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

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.

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.

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?

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


Five ways to celebrate the fourth.

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


The gross, fantastic world of Jim Woodring

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

Regretsy, I’ve Had a Few

How John Larriva became internet famous.

Image Courtesy of John LarrivaHave you heard of Regretsy? The website that mocks the most tasteless, ugly and just plain weird items sold on Etsy, the online crafts marketplace? Started in September 2 ...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

World Cups

Where to watch and what to drink in the first week of the championship

ILLUSTRATION: Adam KruegerSoccer, like most spectator sports, is primarily an excuse to get drunk and yell in a room full of like-minded yahoos. Because this year’s World Cup is in Cape Town, So ...   More
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Bring It On

At this year’s rose festival, look out for the (Indianapolis) cops.

Photo Courtesy of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill TeamThere are few conflicts in life that can’t be settled with a dance-off. And although the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Chortle Kombat

Five local comics battle for ultimate laugh supremacy.

At the beginning of May, 22 of your friends and neighbors entered the Portland Amateur Comedy Contest. Now, after a grueling month of constant stand-up shows at bars in and around Portland, five comed ...   More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Ben Bateman

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