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

Portland Transplants vs Portland Natives

Culture Features TRANSPLANTS Damian Lillard Trail Blazers point guard Tom McCall Governor who said to visit Oregon but not stay. From Massachusetts Chuck Palahniuk Author of Fight Club Sleater-Kinney wit ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Reheated Meat

Slices from Amy Miller’s Fresh Meat column on wweek.com.

Culture Features Johanna Ware Chef and owner of Smallwares, originally from Chicago, on Portland’s friendly but slow service industry… “Anybody who moves to Portland who moved from a big city is going to com ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Big Sack of Spirit

Holiday event picks in Portland.

Culture Features BRIGHT LIGHTS Peacock Lane Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians. Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont streets, peacocklane.net. 6-11 pm Dec. 15-30, 6 pm-midnight Dec. 24 and 31 ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Waits Are Too Damned Long.

Culture Features I’ve been covering this beat for a year now, and it’s astonishing how far Portland’s dispensaries have come in just that time. Like a blooming jug of kombucha, the city’s medical marijua ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Suicide is Pantyless

An oral history of Suicide Girls in Portland.

Culture Features Suicide Girls seems quaint these days, when naked, tattooed women on the Internet are about as ubiquitous as naked women on the Internet.  But in 2001, when founders Selena Mooney (“Mi ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Strain Review: Chemdawg

Culture Features If you’re a fan of heady strains, chances are Chemdawg is a vital part of your medicine cabinet. It’s a supercharged, sativa-dominant hybrid of unknown origins—an online legend traces the ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Hotseat: Kerry Eggers

The author of a new book about the Ducks-Beavers football rivalry talks platypus and pep talks.

Culture Features College football is dominated by bitter rivalries and weird trophies. A lot of it’s pretty silly—golden eggs, bejeweled shillelaghs, golden wagon wheels, a little brown jug, and Oregon’s ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Strain Review: Green Crack

Culture Features The two most common words describing the psychoactive effects of cannabis are “high” and “stoned”—but have you ever considered the difference between the two? They’re often used in ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Straight Blazin’

Culture Features From Bill Walton jamming with Jerry Garcia on a porch off Northwest 23rd Avenue through a list of Jail Blazers alumni we’ll leave out for word-count purposes, the Trail Blazers and grass go to ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

To-Doobie List

Culture Features Marijuana is legal in Oregon. Read that out loud. The goodness of that reality is so hard to accept—particularly when high—that it’s just now starting to feel real. It also seems like the ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

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

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 7

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A loyal Dr. Know reader has finally discovered the Hobo Pirates. Central Catholic has one hell of a football program. Vegan cheese is a huge driver of engagement on social media. This paper’s f ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 6

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings The mayor, Charlie, is shook right now. Two-thirds of women in prison are mothers. Seawater pH has decreased by about 0.02 per decade in the Iceland and Barents seas since the late 1960s. The main ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 5

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings One Portland B&B claims to have previously been a floating whorehouse. Harney County, Ore., used to have an annual coyote-killing contest until the damned environmentalists complained. If you’ ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 4

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A coxswain helped close Trojan. Authorities become suspicious when strip clubs post instructions on how to dispose of used condoms in their private rooms. If Sean Jordan wanted to go chasing waterfa ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 2

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Advantages of the streetcar include the extravagant construction expense of light rail and the punishing inefficiency of a bus.State officials charged with calming fallout from the Cover Oregon debacl ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Sweater Season

How to take your ironic love of Christmas to the next level.

Headout First, You Need a Sweater Duh. Red Light Clothing Exchange (3590 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 963-8888, redlightclothingexchange.com) claims to have 1,000 of them, maybe including that one your elementary ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Wild, Mapped

Spotting landmarks from Cheryl Strayed's hike of the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Headout The movie Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and based on a memoir by Portland author Cheryl Strayed, hits theaters Friday. Wild follows Strayed for 1,100 miles along the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Cheer Up, Drunky

Pro tips for surviving 77 beers and massive crowds at the annual Holiday Ale Fest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Headout Arrive early, but not too early: Portland's Holiday Ale Festival always gets packed—17,000-plus attendees will drop in over five days—which means you want to get there before sought-after ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Thanksgiving In Portland Means Running. Time To Pick The Right Race.

