On the morning of Oct. 22, I was startled
awake by a ringing phone. It was my editor calling to tell me that
Elliott Smith had killed himself.
were bumping the upcoming issue’s big featur
After years of wandering, Rebecca Gates returns to pop and Portland.
“I was living in Rhode Island, at a friends’ house in the
middle of the country. I was spending a lot of time at the ocean, in the
morning and in the evening.”
Rebecca Gates is explaining
Food Reviews & Stories
There ain't much to this Northwest pizzeria aside from pizza, beer and its New York attitude. The slices are thin, the sauce is thick, the cheese is cheesy, the veggies are plentiful and fresh, and, for purists, the whole package is completely foldable. Oh yeah, and it's cheap, too (slices start at
WW music editor Mark Baumgarten says farewell to Portland.
This column—my last for this newspaper—is being written on a laptop owned by Willamette Week. It was lent to me by my employer for my tenure as the music editor of the largest alternative ...
Many great moments have... shit, what's the word. I can't think of it. To tell you the truth, I can't really think at all after the wonderful farewell party Willamette Week threw for me last night at Acme. If you were there, you know what I'm talking about. If not, well, you probably still do. But what ...
I'm generally not one for the third person business, but this post required me to be in the headline and I sure as hell wasn't going to use the first person. That's just the type of music editor I am. Or, well, that's just the type of music editor I used to be, I guess. Now that it is 5 pm and the pages for th...
[FOLK] Horse Feathers singer Justin Ringle has been compared to, by this writer's count, nine different vocalists, including the king of the whisper-thin croon, Nick Drake; political soul songwriter Tracy Chapman; and the Walkmen's indecipherable Hamilton Leithauser. The only thing more remarkable than the diversity of Ringle's supposed influences is the fact that his band, Horse Feathers, has rec...
Food Reviews & Stories
Housed in the Old Multnomah Hotel building (now an Embassy Suites Hotel), this basilica to beef makes very little room for frivolity in the practiced demeanor of its waitstaff or in the presentation of its hearty meals. With a foundation in about 20 different beef-based dishes, the dinner menu makes
Colin Meloy has come a long way from his days as a young songwriter penning fanciful songs in the Oak Street Building in Industrial Southeast Portland. At that time, around the turn of the millennium, Meloy was writing to his internal muse alone. Now Meloy is writing those songs for a lot of people, including ...