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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

Willie Weed: Boom Goes The Neophyte


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Some day in the near future, your neighborhood is likely to be rocked by an explosion. The force will probably to be minor: enough to blow out a few windows and maybe some drywall. You’ll wonde   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Buy Local: Avant Garden

Cutting-edge local tools to make your spring ruts bear fruit.


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In a city of backyard plots and community gardens, it shouldn’t surprise you that there’s also a bumper crop of local companies making tools for our own particular gardening needs—whether    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Buy Local: Love Local

Valentine’s Day gear From Oregon companies.


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1. Pure Sweet Almond massage oil Escential Lotions & Oils, escentialonline.com. 16 ounces, $13.50.  The moisturizer is pressed from California almonds and produced at Southeast Hawthorne    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, LYLA ROWEN

Return of the Rabbit

Antennas are back, baby. Here’s what you need to see the Super Bowl in HDTV for free.


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This Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will play in Super Bowl XLVIII. We’ve got an old-school master of pocket passing, Peyton Manning, facing the league’s best defense and th   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Buy Portland: Chop Local

A local gear guide for Portland’s urban lumberjacks.


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1. Bluer Denim Classic taper in raw selvage $148, bluerdenim.com These rugged, all-American jeans are designed in Portland, made from cotton grown in Georgia, woven on shuttle looms in North Ca   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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