In the Companies Of Strangers

I spent a week renting from Airbnb, Uber and other sharing-economy startups. Here's what your neighbors are up to.

Cover Story The summer wind presses Marquam Hill like the dank breath of a stranger talking too close.... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Posthumous Legacy

The FBI is investigating how Legacy Health obtained cadavers for scientific research.

News Stories The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of a division of Legacy Health, looking... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

The Taco Trail

¿Donde debemos comer en Woodburn?

Food Reviews & Stories Woodburn wears a lot of sombreros. Shoppers stop at the town north of Salem for... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN, NICK ZUKIN

Playing With Fire

A former regular at Club Sesso says the sex club’s manager spoke of a special relationship with the fire bureau.

News Stories The city of Portland’s investigation of a high-ranking officer at Portland... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Blocked Path

West Hills neighbors push back against plans to expand the Japanese Garden.

City Hall A well-trodden path nestled near the edge of Portland’s Japanese... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA TURLEY

Van Lear Rosebud

Ten years after Jack White and Loretta Lynn’s tryst in “Portland, Oregon,” WW attempts to solve its greatest mystery.

Music Stories Until 2004, a sloe gin fizz usually meant a nasty hangover... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON
 
 

Assurety NW, an Urban-Renewal Success Story, Will Leave Lents

News The East Portland neighborhood of Lents is losing one of its few success stories from 15 years of urban renewal.The Portland Development Commission has poured more than $96 million into Lents since 1998. As WW reported in January, that money has resulted in little commercial revitalization. The PDC did recruit insurance agency Assurety NW in 2007 to relocate its corporate headquarters from Gresham to an office-and-retail development at Southeast 89th Avenue and Foster Road. The urban renewal age... More

Aug 27, 2014 11:50 am by AARON MESH
 

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

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 playl... More

Aug 27, 2014 11:46 am by WW MUSIC STAFF
 

Street: The Weekend

Features When everyone in Portland becomes a cyclist. Photos by Briana Cerezo. Click to enlarge: ... More

Aug 27, 2014 09:00 am by WW Culture Staff
 

Carl Wolfson Will Be Heard in Downtown Portland This Fall

XRAY.FM finalizes deal to take over KZME

News The ink is dry on the deal to quadruple the signal reach of radio startup XRAY.FM.WW reported in June that rock-and-talk station KXRY-FM 91.1—b... More

Aug 26, 2014 06:50 pm by AARON MESH
 

$10,000 Offered To Members of UO Sexual Assault Prevention Review Panel

News The University of Oregon will pay each member of its sexual assault prevention review panel a $10,000 honorarium, according to an ... More

Aug 26, 2014 04:41 pm by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO
 
 

In the Companies Of Strangers

I spent a week renting from Airbnb, Uber and other sharing-economy startups. Here's what your neighbors are up to.

Cover Story The summer wind presses Marquam Hill like the dank breath of a stranger talking too close. I’m lying on the hardwood floor of a barely furnished apartment along with two dentists, a Bronx high ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Posthumous Legacy

The FBI is investigating how Legacy Health obtained cadavers for scientific research.

News Stories The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of a division of Legacy Health, looking into allegations that the Portland hospital system improperly obtained dead bodies for scientific research, ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

The Taco Trail

¿Donde debemos comer en Woodburn?

Food Reviews & Stories Woodburn wears a lot of sombreros. Shoppers stop at the town north of Salem for its outlet mall. Gearheads go for the drag strip. Foodniks know the majority-Latino town as the state’s mecca of ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN, NICK ZUKIN

Playing With Fire

A former regular at Club Sesso says the sex club’s manager spoke of a special relationship with the fire bureau.

News Stories The city of Portland’s investigation of a high-ranking officer at Portland Fire & Rescue who allegedly protected a downtown sex club from being cited for code violations may now expand into a ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Eagles’ Greatest Hits

The most reviled band of the ’70s is coming to the Moda Center. Here are the worst things ever said about them.

Headout Everyone hates the Eagles. Not literally everyone, of course. A band doesn’t sell 40 million copies of a greatest-hits record without having a few fans. But you know you’re despised when the ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Blocked Path

West Hills neighbors push back against plans to expand the Japanese Garden.

City Hall A well-trodden path nestled near the edge of Portland’s Japanese Garden winds into Forest Park, the city’s 5,167-acre urban green space. A sign reads, “Path to Wildwood Trail,” marking o ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA TURLEY

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week

Food Reviews & Stories 1. Coopers Hall 404 SE 6th Ave., 719-7000, coopershall.com. It feels like someone filled an airplane hangar with tables, but this gargantuan winepub makes it work. Try the bar’s refreshing tak ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

Food Reviews & Stories 1. Kachka 720 SE Grand Ave., 235-0059, kachkapdx.com.  This new, Soviet kitsch-bedecked Russian spot is vodka-drunk and fish-happy. But the best dish is beef-tongue stroganoff, which made o ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

In The City

The story of Portland’s original all-ages gay nightclub.

