Best Fantasy Espresso Machine
How do you make a coffee shop stand out
in a city full of them? Connect it to a motorcycle shop. Even better:
custom-paint your espresso machine to resemble the colo
Best Poor Man’s Las Vegas
Though best known for ugly shopping centers, house boats
and one of the Portland area’s three Hooters franchises, Jantzen Beach
is also home to a delightful string o
Best National Printing Distributor
“Oh! We have one of those in Georgia,”
said a young intern at the Portland Garment Factory, when I mentioned I
was about to visit a letterpress workshop hou
Best Metalhead Bowler
In bowling circles, unnecessary
celebrating after getting a strike or nailing that elusive 7-10 split is
known as “slapping off.” It’s not something Ryan Losli allows
Best Automotive Artist
When Rev. C.E. Linville noticed people praying outside his 1987 Toyota Tercell, he assumed they were worshipping false idols.
Turns out, they were
actually praying for his
Best Nonagenarian Barber
Wayne Smith’s advanced age—he’ll
turn 91 in July—is evident from the second you walk into his yellowing
barbershop tucked away in the heart of St. Johns. His hair
An all-ages guide to what Portland kids do while parents work and sleep.
Portland is a paradise with cool bands, no cover and cheap drinks—if you can get past the bouncer’s flashlight.
It’s not so kind to the underage.
Cops are on the
lookout for packs of kids
Along with the screaming children eating cheese sandwiches
and miserly old folks with elaborate seating arrangements, Portland’s
Movies in the Park series offers lots of PDA. To help you make th
State Rep. Matt Wingard (R-Wilsonville) has dropped his bid for re-election, following WW's report last week that a former female aide had accused of him of sexual misconduct.
The aide, now 23, had said Wingard pressured her into a sexual relationship while she worked for him, a...