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Willamette Geek: The Week in Geek

9 awesomely nerdy things to do in Portland, Aug 21-26

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WW's weekly round-up of the nerdy events happening around Portland over the next seven six (sorry, running late again this week; don't worry, nothing happened yesterday) days:

Tuesday, Aug 21

OMSI Science Pub: Are Dogs Really Just Designer Wolves?

[EDUTAINMENT] Yup, the mitochondrial DNA of your little puggle is just 0.2 percent different from that of a wolf. But w...   More
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Aug 13-Aug 19

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Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Buried Alive: Behind This Week's Cover Shoot

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We don't usually like to ruin the magic of our front covers, but we couldn't resist this week.Art director Ben Mollica and photographer James Rexroad were tasked with photographing filmmaker Don Gronquist being "buried alive." Here's how they did it: ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Playing With Power

Portland’s chiptune scene has grown up, but it still plays Game Boy.


Music Stories
My Game Boy sucks. Manufactured in 1992, it is a dirty, yellowing gray. The “select” button is clogged with a mysterious black goop, the batteries are held in with gaffer tape and only half of   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Mellow Mushroom: In a Mellow Mood


Bar Reviews
Mellow Mushroom (1411 NW Flanders St., 224-9019, mellowmushroom.com) does not make good pizza. This is no great revelation. More surprising is that the Pearl District outlet of this Georgia-based    More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Cheese And Crack-Down


Food Cart Reviews
When news came that someone in Portland was raising money to open a cheese-and-cracker food cart, Willamette Week dedicated a whole paragraph of print space to mocking it as “artisan Lunchables,”    More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: The Week in Geek

9 awesomely nerdy things to do in Portland, Aug. 14-19

wwgeek

WW's weekly round-up of the nerdy events happening around Portland over the next seven six (sorry, running late this week) days:
Tuesday, Aug 14Ready, Set, Game: The Mountain Witch and Ocean
[GAMING] Portland roleplaying group Ready, Set, Game hosts one-off RPGs (as opposed to that 15-year game you've ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums in Portland, Aug 6-12

pdxcharts

Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music for the previous week. The week's in-store appearance guide in below.

Jackpot Records

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: A Live-Action Oregon Trail Game

[Insert dysentery joke here]

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There has never been a good reason to go to Salem—unless you work in politics or were born there or something—but there is now.On September 29, the Willamette Heritage Center is putting on a live-action version of the classic edutainment video game The Oregon TrailTeams of four will compete in challenges like ...   More
 
Monday, August 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

D&D, Hackathons and Building Portland's Software Industry

Hales and Smith debate their geek credentials

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Mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith faced off in a tech-focused debate at the downtown office of local online video start-up Elemental Technologies today. Portland's tech industry was previously cons...   More
 
Monday, August 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
 

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