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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.


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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
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 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.


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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
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Wittle Twees

The intense art of dwarfing trees.


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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
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

The Peel Sessions

Meet Sherwood’s greatest competitive onion-eater.


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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
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

Sore Eyes

What needs to be redesigned at Design Week Portland.


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AIRBNB LOGO Before the company moves here, we would like its logo to look a little less like testicles. PORTLAND AIRPORT CARPET The old design is a classic and actually symbolized the air   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Pieces Parts

Illegal drug paraphernalia explained.


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ILLUSTRATION: Sarah Helen MoreGO: Hempstalk is 10 am-9 pm Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 27-28, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Southwest Naito Parkway at Columbia Street. Free. No cannabis consumption onsite    More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Too Poor to Feast

Portland’s festival of bacchanalian extravagance is back. Here are budget alternatives to the marquee events.


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Feast is perhaps the most conspicuously consumptionary event in Portland, a four-day mess of chefs from Portland and elsewhere, with sold-out little dinners and huge bazaars that cost up to $175 f   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Katy Perry Reality Tour of Santa Barbara

Pop’s ruling California Girl is coming to extend Portland’s summer. To know her means to know her hometown.


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Summer isn’t over until Katy Perry gets off tour. A native of Santa Barbara, the pop megastar is a human solar panel, powering her rainbow-colored aural gumdrops with all the sunlight and ta   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Happy Beaverton Day!

How to enjoy a most joyous Beaverton Celebration Day 2014.


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This weekend, Oregon’s sixth-largest city will celebrate itself at Beaverton Celebration Day. If you’re headed out for the 5k fun run or the first annual “Pooch Parade,” figuring out w   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

The Eagles’ Greatest Hits

The most reviled band of the ’70s is coming to the Moda Center. Here are the worst things ever said about them.


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Everyone hates the Eagles. Not literally everyone, of course. A band doesn’t sell 40 million copies of a greatest-hits record without having a few fans. But you know you’re despised when the   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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