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Ripe For The Picking

Harvesting Fertile Ground’s best bets.

Navigating the annual Fertile Ground festival can feel like cultivating a phenomenally overgrown garden. There are a few things you want (kale, raspberries, butterflies), but also many you don’t   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 WW Staff

Why Should OHSU Get 200 Million Taxpayer Dollars?

Last week, Oregon Health & Sciences University President Dr. Joe Robertson and Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, came to WW to explain why the legislature should give OHSU $200 million. That money would serve as part of the $500 million match the university needs to raise in the next two years in order to meet a $500 million pledge that Nike fou...   More
Friday, January 17, 2014 by WW Staff

Hotseat: Joe Robertson and Brian Druker

OHSU’s president and its leading cancer researcher explain why they want $200 million from taxpayers.

News Stories
On Sept. 20, 2013, Nike Chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, offered Oregon Health & Science University the biggest philanthropic gift in the state’s history—$500 million to the Knigh   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WW Staff

Willamette Week’s 2014 Volunteer Guide

Welcome to WW’s 2014 Volunteer Guide. The idea here goes something like this: You were generous financially with our 2013 Give!Guide.  Now, as the new year begins, you may want to invest    More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WW Staff

Scoop: Staff Mistakes and Regrets From 2013.

MARTIN CIZMAR regrets everything about a story on poisonous berries this summer, which needed more clarity to even be funny. He will never assign another story about wild edibles that doesn’t    More
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 WW Staff

Voices 2014

Five Portlanders with innovative theories about space, wolves, beaches, slavery and the Titanic.

Cover Story
Great ideas start as crazy ideas. Put away the tinfoil—we’re not talking about chemtrails or the Illuminati. Rather, we’re remembering how once-revolutionary theories about the benefits of   More
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 WW Staff

Spring Ahead

Performance picks for Spring 2014.

THEATER Pep Talk Anything from the inventive and audacious folks at Hand2Mouth provides reason for excitement. This original work finds the troupe digging into sports culture and coaches’ moti   More
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 WW Staff

The Best Thing I Ate This Year

WW food writers pick their favorite dishes of 2013.

Food Reviews & Stories
Often the best thing is what surprises you. On a cold day in October—in a drizzling, windswept food-cart parking lot with a trash-can-style campfire and an immobile school bus that serves as a   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff

A Night To Not Remember

Riff raff, supergroups, electro-clash and zombie hunters: The New Year’s Eve shakes.

Featured Stories
Ah, New Year’s Eve, when downtown hotels fill with interchangeable “balls” where 80 bucks grants access to an ’80s band, and your favorite local watering hole charges a $10 cover for the s   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff

Headout: Buzzed-Feed

Our 14 favorite ways to get drunk for New Year’s 2014.

The rum-punch drunk, which feels a lot less like being punched than like woozily waking up after being knocked out. You’ll be asking yourself: Where have I been all my life?That hyper-jitter   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff

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