They Might Kill Giants

A local author joins the fight to save the great Sequoias of Eastmoreland.

Culture Features Last night two drunks came to visit the trees. It was 3 am, and they parked their car so the headlights shone on the massive trunks as they stumbled around, gazing skyward. “These things are fucki ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ARTHUR BRADFORD

‘Our Hoboken’

We asked the experts. Yes, Vancouver is a suburb of Portland.

Culture Features Vancouver is a suburb of Portland. Pointing this out makes some people very angry. “Vancouver isn’t a suburb of Portland, you asshats!” they scream in our online comments. (“They,” ... More

Aug 4, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

The Boot Bus

Our picks for Portland-area hiking trails accessible by public transit.

Culture Features You don’t need a car to go hiking around Portland. Thanks to the region’s robust public transit system, it’s totally possible to spend every weekend in the woods without even getting a driver�� ... More

Jul 7, 2015 03:37 pm by ALLIE DONAHUE

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

Welcome To TechfestNW

Your guide to TechfestNW.

Featured Stories There’s a revolution going on in Portland. For the first time, Portland’s high-tech talent pool this year grew faster than that of both Austin, Texas, and Silicon Valley. Compani ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Five Portland Indie Games You Should Play

Featured Stories Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake (SleepNinja Games) An outgrowth of Will Lewis’ Portland Indie Game Squad, Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a tribute to the golden age of Super Nintendo games. Th ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

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

Wobegon When?

Is there a nonlethal way to stop Garrison Keillor?

Headout Garrison Keillor claims he’ll go quietly. The host of A Prairie Home Companion, which comes to the Oregon Zoo this week, has promised to retire from his show sometime next July. If ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Trolley Drunk

Take the Portland Streetcar drinking tour.

Headout The Portland Trolley (which, let’s be clear, is just a bus) is offering $98, five-hour wine tours to three urban wineries. The owner says discounts are always available, but who needs tickets to a d ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dead and Gone

When was Old Portland born and when did it die?

Headout Old Portland is dead. We know this for many reasons, including the fact that a local theater group is staging a funeral for it this weekend. What we don’t know is exactly when it w ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Daddy Rock

How to talk to your baby about her first Wilco show.

Headout Hello, little Isla! How are youuuu? There’s a sweet little smile from my little girl! OK, Isla, Daddy needs to talk to you. You’re just 3 months old, so Daddy doesn’t know how much of th ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Sanrio Fetish

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Portland. What is Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival?

Headout This weekend, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Veterans Memorial Coliseum. What does one do at the live stage adaptation of a Japanese school supply brand featuring an anthropomo ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

The Portland Poly Scene

Headout  John Donne said no man is an island, while Simon & Garfunkel said they were. But weren’t they all missing the point? Islands might be OK metaphors, sure, but they are much better as actual ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

The Talk: How to Explain Mermaid Sex to Your Kids

Headout The Oregon Mermaids come to Director Park this Saturday for a day of face painting, mermaid tales and “animal encounters.” Bring the kids if you want, but be warned, they’re going to start askin ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Fair Folk: 8 People You'll Meet at the Oregon Country Fair

Headout Identify him by: His hair in a bun, a “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” T-shirt and sandals he “bought from a local artisan in Guadalajara,” pronounced with rolled r’s.Where to find ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

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

Top Event Picks, Aug. 26 - Sept. 1

Hey! Have a good time!

Headout Picks Thursday Aug. 27 Jenny Hval [AVANT-POP] Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval half-jokingly dubbed her latest LP, Apocalypse, Girl, “soft-dick rock.” It’s a poised effort, with ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, Aug. 19 - 25

Funny fundraisers, night markets and some music festival or something.

Headout Picks Wednesday Aug. 19 Operation Unicorn [FUNNY FUNDRAISER] Portland’s love-hate-love standup comedy scene is coming together for a cause. Portlander Veronica Heath is recovering from r ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, Aug. 12 - Aug. 18

Jenny Lewis, Adult Soapbox Derby and more fun things to do this week in Portland.

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY AUG. 12 Synesthetica: An Evening Curated by Radiation City [MULTIMEDIA CURATION] Don’t let the theme of this multidiscipline showcase—“transformation, evolution, and ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, Aug. 5 - Aug. 11

Headout Picks THURSDAY AUG. 6TEKLIFE SHOWCASE[FOOTWORK GOES ON] Few underground dance movements of the past decade have had the global impact of footwork, the combustive hybrid style founded by Chicago’s Teklife ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, July 31 - Aug. 4

Headout Picks FRIDAY JULY 31 Pickathon [FESTIVAL] Last year, the li’l not-quite-roots music festival had a tipping-point moment, getting covered in The New York Times, but it didn’t let it go ... More

Jul 28, 2015 10:30 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, July 22 - July 26

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 22 Oregon Brewers Festival [BEER] The biggest outdoor craft-beer fest in North America returns with an estimated 80,000 attendees, 90 beers on tap from across the coun ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, July 15 - July 20

Sour beers, jazz and everything else you love about summer.

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 15 Puckerfest: Cascade Takeover [HOUSE OF SOUR] Now till Monday, every tap at Belmont Station is sour beer. Wednesday it’s 16 taps of Cascade Barrelhouse, inclu ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Events Picks, July 8 - July 13

Get out there and do something this week.

