Bar of the Year 2014: Enso Urban Winery

Bar Guide The wine bar is poised on the edge of something new. Think back to the birth of Portland’s craft brewery bars back in the ’80s and ’90s: It was exciting. Rather than emulating the off-gassi ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014

Pickle chasers, drunken cornhole, wine pubs of the future and everything else you need to know about Portland bars this year.

Bar Guide Our livers hurt, but our hearts are full. To make this guide to Portland bars, we have traveled the wine lounges and beer pubs of Portland, the cocktail halls and juke joints and paint-thinner ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: Bar of the Year Runners-Up

Bar Guide 2. Expatriate 5424 NE 30th Ave., expatriatepdx.com. 5 pm-midnight daily. Recently it’s become vogue for Portland’s trendier drinking establishments to offer a selection of fine old books to ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: Maui’s

Bar Guide According to the yellow surfboard in its entryway, Maui’s exists along Portland’s mythical “North Shore,” which must’ve appeared when the tides of gentrification washed all the black-own ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Guide 2014: Free House

Bar Guide Free House is named for a damn horse. A solid horse, a thoroughbred and champion of minor races, though he kept coming up just shy in Triple Crown races. Still, that horse made more in stud than a ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014: The Lost & Found

Bar Guide Around the corner from the Hop & Vine and the Naked Sheep Knit Shop, at the crossing of North Killingsworth Street and Gay Avenue, you may find yourself at the Lost & Found. After sundown, ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014: Tannery Bar

Bar Guide Tannery Bar is a cozy cocktail spot in a brick-walled bunker along the whizzing thoroughfare of East Burnside Street, huddled between a dormant volcano and a valley that descends into a freeway.&n ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014: Double Barrel

Bar Guide If it’s on the wall at Double Barrel, it’s either a gun or something it shot. The walls pack more heat than a Texas wedding party. Even the clocks and mirrors boast taxidermy—or at least t ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014: 4*4*2

Bar Guide 4*4*21739 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 238-3693, 442soccerbar.com. 11 am-10 pm Monday, 11 am-11 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-midnight Friday, 7 am-midnight Saturday, 8 am-10 pm Sunday.An unfussy, chummily effici ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Bar Guide 2014: Aalto Lounge

Bar Guide Aalto Lounge3356 SE Belmont St., 235-6041, aaltolounge.com. 5 pm-2:30 am Monday-Thursday, 4 pm-2:30 am Friday-Sunday.The most cosmopolitan bar east of 12th Street? Perhaps it’s Aalto Lounge, especia ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Beer of the Year

Belgian Strong Dark (Pfriem Family Brewers)

Beer Guide Old-guard Belgian brewers are a secretive lot. At the famous St. Bernardus, in the West Flanders village of Watou, they’d prefer that other professionals not take the otherwise public tour of ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014

Get your fill.

Beer Guide Behind a fleabag motel on the eastern outskirts of Gresham, you’ll find it: the mythical tobacco store with a growler filling station. There, surrounded by Donettes and Romeo y Julieta cigar ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Nine of Our Favorite Ten Beers of 2014

Beer Guide 2. Swill (10 Barrel) Call it brewmaster Tonya Cornett’s Berliner Period. Picasso went through a stage in which he used warm, rosy colors. Cornett, the head of experimental brewing at Bend� ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2014: Growl Local

Oregon makes great beer… and containers.

Beer Guide Hydro Flask, $50 hydroflask.com This 64-ounce wide-mouth steel bottle from Bend’s HydroFlask is a vacuum-insulated jug that can keep your beer carbonated, fresh and cold for a full 24 hours. D ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Beer Guide 2014: North Coast Day Sip

Beer Guide Fort George Brewery and Public House 1483 Duane St., Astoria, 325-7468, fortgeorgebrewery.com. As an ode to Astoria’s native Goonies, Fort George sells a T-shirt adorned with Sloth’s “suspen ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by BRIAN YAEGER

Beer Guide 2014: Hood River Day Sip

Beer Guide Double Mountain Brewery 8 4th St., Hood River, 541-387-0042, doublemountainbrewery.com.  If you’re only familiar with Double Mountain’s bottled standards, you’ll gawk at the broad lineu ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by JORDAN GREEN

Beer Guide 2014: Bars & Shops

Beer Guide North/Northeast Saraveza 1004 N Killingsworth St., 206-4252, saraveza.com. 11 am-midnight daily. North Portland’s favorite spot to watch a Green Bay Packers game, Saraveza is a supremely warm ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2014: Food & Brew

Restaurants with great beer.

Beer Guide Wildwood  1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, wildwoodrestaurant.com. Wildwood’s not merely a fine restaurant serving fine beer; it’s easily the best beer bar anywhere near its Northwest ’hood ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Homebrew Shops

You wanna make beer? Go here and here.

Beer Guide BREW BROTHERS 2020 Aloclek Drive, Suite 107, Hillsboro, 971-222-3434, brewbrothers.biz. Brew Brothers claims to have the widest selection of brewing equipment in Oregon, and we buy their claim. Sh ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2014: Eugene Day Sip

Beer Guide Ninkasi Brewing Co. 272 Van Buren St., ninkasibrewing.com. This swag-packed tasting room feels more like a theme-park gift shop than a pub. But the beer makes up for it. Each is served with its ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by Adrienne So

Bike Guide 2014: Editor’s Note

The Humble Derailleur

Bike Guide Portland’s bike scene is a cogset of many sprockets. If any great insight has come from the months we spent compiling Willamette Week’s first glossy Bike Guide, it’s just how many moving part ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: Bike Courier Meghan Mack

20 years of wet pants and hot pizza.

