Willamette Weekend: 18 Things to Do and see in Portland, January 23-25

Features Friday, Jan. 23Famine Fest II [METAL FEST] For the second year in a row, Chris Nukala has ... More

Jan 23, 2015 01:33 pm by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

Purged

A Portland radical gets banished by the group he once led.

Cover Story Byrd Jasper sat at the center of concentric circles of folding chairs in the Musicians Local... More

Jan 21, 2015 06:38 pm by AARON MESH

Muscadine: Down-Home Skillet

Muscadine brings the soulful, regional Southern fare.

Food Reviews & Stories Brunch and Southern fare are the twin towers of American comfort. Combine them, and... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sidestepped

Why are the Jefferson Dancers—from Portland’s majority-black high school—mostly white?

Schools The Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at Northeast Portland’s... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Hotseat: Noah Ernst

The spokesman for a new coalition of Portland cab companies worries about Uber and what dumbed-down taxi rules will mean for Portland.

News Stories Noah Ernst is hacked off. He’s been in the taxi business four years—first... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Movie Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry pays tribute to second-wave feminists.

Movie Reviews & Stories Think back to Beyoncé’s performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards—her... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON
 
 

The Sunday Paper: January 25, 2015

The week's most interesting news stories from Portland and beyond.

The Sunday Paper Thanks for accepting delivery of The Sunday Paper.Below, you'll find what we think are the week's most interesting and important news stories, from Portland and beyond.aljazeera.comAl Jazeera spends Saturday night with the Native Disciples gang, which is based on a rural reservation in Minnesota. “We gotta hold each other accountable, because if we don’t, nobody else will... Nobody cares about us Natives. How we eat. How we live. They don’t care. We gotta look out for each other. Now ... More

Jan 25, 2015 08:00 am by WW Staff
 

Oregon Strippers Prepare to Fight For Workplace Protection Laws

Rep. Shemia Fagan has pledged her support

Nude dancers who want more rights and better workplace protections are pushing forward with bills to create new rules for Oregon strip clubs.&nbs... More

Jan 24, 2015 10:28 am by ANNA WALTERS
 

Live Review: Russell Maliphant Company, Still Current

Arts & Books Russell Maliphant isn't just a dancer and choreographer. After seeing his program Still Current, presented by White Bird, there's reason to belie... More

Jan 23, 2015 04:14 pm by KAITIE TODD
 

Let's Try to Think Happy Thoughts About LaMarcus Aldridge

News Portland's citizens are panicked and shaken by the loss of a city icon. But enough about the Portland International Airport carpet.Trail Blazers ... More

Jan 23, 2015 03:38 pm by AARON MESH
 

Willamette Weekend: 18 Things to Do and see in Portland, January 23-25

Features Friday, Jan. 23Famine Fest II [METAL FEST] For the second year in a row, Chris Nukala has assembled a sickening lineup of gore, grind, ... More

Jan 23, 2015 01:33 pm by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

Purged

A Portland radical gets banished by the group he once led.

Cover Story Byrd Jasper sat at the center of concentric circles of folding chairs in the Musicians Local 99 Union Hall. More than 50 people—most of them part of the Portland activist community—gathered ... More

Jan 21, 2015 06:38 pm by AARON MESH

McKeel-Hauled

A former county land-use inspector says Commissioner Diane McKeel retaliated against him on behalf of her allies.

News Stories A former Multnomah County employee says Commissioner Diane McKeel had him fired last fall after he tried to stop her political friends from breaking land-use rules in violation of federal law. ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Sidestepped

Why are the Jefferson Dancers—from Portland’s majority-black high school—mostly white?

Schools The Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at Northeast Portland’s Highland Christian Center had all the trappings of a typical commemoration for the civil rights leader. Crowds fil ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Hotseat: Noah Ernst

The spokesman for a new coalition of Portland cab companies worries about Uber and what dumbed-down taxi rules will mean for Portland.

News Stories Noah Ernst is hacked off. He’s been in the taxi business four years—first as a driver and now as a superintendent with employee-owned Radio Cab. He’s also the spokesman for a new lobbyin ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Muscadine: Down-Home Skillet

Muscadine brings the soulful, regional Southern fare.

Food Reviews & Stories Brunch and Southern fare are the twin towers of American comfort. Combine them, and you might as well be auditioning as somebody’s replacement mom. That womblike nexus of hospitality, famili ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Movie Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry pays tribute to second-wave feminists.

Movie Reviews & Stories Think back to Beyoncé’s performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards—her rock-solid command of the stage, her spangly leotard, those heart-melting cuts to Blue Ivy on Jay Z’s lap. Recal ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Top Portland Event Picks, January 21 - January 27

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JAN. 21  AESOP ROCK WITH ROB SONIC [INDIE RAP] Bestiary, the second album from the Def Jux rappers’ Hail Mary Mallon project, is full of pithy satire, granting Rob Sonic a new ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Muppet Sex

The whole point of Muppet Burlesque is to get you thinking about it.

