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Portland’s Best Boss

Let’s hear it for the “Big Dog.”


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Sunday, Oct. 16, is National Boss Day. Why does such a thing exist? Could it be that there are bosses out there who, unlike our own cruel and capricious overseer, are so beloved by their underlings    More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Beyond Blankets

Craig Thompson’s Habibi is a massive masterpiece.


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Portland cartoonist Craig Thompson was 27 when he published Blankets, an enormous, autobiographical “illustrated novel” about growing up in an evangelical family in rural Michigan. It’s an ext   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Talk on the Wild Side

Insane Clown Posse and Odd Future will probably never speak to one another. But if they did...


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Detroit’s Insane Clown Posse and Los Angeles’ Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All—both of whom visit the Roseland Theater this week—have more in common...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Build a Better Bicycle

Ziba’s big ideas.


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Thirty-one bicycle designers from across the nation will converge on Portland this Friday for the second Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge. Their goal: To prove they’ve built the u   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Jump Around

Climb inside an elephant’s rectum. It’s art.


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“Don’t forget to close the flaps!” That’s the last thing you’ll hear as you climb into the rectum of a 20-foot elephant. Don’t worry: It’s art. Oscar’s Delirium Tremens is the star at   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Lit Rock

Portland’s musical and literary worlds collide at This! Fest.


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New literary and music festival This! Fest debuts at the Woods in Sellwood this Friday and Saturday, with readings from more than two dozen prominent Portland writers, ranging from the established    More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 MAGGIE SUMMERS

Fatten Up

This Labor Day, put some Fatdog on your hot dog.


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Jason Sohn makes great mustard…in part to finance his love of motorcycles. The part-time United Airlines luggage loader and his wife Mandie received the recipe for their signature condiment as a    More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

I Don't Know What We're Yelling About

BurgundyFest celebrates the Anchorman legacy.


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Step aside, Dude: There’s a new movie tribute festival in town. It’s BurgundyFest, the first event in the country dedicated to celebrating the 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,    More
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 AARON MESH

I Am Legend

A larger-than-life Blazer legend stops by to say goodbye.


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Arvydas Sabonis, who entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 11, might be the best-loved Portland Trail Blazer of all time. Sure, Bill Walton won the te   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Getting On Our Soapbox

We made the best guide to Portland ever. Go find a copy.


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The product of curatorial selections from this city’s sharpest writers and artists, Finder is Willamette Week’s annual magazine-style guide to the Portland that’s worth a damn. This week, the    More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 WW Culture Staff
 

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