Man Vs. Machine

A video poker machine dealt Justin Curzi a strange hand. Now he’s calling the Oregon Lottery’s bluff.

Cover Story Justin Curzi pecked the draw button on the Jacks or Better video poker machine. The glow from... More

Mar 5, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Another Kind Of Green

Emails show how former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s environmental principles and his friendship with a campaign contributor collided.

News Stories Scott Campbell operates on a Bunyanesque scale. He bought and expanded Banfield Pet... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Timbers Fans, Mapped

Headout I attended my first Portland Timbers game in 2001 when the pre-Timbers Army... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

No Se Habla

A diversity training session for Spanish-speaking parents in Portland Public Schools was missing just one thing: Spanish.

Schools On the evening of Jan. 27, about 50 parents from three Southeast Portland... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Mead It And Weep

Small craft brewers say the city is making them pay big-time regulatory costs.

News Stories Brooks Cooper dreamed for more than a decade of ditching his law... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Superest Bowls

A survey of meatless, bowl-based meals.

Food Reviews & Stories The vegan bowl is a Portland staple. Is that because of... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR
 
 

Imperfect Pitch: Portlandia tackles karaoke and consumer electronics

Movies & Television Portlandia Season 5, Episode 9: It’s a CompetitionThe Peeves: overly competitive people, karaoke, working from home, home entertainment systems, The United States Postal Service, Paul SimonPut a Cap on It: What’s the point of seeing Paul Simon speak? Asking him the best question of course! So say resident tightasses Kath and Dave who ask him a lot of weird questions about “vocalization” in the process. Later, they’re invited to a karaoke party, but are stressed because “a karaok... More

Mar 5, 2015 10:43 pm by JAMES HELMSWORTH
 

Beats Per Week, March 5-11

Portland's Best Dance Music Options

Music In this column, WW music calendar editor and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar b... More

Mar 5, 2015 04:00 pm by MITCH LILLIE
 

Kenton Businesses Raise Questions about Temporary Shelter

News Businesses in the Kenton neighborhood want a transitional shelter now occupying the old Comfy Inn on North Interstate Avenue to shape up or ... More

Mar 5, 2015 02:25 pm by Beth Slovic
 

Check Out the New $34 Million Art School in the Old Post Office

PNCA opens its new main campus

Arts & Books Pacific Northwest College of Art made themselves a new main campus out of the 100-year-old post office wedged between Union Station and Whil... More

Mar 5, 2015 01:37 pm by ENID SPITZ
 

OLCC Tells Oregon Legislature: Track Medical Weed, or Keep it Away from Recreational Pot

News In a strongly worded letter to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission says medical marijuana threatens to destabilize the r... More

Mar 5, 2015 11:35 am by AARON MESH
 
 

Man Vs. Machine

A video poker machine dealt Justin Curzi a strange hand. Now he’s calling the Oregon Lottery’s bluff.

Cover Story Justin Curzi pecked the draw button on the Jacks or Better video poker machine. The glow from five game screens lit the maroon walls of the windowless room in the back of Northwest Portland’s ... More

Mar 5, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Another Kind Of Green

Emails show how former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s environmental principles and his friendship with a campaign contributor collided.

News Stories Scott Campbell operates on a Bunyanesque scale. He bought and expanded Banfield Pet Hospital, creating a chain of 750 veterinarian clinics, before selling the company in 2007. The Southeast Port ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Mead It And Weep

Small craft brewers say the city is making them pay big-time regulatory costs.

News Stories Brooks Cooper dreamed for more than a decade of ditching his law practice to make sparkling mead, an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey. Last year, he and a friend took the plung ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

No Se Habla

A diversity training session for Spanish-speaking parents in Portland Public Schools was missing just one thing: Spanish.

Schools On the evening of Jan. 27, about 50 parents from three Southeast Portland schools gathered at Creative Science School to learn how to overcome racial barriers. The session, called “Beyond ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Timbers Fans, Mapped

Headout I attended my first Portland Timbers game in 2001 when the pre-Timbers Army “Cascade Rangers” were about 10 members strong. We gutted the Seattle Sounders, 2-0. Because I loved the team and ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Superest Bowls

A survey of meatless, bowl-based meals.

Food Reviews & Stories The vegan bowl is a Portland staple. Is that because of vegans? I don’t think so. Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a known vegan eating a vegan bowl. Vegan bowls are for the rest of ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Make Your Own Vince Vaughnedy

Coming to a theater near you within the next decade.

Movie Reviews & Stories Unfinished Business hits theaters across the country this week. It stars a schlubby, gruff and yet still charming Vince Vaughn, who leads a ragtag crew to an important business thing with ever ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Dispensary Review: Cannababes

Willie Weed In a town where Walmart is more taboo than strip clubs, it was only a matter of time before the Bikini Barista business model affected the medicinal marijuana world. We’re seeing several spo ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Durang Durang

Six one-acts through the undeniably strange.