Bike Guide Imagine a bike messenger. You’re probably visualizing a reckless young man—perhaps Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush, or Puck from The Real World—weaving through traffic on a featherweight fi ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: Urbanist Bike Shops

Bike Guide SHOP 21st Avenue Bikes 916 NW 21st Ave., 222-2851, 21stbikes.com. 11 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday. A premier service shop, and we don’t just say that because it� ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Cyclocross Pro Molly Cameron

A longtime pro explains why cyclocross took over Portland.

Bike Guide How did cyclocross become the most popular cycle sport in Portland? Molly Cameron has some theories, and they stretch from Belgium to the space between the tire and fork on your bike. Cameron, 37 ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: The Muddy, Rides and Shops

Bike Guide SHOP Fat Tire Farm 2714 NW Thurman St., 222-3276, fattirefarm.com. 11 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday.  This mountain bike-only shop is a knobby sister to nearby ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: Track Racing Champion Zak Kovalcik

A national champ track racer talks about velodrome terror and the House of Pain.

Bike Guide Aside from the 12,000 screaming Germans, it looks like a remarkably well-behaved version of The Road Warrior. “You ride [your bicycle] behind a very large motorcycle,” says Portlander Zak Kova ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Speedsters, Rides and Shops

Bike Guide SHOP Bike Central and Ti Cycles  15707 NW McNamee Road; ticycles.com, 621-9670; bike-central.com, 227-4439. Ti Cycles by appointment, Bike Central 11 am-3 pm Wednesday-Saturday and by appoi ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Ronde PDX Bike Ride

Oregon’s most intense road ride is a rite of passage.

Bike Guide About 10 miles into the Ronde PDX ride, every cyclist hits the wall.  The wall is called Northwest Brynwood Lane, and it’s a monster: a relentless hill over a quarter-mile long that tops out ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Unipiper

Behind the Darth Vader mask of Portland’s one-wheeled mascot.

Bike Guide It’s a statistical certainty that you know of the Unipiper. Regardless of how—small talk at a party or through Jimmy Kimmel—the guy riding around town on a unicycle, decked out in a kilt and ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Bike Guide 2014: The Weirdkeepers Shops and Rides

Bike Guide SHOP Community Cycling Center 1700 NE Alberta St., 287-8786, communitycyclingcenter.org, Sunday-Friday 11 am-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-7 pm.  The trippy mural on the northwest corner of the Communi ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014

Cheap Eats From the Editor Portland is a great place to be a cheapskate. Each year, we put out our Cheap Eats guide to the best restaurants in Portland with dinners under $15 and lunches under $10, and ea ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2014: Top 5 Food Carts of the Year

Cheap Eats Food Cart of the Year: Burrasca 113 SE 28th Ave., burrascapdx.com. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday, lunch Sunday. Cash only. Our 2014 Food Cart of the Year doesn’t really feel like a cart ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: African Food

Cheap Eats ETHIOPIANEnat Kitchen 300 N Killingsworth St., 285-4867, enatguada.com. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. The thing with Ethiopian restaurants is they all serve the same basic lineup of dishes� ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: Breakfast and Brunch

Cheap Eats Trinket 2035 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 477-4252, trinketpdx.com. Breakfast and lunch daily. In Southeast’s sea of sausage gravy-soaked brunches, Trinket has quickly proved itself both useful ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: American Comfort Food

Cheap Eats Dub’s St. Johns 9520 N Lombard St., 998-8230, Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. A year after the fire that felled the beloved Mack & Dub’s Excellent Chicken and Waffles on Northeast Ma ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: Burgers and Dogs

Cheap Eats Tilt 3449 N Anchor St., 285-8458; 1355 NW Everett St., 894-9528; tiltitup.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.    Tilt is at the edge of Cheap Eats’ purview. The basic burgers are ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: Chinese Food

Cheap Eats Szechuan Chef 5331 SW Macadam Ave., 227-3136, szechuanchefportland.com. Lunch and dinner daily. There’s something piercingly lonesome about a vast Chinese restaurant hall, something that summo ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Cheap Eats VEG/GLUTEN-FREEThe Sudra 2333 NE Glisan St., 971-302-6002, thesudra.com. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. The Sudra doesn’t serve Indian food, whatever they try to tell you. Nowhere that ch ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: Indian Food

Cheap Eats Chennai Masala 2088 NW Stucki Ave., Hillsboro, 531-9500, chennaimasala.net. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Finding Indian food in Portland proper that hasn’t been dumbed down for the locals ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2014: Island Food

Cheap Eats MAURITIUS Chez Dodo 427 SW Stark St., 284-4575. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. You don’t have to know where Mauritius (moh-RISH-us) is to delight in cilantro chutney-embellished vegetari ... More

Feb 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Secrets of the Mermaid

The Starbucks underground is ruining baristas’ lives.

