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FROM THE ASHES: Two bar spaces with miserable histories are set for revival this year. Frank Faillace, owner of Dante’s, Devil’s Point and Lucky Devil Lounge, is reopening Old Town’s Star Theatre, Bliss, etc.) as a music venue. >> The building   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Bieber Was Robbed! He Was Robbed, Dammit!

GRAMMY LADY: Diehard fans of that cherubic Canadian waif Justin Bieber are outraged that the singer lost the Best New Artist Grammy award to Esperanza Spalding, a jazz bassist and singer who, in ad   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 WW Culture Staff


R.I.P., BARRY HAMPTON: There are a handful of musicians in this town who are so well known and loved that you simply couldn’t avoid them if you tried. Barry Hampton, who died Friday, Feb. 4, due to complications from a recent illness, was one of them. Known for his own band, the Triple Grip,    More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Gossip That Says Cheers; Goodbye To A PDX Legend.

NO. 1 CUP: Portland’s caffeine dealers reigned supreme at the Northwest Regional Barista Competition and Brewers Cup, held in Tacoma last weekend. In the Barista Competition, Coava Coffee’s Sam   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Gossip That Digs Your ’Stache.

 RUBBER HITS THE PIFF: The most intriguing addition to the 34th Portland International Film Festival: Grindhouse Film Festival curator Dan Halsted h   More
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Pregnancy Is No Excuse For Portman’s Dress.

LAUGH RIOT: Mock Portlandia all you want—the joke’s on us, really!—but Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s new poking-fun-at-stereotypes comedy show received a rapturous recep ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Gossip That Met Carrie Brownstein This One Time.

HE IS THE FUN BLAME MONSTER: After 10 rocky years in the band, Menomena multi-instrumentalist and co-founder Brent Knopf is leaving the acclaimed experimental-pop trio to pursue other projects. Knopf, ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Gossip Should Have No Friends.

BEAN GEEKS: After creating the latest must-have coffee-geek gadget last year with its reusable, stainless-steel pour-over coffee filter, the “Kone,” inner-Southeast coffee bar and roaster ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Gossip More Engaging Than Hugh Hefner.

BOOZE BLURBS: PlayDate PDX, a large indoor playground in Slabtown, has applied for a limited liquor license, presumably to serve parents. This is an excellent idea. The recently deceased Krakow Koffee ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Gossip With A Bird On It.

WE HAVE OUR INVALID: Portland Center Stage has announced that David Margulies, the very talented character actor who stole the show in last season’s The Chosen (and played the mayor in Ghostbust ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

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