Talkin’ Bull

Lies and money are flowing fast in the bitter war over Portland’s tap water. Here’s the unfiltered truth.

Cover Story Portland’s hidden treasure lies nearly 50 miles east of the city, ringed by Douglas fir and... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Justice Derailed

A 2008 sex-abuse case lingers in federal court as a “manipulative” defendant works the system.

News Stories When someone is charged with a crime, he has a constitutional right to a lawyer. He... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

It’s the Real Thing

Big soft-drink money is pouring into the Multnomah County Chair’s race.

Elections If you make or sell soda pop, you’ve got a lot to worry about from Multnomah... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Yellow Card

It’s not too soon for a warning: The Portland Timbers, absent big change, are headed for trouble.

Sports The Portland Timbers are supposed to be one of the dominant teams in... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Permanent Vacation

Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.

Music Stories Peter Buck doesn’t need me. Thirty years amassing one of... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: The Fleecing of America

Normcore Made Portland the Center of the Fashion Universe.

Headout Not so long ago, Portland was a J.C. Penney in the... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON
 
 

From the Elbow: The Redeem Team

A playoff series win against an old opponent fits the Blazers' season narrative quite nicely.

News The first games of the first round are in the book, and to the surprise of some, the Portland Trail Blazers were the story of the NBA playoffs’ opening weekend. The Indiana Pacers are in a tailspin, the Golden State Warriors stole home court from a Western Conference favorite L.A. Clippers (before getting blown out in Game 2) and the top overall seed, the San Antonio Spurs, needed a 15-0 run to avoid a major upset against the Dallas Mavericks.And beyond all those made for TV narratives, it was... More

Apr 22, 2014 04:33 pm by Mike Acker
 

The Blue Monk Is Closing Next Week

Music The Blue Monk, the Southeast Belmont bar and music venue, is closing permanently next week. According to employees, the lease was bought ou... More

Apr 22, 2014 03:58 pm by Matthew Singer
 

Trader Joe's Turns Down Mayor Charlie Hales' Offer for Revived Project on MLK Boulevard

News The plan to bring a Trader Joe's to Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is dead again.Representatives of the specialty grocer called Mayor... More

Apr 22, 2014 01:31 pm by AARON MESH
 

Metro Files Legal Action in Attempt to Move Hotel Project Forward

News Metro President Tom Hughes today took an aggressive step to move forward with development of a $200 million Hyatt Hotel adjacent to the Oregon Co... More

Apr 22, 2014 01:24 pm by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Rep. Shemia Fagan Secures $1.9 Million for East Portland Crosswalks

News Rep. Shemia Fagan (D-East Portland) keeps finding money to help people walk safely at the eastern edge of the city.Fagan and Rep. Jessica Vega Pe... More

Apr 22, 2014 11:20 am by AARON MESH
 
 

Talkin’ Bull

Lies and money are flowing fast in the bitter war over Portland’s tap water. Here’s the unfiltered truth.

Cover Story Portland’s hidden treasure lies nearly 50 miles east of the city, ringed by Douglas fir and protected by gates and guards. Bull Run Lake, a rain-fed oval nestled in the shadow of Mount Hood, suppl ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Justice Derailed

A 2008 sex-abuse case lingers in federal court as a “manipulative” defendant works the system.

News Stories When someone is charged with a crime, he has a constitutional right to a lawyer. He also has the right to a speedy trial. Once in a while, a defendant comes along who tries to stretch the limits o ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

It’s the Real Thing

Big soft-drink money is pouring into the Multnomah County Chair’s race.

Elections If you make or sell soda pop, you’ve got a lot to worry about from Multnomah County. The county’s health department has targeted sugary soft drinks as a top worry, especially in the fight ag ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: What Change Would You Make to the County Health Department?

Elections No local government agency delivers more health care than Multnomah County. Aside from running the jails, it’s the biggest thing the county does. According to its latest budget, Multnomah County ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Yellow Card

It’s not too soon for a warning: The Portland Timbers, absent big change, are headed for trouble.

Sports The Portland Timbers are supposed to be one of the dominant teams in Major League Soccer. The 2013 campaign saw the team soar to the Western Conference final after an abysmal performance a year ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Beyond the Badger

Youtube legend Randall made a career for himself post-Honey Badger fame. Now he plays guidance counselor for other memes.

