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Legends of the Fallen: Stories From 2014's Closing Bars


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The Matador, 1999: Pet Night! “I had Pet Night, where everybody could bring their pet. Naturally there were dogs, cats, birds. People brought fish. [One customer] brought a horse. I said, ‘If   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Transplants vs Portland Natives


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TRANSPLANTS Damian Lillard Trail Blazers point guard Tom McCall Governor who said to visit Oregon but not stay. From Massachusetts Chuck Palahniuk Author of Fight Club Sleater-Kinney wit   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Reheated Meat

Slices from Amy Miller’s Fresh Meat column on wweek.com.


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Johanna Ware Chef and owner of Smallwares, originally from Chicago, on Portland’s friendly but slow service industry… “Anybody who moves to Portland who moved from a big city is going to com   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Big Sack of Spirit

Holiday event picks in Portland.


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BRIGHT LIGHTS Peacock Lane Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians. Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont streets, peacocklane.net. 6-11 pm Dec. 15-30, 6 pm-midnight Dec. 24 and 31   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Suicide is Pantyless

An oral history of Suicide Girls in Portland.


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Suicide Girls seems quaint these days, when naked, tattooed women on the Internet are about as ubiquitous as naked women on the Internet.  But in 2001, when founders Selena Mooney (“Mi   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Kerry Eggers

The author of a new book about the Ducks-Beavers football rivalry talks platypus and pep talks.


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College football is dominated by bitter rivalries and weird trophies. A lot of it’s pretty silly—golden eggs, bejeweled shillelaghs, golden wagon wheels, a little brown jug, and Oregon’s   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Hotseat: John Frieh

This Portland mountaineer specializes in first ascents.


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John Frieh’s foot was the first ever to leave a boot print on the upper northwestern ridge of the West Witches Tit.  The peak, which sits on Alaska’s Stikine Icecap, is one of eight succ   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

Buy Local: Trick Out or Treats

Shopping for local Halloween décor and snacks.


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TREATS Pumpkin chocolate chip and apples ’n’ pears cupcakes Cupcake Jones, cupcakejones.net. Many restaurants and bakeries flaunt vegan and gluten-free options, locally sourced ingredients    More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Previewing the Pre-Playoffs

Planning to watch the Trail Blazers before the playoffs? Here’s what to look for.


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I am the ghost of Blazers past. Come with me. Together we will hurtle back to a time when the aerial tram was but an expensive blueprint. A time when you told someone you were from Portland and th   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 CASEY JARMAN

Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.


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HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there is a house that does that for Ha   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff
 

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