St. Johns Bridge Blockade Ends as Shell Icebreaker Heads to Alaska

News A midair effort by environmental activists to block a Shell Offshore icebreaker from leaving its Por... More

Jul 30, 2015 07:11 pm by Claire Holley and Anthony Macuk
 
 

Hydro Hogs

Portland’s 16 biggest water users keep guzzling—no drought about it.

Cover Story Many Oregonians are running out of water. Others show no restraint. The state is... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by EMILY VOLPERT, CLAIRE HOLLEY, HART HORNOR, ANTHONY MACUK

Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to See and Do in Portland July 31-Aug. 2

Features FRIDAY, JULY 31Pickathon[FESTIVAL] Last year, the li’l not-quite-roots music festival ha... More

Jul 29, 2015 05:43 pm by Amy Wolfe
 
 

Sanrio Fetish

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Portland. What is Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival?

Headout This weekend, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Veterans Memorial... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Southern Soul

Fine-dining Italian is dominated by northern fare. Can Bellino make the south rise again?

Food Reviews & Stories In the first century of Italian-American cuisine, nothing north of Naples mattered.... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Chain Reaction

Multnomah County continues shackling juvenile defendants—even as observers recoil.

News Stories Across Oregon—including in Portland—law enforcement officials routinely... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC
 
 

Vidya Spandana to speak at TechfestNW

Technology Vidya Spandana didn’t aim low when she first started trying to make government more efficient. She took on the Department of Motor Vehicles.Her creation, DMV.org—which took her college years and a good portion of her 20s—would have been far easier to create today. 16 years ago, we didn’t have much of a focus on making public data publicly accessible with APIs, nor did we have simple-to-deploy website solutions like WordPress. Spandana and team built it all, from the ground up.Her next pr... More

Aug 1, 2015 09:03 am by TYLER HURST
 

Art School Dropouts and Best Picture Veterans Take on the 48 Hour Film Project

The 11th Annual 48-Hour Film Project Kicks Off Tonight

Movies & Television Making a feature film normally takes months, years, a decade if you're James Cameron.48 hours is all you get as a team for Portland's 11th Annual... More

Jul 31, 2015 07:10 pm by ALLIE DONAHUE
 

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Dies at 61

Piper lived in Hillsboro with his wife and family up until his death.

Culture TMZ is reporting that Portland's own "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died of cardiac arrest. He was 61.Piper was born Roderick George Toombs in Saskatoon... More

Jul 31, 2015 03:41 pm by LIZZY ACKER
 

Terry Bean's Alleged Victim is Missing, Prosecutors Say

News The 17-year-old alleged victim in the sex-abuse case against Portland developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean has gone missing, prosec... More

Jul 31, 2015 02:55 pm by AARON MESH
 

Car2Go Pulling Out of St. Johns and East Portland

"In the low usage areas, we found that our vehicles sit idle four times longer, ultimately affecting overall vehicle availability for the Portland membership base, as well as parking for the Portland community."

News East Portland can't catch a break.Just this week KGW had a story called, "Diverse, non-cool East Portland seeks greater representation" which des... More

Jul 31, 2015 10:19 am by LIZZY ACKER
 
 

Hydro Hogs

Portland’s 16 biggest water users keep guzzling—no drought about it.

Cover Story Many Oregonians are running out of water. Others show no restraint. The state is experiencing its worst drought in two decades. Another mild winter left a small snowpack, which has ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by EMILY VOLPERT, CLAIRE HOLLEY, HART HORNOR, ANTHONY MACUK

Chain Reaction

Multnomah County continues shackling juvenile defendants—even as observers recoil.

News Stories Across Oregon—including in Portland—law enforcement officials routinely shackle juveniles accused of offenses, even misdemeanors, without first proving the need. ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Temple of Zoom

Dave Sanders wants his clinics to provide insurance. The state said the policies cost too little.

News Stories “Cellular immortality coaching?” asks a large billboard on the east side of the Willamette River. That’s all the blue and white sign says, other than the name of the company that purchased it, Z ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by CLAIRE HOLLEY

Southern Soul

Fine-dining Italian is dominated by northern fare. Can Bellino make the south rise again?

Food Reviews & Stories In the first century of Italian-American cuisine, nothing north of Naples mattered. The vast majority of the Italian immigrants who migrated to this country in the late 1800s and early 1900s came from ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Talking Sticks

Five standout speakers at the Cannabis Creative Conference.

Potlander When one hears of a “cannabis creative conference,” it’s normal to picture tie-dyed booths filled with glass pieces and graphic designers boasting the freshest interpretation of a green cross. B ... More

Jul 27, 2015 10:15 am by LAUREN TERRY

Sanrio Fetish

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Portland. What is Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival?

Headout This weekend, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Veterans Memorial Coliseum. What does one do at the live stage adaptation of a Japanese school supply brand featuring an anthropomo ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Top Event Picks, July 31 - Aug. 4

Headout Picks FRIDAY JULY 31 Pickathon [FESTIVAL] Last year, the li’l not-quite-roots music festival had a tipping-point moment, getting covered in The New York Times, but it didn’t let it go ... More

Jul 28, 2015 10:30 am by WW Culture Staff

Album Review: Still Caves

Gnarly For Days (Broken Press)

Album Reviews [GARAGE PSYCH] It’s been almost three years since Still Caves released its promising debut EP, Static Lips, and while the group’s first full-length is just as raw and raucous as its predecessor, t ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by CHRIS STAMM

Album Review: The Fourth Wall

Lovely Violence (Bug Hunt)

Album Reviews [SHOEGAZE] For a band that’s been around only five years, Portland-via-Hawaii noise-pop group the Fourth Wall has its craft surprisingly well-honed. Its second album,Lovely Violence, is impressively ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY HARDMEYER.

