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

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

Into the Woods

Three outdoor music festivals, one survival guide.

Summertime in Portland is full of planning challenges. On that rare free weekend, do you head to the beach or go out dancing? Or do you combine the two activities into one mega-plan, and hit one of   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

This Is A Bottle Of Wine. We Drank It. It’s Art.

Can you take me artistically higher?

Everybody who’s anybody in Portland’s art scene has been buzzing over YU Contemporary, and doubtless they’ll be even more abuzz after the final show of the inaugural season, Tom Marioni’s Th   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 AARON MESH


Alley 33 turns a road into a runway.

Portland fashion can be baffling—at least judging from the hodgepodge of hiking boots, cycling shorts and painstakingly planned thrifted ensembles you see sauntering down our city’s sidewalks. B   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 NATASHA GEILING


The wheels on these bikes go round and round.

For a city so fixated on bikes, Portland pays surprisingly little attention to bike racing. Maybe that’s because all Portland’s potential racers are, at present, using biking mainly as an altern   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Captain Beer Can Man

This Saturday is Portland’s first Cans Fest, which celebrates a handful of hops iconoclasts who prefer to store their beer in cans, from Missoula’s Big Sky Brewing to Central City Brewing in Su   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Bleep Bloop Beep

OMSI wants you to get your game on.

This weekend OMSI presents the U.S. debut of Game On 2.0, the world’s biggest celebration of video games—a hands-on history of joystick-jerking, button-pumping 8-bit whizbang that runs the gamut f   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Happy Birthday, Bruce!

The top five things Bruce Campbell has fought.

Bruce Campbell is God. Well, a kind of god, anyway. To the average person, he is probably most recognizable from his Old Spice ads (or maybe his current role on USA’s Burn Notice, but to quote Azi   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Wizard’s Lament

Is the end nigh for Harry and the Potters?

 Headout Picks THURSDAY JUNE 16 [MOVIE] FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF He’s shifty, deceitful, conniving, selfish—and 25 years later, Ferris Bueller remains the most charismatic teenager in ci   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Cider City, USA

How do you like them apples, Portland?

Portland may be the promised land when it comes to beer and kombucha, but there is one fermented beverage market in which we are lagging embarrassingly behind: cider. And we’re not talking that n   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN

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