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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

Give!Guide 2012

Willamette Week's annual guide to nonprofit giving


As another year comes to a close, we'd like to invite you to visit the website of Willamette Week's Give!Guide 2012 to read about, and donate to, the deserving local nonprofits featured there.
Founded in 2004, WW’s Give!Guide has one overarching mission: To instill the annual-giving habit in Portlanders under the age o...   More
Friday, November 9, 2012 by WW Staff

“Let’s Just Let It Ride”

Portland author Peter Ames Carlin’s new biography reveals the darkness at the edge of Bruce Springsteen.

Cover Story
Portland author Peter Ames Carlin had stalked pop music giants before. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys allowed Carlin into his strange but creative...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Staff

PDX Votes: 2012 Election Day Liveblog


Once again, the votes are pouring in, and our reporters are live at the campaign victory parties, while our news desk tracks the returns. Follow all the action here.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by WW Staff

Drank: Fallin' For Brew

Raking through Oregon’s wide selection of seasonal beer.

Like those soggy leaves you should be raking up about now, autumn beers come in different shades of yellow, orange and brown. For brewers, the months between summer’s crisp lagers and winter   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2012: Neighborhood Eats

Good food, wherever you find yourself.

Restaurant Guide
Boise Mack & Dub’s Excellent Chicken & Waffles 3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 933-7662, mackanddub.com. Waffles and chicken from James McClendon, better known as J. Mack of the U   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2012: A Space Pod-yssey

Restaurant Guide
Now that the hype has died down, food carts have settled into the Portland landscape. We could just name our top five carts, but they’re notoriously bad at keeping to their posted hours, and s   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Staff

The It List: The Top 10 Things in Portland and the World


Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is perfect. If you don't agree with the list, you are wrong. Some items may stay atop the list for weeks, others may only make a brief appearance. Some items are Portland-centric, but only because Portland is at the center of the universe. Please do not write to us, ask...   More
Monday, October 15, 2012 by WW Staff

CORRECTION: Wrong photo of Obo Addy in our print edition

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In this week's edition of Willamette Week, we reported that legendary African percussionist and longtime Portland resident Obo Addy—who passed away yesterday at age 76—was in the final s...   More
Friday, September 14, 2012 by WW Staff

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