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Magic Dust

A cult feed store fertilizes Portland’s urban farming obsession.

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It was not what you expect in a party gift. Hundreds of guests showed up this spring for Plant Nerd Night, the hot-ticket event on the Portland gardening calendar. Some arrived hours early to camp out ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Sarah E. Smith

The Band That Wouldn’t Die

Critics hate it, radio won’t play it, but thanks to its legion of rural and suburban fans, Floater lives on.

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ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS: Floater’s Rob Wynia, Pete Cornett and Dave Amador (left to right). IMAGE: Darryl JamesNot everything from Portland is considered cool. Floater, a hard-rock band that f ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Open Marriage

The Brody Theater laughs at Prop 8.

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The queer revolution will not be televised. Due to successful appeals by supporters of Proposition 8, the California initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage, testimony from the ongoing federal trial ...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

The Family Bog

Forget Ocean Spray—an Oregon cranberry farm bets you’ll spend $8 for its juice.

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What would you pay 25 cents a fluid ounce for? Oregon pinot noir? High-test gasoline? How about a mouthful of luminous, crimson-colored, Oregon-grown cranberry juice? Tim Vincent is betting his life s ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Deeda Schroeder

Foreward Thinking

In The Renegade Sportsman, Zach Dundas unearths the foul-mouthed, fun-loving future of sports, starting right here in PDX.

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It’s time for sports fans to start playing a new game—one that’s cheaper; less fame-obsessed. That’s what Zach Dundas, a Portland-based freelance journalist (and former WW staf ...   More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Zach Dundas

Pan Labyrinth

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There’s something wonderful about the aroma of bread baking. Even Franz with its Wonder-soft loaves smells good when the ovens are on. But Mexican bakeries—panaderias—are a whole oth ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 NICK ZUKIN

The Mustachioed Man Sings

Making an opera is really hard, but musicians from The Who to Portland’s Vagabond Opera keep on trying. Why?

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VAGABONDAGE: Stern, center, and the rest of the Vagabond Opera. IMAGE: Alicia J. Rose“There’s nothing like telling a story,” says Eric Stern, the founder of Vagabond Opera, Portland& ...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL

Best New Band 2010

Our seventh annual poll of Portland’s music insiders unveils 10 local bands you’ve just got to see.

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IMAGE: Darryl JamesA few months ago, someone asked WW’s music staff if we had any predictions who would top this year’s Best New Band poll. For a minute or two, we drew a blank; not becaus ...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Michael Mannheimer, Casey Jarman, Rebecca Raber, Robert Ham, Aaron Mesh, Chris Stamm


What’s with all the bumpy buildings?

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They look as though a godlike hand had poked square sections of building from behind, giving their façades the appearance of a half-finished game of Jenga. Their faces are broken by what can on ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Collect Them All!

Our six favorite books you’ll find at the Stumptown Comics Festival.

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STUMPTOWN BY GREG RUCKA & MATTHEW SOUTHWORTHThink of your favorite comic book or graphic novel. Got it? Now think of the book’s creator(s)—what do they look like? Unless you’re a com ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Casey Jarman, Ben Waterhouse


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