Very Hill, Much Speed: The Maryhill Festival of Speed

The greatest gravity festival in the world is right in Portland’s backyard.

Culture Features On June 24, about 230 of the best downhill skateboarders and street lugers in the world will descend on the Maryhill Festival of Speed. It’ll be the largest gravity sports festival in North America, ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by Adrienne So

Near and Queer

Our favorite gay bars in Portland.

Culture Features Sure, the gay/queer dance nights at mixed-orientation bars may have become where the party and booty’s at in Portland—the ever-popular indie-dance parties of Rotture’s Blow Pony and Holo ... More

Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, AMY WOLFE

A Goonies Tour of Astoria

Culture Features Astoria was a home to the Goonies even before the movie was filmed. Oregon’s greatest achievement in beach towns is—as the locals will tell you—a “quaint drinking village with a fishin ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The 13th Deadly Cyn

Why did Cyndi Lauper hate her Goonies song so much?

Culture Features The Goonies weren’t good enough for Cyndi Lauper. Oh, sure, she’s on record stating the opposite. But for the better part of 30 years, the iconic, baby-voiced singer of “Girls Just Want to ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Goonie Enough?

30 years later, are the Goonies still Goonies?

Culture Features The Goonies always had to grow up—especially after 30 years. But have the movie’s young stars retained their Goonieness, that essential mix of heart, underdog drive and inherent weirdness? H ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

A Brief History of Movies in Astoria

Culture Features Astoria ain’t just The Goonies. The little coastal town has a bizarrely huge footprint in popcorn moviedom; There are more big-name films shot in Astoria than in Portland. “The town burned d ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Goonie Events in Astoria on June 5-7, 2015

Culture Features Shot in Astoria Bus Tours This will be what most people who came down to Astoria for Goonies are actually excited about doing: touring the spots where The Goonies (and other movies—see page 2 ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Okay! I’ll Talk!

An oral history of The Goonies in Astoria.

Culture Features In November of 1984, Hollywood descended on the tiny fishing town of Astoria to shoot a mysterious movie about pirate treasure and something called a Goonie. Thirty years after its release, th ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Dean Marriott’s Sewer Palace

Sure, the city’s $11.5 million office building for sewage engineers is unnecessarily decadent. But it’s also quite tasteful.

Culture Features Mallard-hen couples rest on concrete beds in a pond off to the side of the patio. The sun, strong but not overbearing, gleams down on this abnormally idyllic March afternoon. I rest my arm on the ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Chronic Problem

Marijuana addicts from around the world will gather in Portland this weekend. Here is one man’s harrowing tale of pot addiction.

Culture Features My favorite description of being a marijuana addict is that it’s like getting your ass kicked by a Girl Scout. It really seems like it shouldn’t happen, that it can’t happen, and yet it ke ... More

Feb 10, 2015 01:45 pm by PAUL G.

No Reservations?

Where to camp if you didn’t book your spot back in February.

Featured Stories Portlanders love the outdoors. If you need proof, just go onto ReserveAmerica.com right now and try to book a camping spot for July. Chances are you’ll be directed someplace like Lake Owyhee Sta ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Life: A Full Breakfast Under $4…

Featured Stories $3.99 breakfast special at the Mock Crest Tavern “Give me a fucking screwdriver!” booms a convivial man in a Hawaiian shirt. It’s 9:30 a.m. on a weekday and the elderly, housecoat-and-sli ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Cheap Massages, Acupuncture and Haircuts…

Featured Stories The $20 one-hour massage They call it a foot massage. How can it possibly take an hour? Can someone really rub your feet for 60 minutes? The secret, of course, is that in the art of reflexology ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Boozing…

Featured Stories The cheapest beers in town… Sure, you’ve come to expect the $2 Pabst as your Portland birthright, even at restaurants with $15 corkage fees. But why stop there, when the beers get even cheape ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Gas, Laundry and Other Necessities...

Featured Stories The Bins When regular Goodwills are just too pricey, pay by the pound for clothing (and lots of other stuff) at the Goodwill outlet, better known as “The Bins” (1740 SE Ochoco St., Milwauki ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Workouts…

Featured Stories Crunch, Boom and Planet Fitness You can get a two-hour spiel on free weights, a contact testosterone high and five pounds of chemicalized protein dust any day, any time, at a range of chrome- ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Cheap Life: Foodstuffs…

Featured Stories Healthy Bread Store At Dave’s Killer Bread’s nondescript little shop in a Milwaukie industrial park (5209 SE International Way, Milwaukie, 335-8077, daveskillerbread.com) you’ll find day-ol ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Fun & Games...

