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Big Pig

Why head to the Oregon State Fair this year? One giant oinker.


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In 1960, Tom Beimborn quit his job as a USDA meat inspector, bought a giant steer (a 6-foot-4, 3,400-pound red-and-white Holstein, to be exact) and entered the business of exhibiting exotic animals. & ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Riley Hooper

Tube Topped

Who should be Lady Gaga’s next fashion muse? Portland’s junk to funk.


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IMAGE: chrisryanphoto.comImitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which is why WW went hunting for the most outrageous outfit we could find this week in honor of batshit-crazy performance juggerna ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Sarah Davidson

A Family Of Hair

The Warped Tour has never looked so good.


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It’s kind of refreshing, actually: We finally live in a society where dudes are objectified out in the open—and male-fronted bands, even “punk” bands, are forced to doll themse ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Slanted And Enchanted

Oregon’s creepiest amusement park meets Portland’s hippest bands.


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IMAGE: Adam KruegerWhen Roger Tofte finished building Enchanted Forest in 1971, he probably never imagined that nearly 40 years later his family amusement park would host a music festival featuring a ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Best Of Portland. Live.

It’s like Disney on ice, only funkier and with more llamas. And no ice.


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Remember how last week we told you all about the best weird and wonderful bands, dancers, circus performers and llamas in Portland? Of course you do. Well, this week you can see all (well, most) of th ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Tombstone Views

A Chinese burial ground becomes a movie theater.


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ILLUSTRATION: Lloyd Eugene Winter IVIt’s summer in Portland, that time of year when we pack up our lawn chairs and head outside to watch a movie in a graveyard. What’s that, you say? Movie ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 AARON MESH

Hands Away

Portland’s gay community talks about touching.


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We’ve all been there…privy to too much public canoodling by overzealous couples. PDA can elicit reactions from “awww” to “ewww.” But the question of whether the li ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Eat This

Have you met the other pho?


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Bun Bo Hue Minh’s Bun Bo Hue Dac Biet IMAGE: vivianjohnson.comThe beautiful bowl before you is bun bo hue, a rice noodle soup that originated in the Vietnamese city of Hue, as served by Bun Bo H ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Kaboom!

Five ways to celebrate the fourth.


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ILLUSTRATION: S.BrittWhen it comes to doing your patriotic duty of watching bombs bursting in air this Fourth of July, it’s all about finding the best place to perch and gawp at the biggest fire ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Freakshow!

The gross, fantastic world of Jim Woodring


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ILLUSTRATION: Jim WoodringTrying to explain Jim Woodring’s art is like describing an acid trip: One never gets the feeling across and inevitably sounds like a crazy person while doing it. But th ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 CASEY JARMAN
 

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