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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

Disneyland for Truckers

10-4, good buddy, head down to Jubitz for the Rose City Round-Up.

Jubitz truck stop is an empire: 26 acres of redistricted red state in Oregon’s bluest city. It’s a beacon of the city’s northern limits that says, “Give me your tired, who sit for a li   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 TED JAMISON

Find Your Perfect Portland Pride Event

Our favorite events at Portland Pride 2015.

Click image below for larger version. Illustration by Hugh Newell Pride at Hollywood Theatre It’s the summer of 1984 and the British National Union of Mineworkers is on st   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Sex, Drugs, Murder, Tubas

Visiting rural Oregonians beware: the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade runs through plenty of scary big-city stuff. Here’s the route, from Memorial Coliseum to Lincoln High.

PANHANDLERS LINED UP BY OFF-RAMP Interstate 5, Exit 302A Don’t let the humorous signs fool you, every single houseless person is scary. Best to empty your pockets of cash immediately upon requ   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Down in the Cornhole

What is America’s pastime if not cornhole? Baseball. Baseball is totally America’s pastime. But what is cornhole if not America’s “that thing we did one time when the shuffleboard tabl   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 TED JAMISON

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

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