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An Intriguing Essay On Colin Meloy's Misogyny


L.V. Anderson can't be the only Decemberists fan made uneasy by Meloy's affection for folksy rape:"Will somebody just yell 'maidenhead'?" he asks the crowd, laughing.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

UPDATED Portland Center Stage Announces 2010-2011 Season


UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Last night at the Armory, the city's biggest theater company revealed its lineup for the coming year. As usual, the season will kick off with a classic American musical: This time it's Oklahoma with an all black cast, inspired by the 50-some black to...   More
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Cold-Brew Stubbies Coming to Stumptown


Stumptown Coffee is taking a page from Sterling Roasters, which began offering growlers of cold-brewed coffee last summer: Starting March 1, Stumptown's Portland cafes will carry Session-style stubbies of cold coffee. Love the design.
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Friday, February 25, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Country Bill's Restaurant For Sale

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It has come to my attention that Country Bill's Restaurant, a Woodstock neighborhood landmark since the Johnson administration, is for sale. Here's the listing. Won't someone please save this piece of Portland history? Just look at    More
Friday, February 25, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Eyesore of the Week: Belmont and 39th Condos

Because curmudgeonry is fun!


Portland has no shortage of beautiful buildings. From the stately arches of Central Library to the pleasingly asymmetrical windows of the 937 Condominiums, the city has been blessed with its share of good architecture. But who wants to write about things they like? That's for nerds like    More
Friday, February 25, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

[UPDATED] Portland Playhouse Offers Cheap Tickets To "The Scene" For WW Readers

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[UPDATE] Thursday only, the Playhouse is offering $10 tickets to anyone who says "Portland Blizzard" at the ticket counter. $10! That's less than a movie! Go!
Portland Playhouse is offering a deal for WW readers for this weekend only: $6 off all tickets to the company's new production of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene. Just use the coup...   More
Thursday, February 24, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

David Wu's Tiger Suit Inspires Ukulele Ballad

War Eagle David Wu

This Auburn Tigers fan plays a nice ukulele. If you're still at work, maybe break out the headphones for her homage.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Ten Great Pizzas Portland Monthly Missed

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Portland Monthly purports, in the magazine's March issue, to have discovered the 32 greatest pizzas in Portland. While Karen Brooks' top picks (Apizza Scholls, Ken's Artisan, Nostrana, etc.) are solid, the list, compiled by a handful of PM staffers a...   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Scene (Portland Playhouse)

How to succeed in show business without really trying.

“It’s fantastic!” Says the fallen man to the means of his ruination. “You look like that, you screw like a bunny and you have no soul! Seriously. It is    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Pearl Trader Vic's Will Be Awesomely Tacky

 The Pearl district corner that housed failed corporate restaurants Manzana and Palomino will soon become a Trader Vic's, complete with "uplit tiki statue[s] topped with torch flame" and a wood carved corner fin sign. I'm so excited I can't even pretend to be upset it's a chain. Squee!    More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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