Dean Marriott’s Sewer Palace

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

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Chronic Problem

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

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

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

Legends of the Fallen: Stories From 2014's Closing Bars

Culture Features The Matador, 1999: Pet Night! “I had Pet Night, where everybody could bring their pet. Naturally there were dogs, cats, birds. People brought fish. [One customer] brought a horse. I said, ‘If ... More

Dec 24, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

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

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

Hotseat: John Frieh

This Portland mountaineer specializes in first ascents.

Culture Features John Frieh’s foot was the first ever to leave a boot print on the upper northwestern ridge of the West Witches Tit.  The peak, which sits on Alaska’s Stikine Icecap, is one of eight succ ... More

Nov 5, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Buy Local: Trick Out or Treats

Shopping for local Halloween décor and snacks.

Culture Features TREATS Pumpkin chocolate chip and apples ’n’ pears cupcakes Cupcake Jones, cupcakejones.net. Many restaurants and bakeries flaunt vegan and gluten-free options, locally sourced ingredients ... More

Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Cheap Life: A Full Breakfast Under $4…

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Cheap Massages, Acupuncture and Haircuts…

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Boozing…

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

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

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Workouts…

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Cheap Life: Foodstuffs…

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Fun & Games...

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Cheap Life: Free Pool...

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Life: Cheap Flicks...

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

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

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 22

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings People who pay a premium for homes in quiet neighborhoods should expect tighter enforcement of zoning rules than the poors, says one reader. The OLCC sees medical marijuana as a threat and is schem ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 21

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Scientists have difficult lives and should not have to listen to others socialize in the vicinity of their West Hills mansions. There’s now a bank that will accept your weed money. A new Oregon ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 20

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Oregon is set to honor a Republican with an annual holiday. At Wilson High School, the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are “equal” but keep their separate schedules.  East Portland ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 19

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Anyone you know who works at OHSU may be doing terrible things to monkeys right now and you will never know about it. The desks of administrators at César Chávez School are squeaky clean thanks to ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 18

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings If you’re looking for a solid breed of ranching goat, you want a hardy South African import. If you want to wash out your mead tanks into a city sewer, the Bureau of Environmental Services is goi ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 17

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings The Bull Run Reservoir is not filled by melting glaciers, but by springs and falling rain. Mt. Hood Community College’s board could take a hard right thanks to a fringe Republican candidate who ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 16

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Dr. Know has provided another non-answer to a diatribe thinly disguised as a question. No one is going to stop you from making a living by subletting a $1,400 Pearl apartment for $300 per night on ... More

Feb 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 15

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Future governor Kate Brown is a “scrappy outsider” who stables her Lipizzan in the rolling hills of Ridgefield, Wash. If you want to send your kids to a school where they’re unlikely to get m ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 14

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings The hard-working legislators who previously passed laws mandating standardized tests now want to pass a new law allowing anyone to opt out for any reason. The superiority of top leaf now has legal ... More

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 13

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings After driving the postwar economy into the ground and mortgaging their kids’ future, baby boomers are growing old in Oregon prisons in droves, which is expensive. The life of a child in Gresham is ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Recipeeps

Spice up your Easter by using everyone’s favorite bird-themed marshmallow sweets, Peeps, in a variety of recipes.

Headout SPLIT PEEP SOUP 1. Split Peeps in half. 2. Boil pot of soup broth.  3. Submerge Peeps in broth for, oh, 6-10 minutes or so? DEVILED PEEPS 1. Cut heads off Peeps. 2. Soak head holes in vin ... More

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

Arena Football Team Owners, Ranked In Order Of Arena Footballness

Headout 1. GENE SIMMONS (Los Angeles Kiss) Once asked NPR’s Terry Gross to “welcome me with open legs,” and implied that people with depression should just kill themselves. Arena football is the painted ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

A Whale of a Tale

The true story of Ethelbert, the brave little orca who swam to Portland.

Headout Click on image below for larger version:SOURCES: “Portland’s Ethelbert,” Time magazine, Nov. 9, 1931, and “The short, tragic history of whaling inside Portland city limits,” The Pendleton Re ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Leprecan’t

Famous Irish people who are not leprechauns.

Headout Picture an Irishman. Who are you picturing? The Notre Dame mascot? The Lucky Charms leprechaun? The leprechaun from Leprechaun? But did you know that less than 10 percent of all Irish people self- ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Timbers Fans, Mapped

Headout I attended my first Portland Timbers game in 2001 when the pre-Timbers Army “Cascade Rangers” were about 10 members strong. We gutted the Seattle Sounders, 2-0. Because I loved the team and ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Big Shot Ben

Meet Oregon’s biggest Spurs fan.

