The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. SWEAT! SWEAT! Hot Yoga for Life is offering 10 yoga classes for $10—that’s $1 per class! You’ve got three weeks to try power v ... More

Jun 30, 2010 12:00 am by Sarah Davidson

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. CHEAP READS: Beaverton-based online bookseller McKenzie Books is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from its third annual sidewalk sale to Don ... More

Jun 23, 2010 12:00 am by Sarah Davidson

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. RIDEON GOES CITYWIDE:RideOn, the nonprofit that drives your drunk ass home in your own car, has extended its range to anywhere in Portland prope ... More

May 26, 2010 12:00 am by Caitlin Giddings

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. BITCH, PLEASE: The grass is always greener when its stains are on your clothes, so grab some duds and swing down to Jupiter Hotel this weekend f ... More

May 19, 2010 12:00 am by Ben Bateman

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. SOLID-COLOR SALE: Are you an aspiring young porn director? Do you need to fill your porn wardrobe with porn clothes? For cheap? American Apparel ... More

May 12, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. GET ROCKED: Our annual, always awesome Best New Band show is this Friday. As of deadline for this column, I don’t know who’s playing ... More

May 5, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. SPECIAL FORCES: White Fang, Guantanamo Baywatch and Orca Team, who collectively sound like the hardest-partying secret military missions ever, w ... More

Apr 28, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. FEELGOOD FEST: I admit I have a hard time figuring out what City Repair does—they build benches out of mud, I think, and paint mandalas at ... More

Apr 21, 2010 12:00 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. AMPLE SAMPLES: Every Friday at Gusto Bistro, 10 bucks gets you four wine tastes and four tapas bites. Tasty! Gusto Bistro & Marketplace, 467 3rd ... More

Apr 14, 2010 12:00 am by NATALIE BAKER

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

Cheapskate Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. PIX FLIX: David Byrne swoops in to observe and break the fourth wall in small-town Texas: 1986’s True Stories, showing at Pix Pâtiss ... More

Apr 7, 2010 12:00 am by Ben Bateman

Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.

Culture Features What are you doing for the next 12 days? Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey” Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your living ro ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER

Buy Portland: Oregon-Made Music Gear

Culture Features Edwina microphone Ear Trumpet Labs, eartrumpetlabs.com. Philip Graham produces old-school microphones by hand at his Portland company. The Edwina mic ($499) has a large diaphragm set in a head ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Local Portland Barbecue Gear

Local gear for your backyard barbecue.

Culture Features James Gang BBQ Sauce  Jamesgangbbq.com. When Pam and Jesse James opened a barbecue restaurant in Lincoln City in 1993, they decided to create all-new recipes, including their own homemade ba ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Willie Weed: Contact In The ’Couv

Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.

Culture Features The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Hotseat: Chris Dean

Footbag championships organizer explains modern hacky sack.

Culture Features Of course Portland has high-level, competitive Hacky Sack. Considering our city is home to sizable Quidditch and unicycle scenes, you shouldn’t be surprised to see serious interest in the lunch- ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Buy Local: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Outdoor Gear

Oregon is a camping paradise in the summer. These local companies make the right gear to enjoy it.

Culture Features Mt. Tabor olive shoes   Danner, danner.com Made
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Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Vanifest Destiny: Happy Vanniversary

My year of living in a van—minus two months of apartment hell.

Culture Features Packing for a music festival is always a huge pain in the ass. As Sasquatch 2014 drew near, I anticipated the day before my departure would be an endless panic attack triggered by fear I was for ... More

Jun 4, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Stop! Don’t Stop!

You are on a bike. Someone has placed a red octagon with unfamiliar letters on the side of the street you are biking down. What do you do? A hypothetical decision tree.*

Culture Features  Click on the image below for a larger version!*Oh, is that a stop sign? Then, by all means, please do stop! Willamette Week suggests you do what we do, which is always follow traffic laws like g ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Buy Local: Home Slice

Kitchen gear from local companies, including high-end cast iron and American-made china.

