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Voices 2013

In their own words, six people who insist you see Portland and Oregon in a new way.


Cover Story
They are angry, agitated, wry. They are careful watchers, even obsessive witnesses, to what is odd and distracting and wrong. And they all stand on lonely promontories from which they view our cit   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 WW Staff

The Best Thing I Drank 2012

The best liquors, beers and wines WW staff had this year

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How does one gauge the best beer one had when one spends the entire year playing a game called "I Want to Drink Every Beer Made?" Does he pick the beer where the taste of hops linger long past the pint emptying? Does he opt for the sour ale that visiting beer geeks contemplate pouring our travel shampoo bottles just to sneak 3.2 ounces back home? In my case, I’ll pick the one I’m kicking mysel...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by WW Staff

Gus Among Us: Jon Raymond

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


Movie Reviews & Stories
JON RAYMOND, Author I first laid eyes on Gus Van Sant sometime around 1990. It was at the Clinton Street Theater, and he was screening Mala Noche in the lead-up to the release of My Own Private Idaho   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

The Best Things I Saw This Year 2012

Forget about a Top 10 list. Here are three Top Threes.


Movie Reviews & Stories
2012 has been a busy year on the WW film beat. In April, after five years at the helm, Aaron Mesh moved to the news desk. Matthew Singer replaced him until October, when he became music editor a   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

The Top 10 Stories of 2012

The news you read the most on wweek.com.


News Stories
Face facts, readers: You wanted to read about lurid four-star hotel sex and awkward death, Bart Simpson and Doctor Who—not to mention a winningly surly football coach and an election-year smear    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

The Best Thing I Read This Year 2012

As told by WW editors and local authors.


Books
Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver. This novel is such a good read, funny, generous, unpredictable, that it took me a while to realize how stunningly intelligent and brave it is. It talks ab   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Christmas Style

A green and red mess of Portland’s tastiest tamales.


Food Reviews & Stories
If you want great tamales this Christmas, you have to head south. Not too far south—just to Milwaukie’s pint-size Casa de Tamales, a shop with walls packed with gewgaws including a marlin, fra   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Staff

Santa’s Beered

Drinking the 12 beers of Christmas.


Drank
Santa sees you when you’re sleeping, awake and even when you’re buying beer. The old man has the coolers covered, showing up in early October and hanging around until the new year. It seems    More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Staff

Toast 'N' Roast

Why Portland streets smell like burnt toast and how to fix it.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders are not actually terrible at making toast. That smell of burning breakfast that lands heavy on our streets, especially on wet days, isn’t bread-based—it’s smoke from a small co   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Staff

Klatch of 2012

Our favorite new Portland coffee shops.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the process of putting together this year’s coffee issue, we visited a coffee shop that delivers only by bike, a coffee shop in a bike store, a coffee shop in a motorcycle store, and a coffee   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Staff
 

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