Headout Until the 2013 NBA Finals, I’d never seen anyone I know cry over sports. And then came Game 7 of the series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. After Tim Duncan uncharacteristi ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

What the Firk?

What you need to know about Firkin Fest.

Headout What the hell is a firkin? It’s a small cask—10 and three-quarters gallons of warm-conditioned goodness—the oldest still-in-use form of beer storage in the world. This is some serious Laura ... More

Feb 18, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Love Tester

Ranking Portland Valentine's Day events, from hot to not.

Headout Illustration by Annie SeoSir Mix-A-LotSongs about butts, sponsored by a weed store. Plus a band called Smoochknob. Is anything more romantic? Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St., 345-7892, 9 pm, $20, 21+. ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

50 Shades of Dr. Ruth

Plays about Dr. Ruth and 50 Shades of Grey both open in Portland this week. Who has better sex advice, Dr. Ruth Westheimer or Erika “E.L. James” Mitchell?

Headout “Suddenly he grabs me, tipping me across his lap. With one smooth movement, he angles his body so my torso is resting on the bed beside him. He throws his right leg over both mine and plants h ... More

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Handy-Dandy Super Bowl XLIX Prediction Worksheet

Keep score at home! The team with more checks is your likely champion.

Headout WATCH: The Super Bowl airs on KGW, Channel 8, at 3:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 1.  ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, April 1 - April 7

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 TOBIAS JESSO JR. [INDIE PIANO POP] Goon, Jesso’s debut LP, is a stellar exploration of ’70s balladry that’s being hailed the world over. Think John and Paul’s solo ou ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, March 25 - March 31

Headout Picks THURSDAY MARCH 26 BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY [MIDWEST GANGSTAS] Cleveland’s answer to Wu-Tang Clan is touring through in advance of its final record, E. 1999 Legends—two discs that are being aucti ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, March 18 - March 24

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MARCH 18 TALIB KWELI AND IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE [HIP-HOP’S CONSCIENCE] These conscious-rap kings are both nearing 40, but while their youth may be fading, their popularity has not. Bot ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, March 11 - March 17

Headout Picks THURSDAY MARCH 12 JULIANA HATFIELD THREE [INDIE POP] It’s been a couple of decades since the Juliana Hatfield Three’s highly influential Become What You Are became a lodestar for a generation ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, March 4 - March 10

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MARCH 4 CHEAP GIRLS [BLUE-COLLAR POWER POP] Last year’s Famous Graves was Cheap Girls’ fourth proper studio album, and it was another hook-laden fuzz-fest. The Michigan trio self ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, February 25 - March 3

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY FEB. 25 MILK MUSIC [HEAVY VIBES] Milk Music’s grungy rock is mired in murk, owing to the fact that each release so far has been recorded straight to tape. But within the mud, among ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, February 18 - February 24

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY FEB. 18 ELECTRIC FIELDS [VIRTUAL ART] Using computer algorithms to create faux “brushstrokes,” artist Jeremy Rotsztain layers myriad ribbons of color, which he distorts through d ... More

Feb 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, February 11 - February 17

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY FEB. 11 DENGUE FEVER [CAMBODIA ROCKS] An L.A.-based group trucking in Southeast Asia’s funky back catalog, Dengue Fever just released its fifth album, The Deepest Lake, which, whil ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, February 4 - February 10

Headout Picks THURSDAY FEB. 5 BARRY LOPEZ [TALK AND IMBIBE] National Book Award winner Barry Lopez kicks off Oregon Humanities’ annual Think & Drink series. Though most widely known for his travel and ... More

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, January 28 - February 3

Headout Picks THURSDAY JAN. 29 AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI [DESERT RAIN] Portland blogger and “guerrilla ethnomusicologist” Christopher Kirkley premieres his directorial debut, a remake of Purple Rain se ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

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

Scoop: Boycotting Indiana Before It Was Cool.

Scoop CASA DOS: Johnny Zukle has finally put the sign up for his long-promised third vegan strip club, Casa Diablo II, on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, near discount strip steakhouses Acropolis and Bl ... More

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

Oregon City: The New Portland?

Scoop THE PORTLAND POETRY SLAM CURSE: Kickstand, the basement comedy space at Velo Cult bike shop and bar in Northeast Portland, has been shut down by the city, at least temporarily, after a visit by th ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Cooler Than a Cooler.

