The Whistleblower

Michael Rodgers has a secret: He’s the one who leaked Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails. Here’s why he did it.

Cover Story On Friday, Feb. 20, Michael Rodgers looked up from his iPad to the parking lot outside his... More

May 26, 2015 11:00 pm by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hood Life

Willamette Week's 2015 Outdoor Guide

Outdoor Guide From the Editor You’ve really gotta go see the map. Not right away, but after you’ve... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Kiddie Trouble

A Pearl District Child Care Center Comes Under Scrutiny For Lack of Staffing

News Stories To Megan Bergstrom, it was chaos. She had a howling 4-month-old girl strapped... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Wolf Tracks

An environmental group goes to court to see the forest service’s plans to protect Oregon wolves.

News Stories Nick Cady is thrilled to see the return of gray wolves to Oregon’s... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

No Reservations?

Where to camp if you didn’t book your spot back in February.

Featured Stories Portlanders love the outdoors. If you need proof, just go onto... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rebuilding the Bell

It’s getting tough to get Taco Bell in Portland. We asked a Mexican food expert to reverse-engineer our favorite FourthMeals.

Food Reviews & Stories For FourthMeal fans, these are trying times. Both Taco... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI
 
 

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from the Fourth Wall, Charts, Havania Whaal, Daniel Rafn and Paul Alcott featuring Brent Knopf.

Music Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. The Fourth Wall, “Cosmos in the Water” The Fourth Wall is a young, atmospheric rock group that has been scratching at the cellar door of the Portland music scene for the last year or so. Consider this its burst-through moment. Lovely Violence, the Portland-via-Hawaii (yeah, exactly how does that transition wo... More

May 29, 2015 04:24 pm by WW MUSIC STAFF
 

Don't Shoot Portland Leaders Arrested Following Shooting at Last Thursday

News Two activists who have led Portland protests of police violence were arrested last night in the aftermath of a shooting that injured three people... More

May 29, 2015 03:50 pm by ANTHONY MACUK
 

Finalists for the 2015 Drammy Awards Announced

Arts & Books The kids are more than all right, according to Portland's theater connoisseurs. On May 28, Portland Civic Theatre Guild announced the n... More

May 29, 2015 02:42 pm by Enid Spitz
 

This Week In Beer: The Most Interesting Mexican Lager in the World

The best of this weeks' Portland-area beer events.

Food & Drink Friday, May 29Ex Novo FiestaEx Novo brings its beer a full two and half miles north to Saraveza, where it will have a fiesta celebrating its new ... More

May 29, 2015 01:46 pm by PARKER HALL
 

Beau Breedlove, Former Sam Adams Paramour, Publishing New Memoir

Musings on a Young Life is out June 30.

Arts & Books Beau Breedlove wants us to have the whole story—like, all of it.Breedlove is an influential figure in a certain regard. He is, of course, best ... More

May 29, 2015 09:55 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

The Whistleblower

Michael Rodgers has a secret: He’s the one who leaked Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails. Here’s why he did it.

Cover Story On Friday, Feb. 20, Michael Rodgers looked up from his iPad to the parking lot outside his Salem office window. Three people strode toward the entrance of his building. He knew who they were, ... More

May 26, 2015 11:00 pm by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hood Life

Willamette Week's 2015 Outdoor Guide

Outdoor Guide From the Editor You’ve really gotta go see the map. Not right away, but after you’ve done some exploring—a weekend camping and paddling at Lost Lake (page 38), a hike to Punchbowl Falls (p ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Kiddie Trouble

A Pearl District Child Care Center Comes Under Scrutiny For Lack of Staffing

News Stories To Megan Bergstrom, it was chaos. She had a howling 4-month-old girl strapped to her in an Eddie Bauer carrier while the eight other children she was responsible for watching—all under the a ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Wolf Tracks

An environmental group goes to court to see the forest service’s plans to protect Oregon wolves.

News Stories Nick Cady is thrilled to see the return of gray wolves to Oregon’s Cascade Range. He celebrated when the wolf dubbed OR-7 was spotted south of Crater Lake in 2011, more than 60 years after hun ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Rebuilding the Bell

It’s getting tough to get Taco Bell in Portland. We asked a Mexican food expert to reverse-engineer our favorite FourthMeals.

