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Puttering Around

Taking a swing at Portland’s putt-putt courses.

Culture Features
Miniature golf is still wholesome. Unlike kickball, dodgeball, roller skating or pinball, it’s still mostly played sober, fueled by ice cream and the sweaty palms of teenage romance. Among the   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Staff

Chew on This

Sure, we’re about to vote on fluoride, but also on issues about kids and open spaces. Here are WW’s endorsements for the May 21 ballot.

Many election battles vow an eye for an eye. But this spring’s fight is something even fiercer: a tooth for a tooth. This off-year election—held in a season when voters might be understandably   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Staff

Best New Band 2013

10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear.

Cover Story
Close your eyes and think of a typical Portland band. You’re imagining a group of sensitive lumberjacks playing sad-sack folk tunes on old-timey instruments, aren’t you? Ask those truly in   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Staff

Congratulations to our 2013 Eat Mobile Carty Winners

And thanks to our record-busting attendees


Sunshine, booze and way, way too much food: Yes, our 6th annual Eat Mobile festival had pretty much everything you need for a perfect Saturday evening.3,500 attendees crowded the OMSI parking lot where some of our favorite food carts served up a vast array of foods from Thai iced tea ice cream, to Mauritian samosas, to kombucha.In addition to stuffing a lot of faces, the assembl...   More
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by WW Staff

The Preferred Nomenclature: Answer Key


The answers to your Jeff Bridges band-name matching game are below. We would have had them up sooner, but our seven-year-old cousin stole our copy of Highlights magazine. Note that the pattern of lines connecting movie to music is also a circuit diagram, holding the key to Jeff...   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Portland Breweries

Beer Guide
4th Street 77 NE 4th St., Gresham, 669-0569, 4thstreetbrewing.com. 4 pm-1 am Monday-Friday. Noon-1 am Saturday-Sunday.  Among the offerings at Gresham’s 4th Street Brewing you’ll spot the   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: 9 Other Favorites

Beer Guide
No. 2: Oblique Black & White Coffee Blonde Stout (Cascade) Cascade Brewing’s Oblique Black and White Coffee Blonde Stout has a logic-defying, tongue-twisting name. It fits the beer wel   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Bottle Shops and Tasting Rooms

Where to get great beer in your neighborhood.

Beer Guide
WEST OF THE WILLAMETTEThe west side of the Willamette River may lack the east side’s dizzying cultural output. It may lack the great restaurants, the edgy aesthetic, the diversity (read: “youn   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Out and About

Favorite breweries from across Oregon.

Beer Guide
The Coast Astoria: In 1985, Chunk and Mikey stole our heart. In 2006, Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane St., Astoria, fortgeorgebrewery.com) came for a piece of our liver. Fort George’s Vortex IPA    More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Now You Brew

A guide to Portland homebrew shops.

Beer Guide
Chuck Klosterman once observed that every teenager goes through a Led Zeppelin phase. Sometimes, it lasts a week. Other times, for a year. But it happens. This axiom holds for homebrewing. As    More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

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