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Cheap Life: Workouts…

Featured Stories
Crunch, Boom and Planet Fitness You can get a two-hour spiel on free weights, a contact testosterone high and five pounds of chemicalized protein dust any day, any time, at a range of chrome-   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Michael McDonald

Comedy and Variety
The Michael McDonald headlining Helium Comedy Club is not a silver fox serenader from the Doobie Brothers. But he is silvering, and that’s rare in standup. While SNL retirees go silver on the    More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Jewtopia (Triangle Productions)

Slapstick and schmeckle jokes

mother and son of jewtopia

Mix Yentl references with hankies full of phlegm and excessive foreskin banter, and you get the other-worldly Jewtopia. It’s a 75-minute inside joke for audiences wearing velour track suits and yarmulkes to match the characters. What did you expect?That’s exactly the fun of director Donald Horn’s new show for Triangle Productions. It’s an unapologetically self-serving slapsti...   More
Sunday, March 15, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

North Portland Gets a New Art Infusion

Portland couple opens Carl & Sloan Contemporary Gallery


After years of trying to open their own gallery, local artist couple Ashley Sloan and Calvin Ross Carl found themselves a spot between the Dancin' Bare strip club and Wells Fargo ATM on N. Interstate Ave. Carl & Sloan Contemporary will take over the space previously Nisus Gallery in Kenton’s Disjecta arts building, a creative hub tucked in the otherwise unembellished northern n...   More
Saturday, March 14, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

The Invisible Hand

Politics play at Artists Rep.

Apparently it’s easier to stage Driving Miss Daisy in Bangladesh than an off-Broadway political thriller in Portland. At least when the U.S. State Department gets involved. Local director Allen    More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Check Out the New $34 Million Art School in the Old Post Office

PNCA opens its new main campus


Pacific Northwest College of Art made themselves a new main campus out of the 100-year-old post office wedged between Union Station and While-U-Wait Passport Photos. The historic North Park Blocks building is now the artsiest place in the city and they want you to see why. $34 million dusted off the federal office cubicles and a hundred years of bad remodels that covered the two-story ce...   More
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

The Box Marked Black

Checking in.

In 2013, as an intern at WW, I wrote this about local actress, teacher and dancer Damaris Webb’s one-woman show The Box Marked Black: “In the absence of easy description, ‘delightful’ will   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 ENID SPITZ

White Christmas

Going home for the holidays: Portland Center Stage’s Other Desert Cities packs plenty of baggage.

If you miss the turnoff for Palm Springs, big green signs on Interstate 10 announce the approach of “other desert cities.” Director Timothy Bond and Portland Center Stage have a more precise   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 ENID SPITZ

2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Lineup Announced

Big names include Jonathan Katz, Jessica Williams and Dana Gould.


Bridgetown Comedy Festival has announced its 2015 lineup. The big names include Jonathan Katz, the namesake of the early Comedy Central cult favorite Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, and Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams,   More
Friday, February 27, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

Andina: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
1314 NW Glisan St, 228-9535, andinarestaurant.com [EL OFFICIO] Pearl District "Novoperuvian" mainstay Andina is eerily pristine in coordinated earth tones and overseen by   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 ENID SPITZ

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