Culture Features Luau Wraps sandwich bag luauwraps.com, $7 Created by two Portland moms who wanted to take reusable cotton lunch bags to the next level, Luau Wraps are a simple, cheap and effective way to haul a sammie to work.
... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON

Vanifest Destiny: Foot On The Gas

Dave Stone moved to L.A. and lived in a van to make his comedy career happen.

Culture Features Editor’s note: WW contributor Pete Cottell lives in a van. For two years, Dave Stone, an L.A.-based comedian performing at this weekend’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, also lived in a van. We ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

It’s All About... Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?

Fashion We love a good practical joke, but our nation’s current situation is getting out of control. It’s like the country is collectively living that damn Groundhog Day movie, only instead of the ... More

Apr 1, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Hey, lady! What’s in that big-ass bag

Fashion Purse, handbag, tote…whatever you call it these days, lugging around a bag o’ crap is part of a female’s DNA. Even though it’s a health hazard. You heard me: Big bags jam-pack ... More

Mar 18, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... A Person’s Place For Things

Fashion If you visit Noun (3300 SE Belmont St., 235-0078), the little quirky-chic design and decor shop in Southeast Portland, you’ll think three things: (1) DANG, this place is cute; (2) DANG, let&rsqu ... More

Mar 11, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Drugstore Cowgirls

Fashion Ever heard of the diamond sparkle spa set from Body Systems? You know, the $78 lotion and body scrub that supposedly contains 13.25 carats of real ground diamonds? Probably not, because it’s fuc ... More

Feb 25, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Sloppy, Happy, Totally Dork-Tacular Love

Fashion You thought we’d pooh-pooh the whole Valentine’s thing, didn’t you? Maybe do an entire “Love is for Losers” column just dedicated to Morrissey, black roses and explicit i ... More

Feb 11, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Frank James Goes To The Bins

Fashion PHOTOS BY HEATHER ZINGERWe’d like to publicly thank Jebus for Frank James. No, not the less-famous outlaw and brother of Jesse, but Frank James the PDX store. Opened last fall, the boutique for ... More

Feb 4, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Cold Comfort

Fashion Yeah, last week was sunny, but damn if the cold didn’t bite us right in the ass. Know what else bit us? A rhinovirus. That’s right: We have the nastiest lung-buttery malaise this side of t ... More

Jan 21, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Inauguration Balls

Fashion Judging from the rabble-rousing and ballyhoo that went down on the streets of Portland on Nov. 4, we’re guessing Jan. 20 is going to be off the hook. After all, Messrs. Obama and Biden are publi ... More

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 am by WW Editorial Staff

It’s All About...Resolutions

Fashion Happy 2009, fellow freaks! Woot! You and me and people across the world are taking a huge proverbial bubble bath, scrubbing out dirty and disgusting habits to emerge cleaner, healthier and holier than ... More

Jan 7, 2009 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Returns

Fashion Picture this: You’re sitting there on Christmas morning. Your stomach is chock full of leftover booze and three cups of high-octane caffeine—all on about four hours of sleep. The only thin ... More

Dec 24, 2008 12:00 am by Laura Shinn

Best of Portland 2014: Best Listens

Featured Stories BEST ORIGINAL PORTLAND RAPPER Malcolm Noble is big on firsts. He’ll tell you, without prompting, the name of the first basketball player ever to shatter a backboard (Chuck Connors) and where ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Buys

Featured Stories BEST TOMBOY FASHION Listening to Emma McIlroy, it’s easy to forget she’s talking about cropped hoodies and ripped overalls. The Ireland-born 30-year-old speaks in fevered, near-evangelistic t ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Moves

Featured Stories BEST CROSS-CITY SKI RACE February’s snowpocalypse brought an especially giddy form of chaos to Portland. Sure, the snow and ice forced the cancellation of some events—notably, the Polar Pl ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best of the Year

A survey of other things WW formally declared “The Best” in the past 12 months.

