Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do in Portland This Weekend, April 18-20

Pot, Jesus and Alison Roper

Features Friday, April 18 Kenji Bunch Retrospective [MODERN CLASSICAL] Violist Kenji Bunch, one of Am... More

Apr 18, 2014 03:59 pm by WW Culture Staff
 
 

PBOT Shows Businesses Their Possible Street-Fee Bill

How much would a brewpub pay into the new transportation fee? $604 a month.

News Portland businesses could pay bills ranging from $6 a month to $2,241 a month if the city creates a ... More

Apr 18, 2014 12:45 pm by AARON MESH
 
 

Kristina Olvera Says She is a Woman. The Prison System Says He is a Man.

The fight for justice for Oregon’s transgender inmates.

Cover Story Kristina Olvera wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of crossing her legs when she sits, applying... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Put a Label On It

It’s Oregon’s turn (again) to debate the labeling of GMO foods.

News Stories There’s much to talk about in Ashland—a southern Oregon winter so dry that, for the... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Second Season

The Blazers return to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011. Here’s how they stay there.

Sports Last weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers played the best game of their surprisingly... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MIKE ACKER

Candylands Before Time

The last two drugstore soda fountains in Portland.

Food Reviews & Stories Sandy Boulevard is the Bob Barker of Portland thoroughfares, the one street... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 
 

WW Liveblog: Timbers at Real Salt Lake

Portland needs a win to jump start its season, but it's up against the team lest likely to cough up three points.

News Welcome to the liveblog of today's game. It goes live at 6:30. Refresh for the latest updates. This game is live on network television in Portland, but I haven't found a legal stream for it, perhaps because no such thing exists. If you have questions, comments or abuse, e-mail me or get me on Twitter @atomchak. I am desperate for feedback.PREAMBLE: This is literally the match of Portland's nightmares. In this Timbers podcast, one fan says he has a dream in which Real Salt Lake defender Chris Sch... More

Apr 19, 2014 05:33 pm by Alex Tomchak Scott
 

Your Weekly Callahan

Part 4: "He bled through the pen"

Arts & Books It would be a genuinely dark shame if future bipeds, particularly those who visit Portland, were to lose the memory of John Callahan, the talente... More

Apr 18, 2014 08:01 pm by MARK ZUSMAN
 

"No Clear Answers" About How City Property Would End Up in a Water District's Hands, Internal City Hall Memo Says

Measure backer says City Attorney's memo is wrong.

News As Portland City Hall braces itself for a May vote that could strip its authority over its water and sewer bureaus, the city's lawyers are scramb... More

Apr 18, 2014 05:48 pm by AARON MESH
 

National Women’s Soccer League Looks to Build Female Fanbase for Survival

News The National Women’s Soccer League is struggling in its second season under tight budgets and low turnout, according to a New York Times story ... More

Apr 18, 2014 05:00 pm by Kate Willson
 

Musicfest Is Coming!

 At Willy Week's offices, the excitement for the announced lineup of MFNW 2014 is palpable. In advance of the announcement--expected the las... More

Apr 18, 2014 04:38 pm by Promotions
 
 

Kristina Olvera Says She is a Woman. The Prison System Says He is a Man.

The fight for justice for Oregon’s transgender inmates.

Cover Story Kristina Olvera wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of crossing her legs when she sits, applying eyeliner and pouting her lips. Her landlord disapproves when she plays with her hair, grows out her n ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Put a Label On It

It’s Oregon’s turn (again) to debate the labeling of GMO foods.

News Stories There’s much to talk about in Ashland—a southern Oregon winter so dry that, for the first time in 50 years, the local ski mountain failed to open, or the fare at this year’s Oregon Shakespea ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Moving the Needle

A new law expanding the use of an anti-overdose drug is cutting the number of heroin deaths.

News Stories Two months ago, a heroin user overdosed on the Southwest Salmon Street overpass across Interstate 405, about a block from the headquarters of Outside In. Someone alerted the staff at the nonpr ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by BRENT WALTH

The Second Season

The Blazers return to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011. Here’s how they stay there.

Sports Last weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers played the best game of their surprisingly good season. Their April 13 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors and their crazy-hot shooting guard Ste ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MIKE ACKER

Cloudy Days

A restrictive new state law that led to the temporary closure of medical marijuana dispensaries taught us a lesson we should have already known.

Culture Features Editor’s note: Columnist Wm. Willard Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies. In his place, we’ve asked another writer to chime in about recent changes to Oregon dispensary laws. Mari ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Candylands Before Time

The last two drugstore soda fountains in Portland.

Food Reviews & Stories Sandy Boulevard is the Bob Barker of Portland thoroughfares, the one street that time has chosen not to visit. There are now only two old-time drugstore soda fountains left in Portland, and both ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

AP Film Studies: High and Mighty

The incredibly stupid Heavy Metal is essential 4/20 viewing.