Music Stories The first time Daniel Schaefer went to the City Nightclub—the only all-ages gay dance club in Portland and, at the time, the country—he and his friends spent half an hour dawdling out front, ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: The Both, Telekinesis

Music Stories [MOM-AND-DAD ROCK] The Both pairs two indie-rock stars whose best work is probably behind them. That said, it is an intriguing match, as likable as anything either has done before. Ted Leo’s ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Mad Sons Pub: Untelevised Revolution

Bar Reviews There is no “I” in Mad Sons (1109 SE Madison St., 265-8531, madsonspub.com). The new Revolutionary War-themed bar is a beautiful hardwood affair complete with 13-star flags, a hearth, a gian ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dime Store

Food Reviews & Stories There was much to love about Leo’s Non-Smoking Coffee Shop. You grabbed one of the teal vinyl stools, and a complimentary copy of the day’s Oregonian appeared. Owner-server Peter Chan didn't ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Willie Weed: Home Front

Legality and acceptance.

Culture Features Siobhan Gill pulls on a glass pipe shaped like Absolem, the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. A bowl loaded with AK-47 marijuana flares, and soon smoke billows back out, curling up, framed by ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Van Lear Rosebud

Ten years after Jack White and Loretta Lynn’s tryst in “Portland, Oregon,” WW attempts to solve its greatest mystery.

Music Stories Until 2004, a sloe gin fizz usually meant a nasty hangover and some collegiate fumbling. But following that year’s release of Van Lear Rose—the epochal collaboration between dispossessed Queen ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Dr. Know: Where can I pee in Portland?

Dr. Know My doctor tells me I need to drink eight glasses of water a day. Unfortunately, that leads to another problem: Portland doesn’t have many pots to pee in that are open to the public. Where can ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Hotseat: Ryan Sickler

The CrabFeast co-host goes from Baltimore to Beverly Hills.

Comedy and Variety Many standup comedians aspire to that vaunted everyman shtick. Few truly attain it. And even fewer pull it off while still offering shrewd insight into our daily struggles to get by. Ryan Sick ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Top Portland Event Picks, August 27 - September 2

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY AUG. 27 FINAL WEEKLY RECURRING HUMOR NIGHT [COMEDY] After 3½ years, one of the sturdiest fixtures of the local standup scene comes to an end tonight. The giant slate of comedians incl ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Murmurs: Still Learning From “Marge Vs. The Monorail.”

Murmurs Botched anesthesia at the Oregon Zoo contributed to the death of Sumatran orangutan Kutai in January—and triggered an investigation and the firing of zoo director Kim Smith (“12 Mammals That ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

In Living Memory

Portlander Vu Pham puts his bizarre family experiences on film.

Movie Reviews & Stories When Vu Pham was a senior at Grant High School, he got a call from the office: His father was there to see him. Pham had not seen this man in more than a decade. The last time the two had locked ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: No Krisis Of Identity: He’s Always Chilly Tee

Scoop SIMPSONS IN SPRINGFIELD: On Aug. 25, residents of Springfield, Ore., took a break from FXX’s ongoing Simpsons marathon—which continues through Labor Day—to celebrate the completion of a mu ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Hank Shocklee On Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight

Music Stories If hip-hop albums were measured solely by the production, then Portland’s best rap record was made not by Illmaculate, Lifesavas or even Cool Nutz, but by Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight. Bac ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

AP Film Studies: Vice Squad

Miami Vice gets a 30th birthday bash, complete with wine coolers.

Movie Reviews & Stories The year was 1984. Dr. Cliff Huxtable took up residency on the televisions of America. A Canadian astronaut finally made it to space. And, most importantly, two Miami cops rendered socks complet ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Frank

The head and the heart.

Movie Reviews & Stories At first glance, Frank seems like twee hipster bait. It’s about a struggling songwriter. Tweets flash onscreen like in a millennial episode of Pop-Up Video. It treats Austin—and specifically S ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Movie Review: The Trip to Italy

On the road again.

Movie Reviews & Stories The phrase “it is what it is” is a plague on the English language. But in the case of The Trip to Italy, a sequel to 2010’s The Trip, the intrinsic nature of the film—established by its pr ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Bike Thief

Stuck in a Dream (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [POP DEPENDENCE] Considering the album title is almost an Alice Cooper reference and the band’s name is cribbed from a postwar, neo-realist film, it’d be reasonable to expect a rich tapestry ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR
 

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