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Black Pearl Sings (Portland Center Stage)

More like Black Pearl Talks. Zing!

The story of Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, is a classic American parable: A musician from a very early age, Ledbetter was unknown outside West Texas until 1933, when the gr   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Koi Fusion, PDX 671, Taco Pedaler Take Top Honors at Eat Mobile 2012


Over 3,000 hungry Portlanders flocked to OMSI's north parking lot Saturday to sample the wares of 51 Portland food carts—some ten percent of all the carts in the city—at WW's fifth Eat Mobile festival. Of course, Eat Mobile isn't just about eating—it's also about awarding awesome handmade trophies to the best carts. Here'...   More
Monday, April 30, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Kindle Kart

Food Cart Reviews
It took three attempts finally to sample the wares of this anonymous white truck parked across the street from the entrance to the Montgomery Park complex. Twice we trekked the mile from our offic   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Brother/Sister Plays Part 2 (Portland Playhouse)

The saga's second half is less dreamy, more scary.

When I left Portland Playhouse after opening night of the first part of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s trilogy, I felt...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: April 16-19

This week's liquor license applications.


A brief roundup this week: Despite a spectacularly failed Kickstarter campaign, Stickmen Brewery & Skewery has applied to open in downtown Lake Oswego.Irvington's Cartola Coffee House closed last summer, and its space wi...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: April 9-12

This week's OLCC applications


A brief week in alcohol permitting news:Thatch Tiki Bar has been sold to Thatch bartender and renowned tiki enthusiast Blair Reynolds. The rebirth of Mio Gelato as a pizza chain continues. The first Morso, on NW 11th Avenue, has applied for its license.   More
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

You Think You’re Funny?

We put seven Bridgetown Comedy Festival performers to the test.

Comedy and Variety
This weekend, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival will bring more than 200 comedians to nine venues along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. That’s a lot of funny people. But how well do these so-calle   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: March 26-April 5


Yeah, this week's rundown of OLCC applications is late. I was busy finishing up Drink, WW's guide to Portland's best 105 bars, which comes out Wednesday. Why 105? Because I can't count, that's why. Lots of news this week:Kurt Huffman and Christopher Israel have applied for the license for    More
Monday, April 9, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Moralists Be Damned

The banks want to keep you hungry and poor. Don’t let them.

News Stories
If you want to get rich in America, all you have to do, they say, is tighten your belt, put your nose to the grindstone and pull yourself up by your bootstraps. That sounds great—in a folksy,    More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

How Do You Afford Your DIY Lifestyle?

News Stories
We Portlanders love doin’ stuff ourselves. Unlike the pioneers who preceded us in this land of clouds and kale, we can buy whatever goods we want with the click of a mouse. Yet we nonetheless    More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE
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