Stoked & Broke

Throwing down methods and Rainier with the board bums drawn to Mount Hood’s endless winter.

Cover Story It’s winter in Australia, but Rupert Michell has no interest in the puny ski hills of his... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

All Stacked Up And No Place To Go

Psychiatric patients are being warehoused in Portland’s emergency rooms in growing numbers.

News Stories Jennifer Ann has found herself in Portland emergency rooms more than two dozen times... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Post-Grunge Paleontology

Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.

Headout Since his career as a legitimate rock star came to an end, Art Alexakis has... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Hotseat: Ray Horton

A native Portlander talks about his (so far) lonely effort to recall the mayor and a city commissioner.

City Hall Ray Horton is fed up. Like a lot of Portlanders, he resents the idea... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

The Deep Cuts

Okra stew, lamb sausage and pumpkin kibbeh at TarBoush Glisan.

Food Reviews & Stories Everyone wants the hummus. That, and grilled meat —lamb shawarma... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The French Press

Testing Portland’s new wave of creperies.

Food Reviews & Stories Crepes are the new cupcake. Or maybe they’re the new artisanal... More

Jul 16, 2014 01:10 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

Video Preview: Finalists in Portland's Funniest Person Contest, Tonight at Helium Comedy Club

Twelve finalists will compete for the title and the $1,000 grand prize.

Arts & Books Helium Comedy Club's annual Portland's Funniest Person contest is a strange beast.Past winners—including Nathan Brannon, Ian Karmel and Shane Torres—are all solid standup comics, but with early rounds determined by audience vote, it's in some ways a glorified personality contest. But by the time comics advance to the finals—which will be held tonight at 8 pm—things have been winnowed down, resulting in a who's who of Portland comedy. Two of the finalists, Amy Miller and Bri Pruett, ... More

Jul 22, 2014 11:53 am by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

Kara Swisher—Chronicler of Silicon Valley—To Speak at TechfestNW

Promotions Silicon Valley's most feared journalist is also its most well liked. How does that work?It's the question posed by New York magazine this mo... More

Jul 21, 2014 08:29 pm
 

Gov. John Kitzhaber's Top Spokeswoman Leaves After Six Months on the Job

News Gov. John Kitzhaber has shaken up his public-relations staff: His top spokeswoman is gone from his office in the midst of a re-election campaign.... More

Jul 21, 2014 03:30 pm by AARON MESH
 

Honors Roll In for Former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh

The last Republican to lead Oregon died Sunday at age 91

News Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh, who in the 1980s led Oregon through its worst economic strife since the Great Depression, died Sunday at age 91. Atiyeh, ... More

Jul 21, 2014 10:22 am by WW Staff
 

Mississippi Fried Catfish: The Best Bottom Feeder Out There

Our Fifty Plates tour continues with fried catfish from Miss Kate's Southern Kitchen.

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 21, 2014 10:19 am by REBECCA JACOBSON
 
 

Stoked & Broke

Throwing down methods and Rainier with the board bums drawn to Mount Hood’s endless winter.

Cover Story It’s winter in Australia, but Rupert Michell has no interest in the puny ski hills of his native land. Instead, Michell took a 20-hour flight, then drove 1,000 miles to ski in Oregon—in June ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

All Stacked Up And No Place To Go

Psychiatric patients are being warehoused in Portland’s emergency rooms in growing numbers.

News Stories Jennifer Ann has found herself in Portland emergency rooms more than two dozen times in the past 20 years—almost always for the same reason.  “Usually I go,” she says, “because I fe ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

The French Press

Testing Portland’s new wave of creperies.

Food Reviews & Stories Crepes are the new cupcake. Or maybe they’re the new artisanal doughnut. Either way, until very recently Portland’s dedicated creperies had been a small, turn-of-the-millennium group—think L ... More

Jul 16, 2014 01:10 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

With a summertime trip to the beach.

Food Reviews & Stories 1. Stammtisch 401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, stammtischpdx.com. The currywurst at this above-ground Rathskeller will bring you back to the unsavory tourist sections of the Ku’damm in Berlin. Th ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Ray Horton

A native Portlander talks about his (so far) lonely effort to recall the mayor and a city commissioner.

City Hall Ray Horton is fed up. Like a lot of Portlanders, he resents the idea that households might have to pay a $144-per-year fee to pave streets. And he’s irritated by what he views as the high-ha ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Them’s The Brakes

Why City Hall loves home-sharing company Airbnb but not car-sharing startup Uber.

News Stories Mayor Charlie Hales says he wants Portland to stand as a leader in making room for the “sharing economy.” That’s one reason he has championed rewriting city rules to legalize the operations ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Top of the Pop

Ten bands you didn’t know you need to see at PDX Pop Now.

Music Stories If you’ve suddenly developed an interest in the racket being made in your backyard, there’s no easier way to orient yourself with the Portland music scene circa right now than PDX Pop Now. Thi ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Buzz List: Our Favorite Portland Bars This Week

Patios, patios, patios.

