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Willie Weed: High Drama

The public appeal of Hempstalk’s rejection was a thrilling—if mostly unnecessary—spectacle.


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Last September, Portland’s ninth annual Hempstalk Festival took place at Kelley Point Park, drawing approximately 80,000 to the secluded and heavily forested park at the very northern tip of P   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed Gift Guide: 8 Hours Left Edition

“Hello, how late are you open?”


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Of course you forgot. Of course. And now it’s the day before Christmas, and you, my friend, are screwed. Well, kemosabe, you’ve still got a few precious hours to make things right. For the las   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Bring The Rain

Localish gear for the wet, cold days of December.


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Men’s Gear Bogs Carson boots Available at bogsfootwear.com, Next Adventure and REI. $120. Portland’s permapuddle demands a good pair of rubber boots, stylish enough to wear into a bar, withou   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 WW Staff

Helpful Future Parking Suggestion


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Click here to download a PDF version of the form you can print out and take with you! Hey there Neighbor, We hope you’re having a GREAT day and enjoying the [sun/drizzle/permanent haze]. As we�   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 WW Staff

Willie Weed: Weed vs. Speed

Pot: It’s not just for slackers anymore.


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Since I was very young, I’ve had a hard time focusing. My brain is like a bumblebee, clumsily flitting from place to place, picking up pollen here and there. Since the day I hit puberty, I’d   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed: Weed Shall Overcome

Deep in my heart, I do believe...


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Very soon, on what is likely to be a cloudy day, storefronts across Portland’s plucky northernmost suburb will be front and center for one of America’s newest and nuttiest experiments. The q   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Chappelle’s Non-Show

Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.


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Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was planni   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Slick Gear

Stuff to help you enjoy riding your bike for the six wet months to come.


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Photos by Misha Ashton mooreThere’s a lot to be said for biking in the rain. Sure, Portland’s winter skies are gray and leaky and the sun falls behind the West Hills so, so fast. On the othe   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scene Setter

Newcomer Amy Miller explains Portland’s comedy booms and busts.


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Cat photos. Cat photos. Girls in yoga pants. Cat photos. Tupac shrine. Pizza. Purple weed. Arrested Development GIFs. Wait, what’s this on my Tumblr feed? Oh, it’s Beaverton-bred standup comic Ian   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pac From the Grave

128 bytes and 35 years later, people are still making new games for the Atari 2600.


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One summer day in 1989, my family found an Atari 2600 at a yard sale. Even then, it was a wood-paneled relic of a simpler time, before slap bracelets or mutated turtles. My parents were happy to   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 PETE COTTELL
 

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