Headout Tofurky Trot Tofurky’s run raises money for local vegan organizations. The 5K run goes through Mount Tabor Park with vegan food at the finish line. Mount Tabor Park, picnic area A, on the n ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Naked Truth

A stripper assesses the accuracy of Showgirls.

Headout If you expect real life to be like the movies, life is full of disappointments. Coed college dorms have fewer late-night sexy pillow fights and a lot more late-night geology homework by light of ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Another Hump Festival? DTMFA. Here's Where to Get a Real Sex Show.

Headout There’s a big problem with Hump, the annual amateur porn festival put on by our dear friends at the local subsidiary of Seattle’s Stranger newspaper. Sure, it honors our city’s DIY spirit. ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by ANDREW KNIGHTWOOD

A Black Keys/LeBron Reality Tour of Akron, Ohio

The greatest basketball player and blues duo of their generation come to the Moda center this week. Here's a map of their hometown.

Headout Despite what Chrissie Hynde once sang, there is still a downtown in Akron, Ohio. I went to college there, in what turns out to have been something of a golden age. Most Fridays, we’d pay a $ ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Drunk Ghosts

It’s the season to get drunk and talk about scary stuff. Here’s where to find boozy spirits in Portland.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sabrina ElliottOld Town Pizza  Nina, dead hooker. 226 NW Davis St., 222-9999, oldtownpizza.com. White Eagle Rose, dead junkie hooker. 836 N Russell St., 282-6810, mcmenamins. ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Wittle Twees

The intense art of dwarfing trees.

Headout It’s easy to sound like an idiot while talking to a bonsai expert—especially since you’re probably mispronouncing the word. Each tiny tree has an infinite range of needs, which is why some har ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

The Peel Sessions

Meet Sherwood’s greatest competitive onion-eater.

Headout This Saturday is the 28th annual Great Onion Festival in Sherwood. There’ll be onion-rolling contests, an onion queen and an onion-eating contest. Competitors in the onion-eating contest are g ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Top Portland Event Picks, December 17 - December 23

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 17  SAMA DAMS [ART-ROCK] On its new album, Comfort in Doubt, the Portland band continues to build on its art-rock and prog influences, with lopsided grooves, searing guitar ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, December 10 - December 16

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 10 EARTHQUAKE HURRICANE [COMEDY] Kickstand, Portland’s first—but maybe not last—comedy venue in a bike-shop basement, opens with a show hosted by Curtis Cook, Alex Falcone ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, December 3 - December 9

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 3 WHITE LUNG [ANARCHY FROM THE B.C.] With this year’s Deep Fantasy, the Canadian punk band perfected an irresistible trick: transforming a history of harshness—hardcore, no ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, November 26 - December 2

Headout Picks THURSDAY NOV. 27 THANKSGIVING AT DAD’S [SOLACE] Right after your volunteer shift at City Team Ministries, hop across the street to My Father’s Place—family to everyone, whether old, drun ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, November 19 - November 25

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY NOV. 19  WAMPIRE [PSYCH-POP] Bazaar, the second album in two years from Portland’s house-show heroes made good, is very much a sequel to the band’s 2013 Polyvinyl debut. But ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, November 12 - November 18

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY NOV. 12 MOTHER OF ALL STORMS RELEASE [BEER] Pelican Brewing’s annual barrel-aged barleywine is a hot commodity. At this tasting, not only can you guarantee yourself a taste of the ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, November 5 - November 11

Headout Picks Wednesday, Nov. 5 Ken Jennings We’ll take take “Outer Space” for $200 as certified smarty pants Ken Jennings comes to Beaverton. The most successful contestant ever on the popular TV game ... More