Show Preview: Holly Herndon, Visible Cloaks

Music Stories [LIMINAL OPERA] Holly Herndon is Laurie Anderson for the YouTube generation. The San Francisco-based artist makes the sort of experimental dance music that yearns for deeper communication via technolo ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by WYATT SCHAFFNER

Introducing Snowblind Traveler

Music Stories Who: Matt Dorrien. Sounds like: Walking into a whiskey-soaked saloon after a long day on the road, and the piano player has a sad story for you.  For fans of: The Tallest Man on Earth, Father J ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

MFNW Preview: Beat Connection

Music Stories For Reed Juenger, music has always been an interdisciplinary pursuit. Though Beat Connection began in earnest as a party-starting DJ duo at the University of Washington, his dorm-bound project has sin ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Drank: Sweet Tea Liqueur (Townshend’s)

Drank Why bother mixing tea with liquor like some Southern plantationer, when you can just make liquor directly from tea? Townshend’s has been kicking out a fast-expanding array of local liquors distilled ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Giant Steps

The epic rise of Kamasi Washington.

Music Stories The common link between some of the past year’s most acclaimed albums is a bearded, tunic-wearing saxophonist from Inglewood, Calif. If you’ve heard recent records from Flying Lotus and Kendrick L ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Five Must-See Acts at Pickathon

Top 5 1. Leon Bridges Retro soul is played out, but this kid’s brand—more Sam Cooke than Motown—is so authentic it’s like he stowed away in Doc Brown’s DeLorean after the Enchantment Under t ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Marmo, Reviewed

Food Reviews & Stories The best thing I’ve eaten at the West End’s Marmo is also by far the simplest. The humble Italian sub ($11) is light, classic and almost perfect—a balance of fatty mortadella, spicy coppa and sa ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: Auto-Reply Is For Vacation, Not Termination

Scoop LOTS OF MOXIE: A feud between Moxie Contemporary Ballet and former director Corinne Patel is spilling into the public thanks to an email auto-reply. Patel left her position with Moxie earlier this mon ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Album Review: Gaytheist and Rabbits

Gay*Bits (Good to Die)

Album Reviews [BRUTAL BROMANCE] As musical couplings go, Gaytheist and Rabbits are a match made in a center for tinnitus research. Beyond sheer volume, the Portland punk-metal agitators also share a common distaste ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Cruising Along

Rogue Nation plays it safe. And that’s what saves this ship.

Movie Reviews & Stories You’ve got lots of choices when it comes to actiony spy movies these days. You’ve got your Jameses Bond, your Jasons Bourne, your Kingsmen, and and and. So why come back to Mission: Impossible, th ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by ALEX FALCONE

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Harry Potter is fine at 35. These kids aren’t.

Movie Reviews & Stories J.K. Rowling’s cash cow, Harry Potter, turns 35 this week, sparking a series of celebrations around the world in which fans use the fictional birthday of a fictional wizard as a very real excuse to ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Bar Review: Loyal Legion

Bar Reviews BACK IN BLUE: Kurt Huffman’s 99-Oregon-tap beer hall had quite an opening week. Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave, 235-8272, loyallegionpdx.com) had a line down the block when it first cracked the doors ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Traveling the Oregon Trail By Mule in 2011

Books Rinker Buck is no stranger to flying by the seat of his pants—literally. In the summer of 1966, at age 15, Buck and his older brother Kern, 17, flew their father’s restored Piper Cub from New Jers ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATT BUCKINGHAM

Murmurs: When Will the Pope Endorse Charlie?

Murmurs Ted Wheeler is preparing his run for Portland mayor. Last week, the state treasurer told The Oregonian he was still making up his mind whether to challenge Mayor Charlie Hales in 2016 or take a run at ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by WWeek News Staff

Portland Used to Be Dirtier

Hand2mouth’s Time, A Fair Hustler imagines Mike and Scott’s lives after My Own Private Idaho.

Theater In Gus Van Sant’s iconic 1991 Portland film My Own Private Idaho, tribes of homeless kids camped out in boarded-up downtown buildings, and Chinatown’s sidewalks gleamed with broken glass. Now, 25 ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

Inbox: Opinions on Cakes

Letters to the Editor Discrimination or Exercising Rights?The Kleins chose to open a business in Oregon, where discrimination against gays is forbidden by law [“Bittersweet Cake,” WW, July 22, 2015]. Th ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by WWeek Staff

Dr. Know: The Really Big One

Dr. Know The recent New Yorker article made me wonder: When the cataclysmic earthquake hits, how far up the Columbia River will the tsunami go, assuming it’s as big as predicted? —Not Buyi ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Street: Oregon Brewers Festival

Beer me.

Street This week we meet the creatively-dressed people of the Oregon Brewers Festival. Photos by Katie Dennis.    ... More

Jul 27, 2015 11:09 am by WW Culture Staff

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

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am 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

Jul 28, 2015 01:49 pm by WW Culture Staff
 

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