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

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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


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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

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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

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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


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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

Drunk in Oregon: The 10 Best Selling Liquors of 2011

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It's that time of the year again: When newspapers take a break from reporting actual news and pad column inches with "the year that was" facts and retrospectives. In compiling ours (look out for it on Wednesday!) we queried the OLCC with the top selling liquor in Oregon this year.
Being able to track this kind of data is one of the few advantages to this nanny control state of ours.
So wha...   More
 
Thursday, December 22, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Kickstart my Heart: Portland Man "Embarrasses Apple"

Raises $165,000 in 24 Hours

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Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.Portland designer Casey Hopkins has just created the fastest-growing Kickstarter project to date: he hit his goal of $75,000 in eight hours, raised $165,350 in 24 hours, and is now sitting at $373,714—and he still has 52 more days of fundraisin...   More
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by RUTH BROWN
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