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Expose Yourself to Bikes

The mountain’s out! Time to air up the 10-speed.

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Spring in Portland is a series of small victories. We celebrate the day every camellia blooms at once; the first dry weekend; the first day Mount St. Helens peeks through the mist.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Splat (Imago Theatre)

The inscrutable musicals of Carol Triffle.

Carol Triffle, the co-founder of Imago Theatre, possesses the strangest sense of humor it has ever been my bemused pleasure to encounter. While Triffle and Imago are best known for the family-frien   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Photos from the Pug Crawl


On Sunday, May 22, the Oregon Humane Society took over the streets outside MacTarnahan's Taproom for the annual Pug Crawl. Billed as the largest gathering of pugs in the Pacific Northwest (imagine the wheezing!), the event featured some 80 costumed pups. WW's Natalie Behring was there to document the occasion in photos. Willamette Week: Your paper of record for pictures of dogs.   More
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Devour 2011: Get Cooking

Food Reviews & Stories
There are those who say Portland lacks diversity, that it is little more than a playground for overeducated, underemployed white people, and that the city will never, for all the mayor’s talk of    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Devour 2011: More Eating

Food Reviews & Stories
CSAs For cooks too lazy (yours truly) or landless to grow their own food, community-supported agriculture is the easiest and most economical way to ensure you always have fresh produce on hand. CSA   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Hey Jesus!

We are so looking forward to meeting you this Saturday!

We’ve seen the billboards, the sign trucks and the canvassers, so we know Harold Camping, the founder of Family Radio, has predicted you will return to Earth on May 21.    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE, CASEY JARMAN

Uncanny Valley (Hand2Mouth Theatre)

The memory machine is broken.

Hand2Mouth, the Portland performance ensemble headed by director Jonathan Walters, is obsessed with memory. While its last several performances have ostensibly been about greed, patriotism, immigra   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Eyesore of the Week: Banality in Slabtown


I'm not exactly wild about the neighborhood Willamette Week has called home since 2006. Shortly after we moved in to our building at Northwest 22nd Avenue and Quimby Street, a coworker described the area as a "wasteland of $8 hamburgers"—a description that, although lunch prospects have improved substantially since then, still rings true.
But one thing I do admire about the north end of the ...   More
Friday, May 13, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Last Of The Boys (Third Rail Rep)

Well, there isn’t a literal connection, Dude.

The jammed-up Vietnam vet, as a character, achieved its epitome in 1998 at the hands of the Coen brothers, but writers keep going back to the Walter Sobchak well. Steven Dietz’s 2004 drama, in wh   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Eyesore of the Week: Boistrous Eccentricity

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While walking in Creston-Kennilworth recently, I spotted two houses, one block apart, that epitomize the potential for strangeness that comes of owner-built additions. The owner of the first, at left, has run with his home's silly Tudorbethan half-timbering and adopted a Ye Olde theme for the property, adding a plastered entryway that looks straight out of the Shire.
Friday, May 6, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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