Mellow Gold

Testing the throwback super-strains of the ’70s.

420 Issue It’s an exciting time in weed. There are new strains on local shelves almost every week from growers who are creating endless blends from the strains in their collections. Although this rampan ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Marijuana Strains by Mood

420 Issue SOCIAL Purple Elvis Get down and deftly juggle multiple conversations with Purple Elvis tonight, as this sativa-dominant strain gives ADHD-like superpowers that allow for what at least looks ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Rec: The League

Touring the six Washington weed shops near Portland.

420 Issue The HerberyIMAGE: Daniel Cole 212 NE 164th Ave., No. 11, Vancouver, Wash., 360-841-7500, theherberynw.com.Vancouver’s newest legal weed emporium, the Herbery, is in a green-and-white plaza, cat ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Luxury Tokes

Cannabusinesses go beyond buds.

420 Issue As the legal gray area washes out, weed is going the way of craft beer and quinoa. Pearl District trophy wives and bushy-tailed college grads alike are revealing homemade topical ointments and rec ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Down With Dab Girls

A feminist critique of sexy stoner chicks.

420 Issue The marijuana industry is being integrated into mainstream American culture, and fast. Mostly, that’s a good thing: better products tested by better labs to imbibe in sleek new vaporizers that m ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

The Overdose

Taking 100 milligrams of THC is not awesome.

420 Issue It’s 4:29 pm, which I know because that’s what’s showing on the microwave. I’m hunched over in my desk chair, chest on top of forearms on top of thighs. I’ve been asleep, though I don’ ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

April 20 Events in Portland

420 Issue Free Hot Box BBQ at Bridge City Milton Friedman was bullshitting you: There is a lunch that’s so low in opportunity cost that it’s functionally free, and you will find it here on Monday, Apri ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Portland Bars by Neighborhood

Bar Guide SOUTHEAST 82nd Avenue The Blue Room Lion’s Eye Tavern Belmont Aalto Lounge The Conquistador Belmont Statio Cascade Barrel House Charlie Horse Saloon Crush Bar Grand Central Holocen ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: When the Magic’s Gone

Strip clubs that double as hangouts, post Magic Garden.

Bar Guide Devils Point 5305 SE Foster Road, 774-4513, devilspoint.net. 11 am-2:30 am daily. Even people who “don’t go to strip clubs” go to Devils Point. Why? The beautiful spectacle of some of Por ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Six Very Different Portland Sports Bars

Rip City, babe.

Bar Guide Yur’s  717 NW 16th Ave., 224-0160. Yur’s is a beautiful example of adaptability, having gone in recent years from resolute cabbie bar to unwitting PNCA after-class slum to, lately, on ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Shot ‘n a Back

Where the whiskey runs and beer chases.

Bar Guide Charlie Horse Saloon 627 SE Morrison St. In this newfangled Portland take on a Wild West saloon staffed by punk-rock Portlanders, avoid the needless $9 cocktails (a margarita made with Jameson ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: A Little Bit of English

Pubs with a stiff upper lip.

Bar Guide Horse Brass 4534 SE Belmont St., 232-2202, horsebrass.com. Ah, the Horse Brass. It’s as close as you can get to old royalty among the newfangled world of beer bars and beer people, a shrine ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Dessert Cocktails

Sweet drinks for the dirty-minded.

Bar Guide Pepe Le Moko 407 SW 10th Ave., 546-8537, pepelemokopdx.com. Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s sweet tooth is well-advertised—or at least his disdain for the notion that all cocktails must taste like ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Patio Bars

Bars where all the action is outside.

Bar Guide Paymaster Lounge 1020 NW 17th Ave., 943-2780, paymasterlounge.com. Paymaster Lounge is the only eastside-style bar on the entire westside, an improvised little pinball-stackedddive with both a f ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: House Drinks

There’s no place like home, except these bars.

Bar Guide Liberty Glass 938 N Cook St., 517-9931, libertyglassbar.com. This dimly lit bar in an old house at the base of Mississippi Avenue is downhill from a tire swing and an upgrade from every bar ne ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Skee Bars

Where to score.