Nov 5, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 29 - November 5

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 29 WILLIAM GIBSON [BOOKS] Author William Gibson returns with another grim vision of the near future filled with brain implants, megacorporations and murder. Powell’s City of Boo ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 22 - October 28

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 22 MATTHEW INMAN [BOOKS] Much like communism, running is a great idea in theory but often oppressive and cruel in practice. But The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman somehow managed to find j ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 15 - October 21

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 15 ALL JANE NO DICK [COMEDY] The all-lady comedy festival has secured another powerful lineup, anchored by headliner Kate Berlant, whose digressive, improvisational style tends mo ... More

Oct 15, 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

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

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: There’s No Such Thing As Style Points.

Scoop BOOOORING: Anthony Watson, Nike’s chief information officer and one of the few openly gay senior executives, quit his job last week after only nine months for what he called “personal” rea ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Finding New Friends Thanks to wweek.com.

Scoop LISTEN LIKE THIEVES: A rash of break-ins has left a Northeast Portland guitar store short $10,000 worth of merchandise. Over the course of three consecutive weekends beginning in late October, t ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: The Cops Didn’t Just Hug People.

Scoop THROWBACK OUT: A dance party scheduled for Doug Fir Lounge on Nov. 28 was canceled by the venue following an online uproar over the use of racial stereotypes in the artwork used to promote the e ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Don’t Call Us Chicken.

Scoop TWO DOZENDRUMMERS NEEDED: Beginning next September, 23 Portland bands will be in need of a new drummer. Papi Fimbres, one of the city’s busiest musicians, is moving to Germany for a year. “Wit ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: They Can’t Hide Darren Forever.

Scoop IT’S HIGH TIME, TOO: Well, that didn’t take long. Barely two weeks after Oregon voted to legalize marijuana, Portland is scheduled to host the state’s first Cannabis Cup in July 2015. High Times ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Maybe Obama Can At Least Destroy Comcast.

Scoop TINY CASKET: Following last week’s announcement that 10 Barrel Brewing has been sold to Anheuser-Busch, a Beaverton group called Sell Out and Die decided to hold an online funeral Nov. 11 for th ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: We Hardly Feel A Day Over 39.

Scoop PERSON IS CORPORATION: Back in 2008, Portland tech entrepreneur Mike Merrill decided to sell shares of himself on the open market. Now his stunt will become a movie, directed by and starring Jason Bat ... More

Nov 5, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Chalupa to McMuffin to Fries…to Free Napkin?

Scoop BEARD FIGHT: Portland’s controversy-plagued World Beard and Moustache Championships just got more controversial. The event, held Oct. 25 at Keller Auditorium, got a scolding from The Oregonian ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Patty For President

Scoop THE MAGIC’S GONE: Magic Garden is closing Dec. 31. The iconic Old Town strip club was founded in the 1960s as a lesbian club and evolved into a coed hangout, a place where nude dancing coexist ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: But Is It Maybe Cisist?

Scoop ROCKS OFF: Another hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early last weekend, though police had nothing to do with it. Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled the plug on Sir Michael Rocks on Oc ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Center Ice

Street Laced up at Lloyd Center mall. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Cheery Beers

Street Big beers and fuzzy hats at the Holiday Ale Festival. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Plumb Dandy

A look at the annual Stumptown Speakeasy.

Street A look at the annual Stumptown Speakeasy. Photos by Anna Jaye Goellner. ... More

Dec 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Clearly Cold

Street Hoods down, mittens on. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Good Vibratos

Street Opening night at the Portland Opera. Photos by Jason Desomer.    ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by JASON DESOMER

Street: 1992 or Normcore?

Street The WW office has always been 22 years ahead of fashion trends. Photos courtesy of Jim Patton.        ... More

Nov 5, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Street: Thrillers, Killers

Street  Michael Jackson’s zombies creep on Irving Park. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Patched Up

Street Braving Sauvie Island traffic to pick up a pumpkin. Photos by Briana Cerezo.  ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO
 

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