Scoop WORDS AND GUITAR: She’s on your television and in your headphones, and come this fall, she’ll be on your bookshelf. Carrie Brownstein’s memoir will be published Oct. 27. Taking its title from a ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Open Letter To Republican Senators: STFU.

Scoop CHOPSTICKS AROUND: Fervidly popular karaoke spot Chopsticks II will move, but it won’t die, says owner David Chow. As WW reported in November, the East Burnside Street bar’s lease will not be rene ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Lifetime Ban James Harden.

Scoop SANDYS OF TIME: Majestically ruined, purple-painted dive bar Sandy Hut—nicknamed the Handy Slut on its own T-shirts and underwear—is changing hands. Owner John Berning says Club 21 owners Marc ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: I Like You, But You’re Crazy.

Scoop NOTHING UNDER THE KILT: Sherwood’s Two Kilts Brewing Company caused a stir earlier this month when it decided against expanding into a 11,000-square-foot facility in Hillsboro. Signs on the do ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Rockin’ the Suburbs This Week.

Scoop TILT IT DOWN: The third location of Tilt burgers has been hit with an eviction notice before it even opened. A sign on the door of the new restaurant at the east end of the Burnside Bridge include ... More

Feb 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Swing Low Alabama.

Scoop BUDGET WEED: Washington state’s largest recreational weed seller, Vancouver’s New Vansterdam, is aiming to match street prices with a new 10-for-$10 program. “We understand the original intent ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Portland as Fudge.

Scoop THIS BUD’S FOR BROS: Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial mocking craft beer seemed to fans in the Northwest like Anheuser-Busch shooting itself in the foot, given Bud just bought Bend’s 10 Bar ... More

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: You Mad, Bro?

Scoop GHOST OF BARS PAST: What’s going in the former Wildwood space? Last week, passers-by on Northwest 21st Avenue—including a former chef at the restaurant—saw what appeared to be a new restaura ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Lost Season

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

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

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Steeps

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

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

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Get Shorty

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

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

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Two Chainz

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

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

Jan 7, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Crud Busters

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

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

Dec 31, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos 1-5 by Jennifer Plitzko, 6 and 7 by Lucas Chemotti.  ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Jennifer Plitzko.  ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

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

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: Looks We Like

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

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Anna Jaye Goellner. ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by ANNA JAYE GOELLNER

Street: Looks We Like

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

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: Seensters

Street The city’s best looks this week. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Feb 18, 2015 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Stylish

Street The best looks of the week. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Street: Suitably Super

Street Seahawks, Patriots fans show their true colors. Photos By Katie Dennis. ... More

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Street: The Con

Street Wizard World brings out the fans. Photos by Katie Dennis.   ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

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

Strain Review: White McWidow

Willie Weed The original White Widow is to Amsterdam what the cheesesteak is to Philly or the bacon-topped maple doughnut is to Portland. The Widow was a breakout hit on the city’s coffeehouse scene, winnin ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MAJOR E. SKINNER

Smokin’ to Survive

Washington Just Opened the Nation's First Government-Owned Marijuana Dispensary

Willie Weed This time last year, North Bonneville, Wash., couldn’t pay its bills. The tiny city of 1,010 people, which sits across the Columbia River from Cascade Locks, has never been especially well-o ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MAJOR E. SKINNER

Dispensary Review: Cannababes

Willie Weed In a town where Walmart is more taboo than strip clubs, it was only a matter of time before the Bikini Barista business model affected the medicinal marijuana world. We’re seeing several spo ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Strain Review: Wake And Bake (Green Chiefs)

Willie Weed Sunday brunch with endless mimosas and from-the-can hollandaise is basic. Local coffee laced with locally grown, trimmed and prepared weed is not. Caffeine and THC are a wonderful pair. But ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Your Buddy’s House

Willie Weed Remember when you used to go an old house in a run-down neighborhood to buy weed? There was a couch, a lazy dog, a big TV and, quite possibly, a Jimi Hendrix poster. Well, that’s an bygone ... More

Feb 18, 2015 12:01 am by MAJOR E. SKINNER

Strain Review: Willy’s Wonder

Willie Weed More formally known as William’s Wonder, this indica has long been a member of the hall of fame of strains. Willy’s Wonder is known for its heavy high and sweet, flavorful taste. But the bat ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

The Flyover States, Part III

Willie Weed Editor’s note: Over the past two weeks, Wm. Willard Greene has written about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting bus ... More

Feb 4, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

The Flyover States, Part II

Willie Weed Editor’s note: Last week, Wm. Willard Greene wrote about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting busted. His experiences w ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE
 

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