Bar Guide The Wurst 724 E Burnside St., 971-373-8593, thewurstpdx.com.  The Wurst is the consummate skee-ball bar. Who cares if the boards have a little “personality”? It’s an all-too-essenti ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bar Guide 2015: Cart Bars

The closest Portland gets to an old-school Biergarten.

Bar Guide Scout Beer Garden Good Food Here pod, Southeast Belmont Street and 43rd Avenue; Tidbit Food Farm and Garden pod, Southeast 28th Place and Division Street; scoutpdx.com.  Two of Southeast� ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

2015 Beer of the Year: Engelberg Pilsner (Upright Brewing)

Craft lagers have exploded in popularity. None betters this basement brew.

Beer Guide Craft lager had a long, slow fermentation in Oregon. ENGELBERG PILSNERIMAGE: Matt WongJust a few years ago, it was rare to see a small-batch local beer descended from crisp Bohemians in the se ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Beer Guide 2015: An Oral History of Cascade Kriek

Cascade’s legendary barrel-aged cherry beer has roots in a failed IPA.

Beer Guide In Portland, it all comes back to IPA. Even when you’re looking at the furthest thing from it. Say, a beer like Cascade’s Kriek, a robust but nuanced barrel-aged sour cherry beer, which be ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Top Saisons Readily Available in Portland

Beer Guide The Commons Urban Farmhouse (pictured above) Logsdon Seizoen Bretta Boulevard Tank 7 Saison Dupont Ommegang Hennepin ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Imperial Stouts Readily Available in Portland

Beer Guide North Coast Old Rasputin (pictured above) Sierra Nevada Narwhal Stone Imperial Russian Stout Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Great Divide Yeti ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Imported IPAs Readily Available in Portland

Beer Guide Ballast Point Sculpin (pictured above)Bear Republic Racer 5Sierra Nevada TorpedoAnchor Liberty AleRussian River Blind Pig ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Wheat Beers Readily Available in Portland

Beer Guide Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen (pictured above)Schneider WeisseOccidental HefeweizenSt. Bernardus WitbierAyinger Ur-Weisse ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Barleywines Readily Available in Portland

Beer Guide 21st Amendment Lower de Boom Barleywine (pictured above)Alaskan Barley WineDeschutes Mirror MirrorSierra Nevada BigfootWidmer Old Embalmer ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2015: Beer Bars & Shops

Beer Guide Westside Beer Bars The Abbey Bar 716 NW 21st Ave., 222-1593, theabbeybar.com. This loyally Belgian beer bar has a wonderful little sidewalk patio, three refrigerated cases storing hundreds of ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2015: Best Growler Spots in Portland

The very best places to get a jug to go.

Beer Guide The Big Legrowlski 812 NW Couch St., 206-6481, biglegrowlski.com. Way out in the Pearl there was this minimalist 15-tap bar…bar I wanna tell ya about, bar by the name of Legrowlski. That’s ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2015: Homebrew Shops in Portland and Beyond.

Beer Guide F.H. Steinbart 234 SE 12th Ave., 232-8793, fhsteinbart.com. 8:30 am-6 pm Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 am-7 pm Thursday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. F.H. Steinbart is as much a hist ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

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

Portland's Last Affordable Bike Neighborhoods

Where can Portland cyclists with an average income still afford to live?

Bike Issue Portland has long been thought of as a cycling mecca for one big reason: Affordable homes were close enough to work to commute by bike. Housing prices rose by another 6.6 percent last year, and ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

A Fair Share

Maybe Portland cyclists should be happy the city dawdled on bad bike-share schemes.

Bike Issue San Francisco—A 30-something man in an American-made hoodie emerges from the Montgomery Street BART station. As his bleary eyes adjust to the bright sunlight, he looks across the street to see ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Ways

Thanks to a vast network of 100 bike sensors, we may soon know more than ever about how and where we get around.

Bike Issue William Henderson would like to tell you about yourself. And on any given street corner, he’ll do it for the price of a used cellphone. The Ride app.This summer, Portland has commissioned Hend ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by ANNA WALTERS

To Catch a Bike Thief

Will bike locks of the future finally end 120 years of thieving bastards?

