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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

Roll On

Katamari Damacy FTW!

ILLUSTRATION: Luke RamseyVideo games have a shelf life. After spending 40 hours with Metal Gear Solid or Grand Theft Auto, most gamers are about ready to move on. But some games last longer. Some game ...   More
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Big Pig

Why head to the Oregon State Fair this year? One giant oinker.

In 1960, Tom Beimborn quit his job as a USDA meat inspector, bought a giant steer (a 6-foot-4, 3,400-pound red-and-white Holstein, to be exact) and entered the business of exhibiting exotic animals. & ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Riley Hooper

Tube Topped

Who should be Lady Gaga’s next fashion muse? Portland’s junk to funk.

IMAGE: chrisryanphoto.comImitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which is why WW went hunting for the most outrageous outfit we could find this week in honor of batshit-crazy performance juggerna ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Sarah Davidson

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