Featured Stories Beer, dice and pizza at Guardian Games  345 SE Taylor St., 238-4000, ggportland.com. The concept of #value is a mantra of sorts for local Magic: The Gathering players, but the appreciation ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Free Pool...

Featured Stories Like swimming pools, pool tables should always be free. Here’s why: If you’re terrible, it’s no fun, and if you’re excellent, it’s too fast. Anyway, here are the free Portland tables, ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Life: Cheap Flicks...

Featured Stories People have been bitching about the price of movies since the days of penny matinees, but with multiplex prices hitting an all-time high—most major-chain matinees start at $8.50, and that’s ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Findings: Vol. 41, Issue 35.

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A divorcing couple’s “final date together” ended badly. Not so long ago, Portland cops could not distinguish marihuana from Jerusalem artichokes.  Waterbeds and bongs have a long history ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Findings: Vol. 41, Issue 34

What we learned from reading this week’s paper .

Findings In one nice quiet beachfront community, you can legally walk down the street swigging from a bottle of Jack.  Of course a WW reporter has to offer a disclosure about where she takes yoga classes ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 33

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Wilson High School’s black student union is mostly white.  A dog-leasing kingpin is now pushing hard for artificial beaver dams. Advertising campaigns may persuade customers to purchase infer ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 32

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A TriMet driver who illegally collected almost $78,000 in disability payments is still driving a bus. Oh, he’s also a convicted sex offender. Kids are shooting people over beefs that start on Ins ... More

Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 31

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings If you’re merging too soon, you’re actually a terrible person. Remember when you waited an hour for a Portland taxi? Thanks to Uber, the taxi drivers now wait for you! Sea lions are terrified ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 30

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Buskers must take a one-hour break every hour if they want to work the same corner. Back in 2014, School Board member Steve Buel ate lunch downtown and made you pay for it. For a true Oregon her ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 29

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings As of now, the zoo has no plans to make Packy wear a tutu. Growing up, Ndamukong Suh just wanted to pet the rabbits. Growing up, Steve Novick dreamed of being overlord of the robot universe. (Allege ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 28

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A state senator from Eugene wants to create the Meals on Wheels of weed. The proposed $337 million state Capitol renovation includes 5,500 square feet of designated chillaxing space for lobbyists a ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 27

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings There is apparently a law against renting out your driveway as a parking space.Lots of local tanning salons ignore the rules. Authorities closed one after a customer suffered second-degree burns. Ore ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 26

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings One candidate for Portland School Board literally showed her opponent to his grave.Two months after City Commissioner Nick Fish’s bike got stolen, police announced a new bike-theft task force. Enem ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

First! The First Beers By Every Portland Brewery

Headout In honor of the first festival of beers made only within Portland city limits, here are the first beers made by every brewery in the city:Hillsdale Brewery  (McMe ... More

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

World Naked Bike Ride Stories From Around the World

Tradition laid bare.

Headout Portland likes to think it’s especially weird for hosting a naked bike ride. Such rides, which began in either Canada or Spain, depending on whom you believe, have become popular everywhere from Bra ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Disneyland for Truckers

10-4, good buddy, head down to Jubitz for the Rose City Round-Up.

Headout Jubitz truck stop is an empire: 26 acres of redistricted red state in Oregon’s bluest city. It’s a beacon of the city’s northern limits that says, “Give me your tired, who sit for a li ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Find Your Perfect Portland Pride Event

Our favorite events at Portland Pride 2015.

Headout Click image below for larger version. Illustration by Hugh Newell Pride at Hollywood Theatre It’s the summer of 1984 and the British National Union of Mineworkers is on st ... More

Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

Sex, Drugs, Murder, Tubas

Visiting rural Oregonians beware: the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade runs through plenty of scary big-city stuff. Here’s the route, from Memorial Coliseum to Lincoln High.

Headout PANHANDLERS LINED UP BY OFF-RAMP Interstate 5, Exit 302A Don’t let the humorous signs fool you, every single houseless person is scary. Best to empty your pockets of cash immediately upon requ ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Down in the Cornhole

Headout What is America’s pastime if not cornhole? Baseball. Baseball is totally America’s pastime. But what is cornhole if not America’s “that thing we did one time when the shuffleboard tabl ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Beezus Walks

Ramona is a pain in the ass. We ask, what did Beezus do?