Headout Everyone loves the Muppets. Then there are some people who love the Muppets. You see what I’m trying to say, son? When a Muppet and a Muppeteer love each other very much, they do a—a special ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Scoop: Dude, Pass The Cough Syrup.

Scoop IT’S LIKE BUTTER: Sellwood is getting a butter bar. Owner Melinda Woller will open a small food market and counter-service spot called Buttercraft at 6664 SE Milwaukie Ave. in the former location of ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 12

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Aaron Ross (formerly Ed Forman) just landed the most coveted interview in Portland. As they fight Uber, Portland taxi drivers maintain they do not want “a flooded market” because of “safety.” ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Woo Woo

How John Woo nearly ruined action films.

Movie Reviews & Stories With 1989’s The Killer and 1992’s Hard Boiled, John Woo made two of cinema’s best-ever action films. In both movies (screening as a double feature at 7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Hol ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Off the Waffle: Restaurant Review

Food Reviews & Stories A good corner has useful things. Not just pleasant things, such as a book-themed cafe with bad food and occasional poetry readings, or a twee Italian bistro with live acoustic-guitar music, bu ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Top Three Best Bets For Fertile Ground

Theater ID[ea] Back in August, participants in Third Rail’s mentorship program were given 36 hours to make a piece of theater. What emerged is a play about how we create, transform and strip apart our ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

A Dark Detroit Night

A new folk opera reimagines The Snow Queen in the Motor City.

Theater A few years ago, while traveling through Detroit, musician Laura Dunn stepped into an abandoned ballroom. On the floor was a shattered chandelier—a small one, but in memory it grew to wondrous ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Street: Pickin’ & Grinnin’

Street At the Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Drink Review: Sizzurp (Codeine and Crater Lake Soda)

Drank For a certain sect of Southern rappers, cough syrup is a recreational pastime on par with mint juleps at the Kentucky Derby or Busch Light at the Indy 500. In Portland, it’s a medical necess ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

The Snowstorm

From Russia with love.

Theater The Snowstorm begins with an intense concert. Sitting at a piano in the darkened theater, Eric Nordin looks calm and serene, but that belies the torrent of sound he’s producing. As the final ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Portland Center Stage)

A chunky Chekhov smoothie, spiked with voodoo curses and Snow White.

Theater Christopher Durang has likened his latest play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to Chekhov put through a comic blender. It’s a comparison that puts me in mind of those Will It Blend? videos ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Murmurs: Perhaps It’s The Crust Of a New Career.

Murmurs Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Dave Dahl is giving his first interview since being found guilty except for insanity in November of ramming two Washington County sheriff’s patrol cars with his Cadi ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: Why don't Portland businesses run their ceiling fans in the correct direction in the winter?

Dr. Know I’ve tried to persuade countless business owners that their ceiling fans are going in the wrong direction. They all say, “It’s blowing the hot air down.” Is ignorantly suffering through ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Willie Weed: The Flyover States, Part I

Willie Weed It’s not every year one’s home state football team competes to be the best in the country, so last week I booked a flight down to Dallas to watch the Buckeyes run through the Ducks like a wi ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Show Preview: RL Grime, Lunice, Tommy Kruise

Music Stories [TRAP LORD] In RL Grime’s “Core” video, giant black helicopters fly toward a gaping hole in the ocean, an image that probably holds many metaphors for fans. But we’re going to avoid thos ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Robin Bacior: Wednesday, Jan. 21

Drowning yourself to live.

Music Stories In the freezing waters of an Oregon lake in May, Robin Bacior, clothed in a red sundress, tried to stay submerged. Bacior’s friend, photographer Corinne Krogh, bobbed in the water as well, a ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Skip vonKuske: Every Monday

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Try “cellotronik.”

Music Stories “A cellist walks into a bar” might sound more like a setup for a fish-out-of-water gag than a viable basis for a decade’s steady gig. But Skip vonKuske has long dedicated himself to bringi ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Habesha Lounge: Say Wat

Bar Reviews Habesha Lounge (801 NE Broadway, 284-4299) is either a party on top of an Ethiopian restaurant, or it’s a bar that stumbled into a patio party. Loosely open Tuesdays through Saturdays, it mo ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pillars of Portlandia

How a proto-Portlandia based on a WW column turned into the biggest debacle in local TV history.

DVD & TV On Dec. 14, 1983, Portland was poised for TV greatness: America’s first regional soap opera. Portland station KOIN pre-empted regular CBS programming for a locally produced original movie, Pillars ... More

Jan 16, 2015 02:30 pm by JAY HORTON

Going Rogue

Willis Earl Beal drops off the music-industry grid.

Music Stories Willis Earl Beal has bitten the hand that once fed him. Over the last decade, the avant-garde bluesman transitioned from being an occasionally homeless Army vet, living with his grandmother in ... More

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

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

Jan 21, 2015 04:59 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

Jan 21, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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