Movie Reviews & Stories When the hell did stoner movies get so damn complicated? The best of the recent crop of “let’s get high” films, the Seth Rogen-James Franco opuses Pineapple Express and This Is the End, ar ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Hurray for the Riff Raff: Saturday, April 19

Alynda Lee Segarra may have settled down, but her music hasn’t.

Music Stories [FOLK] Alynda Lee Segarra admits she’s gotten soft. Once a teenage vagabond, who left home before she was old enough to vote and spent time hopping freight trains and hitchhiking around the co ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Murmurs: All The News We Wrote While The Sun Was Out.

Murmurs Proponents of an initiative to ban public funding for abortions are employing a novel tactic: The group’s website, Oregon2014.org, allows users to search for the names of people who have signed th ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Transcendence

There’s a ghost in the machine.

Movie Reviews & Stories On the surface, techno thrillers seem like a slam dunk: As technology evolves, so do the potential plot devices for effects-heavy films that pit man against the very stuff designed to benefit hu ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Dom Hemingway

Pretty boy turns petty; preaches with poetry.

Movie Reviews & Stories Jude Law is all grown up. In Richard Shepard’s gangster send-up Dom Hemingway, Law has ditched his pretty-boy looks to play a petty criminal with a paunch and “a face like an abortion.” (D ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

Holy High Day

Your 4/20 concert guide.

Music Stories What is 4/20, anyway? Theoretically, it’s unofficial National Marijuana Appreciation Day, but that implies those who observe it don’t appreciate the shrubbery of the gods every other day of th ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

The Top Five Greatest Stories Slick Rick Ever Told

by Risky Star

Top 5 “A Teenage Love” A story of adolescent love and the insecurities of young men and women. This song brings me back to childhood and the electric energy my neighborhood had at the time in the �� ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Introducing...: Phone Call

Music Stories Who: Bailey Winters (vocals, drums, bass, production), Johnny Zeigler (keyboards, drums, bass, production). Sounds like: The disco love child of R. Kelly and Flight of the Conchords.   For fans ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by GRACE STAINBACK

pool (no water) (Theatre Vertigo)

No lifeguard on duty.

Performance Say a man dies of AIDS. Now say a friend collects his blood and bandages and condoms and catheters and makes them into art. Has this artist crossed the line between creation and exploitation? At ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Anonymous Women, Eva Lake

Independent women, part 3.

Visual Arts Don’t you just love it when poetic men insist that women are stand-ins for something other than, well, women? Shakespeare famously compared his lady love to a summer’s day, while Lord Byron ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites

A sentence of sorts in Kornsá.

Books Burial Rites (Back Bay Books, 311 pages, $15) is a fictional reimagining of the life of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a farmhand who awaits execution for murdering her employer in 19th-century Iceland ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON

Album Review: Sleep

Oregon Failure (Oldominion)

Album Reviews [PO-HOP] On the first verse of “Rap Rehab,” a playfully introspective track on Oregon Failure, the newest album from Portland MC Sleep, the 37-year-old poses a question that most rappers undou ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by REED JACKSON

Headout Picks 4/16/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 16 DJ QUESTLOVE [MUSIC] Ain’t no party like a Questlove party ’cause at a Questlove party, you might learn something. The new Tonight Show bandleader is a walking music encyclope ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Headout: World Warriors

Wrestling Church is spending Easter Sunday preaching the Gospel of the Squared Circle. Here’s a primer on the real global game.

Headout Professional wrestling isn’t a sport. I’ll give its detractors that. It’s something much more interesting—a form of physical theater, misunderstood in the United States but with deep cul ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Elements PDX: Cloud-Chasing

Bar Reviews Maybe you’ve been curious about those things people are sucking on around town. They look like a cross between a lightsaber and a dentist’s drill and emit thick clouds of watery mist that smel ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Sabrosa Barbosa

Food Cart Reviews Silvia Barbosa asks only two questions when presented with indecisive customers at Sabrosa Barbosa: “Are you a vegetarian?” (No.) “Do you like spicy foods?” (Yes.) If those are your answer ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON

Drank: Barrel-Aged Night Cap (Coalition Brewing)

Drank In dark porters and stouts, coffee typically reads as rich and bitter. But some of the most refreshing flavors in coffee are those bright, fruity notes you get from lighter roasts or cold-presse ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: Cuff the Rancher, Take the Cattle.

Scoop SCHOOL’S OUT: Even Portland’s architecture is screwing with hip-hop shows now. On April 13, a concert by Schoolboy Q at the Crystal Ballroom ended about 20 minutes into the L.A. rapper’s headlin ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dynamic Duet

On and off the dance floor, Portland sisters Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd know when to push one another.

Dance As sisters, Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd know siblings don’t get anywhere by being babied. So even as they look out for each other, they won’t hesitate to make the other do things for herse ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER
 

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