Coffee Guide Even in Portland, there are people who care deeply about Starbucks. Like, really care. Sure, the Seattle chain’s ham-fisted Big Brother approach to one of our city’s most precious commodities ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Portland Coffee Gear

Equipment from local makers for the perfect brew.

Coffee Guide PALLET DRINK COASTERS, CUSTOM ROASTED COFFEE Howells Fired Coffee, etsy.com.HOWELLS CUSTOM ROASTED COFFEEIMAGE: Will Corwin IMAGE: Will Corwin For Chris Howells, owner and founder of Howells ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

24-Hour Grind

Spending all day and night in the Portland coffee shop that never closes.

Coffee Guide If Starbucks is the “third place” between business and home, as plugged by CEO Howard Schultz, then the open-24-hours Southeast Grind at 1223 SE Powell Blvd. is a “fourth place”—a have ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

The Year In Portland Coffee

Coffee Guide RISE OF THE MACHINES One of the hallmarks of third-wave coffee has been the forefronting of the barista as artisan. Stumptown’s original selling point against Starbucks was that it French press ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.

Coffee Guide DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER

Coffee Issue 2014: Coffee Rules Everything Around Me

Our favorite new Portland cafes.

Coffee Guide FOURTH ESTATE COFFEEHOUSE 7373 N Burlington St., 384-2756, fourthestatecoffee.com. The new Fourth Estate Coffeehouse is almost as old school as the entire notion of the Fourth Estate. Carved int ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Milking It

A brief guide for the lactose insistent.

Coffee Guide  ESPRESSO A “shot” of coffee made by forcing near-boiling water through a handheld filter packed with finely ground coffee beans. Traditionally 1 ounce, but most Portland coffee hous ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Fall Arts Guide 2014

Fall Arts What’s your pleasure: kabuki-style Shakespeare? Experimental chamber music at a bar? A dance performance at a graffiti-smeared, gutted-out building? A swanky gallery opening in the Pearl? A po ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Theater Director Samantha Van Der Merwe

A theatrical worldbuilder with equal tastes for the sinister and the fanciful.

Fall Arts In science fiction, people often speak of “worldbuilding,” about writers and filmmakers who can construct an entire universe—its appearance, its laws, its technology, its history, its custom ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Fall Theater Picks

Fall Arts Sans Merci Badass Theatre Company burst onto the scene with 2013’s Invasion!, a wondrous shapeshifter of a play that was devoured by a quartet of actors. For its second full production, it pres ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Ballerina Xuan Cheng

After strict training in China, an Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer finds joy in the rigor.

Fall Arts Outside of ballet, Xuan Cheng says her life is pretty boring. She knows people who go on hikes or stay out late partying, but after rigorous rehearsal, she doesn’t have the energy. Instead, th ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Portland Fall Dance Picks

Fall Arts Wanderlust Circus Oregon Country Fair goers will be familiar with these meta-retro numbers, but the acts have been juiced up for Time Warp, a circus show and dance party. Wanderlust Circus’ acrob ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Poet Carl Adamshick

A self-taught poet learned to write at the public library and in the aisles of Powell’s Books.

Fall Arts Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about love. Letters, books, plays, songs, movies and certainly poems have all been patched into shapes that try to tell us how love feels. Some s ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Portland Fall Book Picks

Fall Arts James Ellroy James Ellroy’s novels inhabit a nostalgic zone, where women are dames and cops throw back whiskey to take the edge off after a day at a grisly crime scene. His “L.A. Quartet”�� ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Comedian Gabe Dinger

A standup stalwart on losing competitions, performing for prisoners and why he won’t leave Portland.

Fall Arts Two years ago, comedian Gabe Dinger placed third in Portland’s Funniest Person contest at Helium Comedy Club. Last year, he was second. This year, everyone told him it was his time. He plac ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Fall Comedy Picks

Fall Arts Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule As deranged as it may seem to the layman, the surrealistic nightmare world inhabited by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim is ultimately a friendly place. How else ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Composer Christopher Corbell

A composer pushes for less Beethoven and more experimentation—and stirs tension in the indie-classical scene.

Fall Arts If you wandered into one of Classical Revolution PDX’s monthly jams at North Portland’s homey Waypost bar a few years ago, you’d see a handful of classically trained amateur musicians sawi ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by BRETT CAMPBELL

Gift Guide 2011: Last Minute Gift Guide

Gift Guide  Printed1. Vegetable calendar by Little Canoe. $28.50 at Mag-Big, 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 236-6120, magbig.com.  2. Portland poster by Ed Juan. $45 at Tender Loving Empire, 412 SW 10th Ave ... More

Dec 14, 2011 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Willamette Week's Gift Guide 2011

An Introduction

Gift Guide Amid all the recent furor over moving our money and designating days to buy or not buy and boycotting banks and big-box stores and all the rest of it, beneath the moralizing and recriminations, ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

Gift Guide 2011: Christmas Events Guide

Gift Guide Santa Dec. 15: Photos with SantaAce Hotel and the Impossible Project present instant snaps of St. Nick. Ace Hotel, 1022 SW Stark St., acehotel.com/portland. 5 pm Thursday. Free. Dec. 17: Santa ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Gift Guide 2011: Clinton/Division

