Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland Aug. 28-30

Features FRIDAY, AUG. 28 Thee Oh Sees [GARAGE ROCK STALWARTS] Very much at the forefront of the g... More

Aug 27, 2015 10:30 am by Enid Spitz
 
 

St. Mary's Academy Backs Down, Changes Policy on Hiring LGBT People

Lauren Brown still hasn't gotten her job back.

News Bowing to public outcry, St. Mary’s Academy has agreed to broaden its hiring policy, with the boar... More

Aug 26, 2015 09:06 pm by AARON MESH
 
 

Rogues of the Week

What beloved Portland celebrity will be next to grace a bottle of Rogue's delicious beer?

Headout This week Rogue Ales rolls out Blunt n’ Bitter beer in honor of allegedly racist and ESPN-fired... More

Aug 28, 2015 12:06 am by WW Culture Staff

Hello, My Name Is Brian, and I Abuse My Wife

Can group therapy cure domestic violence?

Cover Story Brian thinks he’s in relapse. The 48-year-old lawyer perches on a brown pleather couch... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Hotseat: Doug Stromberg

This Oregon man knows what it’s like to shoot a lion—and many other animals.

News Stories Last month, a Minnesota dentist named Walter Palmer became infamous for killing... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by HART HORNOR

Face Off: The Supermarket Sushi of Hawthorne

Food Reviews & Stories Supermarket sushi isn’t just for the cold case anymore. Head to Hawthorne... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

Dr. Monica Wehby Exploring A Run for Governor in 2016

News Dr. Monica Wehby is considering a challenge to incumbent Gov. Kate Brown in 2016.Wehby, a Portland pediatric neurosurgeon, ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2014, losing to incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore).Since then, Wehby formed a political action committee, MONICA PAC, which has raised and spent $183,000 this summer. In recent days, Wehby and Robert Stryk, a political consultant representing her, have reached out to leading GOP figures in Oregon, seeking to gauge interest in Wehby... More

Aug 28, 2015 05:50 pm by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

St. Mary’s Academy Officials Launch "Continuing Conversation" With Portland Archdiocese Over LGBT Hiring

News Aftershocks continue to ripple through St. Mary’s Academy and the Catholic Church following historic policy changes at the school in the wake o... More

Aug 28, 2015 04:24 pm by AARON MESH
 

Portlander Juelia Kinney Is on Bachelor in Paradise for All the Right Reasons

In which we interview our most local reality star and determine whether she is or is not deserving of love.

Culture It’s hard not to really, really like Juelia Kinney, the Beaverton native and current center of the drama unfolding on Bachelor in Paradise, the... More

Aug 28, 2015 03:48 pm by LIZZY ACKER
 

Tim Boyle Ends a Good Week by Tweaking Donald Trump

News Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle is on a roll—and capped off a strong week with a slap at a man who's seemed untouchable lately, GOP president... More

Aug 28, 2015 03:30 pm by Nigel Jaquiss
 

Students at Lane Middle School Lack Schedules on First Day of School

News Students at Lane Middle School arrived on campus for the first day of school Thursday to discover they lacked class schedules and teachers had no... More

Aug 28, 2015 12:52 pm by BETH SLOVIC
 
 

Rogues of the Week

What beloved Portland celebrity will be next to grace a bottle of Rogue's delicious beer?

Headout This week Rogue Ales rolls out Blunt n’ Bitter beer in honor of allegedly racist and ESPN-fired sports talk radio host Colin Cowherd. The Newport-based brewery also makes pink-bottled beers branded ... More

Aug 28, 2015 12:06 am by WW Culture Staff

Hello, My Name Is Brian, and I Abuse My Wife

Can group therapy cure domestic violence?

Cover Story Brian thinks he’s in relapse. The 48-year-old lawyer perches on a brown pleather couch and booms in his reliably loud voice to the five other men in the therapy room on a sweltering Thursday eveni ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Vow of Silence

St. Mary’s Academy hired a rising star. She says they fired her for being gay.

News Stories Lauren Brown seemed a perfect match for St. Mary’s Academy.  The 27-year-old from Bloomington, Ind., graduated in 2010 with a math degree from Lewis & Clark College.   She made suc ... More

Aug 25, 2015 11:00 pm by AARON MESH

Are You Abusing Your Significant Other?

News Stories Guys, look in the mirror. Domestic violence plagues heterosexual and same-sex couples. Women can be perpetrators, as well as victims. More often, however, abuse comes at the hands of men against wom ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

The Pirate Hunter

Before you even think about illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club, think about Carl Crowell.

News Stories Charles Castle’s first instinct was to ignore the letter when it arrived at his Eugene home. The two pages were mostly legalese and technical jargon, and said he was being sued for theft—specifica ... More

Aug 25, 2015 04:01 pm by ANTHONY MACUK

Hotseat: Doug Stromberg

This Oregon man knows what it’s like to shoot a lion—and many other animals.

News Stories Last month, a Minnesota dentist named Walter Palmer became infamous for killing a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. The king of the jungle often winds up in the cross hairs of high-paying hunters. In th ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by HART HORNOR

They Might Kill Giants

A local author joins the fight to save the great Sequoias of Eastmoreland.

Culture Features Last night two drunks came to visit the trees. It was 3 am, and they parked their car so the headlights shone on the massive trunks as they stumbled around, gazing skyward. “These things are fucki ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ARTHUR BRADFORD

Face Off: The Supermarket Sushi of Hawthorne

Food Reviews & Stories Supermarket sushi isn’t just for the cold case anymore. Head to Hawthorne and there, within two blocks of each other, sit two sushi restaurants inside grocery stores. The Hawthorne Fred Meyer has a ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wobegon When?

Is there a nonlethal way to stop Garrison Keillor?

