Rocky the raccoon has figured something out: If you
hang around humans while they drink beer and eat peanuts, they will
share their peanuts. Rocky has also discovered the perfect pla
As you exit Highway 30 into the Northwest
Industrial District and take a left onto 23rd Avenue at Vaughn Street,
you are greeted by a lovely and intricate community mural on the si
BEST CUDDLER (PROFESSIONAL DIVISION)
Samantha Hess is a touchy person. When I meet the
5-foot-tall, olive-skinned professional cuddler, I extend my hand for a
handshake. Instead, she grabs my han
BEST NARNIAN LAMPPOST
The slopes of volcanic cone Mount Tabor
are dotted with iconic lampposts—but only one is so whimsically placed
that it recalls the children’s books of C.S. Lewis. Fans o
BEST DRUG KINGPIN-TURNED-BARBER In the 1970s, Sherman Jackson ran possibly the biggest heroin ring in Portland’s history. Today, Jackson runs a spotless barbershop in Northeast Portland called More
Anytime a Willy Week writer discovers something
awesome in Portland, we fashion a way to write about it. We’re pretty
good at this—almost every issue finds us declaring something or other to
In honor of America, a blind tasting of light lagers.
American beer has moved on without us. As
we’ve been drinking sour elderberry stouts in our Portland bubble,
Budweiser has expanded into Platinum, Select and Black Crown varieties.
Following the Supreme Court decision today striking down the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that would forbid federal recognition of same-sex marriage, community members and local leaders including Barbara Roberts, Ellen Rosenblum, Brad Avakian and Charlie Hales are rallying this evening at Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown at Southwest Third Avenue and Madison Street. The rally begins ...