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SOLVED: The Mystery of the Baptism in the Willamette


On Monday, we asked readers to help us identify a gathering taking place in the Willamette River at Sellwood Riverfront Park last Friday at 4 pm.Although many wrote in to tell us how stupid we were for not knowing about    More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Portland on the Menu in Seattle

What, exactly, are "flannel fries"?


Seattle restaurant 5 Spot is apparently known for its regularly changing special menu. Its previous “Tornado Alley” themed menu copped plenty of flack for (figurative, at least) lack of taste.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Superman in Portland

Superman quits his job and moves to Portland. No, really.


Today we got word that the latest edition of the Superman comic series is set in Portland. Comic books are usually Casey Jarman’s beat, but he’s busy so you're stuck with me. SPOILER ALERT: I will reveal what happens, so if you actually care, stop reading now and go do your homework. Please bear in mind that I have never read Superman comics before, and my entire knowledge of the general can...   More
Thursday, July 14, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

The Blogfather

MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey put the blog in blogosphere. Now he looks to the future.

Cover Story
Thirty-five miles from Portland is the home of one of Oregon’s hottest tech properties. It’s a long way from the “Silicon Forest” of local startups. It’s an even longer way from those who   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Eat Your Greens

Natural Selection throws a party for vegetables.

Food Reviews & Stories
Natural Selection is a vegetable restaurant. That’s no typo—the new upscale supper club from chef and Vita Cafe owner Aaron Woo may be meat-free, but lumping it in the “vegetarian” category    More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Moving Up Or Selling Out?

Can Stumptown Coffee stay true to its indie roots?

News Stories
Since WW first uncovered the sale of Stumptown Coffee to a large investment firm, the public discourse about Portland’s famous coffee roaster has changed from “Has it sold?” to “What happens   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Summer Guide 2011: Iced Coffee - Five Ways

Treat your caffeine jones with a chill pill.

Featured Stories
Don’t abandon that caffeine addiction you spent so much time and money cultivating over the winter just because the sun’s out. Here are five cool and refreshing ways to get your daily coffee fix   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 RUTH BROWN, ASHLEY COLLMAN

Hotseat: Finn Brunton

The history of spam, and what the Nintendo Virtual Boy can teach us about the future of media.

Q & A
Finn Brunton is trying to figure out what the Internet “is”: What it’s doing, how it works, and how it’s evolving. Formerly a postdoctoral research fellow    More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 RUTH BROWN

The Selling of Stumptown

Why a dealmaker bought a majority stake in Portland’s iconic indie coffee company.

News Stories
Stumptown Coffee is synonymous with Portland. The 12-year-old company is often credited with transforming Portland into one of the world’s best   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Cider City, USA

How do you like them apples, Portland?

Portland may be the promised land when it comes to beer and kombucha, but there is one fermented beverage market in which we are lagging embarrassingly behind: cider. And we’re not talking that n   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN
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