Food Reviews & Stories For FourthMeal fans, these are trying times. Both Taco Bell locations in central Portland are currently closed, with the West Burnside Street Bell apparently being rebuilt and the Northeast ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

No Reservations?

Where to camp if you didn’t book your spot back in February.

Featured Stories Portlanders love the outdoors. If you need proof, just go onto ReserveAmerica.com right now and try to book a camping spot for July. Chances are you’ll be directed someplace like Lake Owyhee Sta ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top 9 Hikes Around Hood

Rocky climbs that pay off with great views, lush canyons full of waterfalls, and switchbacks on an extinct volcano.

Outdoor Guide Mount Hood takes all comers. That snow-topped stratovolcano on Portland’s easterly horizon has faces that will chill the bones of seasoned mountaineers, but also plenty of waterfalls easily ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Get Wet

Nature’s swimming pools.

Outdoor Guide Get Your Minerals: Soak in the century-old tubs at Carson Hot Springs. IMAGE: LaBriereAs the legend goes, Isadore St. Martin was hunting in the Columbia River Gorge in 1876 when he stumbled u ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Steeper, Harder, Faster

Ice caves, downhills, snow camps and scary-ass drives.

Outdoor Guide Ride Up, Roll Down: Mountain Biking at Skibowl IMAGE: Thomas TealAt these speeds, every rock, tree branch and patch of loose gravel is an enemy conspiring to knock you from your perch. On one ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

What does Mount Hood mean to you?

Outdoor Guide A lot of us have pictures of the mountain. Or pictures of our last camping trip on the mountain. Or pictures of us hiking near the mountain. But not all of us have good ones—strong, professi ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Float On

Where to dip your oars.

Outdoor Guide Sup, Scappoose? Standup paddleboarding isn’t just for yoga instructors. SCAPPOOSE BAYIMAGE: LaBriereLike Lululemon pants and Starbucks mochaccinos, standup paddleboarding has developed someth ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Get Up On This

Rock gyms, boulders and bluffs.

Outdoor Guide Bluff Calls: Only 20 minutes outside Portland, Broughton offers an iconic climb up the crack. IMAGE: LaBriereBroughton Bluff is a special treat for Portland climbers who want to get in some out ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland Outdoor Shops

Where to buy outdoor gear in Portland.

Outdoor Guide Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe 200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, 285-0464, aldercreek.com. 9 am-6 pm Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-7 pm Friday-Saturday. There are two Alder Creek outposts. The spot over by OMSI ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Mt. Hood Pit Stops

Growler bars, cronut shops and fueling stations near Hood.

Outdoor Guide Brightwood Tavern 63010 E Brightwood Bridge Road, Brightwood, 622-1568, facebook.com/BrightwoodTavern. 10 am-2:30 am daily. Brightwood is still a one-horse town. Fabled for lodging woodcutters, ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, May 27 - June 3

Headout Picks THURSDAY MAY 28 EVERYTHING IS FESTIVAL! [WTFEST] The last thing Portland needed was another random assemblage of events packaging itself as a “festival.” But this insanely random assemblage ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Down in the Cornhole

Headout What is America’s pastime if not cornhole? Baseball. Baseball is totally America’s pastime. But what is cornhole if not America’s “that thing we did one time when the shuffleboard tabl ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Last Days: Movie Review

Movie Reviews & Stories Why it’s Portlandy: The Seattle setting is to Portland as Michael Pitt’s downward spiraling rocker Blake is to Kurt Cobain. There’s an aura of the iconic Pacific Northwest, but we’d rather ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

A Swedish, centenarian Forrest Gump.

Movie Reviews & Stories Cinema is a peerless cultural ambassador. It cracks entire worlds open and connects us intimately with places we’ll never visit and people we’ll never know. Sometimes, as with The 100-Year-O ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Satan’s Pilgrims

Frankenstomp (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [SURFIN’ NW] Working primarily with Northwest imprints for more than 20 years has still allowed for Satan’s Pilgrims’ grab bag of surf and garage instrumentals to attain a sort of cultish ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Review: Roll-Uh-Bowl

Willie Weed There’s no worse material to bring camping or to the beach than glass. It’s fragile, impossible to clean up if broken, and cannot be used if even slightly damaged. What’s a cannabis user ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Solae’s Lounge: Old Solae

Bar Reviews The band was singing “Happy Birthday” to Snoop Dogg’s uncle, but they didn’t play it straight. It was a minor-key version extended with jags of solo guitar or keyboard, drums filling a p ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Juniper: Food Cart Review

Food Cart Reviews Juniper food cart is like the distilled essence of certain notions of Portland—a vegan, gluten-free, pan-cultural and eco-conscious cart owned by a quintet of young women who almost all work ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by AMY WOLFE

Wine Review: Underwood Rosé (Union Wine Co.)

