New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger: The Hotness

The 50 Plates tour continues with Blue Goose's chile stack

Food & Drink Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a ci... More

Aug 17, 2014 11:07 am by MARTIN CIZMAR
 
 

At TechFestNW, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Greater Privacy Protections

News U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday called for a reform of U.S. privacy protections during a... More

Aug 15, 2014 02:20 pm by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO
 
 

How Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis went from arthouse flop to hosting the party of a generation

MFNW 2014 Gregg Gillis is used to arguing about music—just not at dinner. But the waiter at this old-school... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

State of Denial

How the state of Oregon allowed insurance companies to deny treatment for children with autism.

News Stories Soon after she turned 8, Elie Riehl began punching herself in the face and slamming her knees... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

No Refuge From Cuts

The cost of dealing with undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border threatens money for refugee programs here.

Immigration Nefisa Alinur was 8½ months pregnant when she came to Portland from an Ethiopian refugee... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by SAMI EDGE, SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Restaurant Review: Son of a Biscuit

Food Reviews & Stories Micah Camden doesn’t lack confidence. Coming off the excellent Boxer Ramen, the... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR
 
 

Hawai'i Plate Lunch: What Tourism Tastes Like

The 50 Plates tour continues with the kalua pork plate from L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

Food & Drink Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our50 Plates tour continues with a kalua pork plate lunch from Hawai'i, which joined the union on August 21, 1959.The state: Hawai'i (official spelling according to the State Constitution: Hawaii) is both the U.S.'s most muddled... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:00 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

Senate President Peter Courtney Talks Up $200 Million for School Seismic Retrofits

The announcement follows criticism of Courtney's $252 million plan to refit and remodel the State Capitol

News In his race for re-election, Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) has taken heat from his opponent for his push to proceed with a $252 milli... More

Aug 19, 2014 03:31 pm by KATE WILLSON
 

Gov. John Kitzhaber Names Kendall Clawson Deputy Chief of Staff

News Gov. John Kitzhaber has promoted key aide Kendall Clawson to his deputy chief of staff for community engagement."Kendall's been with the governor... More

Aug 19, 2014 02:15 pm by AARON MESH
 

Arizona Chimichanga: Fried Burritos From a State that Deserves its Freedom

The 50 Plates tour continues with the deep-fried pride of the Copper State at Taqueria Portland

Food & Drink  Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we ... More

Aug 19, 2014 12:00 pm by MARTIN CIZMAR
 

Alaskan Reindeer Sausage: Had A Very Smoky Brat

Our 50 Plates tour continues with a tundra-themed hot dog from Beez Neez food truck.

Food & Drink Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't ... More

Aug 18, 2014 11:45 pm by TREE PALMEDO
 
 

MusicfestNW 2014: Welcome to MusicfestNW

August 16-17 at Waterfront Park

MFNW 2014 Calling all yacht-rockers, Big Floaters and hobo pirates: MusicfestNW is taking it to the river. Finally. It’s a move several years in the making. The 15-year-old urban music festival—one of t ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

TechfestNW 2014: Welcome to TechfestNW

August 15-16, 2014

TFNW 2014 Innovation doesn’t happen alone anymore. Maybe it never did.  The tech boom in Portland didn’t spring up because a solitary coder locked herself in the garage. Rather, it’s been an ex ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

No Refuge From Cuts

The cost of dealing with undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border threatens money for refugee programs here.

Immigration Nefisa Alinur was 8½ months pregnant when she came to Portland from an Ethiopian refugee camp in 2011. Then 19, she left behind her entire family—her husband, parents and eight brothers and s ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by SAMI EDGE, SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

State of Denial

How the state of Oregon allowed insurance companies to deny treatment for children with autism.

News Stories Soon after she turned 8, Elie Riehl began punching herself in the face and slamming her knees into her head. ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by KATE WILLSON

Food and Drink Near MusicfestNW

MusicfestNW allows re-entry. Here’s how to use this privilege.

