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Findings Vol. 41, Issue 2

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Advantages of the streetcar include the extravagant construction expense of light rail and the punishing inefficiency of a bus.State officials charged with calming fallout from the Cover Oregon debacl   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 WW Staff

Willamette Whoops

Remembering 40 years of misguided film criticism.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Everyone’s had opinions they regret. Part of being a critic means having those opinions published and preserved. No one nails every review, especially when overnighting a challenging movie. Even   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 WW Staff

40 Years In 40 Days

Moments that made Portland.

Cover Story
Portland was a very different place in 1974. Pioneer Courthouse Square was a parking lot, hookers prowled the South Park Blocks, and storefronts stood deserted as shoppers flocked to swanky new    More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 WW Staff

Worst. Show. Ever.

The most painful shows in Portland theater history.

There’s something singularly awful about sitting through a bad theater production—the eye contact, the vicarious embarrassment, the creeping sense of physical pain, the certainty that you wi   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 WW Staff

Street: 1992 or Normcore?

The WW office has always been 22 years ahead of fashion trends. Photos courtesy of Jim Patton.          More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 WW Staff

Measure 90, Which Would Have Created "Top Two" Elections, Crushed Despite Big Financial Advantage


The campaign to change Oregon's primary elections appears to be headed for a crushing defeat tonight, despite having a substantial financial advantage over defenders of the status quo. 
Voters are turning down Measure 90 by 70 percent to 30 percent, according to early results.

Proponents of Measure 90 convinced former Enron trader John Arnold and former New York...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by WW Staff

Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.

Culture Features
HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there is a house that does that for Ha   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff

Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.

Culture Features
Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s Slabtown, the punk club and pinball haven also known for having one of the city’s better barroom skee-ball tables, which is sl   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff

One Thing We Can All Agree On.

Willamette Week’s 2014 Voters’ Guide

Cover Story
Voter’s Guide 2014: Kind of BlueWhat’s a free-thinking voter to do in a one-party state?At the start of every election season, we always get our hopes up for at least one good campaign. It doe   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff

All Jane No Dick 2014: Best Lines From Day Two


WW writers Rebecca Jacobson and Saundra Sorenson select their top moments from the second night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. The festival continues through Sunday; check out the schedule here   More
Friday, October 17, 2014 by WW Staff
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