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Scoop: River Pirate Blues

A mortar of gossip smuggled over the river.

PIRATE PARTY: Yo, you partying at the Waterfront Blues Festival? Look for Finger. The “partial pirate,” whom WW interviewed for a post on wweek.com, has docked the boat he lives on just offsho   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Tortillas at Ten Paces

Gossip boardin’ dirty down Southwest Fairview.

ZUKIN VS. ARELLENO: Powell’s Books has confirmed a faceoff between Portland restaurateur Nick Zukin (of Mi Mero Mole) and California food critic Gustavo Arellano (of OC Weekly) for Oct. 10. The even   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: The Wu Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit

It’s you and Gossip and the summertime.

KONE HEADS: Able Brewing—the newish name for Coava Coffee’s line of coffee-brewing products and accessories—is doing some of the most innovative work in Portland’s coffee scene. Last yea   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Furor Over Franz's New Hot-Dog Buns

The gluten is making you fat, not the gossip.

BETWEEN THE BUNS: Portland hot-dog vendors are red hot over Franz bakery’s new lighter, smaller hot-dog buns. “It came as a real surprise,” says Mark Atkinson, owner of Big Tommy’s Brooklyn Do   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Portland Now Home to the West Coast's Largest Lite-Brite

Appetite-Era Gossips N’ Roses.

BRITER, LITER: Strap on your L.A. Gear Catapults—Portland has its first “all-retro ’80s and ’90s dance club and diner.” Jones opened in the former McFadden’s space in Old Town last weeke   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Pizza Schmizza Says it Doesn't Suck Anymore

Two slices of piping-hot gossip.

SUCK IT: Pizza Schmizza founder Andre Jehan has taken down a sign that said “Schmizza doesn’t suck anymore” after complaints from his building. Jehan resumed control of the pizza joint at th   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Virtual Bottle Shops and a Farewell to Ben

Gossip reconsidering plans for our IPO.

CZECH, PLEASE: When Enzo Lanzadoro, owner of Enzo’s Caffe Italiano on Northeast Alberta Street, heads back to Italy on vacation this weekend, his restaurant will go with him. For three weeks,    More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Van Halen Ain’t Gluten-Free

Roth-Era gossip (without Wolfie).

WHY CAN’T THIS BE LOVE: Last week, someone dropped what we thought was a box of Voodoo Doughnuts at the WW office. Naturally, it sat for a few hours before anyone opened it. But in the box was s   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Small Town Brewery Makes Good

Mr. Obama, this gossip wants its gays married.

BOOGIE BURGER: Now that cars are for losers, are old auto shops Portland’s new hotspots? Voodoo Doughut Too is in a converted car lot, and Tres Shannon planned to put the sadly unopened Portla   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Crowdfunding Goes Nucular

Gossip awaiting Thomas Kinkade’s “River Styx.”

OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD: Portland weirdo-pop outfit Nucular Aminals has a recording date with famed producer Steve Albini in July, but the band hasn’t exactly figured out how to pay for it. Instea   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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