Headout Ramona Quimby is the Portland child-lit equivalent of a Kardashian. She operates in a self-centered bubble and then gets guide-book chapters written about her.Heck, Portland built a life-sized bronze ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Madder Men

AMC needs to keep Mad Men alive. Why not a Portland-based reboot?

Headout After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Mad Men is meandering its way to a close this Sunday. There is little to say about this show that hasn’t already been said. It’s an engaging look no ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Secret Shelf

Top-notch whiskey bars that stay under the radar.

Headout This weekend, the Whiskeytown USA festival will crowd with sulfur-breathed Beavertonites downing half-ounce plastic shots of God-knows-what whiskey that’s probably great. But Portland bars a ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The First Annual Willamette Week Awards about the Oregon Technology Awards

Headout Over the past decade, a glut of tech-startup seedlings has sprouted up in the Portland area’s Silicon Forest. Thetus, Tripwire, the Clymb, Nvoicepay, Brandlive—the gang’s all here. Yes, ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Top Event Picks, July 1 - July 7

Headout Picks THURSDAY JULY 2 MELT BANANA [HAUTE NOISE] The spastically joyful, genre-mutilating Japanese noiseniks have been in a reflective mood of late, releasing a compilation highlighting the ... More

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

Top Event Picks, June 24 - June 30

Headout Picks Wednesday June 24 BOOTSY’S RUBBER BAND [FUNK] “The Jimi Hendrix of bass” is the second-most prominent Parliament-Funkadelic alum, but the three late-’70s albums he made ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, June 17 - June 23

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 COLLEEN [CONTEMPO ELECTRO] Cecile Schott’s challenging new record, Captain of None, is a punch in the gut for pure pop lovers, a warm embrace for esotericists. The record�� ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, June 10 - June 16

Headout Picks FRIDAY JUNE 12PORTLAND FRUIT BEER FEST[BEER] Beer Week kicks off with crazy fruit beers all weekend, including a snakebity Reverend Nat’s/Burnside collab using ghost, aji and Scotch bonnet peppers; ... More

Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, June 3 - June 9

Headout Picks THURSDAY JUNE 4 IMPROVISATION SUMMIT[SPONTANEOUS SOUNDS] One of the city’s most compelling multimedia flash points, the fourth annual installment of the Creative Music Guild’s meeting of im ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, May 27 - June 3

Headout Picks THURSDAY MAY 28 EVERYTHING IS FESTIVAL! [WTFEST] The last thing Portland needed was another random assemblage of events packaging itself as a “festival.” But this insanely random assemblage ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, May 20 - May 26

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MAY 20 THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE [ELECTRO-PSYCH POP] If this Chilean duo’s early material was a volcanic eruption of bluesy psychedelia, 2015’s Moonlust is the billowing aftermath. The d ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, May 13 - May 20

Headout Picks THURSDAY MAY 14 HUMP! [PORN FESTIVAL] Portland’s DIY porn festival is rolling out a Dan Savage-curated “greatest hits” collection for its 10-year anniversary. The 18 top films include Be ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, May 6 - May 12

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MAY 6 GLENN WACO [RAP CITY] This local hip-hop showcase features three of Portland’s best MCs, all members of powerhouse St. Johns crew the Resistance. Waco, a master of delivering h ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, April 29 - May 5

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 29 LIGHTNING BOLT, LITURGY [EAR BLEEDERS] The latter plays “transcendental black metal,” the former spasmodic noise rock that’ll make you think your stereo is having a se ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Yup, it's Dock O'Clock

It's 80 degrees and the Dock is rockin'

Outdoors Summer came on a Monday.It's 80 degrees out there, Portland, and based on what we're seeing, it's definitely Dock O'Clock.Above is the current scene at the awesome floating dock under th ... More

Apr 27, 2015 05:25 pm by MARTIN CIZMAR

Test Article

Outdoors  testCHICKPEA GOODNESS: Fabulous falafel tops Cedo’s Plate. IMAGE: Mike Grippi  ... More

Apr 18, 2012 02:33 pm by Lisa Lambert, Matt Buckingham

Get Out

Activities for Everyone

Outdoors GET HIGHCLIFF YOGANormally, doing yoga in nature seems like a good idea—a good idea for a way to get covered with ants, burrs, dirt and dung. However, on the Three Capes Scenic Drive off of U.S. ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

Ten Who Hit The Mark

When it comes to the outdoors, these Oregonians get a bull's-eye.

