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Headout: An Ode to the Big Pipe

It took $1.4 Billion to change our stream from open sewer to clean blue dream.

Stretching out deep underground, it works to keep our river clean while swimmers race, tubers chain round: Willamette’s hero, unheard, unseen. Now as it helps us enjoy summer o’er a diseased    More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Headout: Deadliest Pick

Not all berries are good. Here’s a guide to the bad ones.

The third annual Oregon Berry Festival is upon us. It’s a great celebration of one of Oregon’s favorite agricultural products. Yet danger lurks. While the festival’s simple slogan encourages you   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Headout: We Got the Beasts

Who do the Oregon Zoo’s rock-’n’-roll animals dig more: Huey Lewis, The B-52s or the Go-Go’s?

The animals of the Oregon Zoo might as well be living in Guantanamo Bay—or at least in the town from Footloose. Within the animals’ gilded cages, rock ’n’ roll is contraband: A sign at the   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Pete Repeat

(Going back to) Wellsville with Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and assorted other indie rockers who hung with the Wrigley Brothers.

Remember the ’90s? Remember when indie rockers had enough clout to make it as bit actors in popular children’s television shows? Or when hell-raising garage-rock icons played park rangers an   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Headout: Tree Toppers

Learn how tree-climbing competitions work.

Tree climbing is an activity most often associated with children and barefoot hippies—two groups that wouldn’t stand a chance at this weekend’s Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition.    More
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Headout: Portland Pride Bingo

GO: Portland Pride runs Wednesday-Sunday, June 12-16. The Portland Pride Parade is at 11 am Sunday, June 16, in downtown Portland. See pridenw.org for details. BY AARON SPENCER.   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 AARON SPENCER

Headout: Eh, Sailor!

How to seduce a Canadian sailor in this depleted fleet week.

Today, the national debt standoff finally hits us where we live: boinking sailors. The annual Fleet Week celebrations—the docking of the U.S. Navy with all available Portland orifices—has be   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AARON MESH

Headout: What is This Thing?

Archaeologists examine the public’s purported fossils and artifacts, separating pterodactyl teeth from white pebbles.

When I was in grade school, I found something weird in the woods not far from my house. It’s old and brown, made of smooth, hard bone. It’s six inches long, shaped like a tool, sawed square on   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Primus Eye

Veteran thrash-funk outfit Primus brings a 3-D show to the Schnitz. Stare at this Magic Eye-like stereographic image until you’re there.

 Click on the image for a larger version:GO: Primus 3-D is at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335, on Saturday, May 25. 7 pm. $42.50-$53. All ages.    More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Headout: Know Your Sausage

Jawohl! Maifest, Germany’s oldest sausage party, is here.

Oktoberfest gets a lot of column inches—the legislated purity of Bavarian beer, the goofy hats, the giant urinal troughs—while Maifest always gets short shrift. And who does not excite himse   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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