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Blind Tasting

The Blind Cafe challenges Portland to dine in darkness.

The Blind Cafe is an annual event raising awareness and funds for the Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind. Daring diners sit in complete darkness for over two hours, listening to live music, poetry an   More
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Hog Wild

The Multnomah County Fair brings home the bacon.

Hey, it’s the Multnomah County Fair! Did you know Multnomah County has a fair? Apparently it does! And among the pony rides, floral exhibits and talent competitions, the weekend will feature some   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Hey Jesus!

We are so looking forward to meeting you this Saturday!

We’ve seen the billboards, the sign trucks and the canvassers, so we know Harold Camping, the founder of Family Radio, has predicted you will return to Earth on May 21.    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE, CASEY JARMAN

Petticoats, Not Pedophiles

Lolita fashion isn’t what it sounds like.

Wonder Northwest: It’s Portland’s newest geek convention, bringing together pop-culture subcultures from all walks of life. A read though the schedule is pretty much what you’d expect: comic-b   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Deal Or No Deal

Who in the devil was Robert Johnson?

Robert Johnson is, in many ways, an American myth. Like Johnny Appleseed’s and Billy the Kid’s, Johnson’s biography has long been obscured by fantasy—most notably, the legend that he met the   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Tune With A View

The Crystal Hotel suggests you sleep on these songs.

Like indie bands playing a match of “Dueling Banjos,” Portland’s hoteliers keep upping the ante on rock ’n’ roll accommodations. (You still must supply your own vomit to drown in.) McMena   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 AARON MESH

What Would Jesus Chew?

A world tour of Easter eats.

Easter is a magical time of the year—when carpenters rise from the dead and bunnies poop out chocolate eggs. There are hundreds of regional riffs on the celebration around the world: In the Czech    More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN, KAREN LOCKE

Vinyl Destination

Our top three picks for record-store day.

These days, almost every hobby, obsession and food gets its own holiday. April is full of especially weird celebrations—it’s National Pecan Month, in case you forgot about the existence of the “all-American nut”—and Saturday, April 16, is no exception: It’s National Eggs Benedict Day   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nature Lover

Doing it like they do on the Sundance Channel.

Italian-born Isabella Rossellini was formerly best known for her famous parents, modeling career, roles in over 40 films, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, three books and shacking up with Martin    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Ball Busters

Art-golf and cocktails combine to fill a gaping cultural hole.

Portland! We lead the world in pinball bars, artery-clogging street food and impractical bicycles. Our dominance in childish pursuits for adults is so universally renowned that it’s generated doz   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

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