Food Reviews & Stories Did you eat at past editions of MusicfestNW? It’s hard to remember. Maybe, while scurrying between venues, you were able to stuff a burrito down your gullet. Maybe you waited until the house l ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KATHERINE MARRONE

Restaurant Review: Son of a Biscuit

Food Reviews & Stories Micah Camden doesn’t lack confidence. Coming off the excellent Boxer Ramen, the restaurateur of Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts fame was bullish about Son of a Biscuit, his new fried- ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

MusicfestNW 2014: How I learned to Stop Hating Pop and Start Loving Haim.

How I learned to stop hating pop and start loving Haim.

MFNW 2014 I never thought I had it in me to appreciate Haim. Like most bored Midwestern kids born in the ’80s, I found punk rock at a young age and presumed that the part of my brain capable of apprecia ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

How Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis went from arthouse flop to hosting the party of a generation

MFNW 2014 Gregg Gillis is used to arguing about music—just not at dinner. But the waiter at this old-school Steel City Italian restaurant insists. “Is Pittsburgh really a rap city?” the waiter ask ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

MusicfestNW 2014: Run the Jewels

Hip-hop’s most dynamic duo fights the power.

MFNW 2014 Maybe hip-hop duo Run the Jewels are like the new Avengers, marauding to improve civilization. Or maybe it’s just a couple of guys who get along really well.  Either way, they’re a fo ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

How to Dance Like Future Islands: An Animated Guide

MFNW 2014 On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

MusicfestNW 2014: The Essential Spoon Playlist

The 12 most crucial songs from rock’s most consistent band.

MFNW 2014 It’s possible—and probably correct—to say that Spoon is the most consistent, if not the outright best, rock band of the last 20 years. Since forming in Austin in 1993, the group, led by si ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

MusicfestNW 2014: The Antlers

Peter Silberman invites the world into his bedroom.

MFNW 2014 In 2009, Brooklyn trio the Antlers released Hospice, a sobering concept album equating a decaying relationship with terminal illness. It was a quiet, intelligent record constructed from orchestral ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

MusicfestNW 2014: Fucked Up

How punk’s most progressive band brought itself back to life—at least for now.

MFNW 2014 Rumors of Fucked Up’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, most of all by the members of Fucked Up. Coming off the road for its most ambitious achievement, the 2011 double album David Comes to ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: Tune-Yards

How Portland discovered the eccentric genius of Merrill Garbus.

MFNW 2014 Merrill Garbus is a rock star—as much of a rock star as someone who makes tribalist art-funk can be, at least. The three worldly, off-center albums she’s released as Tune-Yards—including thi ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: Phantogram

Hearing voices, seeing visions, making big beats.

MFNW 2014 The members of Phantogram used to make music for the movies playing in their heads. Now they write songs for actual movie stars. “Bill Murray,” from the electro-pop duo’s lavish new album, V ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: EMA

Erika M. Anderson fills the void of the internet era with noise—and fake palm trees.

MFNW 2014 Considering her predilection for unironic lyrics about “the innerwebz,” one would think the harsh binary static that opens The Future’s Void is Erika M. Anderson’s nihilistic anti-statemen ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2014: Show Previews

MFNW 2014 Landlady(pictured above)With forays into Afrobeat, “zombie jazz” and psychedelic soul on his résumé, alongside stints with Vampire Weekend and Twin Shadow, Adam Schatz is like the Brooklyn ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: Eight Awesome Things About MFNW—That Aren’t Music

The art, food and exfoliation to sample between bands.

MFNW 2014 It might seem counterintuitive, but MusicfestNW isn’t only about watching a bunch of bands. There’s also breakfast sandwiches to eat, local art to admire and humanitarians to support. It’s ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Show Preview: Four Tet (DJ set), Nathan Detroit

Music Stories [DIGITAL JAZZ] It’s hard to fathom that Kieran Hebden has already given his seminal, 11-year-old album Rounds the reissue treatment. In 2003, Four Tet was the unwitting leader of a long list of ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

AP Film Studies: Reel Junk

Bad Movie Nite is your childhood sleepover all grown up.

Movie Reviews & Stories Film nerd Scott Hammond spent his early years bathing in the glow of late-night TV. Watered-down sex, violence and schlock bombarded his young brain while Mom, sleeping nearby, remained oblivi ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Headout Picks 8/13/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY AUG. 13 GOOSE ISLAND TAP TAKEOVER [BEER] Chicago’s Goose Island makes some amazing limited beer, very little of which makes it to Oregon—but thanks for all that Honker’s Ale! W ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Wildlife Corridors of Portland

The Green Neighborhoods Festival wants more green space in Portland. But is Portland already one giant wildlife corridor?