Bike Issue The first recorded bike thief in Portland was shot with a rifle. Deterrent? Nay. A scant four years later, in 1899, The Oregonian—a turn-of-the-century daily newspaper—wagged its inky finger t ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Bike Events Through the Year

Bike Issue May 8, June 12, etc. Midnight Mystery Ride Second Friday of every month. midnightmysteryride.wordpress.com. The Midnight Mystery Ride enjoys its mystique—but here’s the bare minimum of what ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland Bike Heroes and Villains

Bike Issue HeroesCindy Lewellen Deed: remarkable perseverance  A Ford F-250 from California T-boned Lewellen, who was cycling at 26 mph on the “Dirty 30” to Sauvie Island one morning last Nove ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Get This

Bike-Gear Recommendations by Portland Bike Shops

Bike Issue Connor Bonazzola, Western Bikeworks Project 529 sticker, $10. “Project 529 [See page 19] has been really popular here. It’s basically a bike registration sticker, and there’s an app that c ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015

Cheap Eats This was supposed to be the year the Portland food cart broke down.  Last spring, our cart pods looked like they would all be tilled under by developers, from Hawthorne’s Cartopia to Bel ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2015: Top 5 Food Carts of the Year

Cheap Eats Food Cart of the Year: Holy Mole Southeast 33rd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, 347-4270. Hours posted weekly at facebook.com/holymoleportlandor.“In Mexico,” says Juan Fernando Otero, “we d ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: African Food

Cheap Eats Safari 7815 SE Powell Blvd., 775-2998. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.  You don’t hear much about Somali restaurants. Among African cuisines, only the northern countries have really ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: American Comfort Food

Cheap Eats Reel M’ Inn 2430 SE Division St., 231-3880. Lunch and dinner daily. There are few constants in this world: The Cubs won’t win the Series, Dick Cheney is an asshole, miniature golf is stupi ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Breakfast and Brunch

Cheap Eats Milk Glass Market 2150 N Killingsworth St., 395-4742, milkglassmrkt.com. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Tuesday-Sunday. You really shouldn’t be in a hurry at Milk Glass Market. Former Woodsm ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Burgers and Dogs

Cheap Eats Clutch 230 NW Lost Springs Terrace, No. 22, 746-6322, clutchsausagery.com. Lunch and dinner daily. Hot dogs, they tell us, are the new big thing in upscale old-school. Traveling New York chefs s ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Chinese Food

Cheap Eats HK Cafe HK Cafe, 4410 SE 82nd Ave., 771-8866. Dim Sum, lunch and dinner daily. If you’re a regular at Wong’s King or Ocean City, you might be surprised to find this neon-lit dining hall in ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Indian Food

Cheap Eats Bollywood Theater 3010 SE Division St., 477-6699; 2039 NE Alberta St., 971-200-4711, bollywoodtheaterpdx.com. Lunch and Dinner Daily.  Troy McLarty’s Division Street sequel is bigger an ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Island and Ocean Food

Cheap Eats The Fishwife 5328 N Lombard St., 285-7150, thefishwife.com. Lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Saturday.  If you’re driving west with the sun in your eyes, you’ll probably drive rig ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Eats 2015: Japanese Food

Cheap Eats Umai Southeast 33rd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, 502-4428, umaipdx.com. Lunch Wednesday-Sunday. To get to Umai, you need a little faith. Turn down a street that doesn’t look like a street ... More

Mar 18, 2015 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

Distillery Map

Distillery Guide Click on map for larger version:1. Big Bottom Whiskey 21420 NW Nicholas Court, Hillsboro, 608-7816, bigbottomwhiskey.com. 2. Bull Run Distilling Co. 2259 NW Quimby St., 224-3483, bullrundistiller ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Cocktail Bars by Neighborhood: Portland Distillery Guide

