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 ...
Wednesday, June 19
Plan your summer
Read this calendar and plan the best summer of your life.
Thursday, June 20
See Weezer open a computer store
Rivers Cuomo is now an old creeper without a
Outfit yourself with cool gear from local companies.
Click on image to view larger version:IMAGE: Matt Wong1. Fort George Stainless Steel Double Wall Growler
Available at: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria, 325-7468, fortgeorgebrewery.com ($
Catch a trout, bounce between trees, climb a snow-capped mountain, surf the river and kill your own food.
Portland reminds us of an adult summer
camp—and not just because of the low wages, rugged fashion or widely
varied grooming habits. Deserted on winter weekdays, this town really
comes alive as