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Bonamici vs. Cornilles: How Did Your Neighborhood Vote?


The precinct level results for last month's 1st Congressional District election are finally out (try to contain your excitement), which means we can take a sneaky peak at how those westside neighborhoods in Portland voted:

Monday, February 20, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Second Life Founder Brings His New Start-up to Portland

Anyone need a crochet octopus?


GeekWire reported yesterday that San Francisco start-up Coffee & Power (I can just feel WW's copy editors cringing as I type that ampersand, but that is genuinely the business name; ...   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Camas Davis

The Portland Meat Collective founder explains why people want to kill Roger Rabbit.

Q & A
When Roger Rabbit was bunnynapped, Camas Davis was blogging. The response to her daily updates on the Portland Meat Collective website wasn’t pretty.   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: The Week in Geek

11 awesomely nerdy things to do in Portland, Feb. 13-19


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

Tuesday, Feb. 14

PDX V-Day Zombie Pub Crawl
[DRINKING] Lonely un-beating hearts can find the love of their afterlife in this annual Portland Valentine's day tradition. Lurchers will meet up in the romantic surrounds of the Lone Fir Ceme...   More
Monday, February 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Sam Adams is on Yelp


The other day I noticed a curious tweet from our venerable mayor's Twitter account:

Yes, Sam is tweeting his Yelp reviews.
In addition to Mee-Sen, which he gives five stars, he has also likes Bridges Cafe & Catering ("The scrambled eggs and grits combo go...   More
Monday, February 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Kickstart my Heart: Micro-Batch Honey That Tastes Like Your Neighborhood


Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.

At least once a week someone in WW's arts and culture section sighs loudly and says, "Oh, Portland." That was me yesterday, stumbling across Bee Local,    More
Monday, February 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Shit Portlanders Say

"Has anyone seen my growler?"


OK, this is a little hit and miss, but we'll admit it: we lold.

Stick with it—it gets better as it goes on.

...   More
Thursday, February 9, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Headout: Enter the Dragon

Ruth Brown’s favorite childhood dragons.

Tet Nguyen Dan—better known as Tet or Vietnamese New Year—was on Jan. 23. The big celebration in Portland is this weekend, however, since the Portland International Auto Show was at the Conv   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 RUTH BROWN

BagelGate: Kettleman to Become Einstein Bros.; Portlanders Hit Back


News that Portland's Kettleman Bagels had been sold to the vastly inferior national chain Noah's Bagels in November last year was met with sadness and anger, but employees told WW that they had been assured "nothing is changing" except the name.Well, that turned out to be a stinking pile of excrement: The ...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Build a High-Speed Book Scanner


This didn't make this week's Week in Geek, because it came up pretty late, but it's certainly a worthy addition:

BrainSilo—Portland's "hacker space"—is hosting a workshop by the Paper Upgrade Project, a Portland non-profi...   More
Friday, January 27, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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