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
 
 

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, July 10-16

Music In this column, WW music calendar editor and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass.This Friday at East End marks the return of an important monthly. Elbo Room—it’s fine by me if the name is a rip-off of the Mission District club of the same name—brings Om Records’ J Boogie to Portland. His style ranges from the soulful to t... More

Jul 10, 2014 06:34 pm by MITCH LILLIE
 

Monkey Business: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Reviewed

Movies & Television Critic's Grade: B+At one point in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a chimp rides through a fiery war zone on horseback, a machine in each hand. ... More

Jul 10, 2014 04:03 pm by AP KRYZA
 

PICA Announces Lineup for 2014 Time-Based Art Festival

Still no word on where the festival's late-night social hub will be located.

Arts & Books Inuit throat singers, modernist sculptures made of Pontiac cars and elderly Portlanders’ sex lives: The Portland Institute for Contemporary ... More

Jul 10, 2014 03:43 pm by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

New Hampshire Clam Chowder: What's Simmering in a Crockpot in the Back of Every New England Bar

Our 50 Plates tour continues with a steaming bowl of creamy, chunky chowder from the Chowdah food cart in St. Johns.

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 ... More

Jul 10, 2014 03:03 pm by Adrienne So
 

Mayor Charlie Hales' Spokesman Fined $150 for State Elections Law Violation

News State elections officials have found Mayor Charlie Hales' spokesman violated Oregon law by writing a press release on city time that slammed the ... More

Jul 10, 2014 02:23 pm by Aaron Mesh
 
 

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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