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Arena Football Team Owners, Ranked In Order Of Arena Footballness

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
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 WW Culture Staff

A Whale of a Tale

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

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
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Culture Staff


Famous Irish people who are not leprechauns.

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
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 WW Staff

Timbers Fans, Mapped

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
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 PARKER HALL

Big Shot Ben

Meet Oregon’s biggest Spurs fan.

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
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

What the Firk?

What you need to know about Firkin Fest.

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
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 PARKER HALL

Love Tester

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

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
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 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?

“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
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 PARKER HALL

Handy-Dandy Super Bowl XLIX Prediction Worksheet

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

WATCH: The Super Bowl airs on KGW, Channel 8, at 3:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 1.    More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Muppet Sex

The whole point of Muppet Burlesque is to get you thinking about it.

Everyone loves the Muppets. Then there are some people who love the Muppets. You see what I’m trying to say, son? When a Muppet and a Muppeteer love each other very much, they do a—a special   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 JAMES HELMSWORTH

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