Headout Click on the image below for a larger version!Two cougar sightings were reported in Beaverton, near the interchange of highways 26 and 217. The animals were seen near the International Baccalaurea ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Movie Review: What If

When Harry met Chantry.

Movie Reviews & Stories Love makes heavy demands of young Torontonians. First, Michael Cera had to battle his girlfriend’s evil exes in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Now in What If, Daniel Radcliffe faces a potentially ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Movie Review: Portland Director Aaron Katz's Land Ho!

Land Ho! spots a new brand of comedy on Aaron Katz’s horizon.

Movie Reviews & Stories Aaron Katz has come a long way since his last film, 2010’s cutesy mystery Cold Weather. For Land Ho!, the Portland-born Katz and co-director Martha Stephens travel to Iceland, where two geezers ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Movie Review: Calvary

Truth will out.

Movie Reviews & Stories John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary is not a film that shies away from big questions: about life and death, faith and doubt, virtue and sin. It also doesn’t shy away from eccentric personaliti ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Pander Brothers, Fabrication/Corrosion

They call Los Angeles the City of Angels…

Visual Arts When Portland art stars defect to Los Angeles (Miranda July, anyone?), it kinda smarts. Which is one reason it’s so refreshing that brothers Jacob and Arnold Pander still call Stumptown home, ev ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Art in the Dark (A-WOL Dance Collective)

Dangling from the trees and battling the elements.

Dance The wilderness, though beautiful, can also be deadly. Or just annoying. So while an outdoor stage is an alluring prospect for an aerial company accustomed to hanging from ceilings of dusty wareh ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

My Top Five MFNW Dream Bookings—Alive Or Dead

by Trevor Solomon

Top 5 The ReplacementsIt just didn’t work out this year. But I saw them in ’91. “I Will Dare” was the first song, and they played 2½ hours. I have “Unsatisfied” tattooed on my arm. Hüsk ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Hearts of Oak

New England (Deer Lodge)

Album Reviews [SHOEGAZIN’ COUNTRY] The term “shoegazer country” is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when talking niche music genres, but it remains an apt description of the warped soundscapes an ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Murmurs: Just Saying No To Dope—And Maybe Coke, Too.

Murmurs So far there’s been no organized opposition to Measure 91, the marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot. That’s about to change. Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis says ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Drama King

Songwriter Holcombe Waller’s Wayfinders takes the stage.

Music Stories After relocating to Portland from San Francisco in 2005 and promptly releasing Troubled Times—one of the strongest albums to come out of Stumptown in the past decade—it took singer-songwrite ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Bar Review: Turn! Turn! Turn! Record Shop Bar

Bar Reviews Portlanders really want to make the record-store bar happen. Witness House of Records, Record Room, Music Millennium’s Kickstarter campaign for that purpose and, now, Turn! Turn! Turn! (8 NE K ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Buy Portland: Oregon-Made Music Gear

Culture Features Edwina microphone Ear Trumpet Labs, eartrumpetlabs.com. Philip Graham produces old-school microphones by hand at his Portland company. The Edwina mic ($499) has a large diaphragm set in a head ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Album Review: A Year Afar

Better Life (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [ART POP] On debut EP Better Life, A Year Afar adorns striking vocalist Suzanne Tufan with savvy support from Box Set guitarist Jim Brunberg, longtime Holcombe Waller collaborator Ben Landsverk ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Dr. Know: Why do lesbians go first in LGBT?

Dr. Know Why did the gay community adopt the acronym “LGBT,” placing the lesbians first? It was gay men and drag queens at Stonewall—I find it appalling that lesbians get top billing! Can we chan ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Scoop: We’ve Got ’Em Going Down For The Count.

Scoop GET WET: Yes, you can swim from the Dock. After our story about Portland’s chillest summer party scene (“The Dock,” WW, July 30, 2014), the scene at the freeboard dock southeast of the Hawth ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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