Gift Guide Langlitz Leathers2443-A SE Division St., 235-0959, langlitz.com.A Southeast Division Street institution, Langlitz Leathers has been making not only Portland bikers but motorcyclists from all over ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Gift Guide 2011: Downtown

Gift Guide Boys Fort 600 SW 10th Ave., boysfort.com.Remember the treasure-filled clubhouse of your childhood? That’s Boys Fort, a rustic downtown pop-up shop adorned with dark wood and vintage hubcaps and ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Gift Guide 2011: Foster Road

Gift Guide Artistic Taxidermy 5700 SE Foster Road, 771-3337, pdxtaxidermy.com.You can’t walk into a bar, boutique or rock star’s living room these days without finding yourself face-to-snout with a stuffe ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

Gift Guide 2011: Fremont

Gift Guide ReRun 707 NE Fremont St., 517-3786, portlandrerun.com.Neighborhood consignment shop ReRun is the coolest garage and yard sale around. Outside, a sea of used furniture—both immaculate and questi ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Gift Guide 2011: Hollywood

Gift Guide Ed’s House of Gems 7712 NE Sandy Blvd., 284-8990, edshouseofgems.com.Somebody on your Christmas list just getting coal this year—because that’s what they wanted? Ed’s, a diamond in the ro ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Gift Guide 2011: Mississippi Avenue

Gift Guide Pistils3811 N Mississippi Ave., 288-4889, pistilsnursery.com.Walking in the store is like entering a jungle—tendrils of air plants snake down from hanging baskets and the walls are covered with ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by MARIANNA HANE WILES

Gift Guide 2011: Multnomah Village

Gift Guide Everything Jewish 6684 SW Capitol Highway, 246-5437, everythingjewish.biz.Because the Jewish calendar is based on the lunar cycle, Hanukkah hops around year to year, sometimes falling closer to T ... More

Dec 7, 2011 12:01 am by JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Market Guide 2014: Introduction

From the Editor

Market Guide Look, you gotta eat every day. We get this. And because the demands of your growling stomach are as incessant and irritating as A Prairie Home Companion on NPR weekends, it’s easy to fall into routi ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Market Guide 2014: World Markets

Market Guide AFRICAN East African Halal Meat and Deli 7830 NE Glisan St., 432-8600. East African Halal Meat and Deli might have the façade and feel of a gas station, but don’t let that fool you. Inside, th ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2014: Meat

Market Guide ALL-PURPOSE BUTCHERS Cason’s Fine Meats 8238 N Denver Ave., 285-4533. Closed Sunday. Nearby carnivores will be drawn to Cason’s like space cruisers caught in a tractor beam. They won’t be l ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2014: Local Sauces and Spices

Market Guide Nong’s Khao Man Gai Sauce AVAILABLE AT: New Seasons, Tarad Thai, Kruger’s, P’s & Q’s.MAKER: Nong Poonsukwattana. (Interviewee: Sam Waxman.) How do you make it? The secret is love. We ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON

Market Guide 2014: Bakeries

Market Guide ALL-PURPOSE Frice Pastry & Philippe’s Bread 4082 N Williams Ave., 971-266-8348. Ask Kurt Huffman how much his restaurant empire ChefStable used to spend on bread, and he’ll answer qui ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2014: Drinks

Market Guide BEER AND CIDERBelmont Station & Biercafe 4500 SE Stark St., 232-8538, belmont-station.com. Kind of like Mary Tyler Moore to Dick Van Dyke, Belmont Station is a now wholly independent spinoff o ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2014: Boutiques

Market Guide Benessere Olive Oils and Vinegars 907 SW 9th Ave., 206-5317; 1428 NE Broadway, 281-6389; benessereoil.com. Oh, to be innocent and skinflinty again, and not know just what a difference the right oi ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2014: Sweets

Market Guide Annie’s Donut Shop 3449 NE 72nd Ave., 284-2752.  Annie’s never changes, even when its owners change. I don’t know how that is. But the doughnuts remain cheerily old-school and never o ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2014: Greengrocers

Market Guide The Barn 5211 NE 148th Ave., 253-5103, thebarnproduce.com. Open June 1-Thanksgiving. Closed Sunday. Smack in the middle of one of the most industrial stretches of Portland—near the airport and m ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Your Almanac For Edible Adventure

Market Guide How to shop at a modern American supermarket: Stick to the edges of the store—the produce, dairy, bulk dry goods and meat and fish departments. That’s where you’ll find whole foods with lo ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

Market Guide 2013: Greengrocers

Fresh spots for local produce.

Market Guide 2013 The Barn 5211 NE 148th Ave., 253-5103, thebarnproduce.com. Open June 1-Thanksgiving only. Closed Sundays. Smack in the middle of one of the most industrial stretches of Portland—near the airport ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Bakeries and Bagels

Fruits of the grain fields.

Market Guide 2013 ALL-PURPOSE Bakeshop 5351 NE Sandy Blvd., 946-8884, bakeshoppdx.com. Closed Monday-Tuesday. Bakeshop’s top priority isn’t making you feel super-comfortable; the only place to perch at Kim Boy ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Sweets

Portland’s finest junk food.

