10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear.
This isn’t a list of our favorite bands.
If it were, there’d be a big picture of Everclear on the cover. Not the
real Everclear—just Art Alexakis and the scabs he hired for his upcoming
The Willamette River divides Portland.
Not just physically,
east from west, or in the inconvenient gulf that opens whenever a bridge
is up. The Willamette shows us the ways we embrace, and betra
Kurt Thomas can’t compete with Blaze. The NBA’s oldest
player and his team’s mascot are representing the Trail Blazers at
Russell Academy’s rundown elementary school gymnasium in Northeast
Jefferson Smith built a political machine. Now he’s trying to drive it to City Hall.
On a recent Saturday morning, a
sleepy-eyed retired auto-parts worker named Gavin Griffin opened the
door of his Sabin-neighborhood home to find a blond giant on his
Illustrations by Hawk Krall
The scummiest election season, like, ever, is in full
swing and the level of American civil discourse is at an all-time low
(slut-shaming, anyone?). It seems like it