Distillery Guide NORTH/NORTHEAST Angel Face (pictured above) 14 NE 28th Ave., 239-3804, angelfaceportland.com. This twee bar serves lovely oysters and steak tartare along with improvised drinks, inside a luxu ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Distilleries in the Portland Area: Distillery Guide

Distillery Guide Big Bottom Whiskey 21420 NW Nicholas Court, Suites D-8 and D-9, Hillsboro, 608-7816, bigbottomwhiskey.com. They don’t get much foot traffic at Big Bottom, which sits in an industrial park just w ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Whiskeys to Try

Distillery Guide The Emerald 1865 (pictured above) Ransom Spirits The Emerald is made from an 1865 Irish whiskey recipe, made in an alembic still from grain grown on Ransom’s farm, then aged three years in oak ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Rums to Try

Distillery Guide Donlon Shanks (pictured above) Cannon Beach Mike Selberg’s rich Donlon Shanks amber just mopped up at the American Distilling Institute’s competition, judged the best dang rum made in Americ ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Gins to Try

Distillery Guide Aria (pictured above) Bull Run An exceptional, classic dry gin, complex but direct, with a blend of juniper, cilantro, cardamom and citrus zest. Superbly balanced and perfect all by its lonesome ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Vodkas to Try

Distillery Guide Dystopia (pictured above) Industrial Row This unfiltered vodka is just about creamy, and you can taste the character of the Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat and rye used to make it. Sip straight and ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Oregon-Distilled Fruit Liquors to Try

Distillery Guide Pear Brandy (pictured above) Clear Creek This Bartlett masterpiece was the first craft-distilled spirit in Oregon to become truly famous—called the greatest in the world by fetishists on the E ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Distilleries Around Oregon

Distillery Guide Bendistillery  19330 Pinehurst Road, Bend, 541-318-0200, bendistillery.com. Bendistillery is known for their clean, midpriced Crater Lake spirits, especially their smooth lava rock-distilled ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Drinkin’ Restaurants

Restaurants with great cocktails.

Distillery Guide Aviary 1733 NE Alberta St., 287-2400, aviarypdx.com. Aviary makes dishes that are already potent cocktails of cuisines. But the cocktails manage to keep up. Try the canicule, a complex little nu ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland Fall Jazz and World Music Picks

Fall Arts Mel Brown Septet Album Release At this point, the Mel Brown Septet is basically the wallpaper of the Portland jazz scene, holding down the Jimmy Mak’s stage with likeable, hard-swinging bop nea ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Duct-Tape Artist Mona Superhero

A duct-tape artist with southern swagger and punk-rock style.

Fall Arts Mona Superhero is a case study in up-by-the-bootstraps success. The duct-tape artist was born in Abilene, Texas, raised in Austin and made a living as a stripper in Portland before turning to art full-time. ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Portland Fall Visual Arts Picks

Fall Arts Christopher Russell How would you photograph the end of the world? Christopher Russell takes up that question in a new series of altered photographs, Dissonance, Coincidence & Errant Gradations ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Filmmaker Edward Pack Davee

A filmmaker explores the trauma of war while soaring high in a vintage combat airplane.

Fall Arts For a filmmaker who’s spent the past two years imagining the forests around Hood River as the corpse-strewn battlefields of World War II Europe, it’s not surprising Edward Pack Davee speaks ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Portland Fall Film Picks

Fall Arts Noir City Typically, when film programming highlights the seedy noir world of femmes fatales, crooked detectives, rainy streets and double crosses, it focuses on well-known classics like The Th ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

After the Show

Fall Arts Theater Cassidy’s This downtown institution, with its mirrored bar, wood paneling and smoked windows, is a prime post-show sanctuary for Artists Rep, Portland Center Stage and Third Rail. Ev ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

You’re not a proper patron of Portland’s arts scene until you’ve...

Fall Arts seen a show in which puppets play a more prominent role than humans. overheard someone at the ballet bemoan the absence of an orchestra. worn a beret to the Portland International Film Festiv ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

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

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

Fitter, Happier

Nootropic drugs to better your life.