Featured Stories The best thing about being high: “When every bite of food feels as if it was prepared and gingerly placed on your tongue by Selaphiel, Chef King of the Angel Babies.” —“This Bud’s for ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Animals

Featured Stories BEST SLOTH SLEEPOVER Looking for that romantic weekend getaway amid the largest captive population of adult sloths in the world? Look no further than Rainier, Ore.—a one-hour drive along the ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Civic Life

Featured Stories BEST BRIDGE NAME It’s Tilikum Crossing. Yes, the hours after TriMet announced the official name of its $134 million transit bridge were filled with some unfortunate jokes about orgasms and ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best People

Featured Stories BEST GEOCACHER  Some geocachers are in it for the rankings, their user profiles boasting detailed personal benchmarks for the worldwide GPS-based scavenger-hunt game. But Portland’s best ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Reads

Featured Stories BEST RABBLE-ROUSING COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERMAN Allan Classen is a one-man gang. And yet the editor and publisher of The Northwest Examiner newspaper hasn’t shied away from picking fights with Esco ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Looks

Featured Stories BEST WISHES In Northeast Portland, on the border of the Irvington and King neighborhoods, where 7th Avenue and Morris Street form a T, there stands a tree. It’s a horse chestnut, with a thick t ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

New Bounty

Dark Horse’s Trekker was ahead of its time. Now it comes back to finish what it started.

Featured Stories Ron Randall has drawn Superman. He has drawn Batman and Spider-Man and Hawkman and Deadpool and the Green Lantern. In his 30-something-year career, the Portland comic-book artist and writer has ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Preparatoria de Tequila: Tequila 101 Before Tequila Fest PDX

Take Tequila 101 before heading to Portland’s first-ever agave-based festival.

Headout When most Americans think of tequila, they picture sodden nights of salty wrists and possibly offensive sombreros. That’s a lot like thinking of bourbon as Early Times, Coke and a NASCAR infie ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

The Wildlife Corridors of Portland

The Green Neighborhoods Festival wants more green space in Portland. But is Portland already one giant wildlife corridor?

Headout Click on the image below for a larger version!Two cougar sightings were reported in Beaverton, near the interchange of highways 26 and 217. The animals were seen near the International Baccalaurea ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Of Course, Rules

How one is to behave when golfing with a disc.

Headout Ball golf has all sorts of rules about what kind of shirts and shoes you’re supposed to wear, and where you’re supposed to put your gum and whether you can have a penis or skin darker than b ... More

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by JORDAN GREEN

The Dock

Your guide to Portland’s chillest summer party scene!

Headout It’s hot and about to get hotter. On average, Aug. 8 is the warmest day of the year in Portland. So what are you going to do this week? You’re going to the hottest place in town: the Dock. ... More

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Goats On Parade

The Belmont goats drop the hits on Lents.

Headout In 1910, newly arrived Italian immigrants erected a massive warehouse at the corner of Southeast Belmont Street and 10th Avenue, which they used as a produce market. In 2002, a fire destroyed th ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Post-Grunge Paleontology

Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.

Headout Since his career as a legitimate rock star came to an end, Art Alexakis has taken up a second career as a paleontologist, with a particular focus on the post-grunge epoch. For the past three years ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

The Pürplë Rîtë

How you may partake of a ritual honoring an ancient and powerful Lavendula.

Headout In the middle of every year, in what the ancients knew as the month of Quintilis, the reapers of Oregon hold a ritualistic harvest of the demon weed Lavendula.  Known as the Øregên Läven ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Safe and Sane Fireworks, Ranked

Headout Well, it’s here. This week, America will celebrate its birth for the 238th time. In Portland, the Fourth of July is traditionally marked by honoring Article I of the Constitution, which provid ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Traditions of Canada Day

It’s Canada’s Fourth of July, held on the First of July (because of the metric system).

Headout When the U.S. talks independence, we say it in explosions. Heck, even our national anthem is mostly about things blowing up. In the days leading up to July 4, rule-abiding native Oregonians cross ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hop it Up!

