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Sweater Season

How to take your ironic love of Christmas to the next level.

First, You Need a Sweater Duh. Red Light Clothing Exchange (3590 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 963-8888, redlightclothingexchange.com) claims to have 1,000 of them, maybe including that one your elementary   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Wild, Mapped

Spotting landmarks from Cheryl Strayed's hike of the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail.

The movie Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and based on a memoir by Portland author Cheryl Strayed, hits theaters Friday. Wild follows Strayed for 1,100 miles along the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest    More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Cheer Up, Drunky

Pro tips for surviving 77 beers and massive crowds at the annual Holiday Ale Fest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Arrive early, but not too early: Portland's Holiday Ale Festival always gets packed—17,000-plus attendees will drop in over five days—which means you want to get there before sought-after    More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Thanksgiving In Portland Means Running. Time To Pick The Right Race.

Tofurky Trot Tofurky’s run raises money for local vegan organizations. The 5K run goes through Mount Tabor Park with vegan food at the finish line. Mount Tabor Park, picnic area A, on the n   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 WW Culture Staff

The Naked Truth

A stripper assesses the accuracy of Showgirls.

If you expect real life to be like the movies, life is full of disappointments. Coed college dorms have fewer late-night sexy pillow fights and a lot more late-night geology homework by light of   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Another Hump Festival? DTMFA. Here's Where to Get a Real Sex Show.

There’s a big problem with Hump, the annual amateur porn festival put on by our dear friends at the local subsidiary of Seattle’s Stranger newspaper. Sure, it honors our city’s DIY spirit.   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 ANDREW KNIGHTWOOD

A Black Keys/LeBron Reality Tour of Akron, Ohio

The greatest basketball player and blues duo of their generation come to the Moda center this week. Here's a map of their hometown.

Despite what Chrissie Hynde once sang, there is still a downtown in Akron, Ohio. I went to college there, in what turns out to have been something of a golden age. Most Fridays, we’d pay a $   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drunk Ghosts

It’s the season to get drunk and talk about scary stuff. Here’s where to find boozy spirits in Portland.

ILLUSTRATION: Sabrina ElliottOld Town Pizza  Nina, dead hooker. 226 NW Davis St., 222-9999, oldtownpizza.com. White Eagle Rose, dead junkie hooker. 836 N Russell St., 282-6810, mcmenamins.   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Wittle Twees

The intense art of dwarfing trees.

It’s easy to sound like an idiot while talking to a bonsai expert—especially since you’re probably mispronouncing the word. Each tiny tree has an infinite range of needs, which is why some har   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

The Peel Sessions

Meet Sherwood’s greatest competitive onion-eater.

This Saturday is the 28th annual Great Onion Festival in Sherwood. There’ll be onion-rolling contests, an onion queen and an onion-eating contest. Competitors in the onion-eating contest are g   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY
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