Outdoors Put these 10 Oregonians in a room and they might not have much to talk about. The only thing they have in common is that they did something interesting, outside. But in the varied nature of their acco ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by Adrian Chen

Great Gear

Goods from Northwest-based companies for those of us who like to do it outside.

Outdoors 1. DRAFT DODGERSWhen you're riding on the trail, there are a couple of key rules: (a) if you keep pedaling, you can probably roll over it; and (b) dehydration is for suckers. To help you remain sucker ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by Erika-leigh Goodwin

Thong Of The Wild

How a reality outdoors "expert" got caught with her pants down—literally.

Outdoors Throughout the course of my life, I have been exposed to the outdoors on a fairly regular basis. After all, I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, specifically The Dalles, Ore.But nothing could have prep ... More

May 17, 2006 12:00 am by Jennifer Lyon Of Survivor: Palau

Flying Pumpkins

Outdoors On an electric Saturday morning in late September, when the sun was hot, the air was dry and Halloween seemed as far away as Christmas, pumpkins sailed through the cloudless, azure sky above North ... More

Oct 24, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

The Danger Starts at Home

Outdoors The doorbell rings. I spring down two flights of stairs, almost breaking a leg when my feet shoot out from under me on a frictionless edge of carpeting. Of course there's nobody at the door by the ... More

Oct 17, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

The Birdmen's Last Bounce

Outdoors At the height of the fall hawk migration, I'm soaring like a raptor in a 40-year-old sailplane, silently corkscrewing through the sky 4,000 feet above the Sunset Highway just west of North Plains. ... More

Oct 10, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

BIRDS of PREY

Outdoors I've been feeling hawkish. So I think I'll take Friday off and drive to Government Camp, to meet some hardcore birders with high-clearance vehicles. Together, we'll caravan north on Highway 35 and ... More

Oct 3, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Welcome to the new age of weed porn.

Potlander Sure, pot coffee-table book Green (Chronicle, 400 pages, $30) is subtitled A Field Guide to Marijuana, but that’s kind of like calling a Victoria’s Secret catalog a field guide to women. Green i ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Review: Zeus Arsenal Smite

Potlander The Canadian dollar is weak right now. Currently, one Loonie will buy only three American quarters, plus a nickel and a penny. This is information you should know if you’re in the market for a loose ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Cannatonic: The Mellow High of Medicinal Flower

Potlander With states like North Carolina and Texas legalizing the use of cannabidol (CBD) oil, this sister cannabinoid to THC has quickly become a household name. Contrary to the fuzzy, goofy high brough ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Review: Empower Oil

Potlander Chronic pain is the worst. Muscle relaxers don’t really help, painkillers cause nausea and/or numbness, and there isn’t much treatment besides rest, which isn’t much of an option. Then ... More

Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Review: Pax 2 Vaporizer

Potlander Before I had an iPod, I owned at least two other devices that played MP3s. First, a RioVolt SP90 that played data discs. Then, a 512MB thumb drive thing that cost like $50 and did everything a ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Intisar Abioto

Photographer and founder of the Black Portlanders

Q & A Origin: Memphis, Tenn. Intisar Abioto has a familiar look in her eye. It’s a look I’ve been seeing—this week, this month, this year—in the eyes of the black and brown people in my life. ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

John Sepulvado

Weekend morning host for OPB

Q & A Origin: Lemon Grove, Calif. Fact: Straight Talk starring Dolly Parton is one of the greatest films of all time. For those unfamiliar, Parton plays Dr. Shirlee, a call-in radio host who wins the h ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Jason Lytle

Lead singer of Grandaddy

Q & A Origin: Bozeman, Mont., via Modesto, Calif. Jason Lytle seemed reluctant to leave his Northeast Portland neighborhood to meet me. He likes to stay on the edge of town, near an “escape hatch” ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Emiko Badillo

Owner of Food Fight! Grocery and founder of Portland Vegans of Color

Q & A Origin: San Antonio Emiko Badillo came to Portland with her husband and no money, looking for a quiet, vegan-friendly town where she could ride her bike. The Portland she found was not what she ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Brandon Purifoy

Server at Clyde Common

Q & A Origin: San Francisco “You’re interviewing all these people doing important stuff in Portland. Can I just be, like, the regular guy who isn’t doing that much?” Brandon Purifoy, 32, ar ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Hotseat: William T. Vollmann

Suspected Unabomber/National Book Award-winning novelist on Big Brother’s incompetence.

