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Is there a nonlethal way to stop Garrison Keillor?

Garrison Keillor claims he’ll go quietly. The host of A Prairie Home Companion, which comes to the Oregon Zoo this week, has promised to retire from his show sometime next July. If   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Trolley Drunk

Take the Portland Streetcar drinking tour.

The Portland Trolley (which, let’s be clear, is just a bus) is offering $98, five-hour wine tours to three urban wineries. The owner says discounts are always available, but who needs tickets to a d   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dead and Gone

When was Old Portland born and when did it die?

Old Portland is dead. We know this for many reasons, including the fact that a local theater group is staging a funeral for it this weekend. What we don’t know is exactly when it w   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Daddy Rock

How to talk to your baby about her first Wilco show.

Hello, little Isla! How are youuuu? There’s a sweet little smile from my little girl! OK, Isla, Daddy needs to talk to you. You’re just 3 months old, so Daddy doesn’t know how much of th   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Sanrio Fetish

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

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