Health Issue You’ve been taking bad drugs. No, I don’t mean the $100 baby laxative you snorted on your last Vegas trip. I mean the drugs many of us all take every day: coffee, Adderall, antidepressants a ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

24/5

The Pros and Cons of Portland’s five very different 24 Hour Fitness locations.

Health Issue For a gangly emo kid from the Midwest, a trip to a gym in America’s fittest city is hell. If it weren’t for the fact that I spent my first year in Portland living in a van, I would’ve burn ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

The Perfect Poop

What to know about your excrement.

Health Issue Everyone poops Different animals make different kinds of poop Different shapes Different colors Even different smells —From Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi Everyone poops. While the children�� ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Macrolicious

The 10 most convenient yet nutritious foodstuffs in town.

Health Issue Did you spend much of November and December lolling in a greasy puddle of nutritionally questionable party snacks and rum? Us too. Well, it’s time for your January redemption, but without ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by KAT MERCK

The New Hotness

Fitness trends almost as hot as Health Goth.

Health Issue Yes, Health Goth is the hottest thing in fitness these days. But what if you look good in neither mesh nor neoprene? What if you just don’t want a post-Jersey club-deconstruction soundtrack du ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Health Goth FAQ

Health Issue What is Health Goth? Something between an Internet meme, an ironic joke and a real-life fashion trend, whose aesthetic is best summed up as “sportswear for cyberpunks.” Though the term “g ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Your Health Goth Workout Playlist

Health Issue DEAD CAN DANCE, “Dawn of the Iconoclast” A call to worship upside-down Nike logos. VENUS X AND FATIMA AL QADIRI, “Superego” As the curator of New York’s now-defunct GHE20G0TH1K part ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

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

Hood Life

Willamette Week's 2015 Outdoor Guide

Outdoor Guide From the Editor You’ve really gotta go see the map. Not right away, but after you’ve done some exploring—a weekend camping and paddling at Lost Lake (page 38), a hike to Punchbowl Falls (p ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top 9 Hikes Around Hood

Rocky climbs that pay off with great views, lush canyons full of waterfalls, and switchbacks on an extinct volcano.

Outdoor Guide Mount Hood takes all comers. That snow-topped stratovolcano on Portland’s easterly horizon has faces that will chill the bones of seasoned mountaineers, but also plenty of waterfalls easily ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Get Wet

Nature’s swimming pools.

Outdoor Guide Get Your Minerals: Soak in the century-old tubs at Carson Hot Springs. IMAGE: LaBriereAs the legend goes, Isadore St. Martin was hunting in the Columbia River Gorge in 1876 when he stumbled u ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Float On

Where to dip your oars.

Outdoor Guide Sup, Scappoose? Standup paddleboarding isn’t just for yoga instructors. SCAPPOOSE BAYIMAGE: LaBriereLike Lululemon pants and Starbucks mochaccinos, standup paddleboarding has developed someth ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

What does Mount Hood mean to you?

Outdoor Guide A lot of us have pictures of the mountain. Or pictures of our last camping trip on the mountain. Or pictures of us hiking near the mountain. But not all of us have good ones—strong, professi ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Get Up On This

Rock gyms, boulders and bluffs.

Outdoor Guide Bluff Calls: Only 20 minutes outside Portland, Broughton offers an iconic climb up the crack. IMAGE: LaBriereBroughton Bluff is a special treat for Portland climbers who want to get in some out ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Steeper, Harder, Faster

Ice caves, downhills, snow camps and scary-ass drives.

Outdoor Guide Ride Up, Roll Down: Mountain Biking at Skibowl IMAGE: Thomas TealAt these speeds, every rock, tree branch and patch of loose gravel is an enemy conspiring to knock you from your perch. On one ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland Outdoor Shops

Where to buy outdoor gear in Portland.

Outdoor Guide Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe 200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, 285-0464, aldercreek.com. 9 am-6 pm Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-7 pm Friday-Saturday. There are two Alder Creek outposts. The spot over by OMSI ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Mt. Hood Pit Stops

Growler bars, cronut shops and fueling stations near Hood.

