A Texas-born comedian becomes Portland’s funniest person.
Nearly seven years ago, comedian Shane
Torres thought the best joke in his arsenal was the first one he’d ever
written. Apparently the open-mic patrons at the Hungry Tiger Too didn’t
A So-Cal transplant who’s never surfed boards the Gorge.
There’s a moment of calm before it takes me. I stand
stagnant on the deck of the board as it gradually coasts atop the water
and my body gently trembles from a sense of eagerness. I’m not quit
[APOCALYPTIC FOLK] The Builders and the Butchers’ fifth
album is largely influenced by the postapocalyptic literature of Cormac
McCarthy, and it shows: Western Medicine is just as cheerless as T
Tree climbing is an activity most often associated with
children and barefoot hippies—two groups that wouldn’t stand a chance at
this weekend’s Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition.
I used to have a girlfriend who would swoon over every adorable canine in a vest she would see at the local farmers market. I once mentioned I didn't find it cute, that I actually found it borderline sad. She told me the dogs would freeze to death without it. I told her it was 70 degrees out. We no longer date.Lemon, the smug mutt in the jet-black leather vest gracing the cover of
The conservation of American wildlife is not a happy
story. Well, not one Jon Mooallem would read his 2-year-old daughter
His debut book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdl
The singer of the Portland psych-folk favorites on old band names, the old music scene and rocking Canadian Country Music Television.
MusicIn this week's Mic Check, we spoke to Blitzen Trapper frontman Eric Earley about his band's 10th anniversary. Here's the extended version of that conversation. Willamette Week: You guys are coming up on your 10-year a...More
A guided tour through Portland’s music-video history.
Movie Reviews & Stories
When filmmaker and Portland State professor Dustin Morrow
founded the Portland Music Video Festival last year, he limited the
event to videos produced in Portland. This year, he solicited
Portland’s music scene has changed a lot in the last 10
years. Venues once at the center of the local music circuit, like the
Meow Meow and the Blackbird, have faded into memory, taking innumera