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

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

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

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

Devour 2012: World Markets

Market Guide Top Picks: Dutch American Market for the wall of licorice. Fubonn to learn that Portland is more diverse than you think it is. H Mart because it’s a foreign country. La Tapatia for enormous ch ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Grocers

Market Guide Top Picks: Cherry Sprout Market ‘cause it’s just so darn Portland. Barbur World Foods for the city’s best deli case. Pastaworks for fresh noodles and housemade mozzarella. Sheridan Fruit Com ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Meat & Fish

Market Guide Top Picks: Flying Fish Company to see the best our ocean has to offer.Gartner’s Country Meats to feed a small army.Olympic Provisions for sublime salami.Otto’s Sausage Kitchen for t ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Bakeries

Market Guide Top Picks: Delicious Donuts as an antidote to the Voodoo mania.Ken’s Artisan Bakery for the country brown and a fruit tart.Little T American Baker for the pretzel bread and the city’s best ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Beer, Wine & Spirits

Market Guide Top Picks: Clear Creek Distillery to meet the master.CorksCru to feel the chill in your bonesHollywood Fred Meyer for volume.Saraveza ’cause it’s so darn cute.Stone Barn Brandyworks to ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Tea & Coffee

Market Guide Top Picks: Clive Coffee to ogle the machines.Mr. Green Beans to learn to roast it yourself.Serenity Art for an education in fermented tea.Stumptown Annex for a cupping.Townshend’s Alberta ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Kitchenware

Market Guide Top Picks: F.H. Steinbart to learn alchemy. Livingscape Nursery to indulge your back-to-the-land fantasies. Rose’s Equipment & Supply to load up on kitchen basics. Sharpening4U to experien ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Specialty Markets

Market Guide Top Picks: Benessere Olive Oils and Balsamic to taste them all.Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Storejust for the smell of it.Cacao to discover a new world of chocolate.Cheese Bar to taste the ware ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by WW Staff

Devour 2012: Pho The Win

A visit to An Dong Market with Le Ho & Adam Ho of Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen.

Market Guide Illustrations by Kim ScafuroLe Ho first learned to cook when she just a kid; helping her mom in the kitchen of their Bac Liêu restaurant in Southern Vietnam. By age 12, she was already organizing ... More

May 16, 2012 12:01 am by KELLY CLARKE

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

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

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Mar 12, 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
 

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