Outdoor Guide Brightwood Tavern 63010 E Brightwood Bridge Road, Brightwood, 622-1568, facebook.com/BrightwoodTavern. 10 am-2:30 am daily. Brightwood is still a one-horse town. Fabled for lodging woodcutters, ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Toro Bravo: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 120 NE Russell St., 281-4464, torobravopdx.com [SMALL PLATES, BIG WAITS] Before Portland waited for foie gras ice cream, it waited for Toro Bravo. Opened in 2007, the flags ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Trifecta: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 726 SE 6th Ave., 841-6675, trifectapdx.com [BEST BREAD] Everyone's found a little something to love about Trifecta, master baker Ken Forkish's year-old tavern in the form ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Uzbekistan Restaurant: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 18488 E Burnside St., 328-6057, uzbekgrill.com [SECRET OF THE UZ] A restaurant that's closed Friday night and all day Saturday? As far as we know, this halal spot in far-f ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Wong's King Seafood Restaurant: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 8733 SE Division St., Suite 101, 788-8883, wongsking.com [CHICKEN PAWS] Among the language barrier, exotic ingredients and sheer length of the menu, tucked-away Wong's Kin ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by BROOKE GEERY

Woodsman Tavern: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 4537 SE Division St., (971) 373-8264, woodsmantavern.com [NICE FOLKS] Sitting down at the Woodsman is as close as most of us will ever come to staging our own Kinfolk suppe ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by Adrienne So

Yakuza: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 5411 NE 30th Ave., 450-0893, yakuzalounge.com [THE OLD NEW SCHOOL] When it opened back in 2005, the izakaya-ish Yakuza was novel and exciting, sexy sake-fueled indulgence s ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Yama Sushi: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 926 NW 10th Ave., 841-5463, yamasushiandsakebar.com [GONE TO UNI] Start by pushing the menu gently to one side. Though the rolls at Yama can be inventive—including a tobi ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by ROB FERNAS

Yuzu: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide 4130 SW 117th Ave., Beaverton, 350-1801[HIDE THE NOODLE] Yuzu is about as conspicuous from the outside as a mafia betting parlor; multiple friends have wandered aimlessly nearby, convinced the ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Restaurant Guide 2014: Editor's Note

Restaurant Guide Editor's Note: Holding the LineThe hottest debate in Portland’s food scene is both trivial and dire: What should be done about those lines?  That queue in front of your favorite restaurant ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Free the Animals: Restaurant Guide 2014

Our picks for excellent vegetarian and vegan fare.

Restaurant Guide Bar Avignon: Meatless small plates outnumber those with animal protein on the menu’s “Finger Food” and “For Sharing—Or Not” sections. Bete-Lukas: Bete-Lukas offers a seven-item vege ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

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

Portland Summer Events Calendar 2015

An awesome event for every single day between now and labor day.

Summer Guide Wednesday, June 17 Plan an awesome summer. By reading this guide. Thursday, June 18 Watch Macbeth die in a cemetery.  Set among the tombstones on Lone Fir Cemetery, d ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Brews Made for Walking

Six urban hikes and where to get beer, post-trail.

Summer Guide The Gorge gets all the glory. Mount Hood steals all the cover shots. It’s normal to covet what’s far away, so when summer hits, you hit the highway. But there are plenty of surprisingly beautiful ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by ANDI PREWITT

Water Falling

Cliff jumps and high dives near portland.

Summer Guide  When I was a child, manhood came at age 12. This was when I was first allowed to plummet from the 20-foot high dive at the Oregon City pool, thus proving my mastery of both fear and death. But i ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE, Adrienne So, AP KRYZA

Totally Rad

How do Oregon radlers and bottled shandies match up with their old-world competitors?

Summer Guide  Is there any summer beer better than the Stiegl Radler? One sunny day last week, we tried to find one by holding a blind tasting of a dozen different radlers and shandies—all fruited beers, ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Seek Cider

Experience Oregon Cider Week June 18 to 28.

Summer Guide Oregon Cider Week will kick off the summer from June 18 to 28, and it’s huge, with 50 cideries pouring at Cider Summit PDX, plus a multitude of cider tap takeovers and cider pairing dinners. Here ar ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sausage Festival

Who has the best hot dogs in Portland?

