and evaporating next to a rosy-cheeked toddler. “Sometimes, there’s a mother,�� ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

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

Sep 24, 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

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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