Market Guide 2013 CHOCOLATE Alma Chocolate 140 NE 28th Ave., 517-0262, almachocolate.com.  Nestled between well-known eateries along bustling Northeast 28th Avenue, this charming little chocolatier’s boutiq ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Alcohol

Wine, beer and high spirits.

Market Guide 2013 BEER The Beer Mongers 1125 SE Division St., 234-6012, thebeermongers.com.  At Beer Mongers, man is not so far removed from his ancestors. Huddled in a dark cave, hairy men drink and grunt mo ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: World Markets

Exotic foods from Burma to Germany

Market Guide 2013 AFRICAN East Africa Market 7830 NE Glisan St., 516-9378. Covered in stickers and lottery signs, this small store would be completely indistinguishable from its convenience-store neighbors were ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Coffee and Tea

Caffeination stations.

Market Guide 2013 COFFEE Clive Coffee 79 SE Taylor St., 784-3464, clivecoffee.com. Closed Sunday-Monday. While most good coffeehouses in town now have the customary shelf o’ brewers for sale, this industrial sho ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Meat

Local cuts, cured meats and fine seafood.

Market Guide 2013 BUTCHERS (GENERAL) Cason’s Fine Meats  8238 N Denver Ave., 285-4533.  Theotis Cason opened his Kenton butcher shop in the summer of 2011 in a storefront just south of the towering Pau ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Spice

Anoint your meal in oils, herbs and salts.

Market Guide 2013 OILS Benessere Olive Oils and Balsamic 907 SW 9th Ave., 206-5317; 1428 NE Broadway, 281-6389; oilgoodness.com. This specialty oil and vinegar store opened downtown to very little fanfare—kind o ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Supplies

Your toolkit for culinary excursions.

Market Guide 2013 BAKING The Decorette Shop 5338 SE Foster Road, 774-3760, thedecoretteshop.com. Closed Sunday. Did I hear you say you wanted to make chocolates in the shape of a fax machine, telephone or beeper? ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Portland Boutiques

Market Guide 2013 Portland is a city obsessed with rarefied goods, not just rarefied salts and olio nuovo but artisanal pastas from Italy and cheeses from everywhere. Thus, boutique markets. ... More

May 22, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

MusicfestNW 2013: Joey Bada$$

Hip-hop’s savior is an 18-year-old MC with big dreams, big problems and an even bigger price tag.

MFNW 2013 Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ likes to keep things candid. He’ll tell you, without hesitation, that any record label that wants to sign him will have to pay him $3 million up front. He’ll also ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by REED JACKSON

MusicfestNW 2013: Baroness

Crawling out from the wreckage of a devastating bus crash, a metal behemoth returns, better than ever.

MFNW 2013 Last year was poised to be a banner one for Baroness. With its double-album, Yellow & Green, the band imported prog-metal touchstones—lengthy instrumental breaks, ambient squalls of harmonic ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2013: Animal Collective

For these veteran experimentalists, distance makes the music grow weirder.

MFNW 2013 Noah Lennox has some advice for bands on the international touring circuit. “Don’t say you’re in ‘a psychedelic experimental band’ when going through customs,” says the artist better ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

MusicfestNW 2013: Shuggie Otis

After four decades off the grid, a soul-funk genius resumes his career.

MFNW 2013 When an artist vanishes for 40 years, rumors are going to spread, none of them good. So it was with Shuggie Otis. Nearly four decades passed after the release of his third album, the psychedelic soul masterpiece ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2013: When Neko Met K.D.

Two country-pop vocalists talk life on the road, life in the studio, and Loretta Lynn’s bologna.

MFNW 2013 Considering the connections one can make between the work and careers of K.D. Lang and Neko Case, it's amazing the two had, until last fall, never met in person. Both work in that murky and melod ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by ROBERT HAM

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday

MFNW 2013 TUESDAY, 9/3 Antwon [HIP-HOP] There’s another side to hip-hop’s coin, and Antwon is making himself a contender to be its face. Dropping raw, DIY mixtapes like March’s In Dark Denim from hi ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Thursday

MFNW 2013 THURSDAY, 9/5 !!! [MUTANT DISCO] Emerging in the late ’90s from Sacramento of all places, and playing music rooted equally in the jagged funk of post-punk and the rubbery rhythms of actual f ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Friday

MFNW 2013 FRIDAY, 9/6 AgesandAges [JOY POP] Portland’s AgesandAges made an imprint in 2011 with its cheerful, quirky and harmony-filled debut, Alright You Restless. Combining infectious vocals with catchy ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Saturday and Sunday

MFNW 2013 SATURDAY, 9/7 1939 Ensemble [POST-ROCK] A duo making instrumental music out of nothing but drums, vibraphone and ephemeral noise isn’t taking any shortcuts to success, but vibes player Jose ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Musicfest is Rubbish

The return of Britain’s angriest punk.

MFNW 2013 In late-’70s England, there wasn’t a more fearsome creature prowling the streets of London than Ian Rubbish. The levels of bile pumping through his spleen made Johnny Rotten look like Mr. Bean ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: The Antlers

Peter Silberman invites the world into his bedroom.

MFNW 2014 In 2009, Brooklyn trio the Antlers released Hospice, a sobering concept album equating a decaying relationship with terminal illness. It was a quiet, intelligent record constructed from orchestral ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

MusicfestNW 2014: EMA

Erika M. Anderson fills the void of the internet era with noise—and fake palm trees.