Headout Garrison Keillor claims he’ll go quietly. The host of A Prairie Home Companion, which comes to the Oregon Zoo this week, has promised to retire from his show sometime next July. If ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Ted, Get Your Tool Belt

Murmurs Organized labor and Democratic politicians have long held each other in a warm embrace. But the 2016 political season is beginning with fractiousness. Trade unions, angered by congressional Democrats ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WWeek News Staff

Top Event Picks, Aug. 26 - Sept. 1

Hey! Have a good time!

Headout Picks Thursday Aug. 27 Jenny Hval [AVANT-POP] Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval half-jokingly dubbed her latest LP, Apocalypse, Girl, “soft-dick rock.” It’s a poised effort, with ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Show Preview: Vic Mensa, Towkio

Music Stories [SON OF YEEZUS] Vic Mensa became a man in 2015. He performed with Kanye West on Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special, and inked a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. For a 22-year-old rapper f ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SCHONFELD

Album Review: The Lonesome Billies

It’s Good To Be Lonesome (Cloud City Studios)

Album Reviews [OUTLAW COUNTRY] Stray from Interstate 5 a ways and Oregon gets a little bit country. “A little bit country” also describes the Lonesome Billies, four childhood friends turned western roadhouse ba ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Album Review: Fernando

Leave the Radio On (Fluff & Gravy)

Album Reviews [SINGER-SONGROCKER] Wikipedia says the name Fernando means “courageous, adventurer, conqueror, and leader,” and as longtime watchers of Portland’s Americana scene know, in the case of Fernando V ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Q&A: Daniel Barosa, Director of GRU-PDX

A Brazilian filmmaker on his love letter to Portland music.

Music Stories In 2013, Quarto Negro, a two-man atmospheric pop group from Brazil, flew to Portland to record an album with the help of another duo, the Helio Sequence, and brought filmmaker Daniel Barosa with them. ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Review: Lightning Will

Bar Reviews IF THE BLITZ DON’T KILL YOU: The name of Lightning Will (305 NW 21st Ave., 327-8203, lightningwill.com) is the most layered joke in Portland bars. In a location once home to the 21st Avenue outpost ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Street: Belmont

Street Our favorite looks from the heart of Southeast. Photos by Katie Dennis.   ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Simply the Best

Scharpling and Wurster are every music nerd’s favorite comedy duo. Want in on the jokes? Here’s a primer.

Music Stories If you’ve never heard of The Best Show, the beloved New Jersey-based Internet radio program, the first thing you must know is that its phone lines are a sacred space, and host Tom Scharpling guards ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by CORBIN SMITH

Drank: Sun Made Cucumber Berliner Weisse (Oakshire)

Drank The only thing I like better than a traditional Berliner Weisse—a mildly sour German wheat beer named for the city where it was born—is a traditional Berliner Weisse with a little woodruff or rasp ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Hot Box BBQ

Food Cart Reviews You can feel sorry for doctors or not, but until a month ago the South Waterfront had almost no affordable lunch fare. The new Gantry—a roadside walkway lined with food carts—has since bogarted As ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Never Say Never Say Die Again

Scoop GOONIES HOUSE BROKEN: Never say “never say die” again. Astoria’s famous Goonies House is closed to the public. After more than a decade of allowing up to 1,500 visitors a day to make pilgrimages ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Criminal Arts

Local filmmakers rally for their bank-robbing brother.

Movie Reviews & Stories Experimental filmmaker Joe Gibbons has always been an iconoclast, a man whose filmic persona and real personality were often blurred. Even his friends had a hard time telling which parts of his life ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Visual Arts: Larry Yes, Positive Words

PDX Window Project will showcase exhibit 24/7.

Visual Arts When an “epic windstorm” took down the fence at Larry Yes’ North Portland home in 2014, the local jack-of-all-trades decided not to rebuild. Instead, he painted the fence posts with bright color ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Book Review: Jorge Cervantes, The Cannabis Encyclopedia

Weed all about it.

Books Jorge Cervantes is old school. He smokes joints. He wrote a book that’s never going to make it onto Kindle. Cervantes—real name George Van Patten—is the author of The Cannabis ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Keep Digging

Chris Messina skinny-dipping is the best part of Joe Swanberg’s improvised mumblecore.

Movie Reviews & Stories I’ll say two things for Digging for Fire: One, Jake Johnson is charming as fuck. Also: Chris Messina gets naked. Other than that, Digging for Fire is generic mumblecore garbage. Johnson stars as ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Movie Review: Mistress America

Third time isn’t a charm for Baumbach and Gerwig.

Movie Reviews & Stories Some movies get better the more you think about them. They have (if you’ll excuse my most exquisite pun ever) compound interest. Every time I think about The Prestige, for instance, I like it more. ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ALEX FALCONE

America’s Top Aerialist

Anna Thomas-Henry started in Brooklyn’s underground circus.

Performance American circus arts are enjoying a second, or third, coming. While the circus continued to be seen as art in places like France and China, it largely went underground in the United States after the R ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Living Legends: Who to See at the CannaGrow Expo

Potlander Unlike most of the cannabis conferences Portland has hosted in recent months, this weekend’s CannaGrow Expo isn’t as much of a business-focused seminar as it is an opportunity for master growers t ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Inbox: Bread for Bread

Letters to the Editor Dave’s Killer Bread Man Dave Dahl, congrats on the great success of your company and building such a wonderful and valuable brand in an amazingly short period of time [Hotseat, WW, ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WWeek Staff

Dr. Know: Maritime Law

Dr. Know My wife and I were walking across the Steel Bridge when a booming voice yelled at us to stop. Frightened, we ran the rest of the way across, which made the voice even angrier. We then saw a yacht comi ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

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

Aug 25, 2015 06:01 pm by WW Culture Staff

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

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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