Drank Oregon pinot noir in a can? Eh. The first aluminum-sided label I tried from Portland’s Union Wine Co. didn’t do anything for me—something feels wrong about drinking dry red wine out of a ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Epic Fault

The geophysics of San Andreas’ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in an earthquake.

Movie Reviews & Stories San Andreas didn’t screen by our press deadline, despite my repeated letters to the president of Hollywood insisting that an alternative Portland newsweekly is the true center of the cinematic ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by ALEX FALCONE

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots of the fourth- and fifth-graders of Girls Inc. atOliver P. Lent school. Photos by Steph Barnhart. ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by STEPH BARNHART

Album Review: Vursatyl

Crooked Straights (BBE)

Album Reviews [HIP-HOP] It has been a staggering eight years since we’ve heard from Vursatyl, in the form of his group Lifesavas’ sprawling blaxploitation hip-hopera, Gutterfly. If Vurs were to put out a ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

AP Film Studies: Open-Air Cinema

Your guide to Portland’s outdoor movie season.

Movie Reviews & Stories Summer offers a real conundrum for nerds. Sure, you want to get outside and enjoy all that fresh air your friends keep talking about, but then how will you watch The Goonies for the 3,000th time ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Dr. Know: Doesn’t Portland have an ordinance forbidding people from broadcasting noise with speakers in public?

Dr. Know Portland’s street musicians are usually just annoying, but with the addition of amplification they become intolerable. Doesn’t Portland have an ordinance forbidding people from broadcastin ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Three Days of Rain (Portland Center Stage)

Grimm stars fight family drama with wit.

Theater If you describe your mother as “sort of like Zelda Fitzgerald’s less stable sister,” chances are your childhood wasn’t rosy. Walker and Nan, the brother and sister at the center of Ric ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

The Lion (Portland Center Stage)

This one-man musical is more meow.

Theater Benjamin Scheuer’s one-man show is billed as a play, but The Lion doesn’t feel like one. Trade the six guitars balanced on the Ellyn Bye Studio’s minimalist stage for a baby grand, costume ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Off The Streets

Portland graffiti waxes genteel.

Visual Arts You will never see the full mural on the west wall of Southeast Stark Street’s Bonfire Lounge. The graffitied wall is a story-high epitaph to Michael Brown, painted by local muralist Ashley ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Scoop: Luke and Jess Are Our Homies.

Scoop WASN’T TOMORROW WONDERFUL: Playful high-tech tapas restaurant Ración will close May 30, after a little more than two years in business in the West End. Chef-owner Anthony Cafiero, local master ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Murmurs: All The News That Gives A Hoot.

Murmurs State lawmakers are considering ways to let people expunge past marijuana convictions from their criminal records. WW first reported in February that Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) had introduced a ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 30

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Buskers must take a one-hour break every hour if they want to work the same corner. Back in 2014, School Board member Steve Buel ate lunch downtown and made you pay for it. For a true Oregon her ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Spin the Squared Circle

The Mountain Goats vs. The Wrestling Album!

Music Stories Professional wrestling isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of songwriter John Darnielle (even though “the Mountain Goats” is a totally viable tag-team name). But wit ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Moorea Masa

Music Stories Sounds like: The point where hopeful whimsy meets potential heartbreak. For fans of: Phox, Emily King, Feist, Jill Scott. At 22, Moorea Masa’s music career has already taken quite a few tu ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Ana Sia: Friday, May 29

Nom nom nom, untz untz untz.

Music Stories Is there any dish as cosmopolitan as curry? Spices and ingredients from hundreds of miles away, refined, blended and condensed on your plate. It’s no surprise that L.A. DJ Ana Sia turns to coo ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Omega Supreme Records: Saturday, May 30

Gotta have that funk? This is the label to get it from.

Music Stories Before he started his own record label, James Vance had already tried his hand at just about everything you would expect of someone who grew up submerged in hip-hop culture: graffiti, breakdan ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

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

May 20, 2015 12:01 am 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

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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