Food Reviews & Stories 1. White Owl Social Club 1305 SE 8th Ave., 236-9672, whiteowlsocialclub.com. The picnic-table armada and party-biker vibe makes White Owl the best patio in Portland—good for every damn demogra ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Deep Cuts

Okra stew, lamb sausage and pumpkin kibbeh at TarBoush Glisan.

Food Reviews & Stories Everyone wants the hummus. That, and grilled meat —lamb shawarma is the most popular dish, but chicken and beef kebabs are huge sellers. And so the waiter working the nine tables at TarBoush ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Post-Grunge Paleontology

Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.

Headout Since his career as a legitimate rock star came to an end, Art Alexakis has taken up a second career as a paleontologist, with a particular focus on the post-grunge epoch. For the past three years ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Denver

Rowdy Love (Mama Bird Recording Co.)

Album Reviews [STIFF COUNTRY] The byproduct of rocky relationships, loneliness and one too many drinks, Rowdy Love is nothing if not downtrodden. Denver’s sophomore record speaks to midlife troubles with th ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Drank: Duke Apple Blueberry (Carlton Cyderworks)

Drank Earlier this year, we named Carlton Cyderworks’ Carry Nation our inaugural Cider of the Year on the strength of a sweet, fresh Jonathan-Jonagold apple blend that’s downright elegant. But Carlt ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Lone Star Invasion

Why am I seeing more Texan license plates recently?

Dr. Know I look at license plates while driving to see where people are from. I’ve seen 12 from Texas in the past two weeks. Are these Texans here for a big wedding, or are they part of the evangelical ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

AP Film Studies: Hickey Theater

The NW Film Center brings drive-in nostalgia to Portland.

Movie Reviews & Stories The drive-in movie theater is a magical place from a bygone era. It’s where Dottie planned the ultimate seduction of Pee-wee. It’s where teenagers get lucky in their parents’ minivans. It ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Willie Weed: Contact In The ’Couv

Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.

Culture Features The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

A Story of O’s

Ringing off the hook.

Performance If ever a performance could make you consider a career in phone sex, it’s this one. Tonya Jone Miller’s one-woman show A Story of O’s spans the decade Miller has spent working as a self-procla ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Jeffrey Butters, The Reactions

Gold on the ceiling...

Visual Arts In centuries past, artists and jewelers were often one and the same. The lapis-inlaid funerary mask of Tutankhamun, dazzling adornments of Native Americans, and the masterpieces of Renaissance g ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Ryley Walker: Monday, July 21

Escaping Chicago isn’t easy, even for a rambling folk troubadour.

Music Stories Ryley Walker’s music sounds like the open road. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s debut album, All Kinds of You, is the musical equivalent of a booze-fueled drive through the American West ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Scoop: Is It Basketball Season Yet?

Scoop DOING WORK: The late street musician “Working” Kirk Reeves is being honored with a mural two years after his death. The 10-by-30-foot portrait by Gwenn Seemel will be sponsored by the Regional ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff returns from Garden State.

Movie Reviews & Stories As Zach Braff’s directorial follow-up to the aggressively feel-good Garden State, Wish I Was Here has been bogged down by twee expectations since it was announced. And indeed, the film is every ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

A Brony Tale

Pony up.

Movie Reviews & Stories Toy stores, with their pretty pinks and commanding blues, make clear what we expect of our girls and boys. So when adult men become fans of the cartoon TV series My Little Pony, it’s enough to p ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Golden Girl

After 20 years, burlesque legend Tiffany Carter dons the catsuit again.

Dance Back in 1965, a Corvallis native named Teresa Sandford took her first dancing gig. She was underage—only 17—and she’d been booked as a go-go dancer in Anaheim, Calif. She danced twice befo ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Top Five Ideal Casting Choices For Characters From Hold Steady Songs

by Craig Finn

Top 5 Matt Dillon and Diane Lane as the couple from “Oaks.” Some of my favorite things ever are the S.E. Hinton books and the movies made from them (The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, etc.). Matt Dillon ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Murmurs: Smoke ’Em While You Got ’Em.

Murmurs Regional government Metro is having its share of employee troubles. The agency agreed to pay $50,000 July 15 to settle claims of discrimination brought by a transgender employee, who claimed co- ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Headout Picks 7/16/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 16 LADI6 [MUSIC] New Zealand, of all places, is the world’s new pop-music hotbed. Coming on the heels of Lorde is kiwi singer Karoline Tamati, aka Ladi6. Often compared to Ery ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Growler Guys: Jug Band

Bar Reviews It’s gotta be a scary time to be in the growler game. On one hand, half-gallon glass jugs of beer have become ubiquitous, even at Portland bodegas and grocery stores. On the other hand, the ma ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Show Preview: Northwest String Summit

Music Stories [STRING JAM] When you’ve curated your own three-day festival for more than a decade, you’re somewhat expected to headline at least one night—or in the case of Colorado’s Yonder Mountain ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER
 

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