MFNW 2014 Considering her predilection for unironic lyrics about “the innerwebz,” one would think the harsh binary static that opens The Future’s Void is Erika M. Anderson’s nihilistic anti-statemen ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2014: How I learned to Stop Hating Pop and Start Loving Haim.

How I learned to stop hating pop and start loving Haim.

MFNW 2014 I never thought I had it in me to appreciate Haim. Like most bored Midwestern kids born in the ’80s, I found punk rock at a young age and presumed that the part of my brain capable of apprecia ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2014: Run the Jewels

Hip-hop’s most dynamic duo fights the power.

MFNW 2014 Maybe hip-hop duo Run the Jewels are like the new Avengers, marauding to improve civilization. Or maybe it’s just a couple of guys who get along really well.  Either way, they’re a fo ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

MusicfestNW 2014: Phantogram

Hearing voices, seeing visions, making big beats.

MFNW 2014 The members of Phantogram used to make music for the movies playing in their heads. Now they write songs for actual movie stars. “Bill Murray,” from the electro-pop duo’s lavish new album, V ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: The Essential Spoon Playlist

The 12 most crucial songs from rock’s most consistent band.

MFNW 2014 It’s possible—and probably correct—to say that Spoon is the most consistent, if not the outright best, rock band of the last 20 years. Since forming in Austin in 1993, the group, led by si ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

MusicfestNW 2014: Show Previews

MFNW 2014 Landlady(pictured above)With forays into Afrobeat, “zombie jazz” and psychedelic soul on his résumé, alongside stints with Vampire Weekend and Twin Shadow, Adam Schatz is like the Brooklyn ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: Tune-Yards

How Portland discovered the eccentric genius of Merrill Garbus.

MFNW 2014 Merrill Garbus is a rock star—as much of a rock star as someone who makes tribalist art-funk can be, at least. The three worldly, off-center albums she’s released as Tune-Yards—including thi ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: Fucked Up

How punk’s most progressive band brought itself back to life—at least for now.

MFNW 2014 Rumors of Fucked Up’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, most of all by the members of Fucked Up. Coming off the road for its most ambitious achievement, the 2011 double album David Comes to ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

How to Dance Like Future Islands: An Animated Guide

MFNW 2014 On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Restaurant Guide 2013: Beast

Portland Restaurant Guide 2013: Beast

Restaurant Guide 5425 NE 30th Ave., 841-6968, beastpdx.com [THE INSTITUTION] For years, the only way to experience chef Naomi Pomeroy’s remarkable culinary prowess was to throw down $75 and spend ... More

Mar 18, 2014 02:03 pm by REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ha & VL

Restaurant Guide 2738 SE 82nd Ave., Suite 102, 772-0103. [SOUP’S ON FOLKS] There’s nothing better than a steaming bowl of noodle soup on a chilly, rainy day. Unfortunately, many Portland versions would have you b ... More

Mar 18, 2014 02:11 pm by Adrienne So

Restaurant Guide 2013: Lucky Strike

Restaurant Guide 3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-8292, luckystrikepdx.com  [SPICE PUSHERS] In a meek-tongued city like Portland, spice-pushers Lucky Strike are like shady guys sitting in a Camaro across the street ... More

Mar 18, 2014 01:51 pm by MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: Andina

Restaurant Guide 1314 NW Glisan St., 228-9535, andinarestaurant.com. [EDIBLE ANDES] Andina’s massive menu charts the course of contemporary Peruvian cuisine. It starts somewhere in Madrid’s basement taverns, ... More

Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am by GRACE STAINBACK

Restaurant Guide 2013: Amelia's

Restaurant Guide 105 NE 4th Ave., Hillsboro, 615-0191, ameliasmexicanrestaurant.com. [MEJICANO MAGNIFICO] If you wander blindly into Hillsboro looking for great Mexican food, you’re likely to leave disappointed ... More

Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Apizza Scholls

Restaurant Guide 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-1286, apizzascholls.com. [THE BEST PIZZA] Apizza Scholls makes platter-sized discs of dough topped with bright sauce, gooey cheese and an understated dash of toppings ... More

Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am by JORDAN GREEN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ava Gene's

Restaurant Guide 3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com. [PORTLANDIA ALLA RUSTICA] Duane Sorenson’s ode to Italy (and, apparently, to his daughter, Ava) is a lovely, hearth-cooked affair of comfort wr ... More

Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Aviary

Restaurant Guide 1733 NE Alberta St., 287-2400, aviarypdx.com. [JOY OF FLIGHT] The 2011 fire that clipped the wings of this fast-ascending Northeast Portland gem is now a bad and distant memory. The three-headed ... More

Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am by MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Bamboo Sushi

Restaurant Guide 836 NW 23rd Ave., 971-229-1925; 310 SE 28th Ave., 232-5255; bamboosushi.com. [GUILT-FREE SUSHI] As the first certified-sustainable sushi restaurant in the world, Bamboo accompanies its bill with ... More

Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am by ROB FERNAS

Restaurant Guide 2013: The Baowry

Restaurant Guide 8307 N Ivanhoe St., 285-4839, facebook.com/baowrystjohns. [BAO CHICKA BAO BAO] The Baowry, a charmingly domestic former hovel in St. Johns, recalls a vacationer’s eatery in a picturesque riverf ... More

Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Year’s Best ...

