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Headout: Cracking the Code

Night Train Express

Oregonian wine writer Katherine Cole has a new book out that demystifies the often confusing information on wine bottles from Italy, France and Portugal. We enjoyed her Complete Wine Selector but    More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Can you find these items...?

Click on the image below for a larger version:Message in a bottle Stapler Printing press Scout book Bunny on a bike Pica ruler Streetcar ticket Oil can Ampersand Caution reversed St. Johns   More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Headout: Halloworldly

Other countries’ candy, ranked.

Halloween has become dangerously homogenized. Everywhere, you find the same candy and the same superhero costumes and the same fake cobwebs. Portlanders should know better: Trick-or-treating s   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Headout: Hello, Dolly!

Five other potential Dolly Parton musicals.

You may have misremembered Nine to Five, the classic 1980 Dolly Parton workplace comedy, as a musical, considering the eponymous theme song is more famous than the film. Alas, it only received t   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Pumpkinomics

Your handy conversion chart between Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other fall activities.

It seems like autumn has become little more than an extended marketing campaign for pumpkin-flavored things. As a pumpkinhead—that is, someone who will freebase anything vaguely pumpkin-flav   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: The Case of the Purloined Necklace

A reward awaits the first person who solves this mystery before the Sherlock Holmes exhibit opens at OMSI.

Hours too late, amid houses of disturbingly accurate repute, I searched for the Great Critic. Or, at least, I searched for where the Great Critic always was, at a bar near the bridge,  prec   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JAY HORTON

Headout: Wordstock Panel Picker

Which 2013 Wordstock panels should you attend?

Click on image for a larger version!ILLUSTRATION: Heather BlackGO: The Wordstock Festival writers’ panels are at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., wordstockfesti   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: The Price is Right, Live From The Numbers

Playing The Price is Right at the Price is Right drive-thru smoke shop.

Portland, come on dooooowwwwwn! The Price is Right Live, a stage production based on the 40-year-old TV game show, comes to Portland this week. In its honor, we played The Price is Right at the lege   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Tailgate the Week

How to make everything like football.

Larry the Cable Guy What’s Happening Inside: A crowd of people you’ve never seen, talked to or otherwise interacted with, laughing uproariously at jokes about farts, gays, gay farts and proba   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Elbow Drop

A fearsome Honey Badger’s tips for boozy arm rasslin’

Arm wrestling is the new roller derby. Or such is the idea behind “Honey Badgers & Cobras,” a female arm-wrestling battle royale at the Warrior Room kettlebell studio in Milwaukie on Sat   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

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