Theater Post5 Theatre’s Durang Durang, a collection of six one-act plays by absurdist playwright Christopher Durang, touches on grave issues: domestic violence, parental abuse and mental health. But ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

The Box Marked Black

Checking in.

Dance In 2013, as an intern at WW, I wrote this about local actress, teacher and dancer Damaris Webb’s one-woman show The Box Marked Black: “In the absence of easy description, ‘delightful’ will ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

White Christmas

Going home for the holidays: Portland Center Stage’s Other Desert Cities packs plenty of baggage.

Theater If you miss the turnoff for Palm Springs, big green signs on Interstate 10 announce the approach of “other desert cities.” Director Timothy Bond and Portland Center Stage have a more precise ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Anna Jaye Goellner. ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by ANNA JAYE GOELLNER

Scoop: Lifetime Ban James Harden.

Scoop SANDYS OF TIME: Majestically ruined, purple-painted dive bar Sandy Hut—nicknamed the Handy Slut on its own T-shirts and underwear—is changing hands. Owner John Berning says Club 21 owners Marc ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Kabob House

Food Reviews & Stories Maybe I’m an unserious person, but every time Obama and Bibi get in a fight about Iran, my stomach growls. Every bit as much as the politics, Persian food is rich and complex, singular in it ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lake Theater & Cafe: O, Really

Bar Reviews Until recently, it was impossible to get a beer with your movie in Lake Oswego if you weren’t popping a bottle in your Titanic-themed man cave. Thank God, you can now show off your expensive taste ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Drank: Safe Word/Pfriem Triple/ Notorious (Breakside/Pfriem/Boneyard)

Drank Before 2005, there was nothing else like Pliny the Younger. Russian River Brewing’s triple IPA—with three times as many hops as a normal IPA in a syrupy 11 percent ABV brew—became a touc ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Album Review: Cool Nutz

#BRUH (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [ORIGINAL ROSE CITY HIP-HOP] Rappers have always had a penchant for crowning themselves the “king” or “queen” of whatever town they happen to lord over, but few actually have the track r ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by TJ LOVE

Top Portland Event Picks, March 4 - March 10

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MARCH 4 CHEAP GIRLS [BLUE-COLLAR POWER POP] Last year’s Famous Graves was Cheap Girls’ fourth proper studio album, and it was another hook-laden fuzz-fest. The Michigan trio self ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Album Review: Summer Cannibals

Show Us Your Mind (New Moss)

Album Reviews [POLISHED DISTORTION] Anyone who’s ever walked through the streets with music blaring through headphones has experienced how whatever you’re listening to affects the way you move. If you’r ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 18

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings If you’re looking for a solid breed of ranching goat, you want a hardy South African import. If you want to wash out your mead tanks into a city sewer, the Bureau of Environmental Services is goi ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Introducing: Bombay Beach

Music Stories Who: Ryan Lynch (guitars), Matthew Zimmerman (vocals), Jeremiah Hayden (drums). Sounds like: Thurston Moore and Iggy Pop tripping around Joshua Tree, in a sci-fi mockumentary directed by Steve Albini ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Thank You For Being a Droog

He wanted anonymity, but Your Old Droog was too good to stay secret.

Music Stories In Russian, “droog” translates to friend, and for rap fans, that’s precisely what Your Old Droog sounds like: an old friend. His comforting mix of soulful samples, bass-driven beat loops a ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SCHONFELD

Show Preview: Theophilus London, Father

Music Stories [BROOKLYN SOUL] If the Drive soundtrack featured occasional dance breaks, R&B vocals and rap lyrics, it would have sounded something like a Theophilus London album. Kanye West’s Brooklyn-based ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

What We Do in the Shadows

The Real World of vampires.

Movie Reviews & Stories The last thing pop culture needs is another vampire flick. The second-to-last is more reality TV. Leave it to a pack of Kiwis—including Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame—to giv ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Italian Style

Movie Reviews & Stories Postwar Italy was a land of sun-drenched, surrealist beauty where anything could happen. Its cinema followed suit: A princess and journalist fall in love in Roman Holiday, and lonely Katharine H ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Murmurs: Ted vs. Charlie? A Potential 2016 Fight For City Hall.

Murmurs Portland Mayor Charlie Hales looks like a cinch for re-election next year, but some powerful constituents would like to see Hales work to keep his City Hall job. Three sources tell WW that repre ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: What's the low-down on LED streetlights?

Dr. Know Our street just got LED streetlights. I love the bright white light! Do they last longer than yellow sodium lights? How much power do they save? How long before we switch out all the old lights? ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

AP Film Studies: Animal Style

Richard Stanley returns to the disastrous Island of Dr. Moreau.

Movie Reviews & Stories Director Richard Stanley has spent years in the French Pyrenees among the bizarre. His new film, The Otherworld, focuses on a land where folks believe in fairies and aliens, commune with the spi ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

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

Mar 3, 2015 04:29 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

Mar 3, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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