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Willie Weed: Contact In The ’Couv

Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.


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The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Hotseat: Chris Dean

Footbag championships organizer explains modern hacky sack.


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Of course Portland has high-level, competitive Hacky Sack. Considering our city is home to sizable Quidditch and unicycle scenes, you shouldn’t be surprised to see serious interest in the lunch-   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Buy Local: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Outdoor Gear

Oregon is a camping paradise in the summer. These local companies make the right gear to enjoy it.


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Mt. Tabor olive shoes   Danner, danner.com Made
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Vanifest Destiny: Happy Vanniversary

My year of living in a van—minus two months of apartment hell.


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Packing for a music festival is always a huge pain in the ass. As Sasquatch 2014 drew near, I anticipated the day before my departure would be an endless panic attack triggered by fear I was for   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Stop! Don’t Stop!

You are on a bike. Someone has placed a red octagon with unfamiliar letters on the side of the street you are biking down. What do you do? A hypothetical decision tree.*


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 Click on the image below for a larger version!*Oh, is that a stop sign? Then, by all means, please do stop! Willamette Week suggests you do what we do, which is always follow traffic laws like g   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Buy Local: Home Slice

Kitchen gear from local companies, including high-end cast iron and American-made china.


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Luau Wraps sandwich bag luauwraps.com, $7 Created by two Portland moms who wanted to take reusable cotton lunch bags to the next level, Luau Wraps are a simple, cheap and effective way to haul a sammie to work.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 LAURA HANSON

Vanifest Destiny: Foot On The Gas

Dave Stone moved to L.A. and lived in a van to make his comedy career happen.


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Editor’s note: WW contributor Pete Cottell lives in a van. For two years, Dave Stone, an L.A.-based comedian performing at this weekend’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, also lived in a van. We    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Cloudy Days

A restrictive new state law that led to the temporary closure of medical marijuana dispensaries taught us a lesson we should have already known.


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Editor’s note: Columnist Wm. Willard Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies. In his place, we’ve asked another writer to chime in about recent changes to Oregon dispensary laws. Mari   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 LAUREN TERRY

Buy Local: The Pace of Portland

A collection of local running gear.


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Skora Fit men’s and women’s shoes $94.95, skorarunning.com At first look, something seems off. On second look, it becomes clear that Wilsonville-based Skora’s newest line of running shoes   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Katherine Dunn’s Greatest Hits In Willamette Week


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Some of you may have forgotten. Some of you never knew. But Katherine Dunn wrote for Willamette Week for nearly a decade starting in 1981. “All during the time I was working on the Geek,” Dunn tel   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 WW Staff
 

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