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Headout: Space Christ

The Alien Nativity is out of this world.

In December 2010, Matt Henderson wanted to have a Christmas open house—an all-inclusive, meet-the-neighbors affair. But Henderson’s house is a small former church in Northeast Portland, so the   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Bring On the Apocalypse

The 29 best New Year's Eve parties in Portland

Culture Features
In a mere 10 days, 2011, with its awful progression of disasters and revolutions...   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Holiday Spiced Liqueur (Deco Distilling)

Well, that about says it all, doesn’t it? This new release from Portland’s Deco Distilling is Christmas in a bottle: a very sweet, thick, rum-based liqueur with strong flavors of clove, cinnam   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Portland Playhouse)

Beware the Republicans in the closet.

Much has changed since Tony Kushner’s long-winded masterpiece, Angels in America, premiered 20 years ago. AIDS is now a manageable disease, and no longer exclusively gay or male. Stripped of the   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Five "Classic" Burgers the Oregonian Missed


Breaking news! Your hamburger is a snob. That's the gist of the latest installment in the Oregonian's bizarre crusade against good food—a 2,000-word piece in today's A&E insert that purports to name    More
Friday, December 9, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

YOLO Lounge: Carpe Diem

Bar Reviews
According to its Twitter page, the curious moniker of YOLO Lounge (412 SW 4th Ave., 719-6901, yololounge.com) is an acronym for the cavernous sushi joint/dance club's motto, “You only live onc   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Willamette Week's Gift Guide 2011

An Introduction

Gift Guide
Amid all the recent furor over moving our money and designating days to buy or not buy and boycotting banks and big-box stores and all the rest of it, beneath the moralizing and recriminations,    More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gift Guide 2011: Foster Road

Gift Guide
Artistic Taxidermy 5700 SE Foster Road, 771-3337, pdxtaxidermy.com.You can’t walk into a bar, boutique or rock star’s living room these days without finding yourself face-to-snout with a stuffe   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking; Nov. 28-Dec. 1

This week's liquor license applications.


Another brewery is taking up residence in the railyard warehouse district south of Southeast Powell Boulevard where Alameda Brewing recently inaugurated a 20-barrel production facility. Gigantic Brewing, a partnership between Hopworks vet Ben Love and former Rock Bottom brewer Van Havig, has applied for a license at 5224 SE 26th Ave.Element Restaurant and Lounge, the downtown spot that famously cl...   More
Monday, December 5, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Have a Moustache or a Vintage Conversion Van? Cake Wants You

Mustache Van

Cake is filming a video its single "Mustache Man (Wasted)" in Portland this week, and is seeking Portlanders with mustaches and/or creepy vintage camper vans for the shoot. While Cake hasn't been wildly popular among Portland hipsters for the last dozen years or so, its ...   More
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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