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 8 Moniker, Johanna Warren, Luz Elena, Coco Columbia [LOCAL FOLK] This year’s Best New Band poll whiffed when it came to female artists, and this show exemplifies how ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

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

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

Living Legends: Who to See at the CannaGrow Expo

Potlander Unlike most of the cannabis conferences Portland has hosted in recent months, this weekend’s CannaGrow Expo isn’t as much of a business-focused seminar as it is an opportunity for master growers t ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Review: The Firefly

Potlander One of the few annoying things about most portable loose leaf vaporizers is the inability to tell when you need to reload. Since they gently bake the intoxicating oils out of the flower, even when you ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Strain Review: The Chronic

Potlander What strains did Dr. Dre smoke while working on his classic record, The Chronic? We’ll never know. We do know that in 1994, two years after the landmark album dropped, Simon of Dutch breeder Serious ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

Potlander Pre-loaded vaporizer concentrate pens are for amateurs. Sure, it may seem convenient to have only a 1-gram cartridge and battery to keep track of, but not all of us want to suck on disposable pl ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Talking Sticks

Five standout speakers at the Cannabis Creative Conference.

Potlander When one hears of a “cannabis creative conference,” it’s normal to picture tie-dyed booths filled with glass pieces and graphic designers boasting the freshest interpretation of a green cross. B ... More

Jul 27, 2015 10:15 am by LAUREN TERRY

High Honey!

Potlander Winnie the Pooh didn’t want to eat it, he just wanted to taste it. It’s the main ingredient in mead, the drink of kings. Also: nectar of the gods. With such respect paid, you’d think we’d trea ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

The Roll-Along

The weed-delivery business is not as exciting as High Maintenance.

Potlander For Maddy, it started with love. Two years ago, after her friendship with one of the two male founders of PK Delivery turned into something more, she decided to join his medical cannabis-delivery busi ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Doctor Up

Want to make the most out of weed legalization? Get your OMMP card.

Potlander We don’t yet know what Oregon’s market for legal weed will look like, but we do know it will be very different than the medical system. For the past 15 years, Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Green and Goal

What we can learn from the Weed the People “shitshow.”

Potlander It took only three days of legalization for people to get pissy about legal weed in Oregon. And, no, it wasn’t the rednecks. On July 3, some 1,500 people showed up at Portland’s first totally p ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

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

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

Never Say Never Say Die Again

Scoop GOONIES HOUSE BROKEN: Never say “never say die” again. Astoria’s famous Goonies House is closed to the public. After more than a decade of allowing up to 1,500 visitors a day to make pilgrimages ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

No Kissing!

Scoop SIGN OF THE DEVIL: Sellwood vegan strip club Casa Diablo II has received complaints about its new digital sign featuring half-naked women kissing, reported KATU TV, including one from local mothe ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Raffles Less Legal than Free Weed

Scoop HATE THE GAME: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has finally made a ruling on giving away weed in bars, at least as it concerns the Analog Cafe & Theater’s Marijuana Mondays. It’s totally c ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Portland: A Soundtrack By Willamette Week.

Scoop GIMME SOME: There’s no law against giving away free weed in a bar. That was made clear last week, when an Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspector backed down from what Analog Cafe & The ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Auto-Reply Is For Vacation, Not Termination

Scoop LOTS OF MOXIE: A feud between Moxie Contemporary Ballet and former director Corinne Patel is spilling into the public thanks to an email auto-reply. Patel left her position with Moxie earlier this mon ... More

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

Scoop: 99 Problems But a Liquor License Ain't One

Scoop A Shut-and-Open Case: Kurt Huffman’s 99-tap, all-Oregon, no-tippin’, $15-minimum-wage-payin’ beer bar Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave.) closed down July 14, after only four official days in busines ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Dudebros Pay Double

Scoop BYE, BRANX: The building at 315 SE 3rd Ave. is undergoing yet another transformation. Rotture and Branx, the music venues on its top and bottom floors since 2006, have both closed. Beginning July 24, ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Old-Timey Cans Are Back

Scoop STEEL YOU FACE: The dream of old-timey beer isn’t dead yet. Two years after it disappeared from shelves because of problems with the steel cans, Entourage star Adrian Grenier’s Churchkey Can Co. i ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

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

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: Belmont

Street Our favorite looks from the heart of Southeast. Photos by Katie Dennis.   ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Sellwood

Street Our favorite looks from the city’s southern edge. All photos by Carrie Wilson.   ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Multnomah Village

Street Our favorite looks in the near ’burbs. Photos by Katie Dennis.  ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Pickathon

Street Festival style in the woods of Happy Valley. Photos by Emma Browne and WW Staff.  ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Oregon Brewers Festival

Beer me.

Street This week we meet the creatively-dressed people of the Oregon Brewers Festival. Photos by Katie Dennis.    ... More

Jul 27, 2015 11:09 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like on Hawthorne

Street This week we explore the magical world of Hawthorne and masters of style who can be found there.All photos by Katie Dennis.  ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Best of Potland

Street WW held the state’s best Weed-legalization party...if we do say so ourselves. Photos by Drew Bandy.          ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

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

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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