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

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
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

The Portland Poly Scene

 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
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

The Talk: How to Explain Mermaid Sex to Your Kids

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
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

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

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
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

First! The First Beers By Every Portland Brewery

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
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

World Naked Bike Ride Stories From Around the World

Tradition laid bare.

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
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Disneyland for Truckers

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

Jubitz truck stop is an empire: 26 acres of redistricted red state in Oregon’s bluest city. It’s a beacon of the city’s northern limits that says, “Give me your tired, who sit for a li   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 TED JAMISON

Find Your Perfect Portland Pride Event

Our favorite events at Portland Pride 2015.

Click image below for larger version. Illustration by Hugh Newell Pride at Hollywood Theatre It’s the summer of 1984 and the British National Union of Mineworkers is on st   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Sex, Drugs, Murder, Tubas

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

PANHANDLERS LINED UP BY OFF-RAMP Interstate 5, Exit 302A Don’t let the humorous signs fool you, every single houseless person is scary. Best to empty your pockets of cash immediately upon requ   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Down in the Cornhole

What is America’s pastime if not cornhole? Baseball. Baseball is totally America’s pastime. But what is cornhole if not America’s “that thing we did one time when the shuffleboard tabl   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 TED JAMISON

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