Q & A As a journalist, William T. Vollmann has traveled with the anti-Soviet mujahideen in Afghanistan. He has lived for a year as a homeless rail-jumper, smoked crack and frequented prostitutes. He ... More

Feb 5, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Mike Daisey

The controversy-courting monologuist professes love for an industry that has savaged him.

Q & A Mike Daisey is sucking up to the industry that pilloried him. After it emerged that he’d lied in an episode of This American Life about Apple’s factories in China, journalists raked Daisey over th ... More

May 15, 2013 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Fable Master

Bill Willingham modernized fairy tales before modernizing fairy tales was cool.

Q & A What if the Big Bad Wolf gave up chasing Little Red Riding Hood to take up yoga and become a clocksmith? He has, of course, on NBC’s Portland-filmed TV series, Grimm. Meanwhile, on ABC’s Once ... More

Apr 24, 2013 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Hotseat: Wil Wheaton

The iconic geek talks about tabletop gaming and the merits of being a douchebag.

Q & A There was a time when Wil Wheaton was best known as a Teen Beat heartthrob and worst as "that annoying kid from Star Trek." Though he would forever be Gordie Lachance in our moss-encrusted Oregon hearts ... More

Feb 27, 2013 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Jinkx Monsoon

Meet the Pacific Northwest’s first contestant on the American Idol of drag.

Q & A Snatching a spot on RuPaul’s Drag Race is the quickest way for a drag queen to make it big, and the show’s newest season features its first contestant from the Pacific Northwest: Jinkx Monso ... More

Jan 30, 2013 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Scoop: Naked Bible Fighting

Scoop BIBLE BASH: Christians and faux Christians are feuding in the ’burbs. It started when “Jake,” the increasingly beloved figure behind the satirical site SavePortlandFromHell.com, planned a protes ... More

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

Scoop: Y’all Lost. Take Y’all’s Loser Flag Down.

Scoop WORLD FAMOUS FOR A REASON: In 2009, Portland’s World Famous Cannabis Cafe became the first cafe in the United States for state-authorized medical marijuana cardholders to socialize and safely medica ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Never Leave Us LaMarcus

Scoop Q19 COUNTING DOWN: The busy lunchtime food-cart pod at Northwest 19th Avenue and Quimby Street will shut down by the end of the year to make way for construction, according to Alex Denchev, owner of ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Gossip From Whispers Softer Than Steph Curry.

Scoop I FEEL I’M LOSING THE FEELING: Two of the original barbers from lumbersexual grooming empire Modern Man, Mikey Denton and Cory Lee, are striking out with their own barbershop called Brick & ... More

Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Sippin’ Lebron’s Sprite Mix, Blasting “The Offs.”

Scoop POLLO Y CERVEZA: The Cully food renaissance is now in full party mode. Mexican rotisserie chicken restaurant Pollo Norte plans to expand and open a parking-lot beer patio out of a walk-in cooler—whi ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Luke and Jess Are Our Homies.

Scoop WASN’T TOMORROW WONDERFUL: Playful high-tech tapas restaurant Ración will close May 30, after a little more than two years in business in the West End. Chef-owner Anthony Cafiero, local master ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: What Could Go Wrong At a Bar Called Twin Peaks?

Scoop CANNED: Two of Portland’s most iconic film directors, Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes, premiered new films last week at the Cannes Film Festival, with highly varied results. The screening of Van Sant�� ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Who Would Invade Texas?

Scoop LIGHTS OUT TONIGHT: Portland’s “graffiti mecca,” the burnt-out shell of Taylor Electric Supply Company at 240 SE Clay St., started demolition May 11. After the 1936 building burned down in ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: If You’re Down With P, You’re Down With Us.

Scoop THE NAMER GAME: The  saga of Portland band the Slants’ ongoing battle with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has taken yet another turn. For five years, the Asian-American dance-rock t ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: It’s Dock O’Clock, Portland.

Scoop CAKE SHAKE: Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery forced from business after it refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple in 2013, is trying to raise money to pay its fines using the Christia ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The White Line

Maybe it’s time Portlanders reschedule their ski season.

Snow Report They call the dark spots “cancer.” “That’s the industry term, because once you have that dark spot, it’ll collect heat and spread,” says Dave Tragethon, PR director for Mount Hood ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Lost Season

Most Oregon ski resorts are reeling from terrible weather. Should we worry?

