Ripe: Marion is the Berry We’ve Been Waiting For

Now is the time to make the marionberry Oregon’s official state food.

Cover Story Marionberries are Oregon's favorite food. We can’t say we’re surprised—everyone loves... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

The 50 Plates: 50 Distinctive Foods from 50 States in Portland Restaurants

A culinary road trip.

Food Reviews & Stories 1. Alabama Fried green tomatoes at Bernie’s Southern Bistro, 2904 NE Alberta St., 282-9864,... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Hot Tip

A top city fire official is under investigation for turning a blind eye to safety violations at a sex club.

News Stories A senior Portland fire official is under investigation for telling a downtown sex club... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Obstacle Course

City Hall In 2011, the city of Portland and the Portland Timbers completed a $31 million... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Just Say No Redux

Taxpayers will pay for an anti-drug campaign—timed to hit just before the November vote on legalizing pot.

Politics Legal weed is coming to Oregon—that’s the conventional wisdom anyway. A... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.

Culture Features What are you doing for the next 12 days? Zilch? Good. Because Homer,... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER
 
 

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 20-26

Music Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 Split Single [PUNK INSPIRATION] Though you might not know his name, Jason Narducy probably influenced your favorite band, whether it's Guided By Voices or Foo Fighters, whose Dave Grohl lists Narducy as the reason he got into music. Narducy is a scene veteran—co-founder of Chicago pun... More

Aug 20, 2014 04:02 pm by WW MUSIC STAFF
 

The MusicfestNW Superlatives

The best of MFNW, from Girl Talk's trash to Future Island's dance moves to Haim's bass face to Stephen Malkmus's shorts.

Music Seasons change, and sometimes, so do music festivals. MusicfestNW kicked off its newer, slimmer era last weekend, going down to Tom McCall Waterf... More

Aug 20, 2014 03:33 pm by WW MUSIC STAFF
 

Portland Bottling Wants to Know If It Can Lower Its City Fines

News Portland Bottling Co. had vowed to fight $449,916 in charges and fines levied by the city Bureau of Environmental Services for allegedly dumping ... More

Aug 20, 2014 01:10 pm by AARON MESH
 

OHSU's Anonymous $100 Million Donor is One Tough Mother

News On July 28, Oregon Health & Science University announced a $100 million contribution from an anonymous donor. WW has learned that anonym... More

Aug 20, 2014 11:03 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Hotseat: Dave Foley

The Kids in the Hall member talks boobs, red wine and Mr. Heavyfoot.

Arts & Books To describe Dave Foley as a utilitarian humorist would be reductive—but not disingenuous. As part of Kids in the Hall, Foley has been a signifi... More

Aug 20, 2014 09:18 am by DAVE CANTOR
 
 

Ripe: Marion is the Berry We’ve Been Waiting For

Now is the time to make the marionberry Oregon’s official state food.

Cover Story Marionberries are Oregon's favorite food. We can’t say we’re surprised—everyone loves the locally bred blackberry cultivar. So when we asked readers to vote for what should become our ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

The 50 Plates: 50 Distinctive Foods from 50 States in Portland Restaurants

A culinary road trip.

Food Reviews & Stories 1. Alabama Fried green tomatoes at Bernie’s Southern Bistro, 2904 NE Alberta St., 282-9864, berniesbistro.com. Fried Green Tomatoes, the 1991 movie, is based on Irondale, Ala.’s Whistle St ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Obstacle Course

City Hall In 2011, the city of Portland and the Portland Timbers completed a $31 million renovation of the stadium now called Providence Park. The city-owned stadium added a concourse, concession stands, ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Hot Tip

A top city fire official is under investigation for turning a blind eye to safety violations at a sex club.

News Stories A senior Portland fire official is under investigation for telling a downtown sex club the city would look the other way if it violated fire safety laws. In late June, Portland Fire & Re ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Just Say No Redux

Taxpayers will pay for an anti-drug campaign—timed to hit just before the November vote on legalizing pot.

Politics Legal weed is coming to Oregon—that’s the conventional wisdom anyway. A recent poll shows eight of 10 Oregonians believe it’s a matter of when, not if, voters erase laws against recreati ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.

Culture Features What are you doing for the next 12 days? Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey” Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your living ro ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER

What Makes a Marionberry a Marionberry?

Food Reviews & Stories Marionberry In season July 10-Aug. 10. Oregon’s soon-to-be state food is a cross between the Chehalem and Olallie blackberries. It’s got a dark red to black color, has medium-sized seeds and ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Our Favorite Marionberry Foods In and Around Portland

Mari me.

Food Reviews & Stories Marionberry pancakes Hawthorne Street Cafe, 3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-8286. Begin the day at the cheerily domestic Hawthorne Street Cafe, which serves stolidly thick and hearty wheat cakes— ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The One I Love

Hit the reset button.

Movie Reviews & Stories The One I Love is the sort of film that prompts critics to fill their reviews with warnings of spoilers and hammy pronouncements that “to reveal more would spoil the fun.” That overstates ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Our Campaign Plans to Make the Marionberry the Oregon State Food

Food Reviews & Stories To get things done in Salem, you have to lobby. The marionberry learned that back in 2009, when House Joint Resolution 11, which would have made it Oregon’s state berry, was pulled from the floo ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Murmurs: One Tough And Generous Mother.

