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Beezus Walks

Ramona is a pain in the ass. We ask, what did Beezus do?

Ramona Quimby is the Portland child-lit equivalent of a Kardashian. She operates in a self-centered bubble and then gets guide-book chapters written about her.Heck, Portland built a life-sized bronze    More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Madder Men

AMC needs to keep Mad Men alive. Why not a Portland-based reboot?

After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Mad Men is meandering its way to a close this Sunday. There is little to say about this show that hasn’t already been said. It’s an engaging look no   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Secret Shelf

Top-notch whiskey bars that stay under the radar.

This weekend, the Whiskeytown USA festival will crowd with sulfur-breathed Beavertonites downing half-ounce plastic shots of God-knows-what whiskey that’s probably great. But Portland bars a   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The First Annual Willamette Week Awards about the Oregon Technology Awards

Over the past decade, a glut of tech-startup seedlings has sprouted up in the Portland area’s Silicon Forest. Thetus, Tripwire, the Clymb, Nvoicepay, Brandlive—the gang’s all here. Yes,    More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 TED JAMISON

New New Year

Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.

In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April. After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha statues in fl   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Poppin’ Tops

Five Portland strip clubs with great beer.

1. Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7 am-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 am Sunday. Oh, the Acropolis. Weird statues. Three stages. Salad bar. Cheap steaks from the    More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Crystal Ballin’

Predicting the NBA futures of the Nike Hoop Summit’s graduating class.

Basketball never stops, they say, but it does slow down. In fact, this particular week is among the most interminable for hardcore hoopsheads. March Madness is over, and the NBA playoffs have    More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER


Spice up your Easter by using everyone’s favorite bird-themed marshmallow sweets, Peeps, in a variety of recipes.

SPLIT PEEP SOUP 1. Split Peeps in half. 2. Boil pot of soup broth.  3. Submerge Peeps in broth for, oh, 6-10 minutes or so? DEVILED PEEPS 1. Cut heads off Peeps. 2. Soak head holes in vin   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Arena Football Team Owners, Ranked In Order Of Arena Footballness

1. GENE SIMMONS (Los Angeles Kiss) Once asked NPR’s Terry Gross to “welcome me with open legs,” and implied that people with depression should just kill themselves. Arena football is the painted   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 WW Culture Staff

A Whale of a Tale

The true story of Ethelbert, the brave little orca who swam to Portland.

Click on image below for larger version:SOURCES: “Portland’s Ethelbert,” Time magazine, Nov. 9, 1931, and “The short, tragic history of whaling inside Portland city limits,” The Pendleton Re   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Culture Staff

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