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Headout: What’s Your Ride?

Follow our Pedalpalooza 2012 decision tree, then hop on your bike.

 Click on the image below for a larger version!Illustration by Elizabeth Baddeley RIDE: More information about these events at wweek.com/pedalpalooza.Headout Picks THURSDAY JUNE 14 NICK KR   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Headout: Dancing Bears

Hibernation is over now, it’s time to party.

Known for their hairy bodies, powerful physiques and endless appetites, wild bears can be scary. But while most guidebook...    More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Headout: Show and Shell

Conch talk with Oregon’s most avid shell seeker.

“Conchologist” is a fancy word. You don’t become a conchologist by earning a degree, however, but through a deep and abiding interest in sea shells. This week, the Oregon Society of Concho   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Headout: Wine & Wag

The life of a veteran Oregon wine dog.

Before people buy your wine, they want to pet your dog. Alex Sokol Blosser has accepted this. “I don’t know why—it’s gotta be that when you go to a farm, you expect to see a dog,” he s   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Willy Wagon

Your neighbor’s car, in Pinewood Derby form.

Sometimes you’re toast before the green flag falls. We couldn’t compete with the swell of creative force fueling the Stumptown 40 adult Pinewood Derby. Past races have seen models made to lo   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Friends Forever

Two decades later, what do you remember about The Golden Girls?

I had to squint, but the Elvis impersonator in the back row at Sophia’s wedding looked awfully familiar. That forehead. That weird mouth. Yes, Quentin Tarantino was on The Golden Girls. Oh, th   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Doin’ The Derb

You’re not rich, but on Kentucky Derby day, you can act like it.

Horse races, like sex, are about mostly anticipation. And while the Kentucky Derby—like sex—only lasts two minutes, the elaborate celebrations around racing’s biggest event last all day. O   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Headout: Tossers

Darts combines drinking and sharp objects. What’s not to love?

“It’s way more challenging than it looks,” says Isaac Rochester. “Lots of people think, ‘I could get drunk and throw some shit at a wall.’ But it really is a game of millimeters.”    More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Headout: Two Rounds

Earth Day vs. Record Store Day.

It’s a big weekend for the smug and self-congratulatory. Saturday is Record Store Day, a celebration of crass consumerism and the fetishization of impractical and outdated technology. Sunday i   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Chimp Chat

Want to befriend an ape? Learn to speak his language.

Apes seem like hairier versions of ourselves—playful, inquisitive and quick to throw feces when angered. For decades, we’ve been dressing them as bellhops, teaching them to ride tricycles an   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

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