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,... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Fresh Meat: Curtis Cook

The Ohio-raised comedian, writer and co-host of Black By Popular Demand 2.

Comedy and Variety Editor’s note: Welcome to Fresh Meat, in which Portland comic Amy Miller interviews... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Splice Of Life

An OHSU geneticist’s breakthrough could prevent horrible diseases before a baby is even born. The problem for many: The child will have the DNA of three parents.

Cover Story Daylight slices in through the wood-slat shades of Kimberli Freilinger’s bedroom.... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Let it Bee

Portland beekeepers say the county is overreaching in its enforcement of city code.

News Stories On summer evenings, Austin Bennington used to pour himself a snifter of single-malt... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by ALEXA ALTMAN

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.

Food Reviews & Stories Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sunken Treasure

Why is the city sitting on $32 million that could be used to lower water rates?

News Stories It’s no secret Portland’s water rates keep going up and up and... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH
 
 

Eye of the Walrus: Tusk Reviewed

Movies & Television Critic's Grade: BThe time had come, said Kevin Smith, to talk of many things. After the embittered distribution struggles surrounding 2011’s Red State, the unsinkable icon of DIY cinematic half-assery had seemingly retired from the moviemaking and engaged his loyal fan base only through a garrulous weekly podcast. On SModcast, Smith and longtime producing partner Scott Mosier talk about a dizzying succession of fan-submitted items. One particularly captivating found item concerned a ... More

Sep 22, 2014 06:16 pm by JAY HORTON
 

The New York Times Makes Portland a Cocktail to Celebrate Its Appearance in The New York Times

It has kombucha.

News If we had a glass of hard liquor for every time Portland gets name-checked in The New York Times… Oh, wait: Now we do. The Grey Lady garnered a... More

Sep 22, 2014 02:35 pm by AARON MESH
 

Loren Parks, Oregon Sheriffs' Association Write Big Checks

News The reclusive medical tycoon Loren Parks wrote his first big checks of the November cycle, giving $100,000 to the Oregon Small Business Associati... More

Sep 22, 2014 09:45 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

TBA Diaries: Jack Ferver, Mon, Ma, Mes

Arts & Books Everyone wants to collaborate with Jack Ferver. Or so says the New York-based performer in his solo work, Mon, Ma, Mes, part of this year’s Tim... More

Sep 20, 2014 01:43 pm by KAITIE TODD
 

TBA Diaries: Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort, Germinal

Arts & Books In most live performance, there’s a tacit contract between performers and audience. There are plenty of ways artists try to bust apart that con... More

Sep 19, 2014 04:21 pm by REBECCA JACOBSON
 
 

Splice Of Life

An OHSU geneticist’s breakthrough could prevent horrible diseases before a baby is even born. The problem for many: The child will have the DNA of three parents.

Cover Story Daylight slices in through the wood-slat shades of Kimberli Freilinger’s bedroom. She knows she must get out of bed. She’s got to eat. She hears her teenage sons downstairs and needs to ch ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Sunken Treasure

Why is the city sitting on $32 million that could be used to lower water rates?

News Stories It’s no secret Portland’s water rates keep going up and up and up.  Mayor Charlie Hales  promised to cut rates. (He hasn’t.) And voters this spring contemplated a ballot measur ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Let it Bee

Portland beekeepers say the county is overreaching in its enforcement of city code.

News Stories On summer evenings, Austin Bennington used to pour himself a snifter of single-malt Aberlour, light a cigar and watch his 120,000 honeybees swarm around his backyard hives and garden of blueberr ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by ALEXA ALTMAN

The Test of Time

Sex and mythical America in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.

Performance The first week of the Time-Based Art Festival brought mind-boggling sonic manipulation, walrus imitations, doughnut-themed drag queens, aggressive confrontation of gender expectations and lots a ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KAITIE TODD

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.

Food Reviews & Stories Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Too Poor to Feast

Portland’s festival of bacchanalian extravagance is back. Here are budget alternatives to the marquee events.

Headout Feast is perhaps the most conspicuously consumptionary event in Portland, a four-day mess of chefs from Portland and elsewhere, with sold-out little dinners and huge bazaars that cost up to $175 f ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

What is with the padlocks on the Vista Bridge fence?

Dr. Know A few years ago, the city put up a chain-link fence on the Vista Bridge to deter suicides. Over time, a lot of people attached padlocks to the fence for whatever reason. Now those locks have bee ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Fenrir: Restaurant Review

Fenrir charms, but execution often falls short of ambition.