Collectible Hillsboro Hops trading cards for tonight’s home opener.

Headout No. 28 John Pedrotty Position: Pitcher Hometown: Portsmouth, R.I. Age: 24 Favorite beer: Blue Moon Childhood baseball idol: Mo Vaughn Favorite spot in Hillsboro: “Does Portland count?” In ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Top Portland Event Picks, August 20-26

Headout Picks THURSDAY AUG. 21 JAMIE XX [MUSIC] Jamie Smith’s brand of tripped-out house feels too claustrophobic for the mainstream, but along with enrapturing festival crowds with the XX, he’s also pr ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Headout Picks 8/13/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY AUG. 13 GOOSE ISLAND TAP TAKEOVER [BEER] Chicago’s Goose Island makes some amazing limited beer, very little of which makes it to Oregon—but thanks for all that Honker’s Ale! W ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Portland's Top Events for the Week of 8/6/14

Headout Picks THURSDAY AUG. 7 HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE THEATRE [DANCE] Los Angeles choreographer Heidi Duckler has brought dancers to the halls of a former U.S. Customs Service office and the ruins of a burned-d ... More

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Portland's Top Events This Week, July 30-August 5

Headout Picks THURSDAY JULY 31 TYCHO [MUSIC] Executing semi-danceable electronic dreamscapes live is difficult, but Tycho’s synth-laced, post-rock Miami Vice soundtrack comes with an intense psychedelic vid ... More

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Portland's Top Events This Week

What to do the week of July 23-29

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 23 OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL [BEER] The state’s biggest kegger begins at noon. See preview here. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, oregonbrewfest.com. Through Sunday. Free admission, $7 t ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Headout Picks 7/16/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 16 LADI6 [MUSIC] New Zealand, of all places, is the world’s new pop-music hotbed. Coming on the heels of Lorde is kiwi singer Karoline Tamati, aka Ladi6. Often compared to Ery ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Headout Picks 7/9/14

Headout Picks THURSDAY JULY 10 THINK AND DRINK [LECTURE] Want the gummint outta your personal bizness? Historian Stephanie Coontz and Adam Davis of Oregon Humanities discuss the effects of state interventio ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Headout Picks 7/2/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 2 AIRPLANE! [MOVIES] With its rampant pop-culture barbs, incessant silliness and casual racism, Airplane! laid the groundwork for the modern-day spoof. The difference between it and t ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Headout Picks 6/25/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JUNE 25 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE [MUSIC] The new face of jazz trumpet isn’t afraid to buck tradition: His first album featured breakbeats and opera singers, and his latest, The Imagined Sa ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Headout Picks 6/18/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JUNE 18 KING BUZZO [MUSIC] What to expect from an unplugged set by the leader of the Melvins, one of the loudest, sludgiest bands ever? Beats us, though Buzzo promises it won’t be ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Kim Colton and Steven Potter

Hitched If you're looking for love in Portland, you might meet someone in a bar while watching the 2001 World Series, like Tina and Aaron Wermerskirchen, or while responding to your first online personal ad, ... More

Jun 9, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Trent and Laila Tribou

MAY 12, 2004

Hitched When he fielded a call from a woman named Laila just before Labor Day of 2002, Trent Tribou's initial response was more telemarketer than smooth operator. Trent, now 28, assumed, wrongly, that this La ... More

Jun 2, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Linda and Noi Phimmasone

FEBRUARY 13, 2004

Hitched For someone who works in an industry that identifies and determines the validity of suspicious situations, Linda King was blindsided when it came to Noi Phimmasone. If Linda--who works in the world of ... More

May 26, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Marlleen and Rafael Montelongo

February 7, 2004

Hitched Back when she was a college student in southern Texas, Marlleen Martinez knew better than to give her phone number to strange men. Good thing, because the petite English major spent a lot of time with ... More

May 12, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Jeff Fisher and Ed Cunningham

