Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do and See in Portland this Weekend

Features FRIDAY, MARCH 27Natasha Leggero[COMEDY] “Looks like Audrey Hepburn, jokes like Pryor,” according... More

Mar 26, 2015 12:05 am by Enid Spitz
 
 

Apizza Scholls Weekend Brunch

Food Reviews & Stories For nearly a decade, Portland’s best pizza has been anachronistically named and a royal... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Joint Ventures

Starting a pot business? These companies want to help.

Cover Story Alexa Divett is getting a contact high. Divett runs Maya Media Collective, a Northeast... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Spending Time

County Commissioner Loretta Smith uses her office budget to benefit constituents—and her own ambitions.

News Stories No elected official in Portland spends more time with constituents than Multnomah... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Playing the Hop Field

Lompoc has quietly brewed 100 different IPAs over the last three years.

Drank When Portlanders talk about new IPAs, Lompoc isn’t one of the first names... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

The Trials of Tribute

Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.

Music Stories Jessica Lea Mayfield has waltzed into a minefield. Earlier this month,... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER
 
 

OLCC Says It Fired Pot Czar Tom Burns for Leaking a Document, Then Lying About It

UPDATE: The leaked letter shows OLCC planning greater control of medical weed.

News UPDATE, 4:45 pm: Documents released by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission show pot czar Tom Burns leaked a draft proposal about tightening the rules on medical marijuana to growers' lawyer Amy Margolis hours after he received it on March 23.

This afternoon, the agency released the draft proposal Burns leaked, along with the email Burns sent to Margolis, and the letter in which OLCC executive director Steven Marks fired Burns. The documents can be downloaded here. The OLCC released... More

Mar 27, 2015 02:58 pm by AARON MESH
 

The Piano Man: Seymour, An Introduction Reviewed

Movies & Television Critic's Grade: B-Seymour Bernstein is a calm, quiet old pianist who’s lived a one-room apartment for 57 years. He doesn’t perform in concert... More

Mar 27, 2015 01:59 pm by JOHN LOCANTHI
 

How to Smoke a Salmon, According to Former Local AP Reporter Nigel Duara

Dam expert writes 2,000 word recipe for smoked salmon.

Food & Drink In case you missed it, former Portland AP reporter Nigel Duara now works for the LA Times, and also freelances for publications such as Deadspin.... More

Mar 27, 2015 12:28 pm by Martin Cizmar
 

Willie Nelson Plans to Open Chain of Weed Stores

But Oregon residency restrictions could leave Willie cryin' in the rain.

News As Oregon lawmakers debate whether to let out-of-state investors open recreational weed shops in the state, the list of potential merchants is gr... More

Mar 27, 2015 12:24 pm by Aaron Mesh
 

2015 Portland School Board Election: Teachers Union Makes Endorsements

News The March 19 filing deadline to run for Portland Public Schools' Board of Education has passed, and a crucial set of endorsements is... More

Mar 27, 2015 10:13 am by BETH SLOVIC
 
 

Joint Ventures

Starting a pot business? These companies want to help.

Cover Story Alexa Divett is getting a contact high. Divett runs Maya Media Collective, a Northeast Portland company that is part of the commercial frenzy surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Orego ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Spending Time

County Commissioner Loretta Smith uses her office budget to benefit constituents—and her own ambitions.

News Stories No elected official in Portland spends more time with constituents than Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith.  Whether flipping pancakes at the Hollywood Senior Center or personall ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Pay to Playground

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz proposes overhauling fees on developers to fund parks.

City Hall City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is proposing a massive increase in some of the fees the city charges developers of new homes and commercial buildings. Fritz is proposing an overhaul of the fees ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

The Share Up There

A battle between West Hills neighbors over vacation rentals shows where the sharing economy could be headed.

Housing Policing the “sharing economy” as it evolves in Portland has been challenging for city officials. Rulemakers continue to grapple with what to do with Uber, and short-term vacation rental s ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by ANNA WALTERS

Playing the Hop Field

Lompoc has quietly brewed 100 different IPAs over the last three years.

Drank When Portlanders talk about new IPAs, Lompoc isn’t one of the first names to come up. The chain of friendly neighborhood pubs has been around for 20 years. In 1999, they launched C-Note—a 10 ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

The Trials of Tribute

Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.

Music Stories Jessica Lea Mayfield has waltzed into a minefield. Earlier this month, the Ohio singer-songwriter, in collaboration with Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers, released an album of Elliott Smith co ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Murmurs: News To Chew On.