Snow Report Back in January, I was itching to get past the slow start of the Oregon ski season. On the first Sunday of the new year, I ended up driving out to Mount Hood Skibowl for a cheap night on the mou ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Steeps

A man’s failed quest for redemption via ski clinic, spec script.

Snow Report FLASHBACK: 1992 Ellicottville, N.Y. A boy, age 12, peers cautiously over the edge of the Wall, queasy with adrenaline. He will not ski down this run, the first double black diamond he’s ev ... More

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Get Shorty

Don’t take those skiboards to Goodwill until you hear from James Cleavenger.

Snow Report Remember the ’90s? Back when skiers wore hot pink snowsuits and weird stocking hats with dinosaur spikes, when lift tickets still hung from wire wickets and some snowboarders had stiff boots ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Two Chainz

It’s snowing. A light-up sign says you should have tire chains or studded tires if you continue driving east on U.S. 26. What do you do?

Snow Report Click on image below for a larger version.  ... More

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Crud Busters

ON3P's skis are handmade and built for heavy powder.

Snow Report The whole thing started with a big letdown. Scott Andrus was stoked to get his new skis, an $800 pair of Canadian-made Capitals. He waited three months. They finally arrived stiff and planky. "I really wanted to like them, but after about five days on them, I ... More

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Street: Looks We Like

Our favorite looks this week, found on East Burnside.

Street East Burnside was heating it up this week. All photos by Ronit Fahl.   ... More

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

Street: Looks We Like

Street Sweet looks on South East Division Street. All photos by Melanie Flood.    ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: The Dock

Street The public boating dock on the Southeast corner of the Hawthorne Bridge is still the best place to sun and swim in downtown Portland. ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street   ... More

Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from North Mississippi Avenue. Photos by Carrie Wilson. ... More

Jun 3, 2015 12:01 am by CARRIE WILSON

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots of the fourth- and fifth-graders of Girls Inc. atOliver P. Lent school. Photos by Steph Barnhart. ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by STEPH BARNHART

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the Park Blocks. Photos by Katie Dennis. ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the St. Johns Bizarre. Photos by Carrie Wilson. ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by CARRIE WILSON

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Katie Dennis. ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Lucas Chemotti.  ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Review: Roll-Uh-Bowl

Willie Weed There’s no worse material to bring camping or to the beach than glass. It’s fragile, impossible to clean up if broken, and cannot be used if even slightly damaged. What’s a cannabis user ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

All Fired Up: Dazed and Glazed at the Thurman Street Collective

Willie Weed Sculpture galleries far too rarely get you high... even when it might help your appreciation of the art on display. From the outside, Thurman Street Collective fits right in at the end of a st ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

The Purple Stuff

Willie Weed First, just for a split second, everything slowed down. Next, I relaxed but didn’t feel awash with fatigue. After that, I waited for the high to hit and for me to get goofy, but it never happe ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

PDX Pot

Willie Weed Earlier this year, for a trip to Arizona to see my beloved Seattle Mariners at spring training, I packed the kind of contraband that has ruined lives, has seen people shot, and is nearly totally ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Dispensary Review: Front Avenue Medicinals

Willie Weed When it comes to 24-hour dispensaries near Waterfront Park, the average Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patient might plan to bring pepper spray when showing up after midnight. But Front Avenue ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Review: Cannabis Cure-All

Willie Weed Portland’s Luminous Botanicals stands out from the growing crowd of marijuana-infused topicals by making the only formula for edible, topical and sensual application. With 25 milligrams of c ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Two Great Tastes: Hillbilly's Glass and Growler Station

Willie Weed When people walk into Hillbilly’s in Montavilla, they just can’t believe it exists. It probably makes too much sense to seem real: a beer-growler bar and head shop separated only by a litt ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ROBERTO JAMÓN

Memo: New Weed Czar

Willie Weed We hate to say it, but Oregon’s pot overlords don’t know shatter from shinola. Oregon Liquor Control Commission executives know their liquor, sure, as brave police officers pulling over cars ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by ROBERTO JAMÓN

Dispensary Review: Cannabis Country Store

Willie Weed If Battle Ground’s new Cannabis Country Store sold John Deere tractors, it would be perfect. Hell, even a green-and-yellow bong would up the ante. Even without the farm gear, walking into ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by TED LANAHAN

Dispensary Review: The Herbery

Willie Weed Here’s a good question for kush-induced pondering: What will 82nd Avenue’s strip malls look like this time next year? My bet is they will be well on their way to becoming a lot like the on ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by TED LANAHAN
 

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