Food Reviews & Stories Fenrir is a second story for the space that held 2nd Story, the impossibly twee upstairs-downstairs restaurant run by Cellar Door Coffee Roasters until late last year. The new tenants have mai ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Portland Event Picks, September 17 - September 23

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY SEPT. 17 ALL THE SEX I’VE EVER HAD [THEATER] As part of the Time-Based Art Festival, five Portlanders—all over the age of 65—perform a theater piece about their sex lives that ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Wetlands

Not, despite its title, a nature documentary.

Movie Reviews & Stories Remember that bathroom in Trainspotting? The one with its floor flooded with standing water and a toilet seat smeared with decades of accumulated excrement? A lavatory in the opening scene of ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Lisa Radon, Infinity Increaser at TBA

In the white room…

Visual Arts Typically we think of poetry as a collection of words—as concrete experience made abstract. But in her installation Infinity Increaser, writer-artist Lisa Radon depicts poetry the opposite way�� ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

The Zero Theorem

Terry Gilliam screws with the origins of the universe.

Movie Reviews & Stories One of few modern auteurs who deserves to be called visionary, Terry Gilliam is at his best when creating sprawling, colorful worlds and then placing the people who populate those worlds into ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

The Fields: Bar Review

Field Goal.

Bar Reviews Picture a sports bar in the Pearl. OK, now add polenta fries, and you’ve got a game plan for The Fields (1139 NW 11th St., 841-6601, thefieldspdx.com), a sports-ish bar that opened in the former M ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Pharm Team

Testing the strain that has well-funded pot opponents worried.

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene is very busy with marijuana harvest season, so his protégé, Mary Romano, fills in this week. As the shadowy opposition to marijuana legislation began to take ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Fresh Meat: Curtis Cook

The Ohio-raised comedian, writer and co-host of Black By Popular Demand 2.

Comedy and Variety Editor’s note: Welcome to Fresh Meat, in which Portland comic Amy Miller interviews newcomers about their hopes and dreams and the foodstuffs from their native lands that Portland fails to prepa ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Album Review: Night Mechanic

Day Surgery (AIO Soundings)

Album Reviews [BLUE-COLLAR GUITAR POP] Night Mechanic’s third album will hit like a rush of blood to the heart for anyone wondering where all the great indie-rock guitar bands have gone. It’s not just tha ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Lubec

The Thrall (Like Young)

Album Reviews [ROCK DEVELOPMENTS] At times overwrought in its effort to convey some heavy emotional states, Portland quartet Lubec turns in 11 tracks on a full-length debut that surveys life around the city. ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

NAAFI Team: Thursday, Sept. 18 at Holocene

A crew of Mexico City producers unite dance-culture cliques.

Music Stories Servers have cleared all the dirty dishes and tables from a large wooden warehouse in Mexico City. The comida corrida, a cheap lunchtime cafeteria, has closed. Night arrives in the city, but i ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Intimate Apparel

Par for the corset.

Theater If Intimate Apparel were underwear, it would be a pair of pale pink panties, maybe with a modest ruffle or two. This 2003 drama by Lynn Nottage, which opens Artists Rep’s season, is a sensit ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Elvis Has Left the Building

Perpetual sideman Steve Nieve steps uneasily into the spotlight.

Music Stories “What’s a groupie?”  That question, innocently posed by young, classically trained, rock-crazed keyboardist Steve Nason in the presence of famously profane pub-rocker Ian Dury in ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Scoop: We’re Building Condos of the Mind.

Scoop LAUDING LE GUIN: Local literary luminary Ursula K. Le Guin has another award to add to her trophy case: The National Book Foundation—the group that gives out National Book Awards—is giving the ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

AP Film Studies: To The Races

Do the Right Thing kicks off a new race talks series.

Movie Reviews & Stories If you didn’t know it came out in 1989, you might mistake Do the Right Thing for a present-day response to gentrification, racial tensions and police brutality. The film’s debates over a whi ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Murmurs: Hey, You Kids, Get Off My Property Tax Bill!

Murmurs Oregon has special taxing districts to fund libraries, transit and ports. In fact, state law gives local voters the power to create 26 different kinds of taxing districts to raise revenue and pr ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Sans Merci (Badass Theatre Company)

Without mercy, indeed.

Theater Johnna Adams’ Sans Merci is a test in emotional endurance: Where some dramas prod, this one pummels. For much of the play, directed by Antonio Sonera, the blows come steadily and hit squarel ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

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

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

All the lonely people.

Movie Reviews & Stories At first, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was Her and Him—twin films about a young couple’s dissolution as surveyed from separate perspectives, which will be released together next month. ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

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

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Introducing Seance Crasher

Music Stories Who: Kevin Rafn, Daniel Rafn. Sounds like: If Ween’s 2000 record, White Pepper, delved deeper into the ’80s synth-pop territory explored on the Magnetic Fields’ The Charm of the Highway Strip ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL
 

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