Murmurs What do you give the zoo that has everything? A dead water buffalo. That’s the unusual offer Clackamas County heavy-hauling magnate Terry Emmert made the Oregon Zoo this month. Emmert owns the P ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Arena Football Team Owners, Ranked In Order Of Arena Footballness

Headout 1. GENE SIMMONS (Los Angeles Kiss) Once asked NPR’s Terry Gross to “welcome me with open legs,” and implied that people with depression should just kill themselves. Arena football is the painted ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, March 25 - March 31

Headout Picks THURSDAY MARCH 26 BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY [MIDWEST GANGSTAS] Cleveland’s answer to Wu-Tang Clan is touring through in advance of its final record, E. 1999 Legends—two discs that are being aucti ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Donnie Vegas: Old, Not Dirty Vegas

Bar Reviews IMAGE: jenniferplitzko.coAlberta’s new Donnie Vegas (1203 NE Alberta St., donnie.vegas) isn’t the Vegas that stays in Vegas. It is the Vegas that endures in Sammy Davis Jr. films and faded m ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Other Place (Portland Playhouse)

Playhouse plays mind games

Theater Portland Playhouse is a seemingly abandoned church with a labyrinthine interior. It’s therefore a perfect home for the company’s latest production, The Other Place, Sharr White’s 2011 pl ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

The Invisible Hand (Artists Repertory Theatre)

Stockholm syndrome at Artists Rep.

Theater Spending time with stock traders is usually about as enticing as a terrorist jail cell. But somehow director Allen Nause makes both captivating in Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s The Invis ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

10-Ring Circus

Portland playwrights take us to the circus at the Ten Minute Play Festival.

Theater Circus extravaganzas have long been theater’s eccentric, mustachioed cousin—glitterized spectacles for audiences packing peanuts over opera specs. Monkey With a Hat On puts performance back ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by CURTIS COOK, ENID SPITZ

Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

Literally!

Books Paige McKenzie is an Internet juggernaut. The 20-year-old, who lives in rural Oregon about an hour outside Portland, is the face of a YouTube channel that boasts more than 120 million page vie ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

The Walking Dread: Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Movie Reviews & Stories Horror fans can’t help being numb to the barrage of jump scares, fake-outs and in-your-face gore that dominates the genre. Hell, it’s been the bane of horror for decades, with slashers cedin ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Merchants of Doubt

Spin masters warp “boring” science to make bank.

Movie Reviews & Stories A month ago, OregonLive.com posted an op-ed about a potential vape ban in bars. “This isn’t about protecting people,” it said, “it’s about controlling them” and “empirical research ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: This Is Your Theater

The Hollywood wants you to pick a movie—stop being lazy.

Movie Reviews & Stories To film geeks, the Hollywood Theatre is this city’s living room. When the Hollywood began its This Is Your Theater program last year, it solidified that status by letting patrons pick movies t ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 21

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Scientists have difficult lives and should not have to listen to others socialize in the vicinity of their West Hills mansions. There’s now a bank that will accept your weed money. A new Oregon ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Dispensary Review: The Herbery

Willie Weed Here’s a good question for kush-induced pondering: What will 82nd Avenue’s strip malls look like this time next year? My bet is they will be well on their way to becoming a lot like the on ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by TED LANAHAN

Apizza Scholls Weekend Brunch

Food Reviews & Stories For nearly a decade, Portland’s best pizza has been anachronistically named and a royal pain in the ass to buy. And for just as long, waiting for Brian Spangler’s perfectly chewy, char-spo ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: 10th Anniversary Barleywine (Amnesia)

Drank Gotta admit it: I thought Kevin King was crazy. In late 2013, Amnesia’s owner announced he was abandoning the Mississippi neighborhood corner where he’d established his brewery more than a d ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Mic Check: HANiF. (formerly Luck-One)

Music Stories A little over a year ago, rapper Hanif Collins left Portland as Luck-One. Now, he’s coming back as Hanif. Or rather, HANiF.—please write the period. Once the self-proclaimed “King of the N ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Dr. Know: If I disconnected my downspouts, why am I getting charged for stormwater?

Dr. Know In 2006, I took the $52 incentive to disconnect my downspouts. Nine years later, I’m still getting charged $29 for “stormwater.” Apparently I was supposed to fill out a special form in 2 ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Oregon City: The New Portland?

Scoop THE PORTLAND POETRY SLAM CURSE: Kickstand, the basement comedy space at Velo Cult bike shop and bar in Northeast Portland, has been shut down by the city, at least temporarily, after a visit by th ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Jennifer Plitzko.  ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Five Boise Bands Portland Must See At Treefort

Top 5 History of Boise Rock Showcase (7 pm Wednesday at El Korah Shrine) It kicks off with a tribute to Paul Revere and the Raiders, who got their start in Boise but, after a brief hiatus for some me ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by TODD DUNNIGAN

Introducing: Dylan Stark

Music Stories Who: Dylan Stark (samples, digital arrangement). Sounds like: A cool, sunny, midmorning dance party on a tropical ecotour at the bittersweet end of your trip to the Amazon. For fans of: The Field, D ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland

Music Stories [AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” The conceit was that, with Eminem having us ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

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 24, 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 24, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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