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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

Willamette Weekend

8 things to do in Portland, Jan. 27-29


Friday, Jan. 27
Into the Woods' 2nd Anniversary: Nightmoves, Grandparents, 1939 Ensemble
[MUSIC] It didn’t take long for Into the Woods to expand beyond its arboreal namesake into the grassroots media micro-empire it is today. With 10 ongoing, devastatingly stylish video series, plus intermittent show sponsorships, Into the Woods ha...   More
Thursday, January 26, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Drank: Blue Dog Mead

Although mead is usually the stuff of Ren faires and amateur beekeepers, if you can ferment something in Oregon, someone will. Thus: Eugene’s Blue Dog Mead. Floral and slightly rubbery on the    More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Hellboy, the Summer Camp


Doing the rounds of the interwebs today is news that TrackersPDX—which runs camps for adults and youngsters on skills like wilderness survival and wildlife tracking (so, a lot of paranoid survivalists, we imagine)—is running a summer ca...   More
Monday, January 23, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Burning Down The Mouth

Road-testing five Portland hot sauces.

Food Reviews & Stories
Yeah, yeah, you love Secret Aardvark. We know. But there’s a whole grocery shelf of locally made hot sauces out there just waiting to burn your face off. We put five to a blind taste test using    More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: The Bitchy World of Portland Tech Blogging


Willamette Geek is WW's column for nerdy news and events around Portland: gaming, tech, comics, conventions, sci fi, teh interwebs and other pursuits of the intellectually superior.

For several years, Portland's burgeoning tech scene was only covered in any depth by one blog, Silicon Florist. Written by Rick Turcozy, the co-founder o...   More
Friday, January 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Holy Rollers

What happens in Vegas is rewarded in heaven.

Movie Reviews & Stories
If you’re a smug atheist like me, you’ll come into Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians looking to shake your fist and roar “Hypocrisy!” at the screen, as you watch thi   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Nice & Naughty

The scent of apples baked in cinnamon and nutmeg wafts out of Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Nice & Naughty Spiced Bad Apple seasonal. It’s like a pie fresh from your grandma’s oven o   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 RUTH BROWN

We Know What You're Reading

The most popular stories on wweek.com in 2011.

News Stories
Among its many other crimes against journalism, the Internet has shown writers and editors what people really want to read when no one is looking. We now know that a slide show called “10 Reason   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 RUTH BROWN
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