Special Section Stories BooksBy MATTHEW KORFHAGE Keith Richards/James Fox, Life(Little, Brown, 576 pages, $29.99)Of this year’s rock-star memoirs, Patti Smith’s elegiac, sensuously attentive if painfully self- ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

For Outside

Special Section Stories 1. Forest Park map set, $22.50, contains a map of all Forest Park trails and nine detailed guides to loop hikes with points of interest. Forest Park Conservancy office, 1505 NW 23rd Ave., 223-5449. Al ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

For The Table

Special Section Stories 1. Bread and Badger pint glasses, $15 each, etched with zombies, robot dinosaurs and other whimsical designs by Portlander Amanda Siska. Breadandbadger.com.2. Bedside Carafe, $65, with accompanying cu ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

For Inside

Special Section Stories 1. Xylobook, $45, handmade by Portland furniture-maker Jonathan Nussbaum and arts press Container Corps from hardwood scraps. Canoe, 1136 SW Alder St., 889-8545, canoeonline.net. 2. Rug, $58, made fro ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

For The Kid

Special Section Stories 1. Child’s apron, $18, sewn from vintage fabrics by 103-year-old Portlander Edith Pate. Plue, 4431 SE Woodstock Blvd., 954-2269, pluepdx.com. 2. Abo doll, $25, handmade by a collective of crafts ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

For Your Gent

Special Section Stories 1. Keen “Howser” slippers, $60, have a rubber sole and water-resistant upper that make them safe for a run out to the mailbox, as well as a microfleece lining that keeps your feet toasty. ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

For Your Lady

Special Section Stories 1. Amazing Ass Wear, $24, from Super Alisa—the woman behind Portland’s Snarky Cards. Radish Underground, 414 SW 10th Ave., 928-6435, radishunderground.com.2. Penelope Spree bag, $68, made ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

Last Minute Gift Guide 2010

Special Section Stories Problem: Christmas is 10 days away, and you still haven’t found the time or willpower to drag yourself out shopping. Now you have to brave the crowds of other late present-seekers, trudging mise ... More

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

Other Stuff

Special Section Stories DEC. 1-5: Holiday Ale Festival Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave., 252-9899, holidayale.com. 2-10 pm Wednesday, 11 am-10 pm Thursday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday. $20 for mug and 10 tastes, add ... More

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

Activities

Special Section Stories DEC. 1-26: Jubitz Winter Wonderland Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd., 232-3000, globaleventsgrouppdx.com. 5-9 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 5-11 pm Fridays-Saturdays. Bike night Dec. 6. $6 ... More

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

Strip Club Guide 2014

Don’t make it weird.

Strip Club Guide Portland’s strip clubs are not like other strip clubs. It’s not that poles are more plentiful here than in other American cities—though they almost certainly are—they’re just, well, dif ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Strip Club Guide 2014: Clubmandments

There are 10 commandments for pleasing God. There are 12 commandments for not pissing off Orchid Souris Rouge of the Kit Kat Club.

Strip Club Guide Plan on bringing money and spending it. Strip clubs run on cash. You can use your card to open a tab at the bar and you might come across a dancer who uses Square, but dancers in Oregon rely on ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by ORCHID SOURIS ROUGE

Strip Club Guide 2014: Stripper Beauty Tips

Strip Club Guide Did you know that face powder can cause respiratory infections? That shaving with oil can lead to smoother results than cream? That the key to a clear, blemish-free ass is to scrub, scrub and sc ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

Strip Club Guide 2014: Strip Steak

We rank these pieces of meat.

Strip Club Guide Thanks to Oregon Liquor Control Commission laws that require bars to offer patrons “substantial food items” alongside a shelf full of liquor, your favorite strip club in Portland is likely t ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Strip Club Guide 2014: Start With a Beer

No one wants to walk into a strip club stone cold sober. Here are some great places to get a beer first.

Strip Club Guide Bailey’s Taproom to Mary’s Club: 85 feet Bailey’s, 213 SW Broadway, 295-1004, baileystaproom.com. Bailey’s is perhaps the best beer bar in Portland—and also one of the most crowded. Down ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Strip Club Guide 2014: Nights for Nerds, Cowboys and Cheapskates

A little something special every day of the week.

Strip Club Guide Stripparaoke Sundays at Devils Point This is the strip-club event that people who don’t go to strip clubs always tell you they’ve been meaning to attend: You perform your karaoke, and the da ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Strip Club Guide 2014: It’s Not Stripping, It’s Burlesque

Or is it?

Strip Club Guide Portland, correctly or not, is known for its per-capita plenitude of strip clubs. Its burlesque scene, however, still has a ways to go if it’s to top San Francisco’s or Seattle’s. We’re mo ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Strip Club Guide 2014: A Visual Tour

Strip Club Guide The Complete Listings505 Club 505 NW Burnside Road, Gresham, 666-2286 Acropolis  8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611 Aphrodite’s Hot Lingerie Party  10931 SW 53rd Ave., 244-1227 Ark ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Strip Club Guide 2014: Our Favorite Clubs from A to Z

Strip Club Guide Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11-2 am Sunday. Acropolis is a Portland institution. This giant Sellwood club is famous for steaks from its ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Strip Club Guide 2014: Dance Shoes

Photos by Danielle Vaughan and Lanny Shields

Strip Club Guide   ... More

Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Best Ribs in Portland: 22 Racks, Ranked

22 racks of pork ribs eaten for our ultimate Portland rib burn-off.