MARCH 7, 2004

Hitched Here's the scene on March 5, 2004: Jeff Fisher, a self-employed graphic designer, was in a limo, on his way to the Cedar Rapids airport after a conference in Waterloo, Iowa. The sixth-generation Orego ... More

May 5, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Angela Fung and Hanh Troung

March 20, 2004

Hitched "I talk. He listens." You might think these words would suggest the marital confidence of a long-time wedded woman. Consider instead that they come from a young woman who has been married just under t ... More

Apr 21, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Scott and Stacy Rust

FEBRUARY 29, 2004

Hitched Some couples find it awfully easy to forget special days, like wedding anniversaries. Let's hope Scott and Stacy Rust don't run into this kind of trouble. After all, the couple's anniversary date only ... More

Apr 14, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Lucia Marie Delosantos Coy and LeAnn Barber

MARCH 16, 2004

Hitched Young. Tattooed. Into bondage. Together less than six months. All in all, Lucia and LeAnn aren't the kind of couple that gay-rights groups hand-picked to be the first faces of Oregon's marriage revolu ... More

Apr 7, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Unhitched - Janet Baker and Jay Horton

OCTOBER 1, 2000 - MARCH 30, 2004

Hitched For some time, bars have served as the proverbial breakup spot: not too private for the sake of soothing an awkward situation, and public enough in case something (or someone) goes wrong.On this after ... More

Mar 31, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Beren deMotier and Jannine Setter

MARCH 3, 2004

Hitched Here's what you'll notice when you walk up to Beren deMotier and Jannine Setter's home in Northeast Portland. You'll see the white minivan parked right outside, a signal of the kind of precious cargo ... More

Mar 24, 2004 12:00 am by Kim Colton

Joke in a Box: Dave Hill

Joke in a Box What are your impressions of Portland? Portland doesn’t seem to skimp on drifters, which is great for me. Also, last time I was in town, I was presented with a large doughnut in the shape of ma ... More

Mar 20, 2013 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Joke in a Box: Whitney Streed

Joke in a Box A man walks into a bar... “...and says to the bartender, ‘I’m looking for a priest, a rabbi and a nun. Have you seen any of them?’ The bartender shrugs. He’s heard it all before. He doe ... More

Mar 6, 2013 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

“Son of a bitch, you’re running up the meter!”

Night Cabbie “Son of a bitch, you’re running up the meter!” The old man is drunk, and furious that I was unwilling to make an illegal turn through busy traffic. “Hey, I told you I’ll ... More

Aug 27, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

"Hey bro, remember me? You wrote that story about me in the paper."

Night Cabbie “Hey bro, remember me? You wrote that story about me in the paper.” I turn around, and the figure pulls back its hood. He’s a year older and sporting tangled cornrows, but of course ... More

Aug 20, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“It’s the Californians, man, the Californians are the worst.”

Night Cabbie “It’s the Californians, man, the Californians are the worst.” The man is in his early 30s and we have been talking about Portland as I drive him to his home off Rosa Parks Way. &ldqu ... More

Aug 13, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

The middle-aged man I picked up at Vendetta is in a hyperactively verbose lather ...

Night Cabbie The middle-aged man I picked up at Vendetta is in a hyperactively verbose lather and likely on coke, though meth is a distinct possibility. He’s just finished regaling me with a barely intelligi ... More

Aug 6, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

When I step into the obese old woman's apartment

Night Cabbie [CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK] When I step into the obese old woman's apartment in Milwaukie, the smell is overwhelming and the air stifling. She has me wheel her cart of groceries entirely into the apar ... More

Jul 23, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

The obese old woman at Fred Meyer has a bad hip and a wheelchair...

Night Cabbie The obese old woman at Fred Meyer has a bad hip and a wheelchair, and needs to sit in the front seat. Which is fantastic, as it’s scorching hot and she doesn’t seem to have bathed in days. ... More

Jul 16, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“...I need to take a shower first and wash all of this blood off.”

