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Turning Portland pay phones into time portals.


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Portlanders are slow to part with public relics. Rather than phase out the iron hitching rings that line our curbs from the days when people actually rode horses in Portland, the city repairs and    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 ENID SPITZ

The Funny Glut

So everyone’s a comedian now?


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A priest, a rabbi and an atheist walk into a bar. They put their names on the list and hope to get called up for three minutes onstage. They’re aspiring standups—like everyone else in Portland   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Your First Overnighter

Everything you need to know before your first bikepacking trip.


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Rochelle Comeaux and Don Eaton remember their first overnighter as cyclists. It was the first day of their 70-day cross-country trip along the TransAmerica Trail, which winds 4,233 miles from As   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Frames Within Frames

A full year of bike-based art.


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Portland cyclists are not content to limit their demonstrations of affection to soggy winter commuting, bombing downhill from the zoo and quaffing too much beer at Apex. Portlanders who worship    More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

U-Lock or You Walk

Some surprising bike-theft facts from cops and bike shops.


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Brian Leber watched an imposing figure roll into Bike Gallery with a road bike that had been sprayed black with truck bed-liner paint. “I knew right away it was our bike,” he says. A $2,00   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Pedaling Their Wares

Which Portland bike delivery services are worth the price?


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Setting aside the obvious ecological benefits of bicycles over idling cars, bike couriers have always been an efficient choice in dense city environments because they don’t have to worry about s   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Seven-Day Cycle

A noncyclist gives up his car to live one week by bike.


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In the four years I’ve lived in Portland, I have ridden a Razor scooter more often than I’ve ridden a bike. That is to say, I have never ridden a bike in Portland. Like a good, native Southern   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Gift Guide 2012: The Lifestylist


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Within easy reach of desert, river, waterfall, lake, mountain or ocean, Portland has always bred and attracted an army of lifestyle heroes—dabblers in the unspeakably arcane arts of being outs   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

2012 Fall Arts Preview


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Theater The Body of an AmericanThe title of Dan O’Brien’s play references a photograph of a dead American soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. War journalist Paul Watson wo   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Singing in the Strange

Karaoke night as only Portland can do it.


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A bespectacled man stands in the back corner of the dimly lit stage, about five feet from the stripper pole. Nervously tapping the microphone against the white cast holding his right arm in place,   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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