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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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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