How an Oregon girl, her mother and a struggling local director turned their YouTube series into a major Hollywood deal.
It’s a cloudy summer morning in Oregon wine country, and Paige McKenzie is taking a selfie that 18,000 people will see.
With a FlipCam
trained on herself, McKenzie—in red shorts, a gray zip-up
Silvis, who worked at WW for almost 10 years, sits down with 5 Useless Degrees & A Bottle of Scotch to talk standing ovations and empty criticism.
It’s been almost 10 years since Steffen Silvis reviewed a play in Portland. But the former Willamette Week theater critic—known for his high standards and unsparing reviews during his decadelong tenure—still has the ability to elicit strong reactions. Mention his name to someone who was working in Portland theater at the time, and you’re likely to get an earful. Since leaving ...
Twelve finalists will compete for the title and the $1,000 grand prize.
Helium Comedy Club's annual Portland's Funniest Person contest is a strange beast.Past winners—including Nathan Brannon, Ian Karmel and Shane Torres—are all solid standup comics, but with early rounds determined by audience vote, it's in some wa...
Our Fifty Plates tour continues with fried catfish from Miss Kate's Southern Kitchen.
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our50 Plates tour</...More
Our 50 Plates tour continues with Rhode Island’s official state beverage, which tastes more of sugar than of coffee.
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with co...More
UPDATED: Contract not yet signed on the planned eastside warehouse space.
UPDATE July 14, 2:19 pm: The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art says the contract for the space has not yet been signed, but expects it to be completed this week. Original post:The Works, the late-night social hub of the Time-Based Art Festival, will be located at a warehouse in inner Southeast Portl...More
Movie Reviews & Stories
Midway through A Coffee in Berlin, Niko (Tom
Schilling) breaks off a bathroom tryst with a former classmate. They’re
only doing it, he says, as “Vergangenheitsbewältigung.” The subtitles
Movie Reviews & Stories
Obvious Child is a revolutionary film disguised as a
rom-com. But that rom-com costume is a genuine one, both in its rom
half and its com half, and that’s what makes Obvious Child such a winning
A metaphorical blueprint of Portland parks as rooms.
Everybody knows Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. But this city’s public
space is a mansion, with dozens of rooms, extensive grounds and
extravagant amenities. Here’