Summer Guide You can’t eat ribs without dirty fingers and a munged-up face. They’re just about the only food that even a princess still has to gnaw off the bone like a Bengal tiger. It takes hours to cook ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Best Double IPAs Available in Portland

Our blind taste test of 40 bottled double IPAs available on Portland shelves.

Summer Guide Double IPA is the new IPA. That became obvious when we set out to taste test a variety of summer seasonal beers. I expected Belmont Station’s coolers to be crammed with marionberry wits and co ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Summer Guide 2014: Summering in Portland

Swimming holes, ribs, bocce, frolf and a tour of the metaphorical house that is Portland’s city parks.

Summer Guide Who really needs tips for enjoying summer in Portland? Grab a knapsack, blanket, bottle and the novel that’s been lingering on your shelf since Christmas and head to the nearest park. If you’v ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Summer Guide 2014: Park Life

A metaphorical blueprint of Portland parks as rooms.

Summer Guide Everybody knows Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. But this city’s  public space is a mansion, with dozens of rooms, extensive grounds and extravagant amenities. Here’ ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Best Swimming Holes Near Portland

Willie W.K.’s guide to area swimming spots.

Summer Guide When it comes to swimming holes, Portland’s outer lands are blessed. The Cascades are criss-crossed with pretty little rivers and streams filled with clean, cold water fed by ancient glaciers. ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Summer Guide 2014: Portland Lawn Games from Cornhole to Quidditch

A guide to the (barely) competitive Portland lawn-game scene.

Summer Guide Portland loves games, but it has a complicated relationship with the concept of competition. (There’s a reason one of our two major professional sports teams has matches that can end in a frig ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Summer Guide 2014: Best Portland-Area Disc Golf Spots

Top fields for disc golfers of all stripes, from hippie bros to regular hippies.

Summer Guide Disc golf—it’s all anyone is talking about these days. At home. At the office. At the grocery stores. People can’t get enough of disc golf. But, really, disc golf is the best. It is all ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by JORDAN GREEN

Summer Guide 2014: Summer Events Calendar

Something awesome to do in Portland every day between now and Labor Day.

Summer Guide June Wednesday, June 18 Plan your summer Read this calendar with pen and appointment book. Thursday, June 19 See the best play you missed in 2013 Badass Theatre Company brings back last spring ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

TechfestNW 2013: Welcome to TechfestNW

Willamette Week's Portland festival of all things tech.

TFNW 2013 You know this, of course, but here’s the thing: It sneaks up on you. One second you’re worried about media shipping and distribution channels, the next you learn ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Tyson Evans

The Newspaper in the Digital Age

TFNW 2013 In the week before Christmas in 2012, almost 3 million people clicked onto an online newspaper story about an avalanche in the Cascade mountains. Readers spent an average of 12 minutes on the page ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Ward Cunningham

The Pioneer

TFNW 2013 “You know how you can take two fingers and stretch a picture out?” says Ward Cunningham about the now ubiquitous phone feature. “I actually did that at Tektronix with the two primary contr ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Rick Turoczy

The Tech Advocate

TFNW 2013 Rick Turoczy is the curator for TechfestNW. He’s also one of the biggest driving forces behind the success of Portland’s growing startup community. The 42-year-old former literary agent and ma ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by WW Staff

TechfestNW 2013: Michelle Rowley

Bringing Women Into Tech

TFNW 2013 This year, Michelle Rowley was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by the magazine Fast Company. Beginning with $18,000 in seed funding from the Portland Incubator Experiment, th ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Jackson Gariety

The Teen Inventor

TFNW 2013 The enduring achievement of most 15-year-olds is passing the exam for their driver’s permit. Jackson Gariety, on the other hand, made a Web app that landed him awards for Best Developer and Most ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Google Gogglers

TFNW 2013 Don’t be surprised if you see some people hanging around at TechfestNW wearing what looks like a broken set of prescription wear. They’re likely one of the 8,000 people who were selected to tr ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Drone Attack!

TFNW 2013 Whatever you’ve heard on the news about Iran or Pakistan, Oregon is ground zero for drones. Tad McGeer, a Hood River pacifist and inventor, founded the Columbia Gorge company, Insitu, that manu ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Aesthetic, Synesthetic

Duet installation offers a heat map of MusicfestNW.

TFNW 2013 Above the grassy knoll and the cracking skate park, in the couplet that marks the east end of the Burnside Bridge, there will—during TechfestNW—stand a city of pyramids. It will be built on ... More

Aug 28, 2013 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2014: Welcome to TechfestNW

August 15-16, 2014

TFNW 2014 Innovation doesn’t happen alone anymore. Maybe it never did.  The tech boom in Portland didn’t spring up because a solitary coder locked herself in the garage. Rather, it’s been an ex ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff
 

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