On shore, the Waterfront Blues Festival is a mellow time. Last weekend's party celebrated the Blues, the city of Portland, and a warm summer weekend. The lazy summer sun hung overhead as much of the crowd sits back in their camping chairs and having a few beers. Inside Tom McCall Waterfront Park, seating areas are well-marked, the porta-johns immaculate, and the smoking section clearly design...
Bluesfest is here and Finger the "Partial Pirate" is ready.
The Canada geese are being chased from Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
The plump migratory birds usually rule the roost on the scenic walkway along the riverfront. But it's now filled with workers setting up tents and stages. Meanwhile, the water is under blockade from a fleet of small boats. The few geese that remain fight a losing battle to hold onto their park. Shit-covered grass is al...
How exotic tobacco pipes conquered the under-21 club scene.
Food Reviews & Stories
It’s 11 pm on a Monday night at Beirut Hookah Lounge in
Beaverton. Two guys—one in a hoodie and a baseball cap turned to the
side, the other in a waistcoat and a purple tie—play cards on low
The morning sun slips through gaps in the patchwork drapes of the captain's quarters, landing an unwelcome blow on Finger's sleeping face.
The hungover pirate rises from his untidy bed, grabbing a can of PBR as he walks past his drum set in the pilot's cabin.
Finger hops from his boat onto his makeshift, free-floating dock near Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Five anchors hold his dock in place,...
“Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here” reads the blank website of Mill Ends Tavern (833 SW Naito Parkway, 220-0800),
a new downtown watering hole. The statement isn’t far