Night Cabbie “Yeah, I’m really hungry too, but I need to take a shower first and wash all of this blood off.” Occasionally, in severe cases, a firefighter or two will have to ride along in an amb ... More

Jul 9, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“So I’ve got these two women in the back of my cab who just refuse to get out...”

Night Cabbie “So I’ve got these two women in the back of my cab who just refuse to get out, and one of them’s puked all over the door, and the cops are understandably busy. What do I do?” I ... More

Jul 2, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

“My friend’s getting divorced, and he’s really drunk,” says the bartender...

Night Cabbie “My friend’s getting divorced, and he’s really drunk,” says the bartender as she leans through the passenger window. “Please don’t take advantage of him.” I g ... More

Jun 25, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

There’s nothing like a good Friday night, and I’m referring to the money.

Night Cabbie There’s nothing like a good Friday night, and I’m referring to the money. While the money can be very nice, Fridays often devolve into a desperate attempt at triage involving far too many ... More

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 am by Night Cabbie

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

The Race is to the Swift

Outdoors Self-awareness is a bitch. After all, according to Sartre, a self-reflective consciousness is what separates humans from animals. Truth be told, in the wake of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks, I'd gl ... More

Sep 26, 2001 12:00 am by Ted Katauskas

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

Hotseat: Julia Sweeney

The actress best known as SNL’s Pat on why atheists should still pray with their parents.

Q & A Portland is officially the least religious city in the country, according to a recent study. So it’s fitting that the largest atheist organization in the country, the... More

Oct 10, 2012 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Hotseat: Ramez Naam

Better living through biotechnology.

Q & A Ramez Naam wants to build a better human. Formerly a program manager at Microsoft, Naam is a “transhumanist”: someone who believes humanity can and should be improved through biotechnology. ... More

Jul 18, 2012 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Sharon Needles

Meet the dark, spooky future of drag.

Q & A Sharon Needles is more Marilyn Manson than Monroe. Drag’s biggest name at the moment, Needles shocks by taking her characters to dark places rather than glamorous ones. For example, she won her ... More

Jun 13, 2012 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Hotseat: Joyce Goodman

Becoming Rose Festival royalty ain’t what it used to be. Joyce Goodman knows how to fix that.

Q & A In Joyce Goodman’s day, every girl in Portland dreamed of being crowned queen of the Rose Festival. That...
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Jun 6, 2012 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Hotseat: Annie Sprinkle

Have a sexy Earth Day.

Q & A Tree-humping dendrophiliacs aside, few interpret the mantra “Love the Earth” literally. Leave it to Annie Sprinkle, the porn star-turned-performance artist, to take it as far as anyone. Best ... More

Apr 18, 2012 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Playing The Gay Card

Why I think Mayor Sam Adams lied.

Queer Window Sam Adams is my mayor. He is also a friend. When I saw that both The Oregonian and Just Out asked for his resignation and reported that many in the gay community wanted him out of office, too, I knew ... More

Jan 28, 2009 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Homos, Heal Thyselves

Queer Window The election of a black man as president has proven one thing: If you believe in something that seems impossible, it can and will happen. That’s a timely lesson in the wake of several defeats la ... More

Nov 12, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Letter of “Tolerance”

And my pithy comments in the margins.

Queer Window Craig Myers is a surprising pen pal for me. Myers is executive director of Concerned Oregonians, the group that tried—and failed—to get a measure on the Nov. 4 ballot that would have asked ... More

Oct 22, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Smells Like Teen Angst

Duncan Sheik talks Spring Awakening & Ma Palin.

Queer Window Duncan Sheik is the gayest straight man I’ve ever met. I grasped that the night I took the singer-songwriter on a tour of local titty bars back in February 2006. As he sat in the back of my rus ... More

Oct 15, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

The Fairies’ Godfather

Unassuming hero raises funds for new Q Center.

Queer Window Q Center Executive Director Kendall Clawson got two things in June: a donor willing to match up to $200,000 that she could raise toward a long-overdue new home for the gay center—and a new reaso ... More

Oct 8, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Members Only

Unzipping the mysteries of The Big Penis Book.

