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Drag Out

Portland’s developmentally disabled community gets a coming-out party.

I’ll fess up. My 2010 resolution to keep an open mind was already tested when I read a recent email from Bridges to Independence, a local nonprofit that helps adults with developmental disabliti ...   More
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

All Tomorrow’s Parties

It’s not too late to say thanks to this decade the right way.

ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallWe know 2009’s been a tough year—hell, the histrionic ninnies at Time named this entire decade the worst ever. But you know what? A whole lotta awesome also happene ...   More
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Christmas-Up Your Apartment

1) Print it Out. 2) Color it in. 3) Cut along the dotted line. 3) Hang on wall or in front of TV. 4) Rejoice!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 WW Editorial Staff


What’s better than racing motorcycles? Racing motorcycles with spiked tires on ice.

IMAGE: Courtesy of the Rose QuarterWhen winter hit Tucson in 1977, Brent Densford’s dad wasn’t ready for the dirtbike season to end. So he and his buddies took the next logical step: plugg ...   More
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Only In PDXmas

From trail carols to NASCAR lights, Christmastime is here.

ILLUSTRATION: Adam KruegerThe start of the Christmas season in Portland has always been sparked by one particularly bright bulb—Rudolph’s red nose glowing forth from the Made in Oregon sig ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 India Nicholas

Field Trips For Grownups

The Dill Pickle Club wants you.

BRINE TIME: Dill Pickle Club founders Lucy Rockwell, Marc Moscato and Kyle Von Hoetzendorff. IMAGE: vivianjohnson.com When other people get laid off, they start a blog. Marc Moscato started a club fo ...   More
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Thanksgiving 2.0

Friends, family and a laptop display of smoked-turkey temperature readings.

Photo of Michael Weinberg by Chris ChenThanksgiving is Michael Weinberg’s favorite holiday. It’s not rife with religious complications, it involves spending all day with food and friends, ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Free Radical

Dutch musician and computer takeover theorist Goodiepal could be a genius. Or just making everything up.

IMAGE: Casey JarmanIf you believe everything you read about Scandinavian electronic musician and scholar Goodiepal, or Gæoudjiparl van de Dobbelsteen the Århus Warrior (real name Parl Kris ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Chariots Of Mire

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

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