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D&D, Hackathons and Building Portland's Software Industry

Hales and Smith debate their geek credentials

halessmithgot

Mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith faced off in a tech-focused debate at the downtown office of local online video start-up Elemental Technologies today. Portland's tech industry was previously cons...   More
 
Monday, August 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Is Lonesome's Pizza Coming to Dante's?

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland

kirk

News from the future of Portland's bar and restaurant industry, via OLCC liquor license applications:
Is delivery-only East-side pizza joint Lonesome's taking over the hallowed pizza window at Dante's? That's what it looks like—the venue's liquor license has been amen...   More
 
Monday, August 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top Selling Albums and Songs in Portland, July 30-Aug 5

pdxcharts

Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

WW's Martin Cizmar on CNN

eaglescout

WW Arts and Culture editor Martin Cizmar continues to make headlines for sending his Eagle Scout badge back to the Boy Scouts of America over its policy of banning homosexuals. Today, he was on CNN and despite his protests, we're posting the clip here. The segment also includes adorable photos of him ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Beau Breedlove Opening a "French Dance Cafe"

And more Portland restaurant news

antarean_brandy

Beau Breedlove (yes, that Beau Breedlove) is opening a "French dance cafe" at the South Waterfront (0315 SW Montgomery St. #150) called Vie. "We'll have a small area for slow dancing and such, and later in the evening expand it to a larger space for dancing," Breedlove told WW on the phone this afternoon.The restaur...   More
 
Friday, August 3, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Kevin Pereira Brings His "Nerd Carnival" to Portland

wwgeek

Former Attack of the Show! co-host Kevin Pereira is bringing his live leetUP event to the Crystal Ballroom on September 21. Billed in the presser I just received as "the ultimate party mash-up for geeks, gamers, nerds and pop-culture fanatics," it seems to be... a lot of things that 20-40-year-old white dudes* like shoved into one room? He...   More
 
Thursday, August 2, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: The Week in Geek

6 awesomely nerdy things to do in Portland, July 31-August 5

wwgeek

WW's weekly round-up of the nerdy events happening around Portland over the next seven days:
Wednesday, August 1

Phil Plait: Death From the Skies!

[EDUTAINMENT] Phil Plait is the guy behind the excellent Bad Astronomy blog. He also worked on the Hubble Telescope. And he had a show on the Disco...   More
 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top Selling Albums and Songs in Portland, July 23-29

pdxcharts

Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for the previous week. The week's in-store appearance...   More
 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking

Din Din supper club goes brick and mortar, and more new places to eat and drink in Portland

yent006

It feels like forever since I've done a Future Drinking post. I'm not lazy, there just haven't been many Portland liquor license applications lately. This post will cover about three weeks' worth of apps, and it's still brief.Biggest news first: Looks like chef Courtney Sproule's roaming supper club, Din Din, is settling down. Sproule h...   More
 
Monday, July 30, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PHOTOS: WW's Best of Portland Party

Best of Portland Party 2012

Photos by Catherine Moye.
Every year, WW celebrates its Best of Portland issue by closing off the street in front of our office and throwing a huge block party. This year's was a blast, featuring (but by no means limited to) acrobats, an ass car, drinking, dancing and Jefferson Smith's d...   More
 
Monday, July 30, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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