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So This Is The New Year?

Celebrate the dawn of 2011...again.

So, it’s one month into 2011 and you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution. You’re smoking again; driving to work when you should be biking; losing patience with family members; watch   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Great Scots

If it’s not Scottish, it’s...you know.

 Oy, Portland! Ya call yerself Beervana? Ya might as well drink yer grandmother’s piss. India pale ales an’ high-’n’-mighty organic ales? More like fock-off ales. Ef it’s not Scottish, it’s piss.    More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 AP KRYZA

The Fakers

They sound too good to be true because they are.

If you’ve ever stumbled upon a random cluster of words you thought would make the best band name ever, you’ll understand part of what excites San Francisco musician Sonny Smith about his l ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Christina Cooke

Mix Master

A Well-Drinker’s Guide to The Great American Distillers Festival.

ILLUSTRATION: chibirmingham.comIt’ll be a wet weekend in Portland, regardless of the weather. The Great American Distillers Festival is bringing 35 microdistilleries to the Tiffany Center to sho ...   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


Get blitzed the Japanese way.

IMAGE: cameronbrowne.comAs more izakayas arise around Portland, so too has the popularity of sake as the de rigueur accompaniment to snacking on karaage and pretending not to hate natto. But in Japan, ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Forgive Me Satan

My top five metal confessions.

ILLUSTRATION: Lukas KetnerBless me, Satan, for I have sinned. I have not taken heavy metal seriously until just this year. If it’s any consolation, I’m taking it very seriously now. Case i ...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 ROBERT HAM

Monster Master

Director and writer Guillermo del Toro gets bloody at the Bagdad

WW photo illustration, PHOTO: Karoline WebbFrom The Devil’s Backbone and the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth to the comic-book mayhem of Hellboy and Blade II, Mexican director Guillermo del ...   More
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Record Lows

Six LPs you should never buy at a record show.

For vinyl enthusiasts, record shows are like Christmas. The conventions provide an opportunity for near-endless crate-digging, with wax junkies hoping against hope they’ll find some long-lost Bo ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

8-Bit Booty

Swashbuckling, plank-walking video-game mastery.

ILLUSTRATION: johnmartz.comFor the past five years, the Portland Retro Gaming Expo has gathered old-school gaming geeks around town to celebrate all things Sega, Nintendo and Atari. Meanwhile, also fo ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 WW Staff


Celebrate suds, wieners and lederhosen this September.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Adam KruegerIt’s September in Portland, and that could mean only one thing: Oktoberfest. We’ve decided it’s best not to question why there are so many Oktoberfest cele ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Riley Hooper

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