Murmurs Oregon Health & Science University announced July 28 the receipt of an anonymous $100 million donation to the Knight Cancer Institute, part of an effort launched by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Music Preview: How To Dress Well Gets Emo.

The Heart of the Matter.

Music Stories It’s been 22 years since Pavement released Slanted & Enchanted, the wellspring from which the old guard of music criticism sought irony over earnestness, detachment over enthusiasm. The most ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Top Five Ways To Dress Well…For The Cam’ron Show

Top 5 Wear your finest pink mink coat.Back in the early ’00s, Cam was affectionately known as “Harlem’s Pink Panther” for his collection of oversized outerwear pinker than Bubblicious watermelon ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Music Preview: Moniker at Holocene Sunday, Aug. 24

The cruel and unusual—and, ultimately, cathartic—creation of Monica Metzler.

Music Stories I’m talking to Monica Metzler by phone from the back of my Forester, where I’m huddled away from the cold in a makeshift bed. My friend and I had arrived on the coast the day before, antic ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by GRACE STAINBACK

Top Portland Event Picks, August 20-26

Headout Picks THURSDAY AUG. 21 JAMIE XX [MUSIC] Jamie Smith’s brand of tripped-out house feels too claustrophobic for the mainstream, but along with enrapturing festival crowds with the XX, he’s also pr ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Preparatoria de Tequila: Tequila 101 Before Tequila Fest PDX

Take Tequila 101 before heading to Portland’s first-ever agave-based festival.

Headout When most Americans think of tequila, they picture sodden nights of salty wrists and possibly offensive sombreros. That’s a lot like thinking of bourbon as Early Times, Coke and a NASCAR infie ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

TeSoAria: Bull’s Blood Supply

Bar Reviews We arrived at TeSoAria (4003 N Williams Ave., 971-229-0050, tesoaria.com) a half-hour before it was scheduled to close on a Thursday evening. We figured it would be a quick visit. Two hours, 10 ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: On An All-Booze Super Squishy Bender.

Scoop PLEASE BE SEATED: Fresh from an expansion that added two new screens, Cinema 21 has begun raising funds to install new seats in its main auditorium. The 88-year-old theater on Northwest 21st Ave ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Portland Film Festival

What’s so Portland about this fledgling fest?

Movie Reviews & Stories You might expect the Portland Film Festival to be some kind of bonanza for locavore cinephiles. You’d be wrong. Festival director Josh Leake hopes his event, now in its second year, becomes ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Album Review: Sean Flinn & the Royal We

The Lost Weekend (Glad I Did)

Album Reviews [FEEL-GOOD INDIE] It’s easy to gloss over The Lost Weekend, the second album from Sean Flinn & the Royal We. With its sunny, medium-tempo indie-pop arrangements and vague lyrics about roma ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Interview: The Weird and Wonderful Emo Philips

Oh, The Humanity.

Comedy and Variety Last May’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival didn’t lack for jaw-dropping moments. But none quite compared to a one-liner—not even a complete sentence—from Emo Philips. On the Doug Fir stage du ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: Divine Conception

Drag legend Divine screws herself into villainy in Female Trouble.

Movie Reviews & Stories In modern comic-book films, villains are born of strange circumstances. Maybe a crook falls into a vat of acid and emerges a super-criminal. Maybe a mad scientist is blasted with gamma rays, o ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Carl Adamshick, Saint Friend

Books “They keep paging Kenneth Koch at the airport,” begins local poet Carl Adamshick’s new collection. “Someone should let the announcer know/ he is dead…” Well, Saint Friend (McSweeney’ ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hoverfest: YOB, Danava, Acid King, Witch Mountain, Eight Bells, Wounded Giant, Holy Grove, Mountain God

Music Stories [AMPS OF DESTRUCTION] Four years ago, Nial McGaughey (pictured) sat down on his couch and, for no particular reason, decided to build an amplifier. It wasn’t a totally left-field decision: He we ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Halo Refuser

Into Your Layers (Self Released)

Album Reviews [A NEW VOICE] Plodding glitch-hop is not what you expect to hear right up front on Halo Refuser’s third full-length, Into Your Layers: The album’s title and pastoral cover suggest romantic bed ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Portland's Boozed-up Frozen and Slushy Drinks

Getting slushed in the summer.

Drank Slushies have proved to be this summer’s breakout hit. Adult-grade Slurpees are popping up all over Portland, from familiar dives like the Standard to high-end cocktail bars like Rum Club. H ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, RIAN NIELSEN, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

P.R.E.A.M.

Food Reviews & Stories Call a catered dinner or theme night a pop-up, and the foodniks suddenly pony up C-notes for oysters when otherwise they’d leave work early for happy hour at the Parish. It’s sort of amazing ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: How do I get my money when I win the Oregon Lottery next week?

Dr. Know I’m planning to win the Oregon Lottery next week. How do I get my money? The prize will be way too big for my bank’s insurance coverage. Do they set up a Swiss bank account, or what? —Alway ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH
 

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