Performance In early 2011, a mysterious man, identifying himself only as “Randall,” posted a video to YouTube. A dubbed-over National Geographic segment on honey badgers, The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger fea ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON

Murmurs: News Among the Ruins

Murmurs Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick are still moving toward a $12-a-month street fee on households and even higher taxes on businesses to raise more money for the Portland Burea ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Permanent Vacation

Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.

Music Stories Peter Buck doesn’t need me. Thirty years amassing one of the most sanctified discographies in American music—and a bank account festooned with zeroes—has ensured him of that. R.E.M., the immeasurably ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Brunch Bites Back

Toast and Gravy take on dinner service, but in very different ways.

Food Reviews & Stories Brunch is usually a bad omen. When restaurants known for dinner start offering up omelets, scrambles, frittatas, stratas or quiches, it means either they’re succeeding beyond capacity or they� ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: The Fleecing of America

Normcore Made Portland the Center of the Fashion Universe.

Headout Not so long ago, Portland was a J.C. Penney in the grand plaza of high fashion, a place where mustachioed lumberjacks and yoga moms were the most stylish people in town. The city’s tiny cabal of ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Headout Picks 4/23/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 23 NORM MACDONALD [COMEDY] Back in the ’90s, Norm MacDonald turned the Saturday Night Live news desk into his own absurdist playground, brilliantly mocking not so much the news as ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

As Winter in the Blood

Knocked cold.

Movie Reviews & Stories As Winter in the Blood opens, a young Blackfoot Indian named Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) finds himself piss-ass drunk in a ditch, staggering toward a hallucination of his dead father—w ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

AP Film Studies: Gym-Class Hero

Gymkata and the exile of athletes from action flicks.

Movie Reviews & Stories There was a time when Earth’s mightiest heroes weren’t pretty-boy actors decked out in capes and tights, reliant on computer effects to show off their powers. But, like Batman after taking the ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Souvenir Driver: Wednesday, April 23

Portland shoegazers follow their bliss into an analog daydream.

Music Stories When Neil Young delivered the keynote address at South by Southwest last month, a lot of musicians were listening. He was pushing his new project, PonoMusic, a portable music player rendering digi ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Frice Pastry/Philippe’s Bread

Food Reviews & Stories Ask Kurt Huffman how much his restaurant empire ChefStable used to spend on bread, and he’ll answer quickly: “A lot.” Bread markups are notoriously high, and for restaurateurs with a stake i ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Nina’s Lager (Old Town Brewing)

Drank Nina is the name of the supposed ghost haunting the back corner of Old Town Pizza. Legend has it, she was a prostitute tossed down an elevator shaft for snitching on the Merchant Hotel’s pimps ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: Free Tilly the Murderfish.

Scoop PAINT IT RED: A 130-foot mural on a temporary construction fence in the Pearl District was interrupted by a commercial break April 19. A cloth banner advertising WhiskeyFestNW was placed over the ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Last Dance

Dance Oregon’s premier ballet company is losing its premier ballerina. Alison Roper, after 18 seasons with Oregon Ballet Theatre, is retiring, performing for the final time this weekend. In this Celebrate ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Charles R. Cross, Here We Are Now

Drawn into your magnet tar-pit trap.

Books In the 20 years since Kurt Cobain took his own life…an unbearable number of people (about 2 million, according to Google) have headed think pieces about the addled rock star’s legacy with some ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

The Rise and Fall of Portland’s Boy Mayor

Progressive-era Portland tried to stamp out juvenile delinquency with a child government. In 1914, Hollywood noticed.

Movie Reviews & Stories A century ago, Portland faced a terrible scourge. The city’s newsboys were corrupting the city’s moral fiber. These inveterate ruffians, who numbered in the hundreds, were known for gambling ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

The Abbey Bar: The Belgian Resistance

Bar Reviews Northwest 21st Avenue can be a bizarre place after dark, populated by slumming Pearlies, roving packs descended from the near-West Hills and the withering down-and-outers peeking in and out of J ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Five Macaulay Culkin-Themed Pizza Recipes

By Noah Antieau, owner of Lonesome’s Pizza

Top 5 You may remember Macaulay Culkin as the precocious child actor who sadistically tortured Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the Home Alone movies. Well, he’s all grown up, and playing in a pizza-obsess ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Federale

Music Stories Federale, perhaps the only band in Portland playing original spaghetti Western soundtrack music, marks an unlikely 10th anniversary this week. Founding member Collin Hegna recalls the group’s ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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