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Food Cart Review: Hot Bikini Brew


Food Cart Reviews
Is a coffee kiosk staffed entirely by hot chicks in bikinis a tasteless and degrading enterprise or an empowering and titillating local business befitting this sex-positive city? Is it a way for   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Kickstart my Heart: Decentralized Dance Party

20,000 ghetto blasters can't be wrong

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Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.Tom Kuzma and Gary Lachance are a couple of Canucks who, as the Vengaboys used to say, like to party. They've been throwing impromptu public dance parties around that country above the United States for two-and-a-half years, powered only by an iPod, a radio transmitter and, sometimes, a Nintendo Power Glove. The amplification comes courtesy of the guests, who bring boom boxes and all tune in to the DJ's FM radio broadcast.
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Monday, December 12, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Leave Your Red Shirt at Home

Spaceship Simulation hits Portland

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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.5th Wall Gaming, a local company that runs gaming parties of the role playing variety, has a new toy that stimulates our nerdy bits: Spaceship Simulation, a LA...   More
 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Greg Higgins

Greg Higgins shared his sausage-making skills in Mongolia.


Q & A
Chef Greg Higgins knows his way around a sausage. One of the forefathers of local, sustainable dining in Portland...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Gift Guide 2011: Old Town/Chinatown


Gift Guide
Dragon Art Gift Store 301 NW 3rd Ave., 223-3388, dragonartstudio.com. Contrary to popular belief, there are actual Chinese people in Portland’s Chinatown, if you look hard enough. Dragon A   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 RUTH BROWN

BagelGate: Kettleman's Bagels "Will Not Change"

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The entire city of Portland was rendered shocked and dismayed yesterday with news that local chain Kettleman Bagels—known for its delicious, chewy boiled New York style bagels—has been acquired by Noah's Bagels—known for its bagel-shaped pieces of dough.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

The Old Gold: Solid Gold


Bar Reviews
There are plenty of reasons for Willamette Week to dis new North Portland bar The Old Gold (2105 N Killingsworth St., 894-8937). For starters, it’s co-owned by former Portland Mercury music editor E   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Kickstart my Heart: Fucking James Franco

It's funnier than Fucking Ryan Gosling

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We're all generally big fans of Kickstarter, the "crowd-funding" website that allows people to follow through on brilliant and/or ridiculous project ideas through cash pledges from benevolent online donors. It probably comes as no surprise that Portl...   More
 
Friday, November 25, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Oil and Water

The Gulf Coast oil spill in graphic detail.


Books
In August 2010, a project called PDX 2 Gulf Coast took a group of 22 Oregonians to the Gulf of Mexico to get a firsthand look at the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that had devastated the e   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Hillbilly Nationalists, Oregon's Black Panthers and the Occupy Movement

10 minutes with author and social justice organizer James Tracy

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Oh, those Occupiers, just a bunch of white, middle class college kids in thrift store clothing, right? Maybe not, says James Tracy. He's the co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times, a new book which uncovers the little-known stories of the poor and working class white Americans who organized and fought against racism, inequality and Vietnam in the 1960s and '70s.   More
 
Friday, November 11, 2011 by RUTH BROWN
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