Summer Guide In the pages of Portland Monthly or The Oregonian, you’ll read it: The Year of the Hot Dog. Mostly this is the result of a Stray Dogs hot-dog pop-up (currently on hiatus) featuring foie gras on a sa ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Islands in the Stream

The Undiscovered Lands of the Great Willamette River.

Summer Guide Islands are the kind of thing that Jay Z buys Beyoncé for her birthday. Why? Because they are the perfect thing to make people look at you longingly from a distance and softly mumble in jealousy. Whe ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Omni Skate

The Many, Many Skateparks of Portland

Summer Guide From the early pioneers who went renegade, installing ramps and bowls under the Burnside Bridge by using leftover concrete from their day jobs, to the current crop of officials, shop owners and skateb ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by BROOKE GEERY

Drinkin’, Smokin’ and Off-Leash Doggin’

Where to do forbidden things while picnicking in portland parks.

Summer Guide Colonel Summers Park or the Skidmore Bluffs might as well be Portland’s collective backyard—with one glaring exception. In your backyard, as of July 1, you can legally crack a beer and smoke a rel ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by JENNIFER GILROY

Summer Guide 2015

Summer Guide Last year’s was the hottest on record, and this June we’re flirting daily with 90 degrees. Outdoor pools in outer Powell are full on weekdays, a week before summer has officially begun. Soon, the ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

Portland-Area Dispensaries

A directory of Portland Area cannabis dispensaries.

Weed Alberta Green House 1313 NE Alberta St., 954-3900, thealbertagreenhousedispensary.com. A charming little bungalow in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, with plenty of flower and shatter, and an ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Testing, Testing

Will THC testing stop now that weed is legal?

Weed Drug tests are the worst kinds of test. You can’t study for them, there’s only one question, and if you fail you’re out of a job. Ever since our good pal Ronald Reagan helped implement Executi ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Weed War II

Legal pot is sparking new battles in unlikely places.

Weed Justice? Sure. But no peace. Oregon’s long war against pot prohibition ends today. Voters legalized marijuana last November by voting for Measure 91, but we’re just starting the skirmishes over ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Blended Bud

Wait, you're still smoking single strains like a sucker?

Weed One of the advantages to having countless jars of wildly varied strain types is partakers no longer have to wait for underground growers to crossbreed the flighty head-spin of Green Crack with the bre ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Know Your Terps

A basic primer on some of cannabis' terpenes.

Weed PepperCaryophyllene: Pungent, peppery and sweet. Found in pepper, clove and cotton. This is the terpene that police dogs are trained to detect, which is the sort of thing people in Oregon had to worry ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Smoke House

How to grow bud at home.

Weed Gardening is no longer illegal. You can now grow up to four marijuana plants at home without going to jail. But growing smoke-grade weed is a hell of a lot more complicated than, say, that wilty stem ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

Mister Mister

Four loose-leaf vapes reviewed.

Weed You should buy a loose-leaf vaporizer. Maybe one of the four we review here, maybe something else. But you should experience the delights of these little electronic gadgets, which gently bake the into ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, TYLER HURST

Mary Romano's Last Dance

Weed My name is Lauren Terry, and I’m one of the thousands of recent liberal arts college grads shocked to find themselves employed in the cannabis industry. I never would have guessed that two years a ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

The Fame

Madeline Martinez is bringing back Portland's famous World Famous Cannabis Cafe.

Weed The name was supposed to be a joke. When Madeline Martinez opened Portland’s World Famous Cannabis Cafe in 2009, it was the first cafe in the United States where state-authorized medical marijuana ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Vintage Portland Head Shops

Celebrate marijuana legalization with a tour the classic head shops in Portland.

Weed Silver Spoon Smoke Shop8521 SW Barbur Blvd., 245-0489. silverspoonpdx.com. 10 am-7 pm Monday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday. In 1999, when Ben McEwan turned 18 and started working at his dad John’s ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by AMY WOLFE
 

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