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It’s Man (and Woman and Child) Vs. Mud Puddle at Dirdy Birdy.

All over Portland, runners with impressive speed and stamina—serious athletes—have been training to run a treacherous 5k race…in a gigantic pile of mud. The Dirdy Birdy is one of th ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 India Nicholas

The Many Lives Of Holly Ellis

An indie-movie journeywoman revisits her diverse roles.

Holly Lynn Ellis is the indie film equivalent of a Leatherman. Since graduating from the University of Portland in 2001, Ellis has worked as an actor, producer, director, costume designer and location ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Nathan Dinsdale

Ghouls Out Forever

More fun than a 10-pound bag of Snickers.

Forget the trick-or-treaters. Leave a bowl of candy outside your door, put on your best Twilight costume and down a couple Red Bulls. (You’ll need the caffeine. Trust me.) Portland loves Hallowe ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Kate Williams

Rack ’Em Up

Portland fights breast cancer, abuse and the Wicked Witch of the West with bare chests.

Mona Superhero’s A Little Voice Inside My Head Said Don’t Look BackOther towns celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a run/walk or a charity dinner. Not Portland. Bless our pervy li ...   More
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Musical Beavers

Fame, at least in Oregon, means nobody has to know exactly who you are.

This week, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame inducts seven more musicians (along with industry folks and such) into its hallowed halls. But those without a keen eye on local music history might stare cock ...   More
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Woman, Art Thou Loose?

12,000 Women of faith can’t go wrong. Or can they?

IMAGE: Matt GrigsbyWhen we received an email two weeks ago with the subject line “12,000 Women Expected at Rose Garden Arena,” WW’s hetero male staffers got more than a little excite ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

Raw Meat

The hilarious and terrifying carnal art of Thermals frontman Hutch Harris.

IMAGE: Hutch HarrisNo one can accuse Hutch Harris’ primary artistic endeavor, razor-sharp local punk trio the Thermals, of lacking meat. But to make that claim against Harris’ visual art w ...   More
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Block Party

Micah Camden wants to feed you.

ILLUSTRATION: Jason RaineyWhen most people wanna say thanks, they send a card or an email. When Micah Camden wants to say thanks, he makes the whole city dinner. Camden is the goofy, endearingly blovi ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Strange Brew

What happens when you ask brewers to make art outta beer?

IMAGE: vivianjohnson.comA handful of people in this town have elevated beer-making to an art form, but never before have the brewers of Portland been asked to create, well, art beer. That’s exac ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Take The Green Line!

The newest MAX route opens up an undiscovered country of attractions.

Couldn’t afford a vacation this summer? It’s not too late! The new MAX Green Line, beginning service this Saturday, Sept. 12, opens up new horizons for a “staycation” within 39 ...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 AARON MESH

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