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Voices 2013: Johnny No Bueno

The Portland poet has shaped a redemption narrative from a troubled, restless life.

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Portland poet Johnny No Bueno smokes a cigarette and laughs with a friend outside of Backspace in Old Town, reminiscing about hopping rail cars and the dangerous life he’d once led. “I was s   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 ERIN FENNER

No More Year 2012

This year in gratuitous party themes.

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New Year’s Eve events are always a little bit falsely inflated; they’re the party equivalent of a real-estate bubble that bursts at about the same time as your liver. The bar parties usually   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Vol. 2

Nice Things for Naughty People

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In our first Holiday Gift Guide, we directed you to some downright pleasant local stores, where you might putter around aimlessly and endlessly to find gifts for the various people in your life�   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Your New Friends

Five Vancouverites who are way cooler than you are.

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Go ahead and laugh. Coolest Vancouverites? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Of course, being the smug elitists we are, the assumption is that anyone in Vancouver who is remotely hip would’ve moved to   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

’Couve Crawl

A night out in Portland’s northern neighbor.

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Vancouver’s nightlife is not bountiful, but it is comprehensive. Along downtown’s Main Street corridor, you’ll find an Irish bar, a sports bar, a martini bar, a wine bar, a discoteca, a br   More

Rainbow Connection

Where to get hitched for Vancouver’s first same-sex unions.

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The Clark County Recording and Marriage License Department is preparing for a flood. On Dec. 6, gay and lesbian couples can file for marriage licenses in Washington for the first time.  Rec   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

High-5 North to Vansterdam

A primer for potential pot tourists.

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Vancouver is rarely touted for its progressive politics, but Portland’s sister city to the north now may now have one solid, um, high point. With passage of ballot initiative I-502, Washingt   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Gift Guide 2012: The Clotheshorse

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The Clotheshorse is a difficult creature to shop for because what they want you can seldom, if ever, get right. A gift certificate isn’t a gift and clothes have to fit. The solution: accessori   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 SAMI GASTON

Gift Guide 2012: The Food Junkie

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For the gastronomically obsessive in your life who needs a little something more than fruitcake, a popcorn tin or a restaurant-chain gift certificate, here are some spots for next-level culinary   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 LIZ CRAIN

Gift Guide 2012: The White-Collar Hipster

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Some people call your friend a yupster. Others, simply a douchebag. But it’s only because they’ve accomplished what others could not: hold down a white-collar job while still being cool. IMAGE:   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI
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