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Drunk in Oregon: The 10 Best Selling Liquors of 2011


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


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

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


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.
Monday, December 12, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Leave Your Red Shirt at Home

Spaceship Simulation hits Portland


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"


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.
Most distr...   More
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


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
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