Queer Window Back in the ’80s, my first encounter with a really big penis nearly made me faint. That’s actually a good thing, considering one needs to be barely conscious, or Zen-like relaxed, when dea ... More

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

The Bare-ass Bartender

No shoes. No shirt. No clothes? No problem.

Queer Window Oh. My. God. I just saw Pat’s penis. The Eagle Portland, a NoPo pub that once catered to working stiffs (when it was called Porky’s) but is now home to a group of hefty, hirsute homos call ... More

Sep 24, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Living on Their Prayers

A Jihad for Love unveils “invisible” gay Muslims.

Queer Window For seven years, filmmaker Parvez Sharma followed a dozen devout gay and lesbian Muslims around the world. The result is A Jihad for Love, a documentary that screens at Portland’s Lesbian and Ga ... More

Sep 17, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Heir Waves

Making fun of Martha Stewart? It’s a good thing.

Queer Window “I hate Michael Phelps because he’s ugly,” says Alexis Stewart. “I’d hate him more if he were handsome.” The last frontier of the airwaves—satellite radio&mda ... More

Sep 10, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Whole Lotta La Femme

Backstage at a big-time “female” Beauty pageant.

Queer Window At 5 pm last Sunday, the Oregon Convention Center’s vast Portland Ballroom was virtually empty — except for a smallish meeting room next to it bustling with activity. That space had been t ... More

Sep 3, 2008 12:00 am by Byron Beck

Scoop: On An All-Booze Super Squishy Bender.

Scoop PLEASE BE SEATED: Fresh from an expansion that added two new screens, Cinema 21 has begun raising funds to install new seats in its main auditorium. The 88-year-old theater on Northwest 21st Ave ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: We’ve Got ’Em Going Down For The Count.

Scoop GET WET: Yes, you can swim from the Dock. After our story about Portland’s chillest summer party scene (“The Dock,” WW, July 30, 2014), the scene at the freeboard dock southeast of the Hawth ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: In Portland, Public Means “For Everyone.”

Scoop DO YOU REALIZE YOU’RE OFFENSIVE?: Major League Soccer’s free all-star week concert Aug. 3 featuring the Flaming Lips drew more than just fans of the psychedelic rock veterans to Tom McCall W ... More

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Gone Swimmin’.

Scoop SO LONG, SHANE: Comedian Shane Torres is decamping to New York City, as WW first reported last week. The Texas-born Torres—runner-up in WW’s Funniest 5 and last year’s winner of Portland’s F ... More

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: “Kreuz” Is German For “William.”

Scoop SALT AND SCARE: North Williams Avenue’s What’s the Scoop? ice-cream shop was deluged with threatening phone calls and messages after holding a July 17 fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. “S ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Is It Basketball Season Yet?

Scoop DOING WORK: The late street musician “Working” Kirk Reeves is being honored with a mural two years after his death. The 10-by-30-foot portrait by Gwenn Seemel will be sponsored by the Regional ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: We’re Chillin’ In Vancouver, Leave a Message.

Scoop POT ON MAIN STREET: As of 11 am Wednesday, July 9—the date of this newspaper’s publication—legal recreational pot may be sold for the first time in Vancouver, at the newly licensed Main St ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: We Shop At Michaels, Not Hobby Lobby.

Scoop ADOPT A TEAM: Winning teams press every advantage. And so it’s no surprise that the Oregon Humane Society—which arranges adoptions for 96 percent of the pets it receives, several times the nationa ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Clint Dempsey’s Belly For MVP

Scoop POT BOILING OVER: Get those bikes ready for a ride across the river. Main Street Marijuana expects to become the first recreational marijuana store in Washington’s Clark County within the first ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: What Jello Biafra Said in ’81.

Scoop SWASTIKA CHIC: An only-in-Portland battle between a punk-rock lifestyle magazine and a local activist resulted in the deletion of a Portland Mercury blog post last week. Merchandise from Pork magazine ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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