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Kvetchfest

We bitch because we love.


News Stories
Real Portlanders don't just live here. We have a true relationship with the city. We sleep together. Our lives are entangled. We love Portland—its eccentricity, its responsibility, its idealism& ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Ethan Smith

Drink Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: Favorite drink has to be the Dirty Shirley—7-Up, grenadine and vodka makes an alcoholic Shirley Temple.The Nest has been the victim of several eggings—that’s right, raw eggs thrown into the bar. When it took over Joe’s Place—the last black-owne   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Ethan Smith

These Forests Ain't Virgin Anymore

A guide to doing it in the backcountry.


Special Section Stories
Beds are boring. Flat, square, routine. They're fine for sleeping, but ill-suited for an interesting sex life. Once you exhaust all the couches, counters, tables and appliances in your place, you'll b ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Ethan Smith

Doggin' It

What happens when a Portland running club jogs with pooches from the pound?


Special Section Stories
As a general rule, dogs have no need to wear vests. That is, unless Muffie (or, more likely, Muff's owner) is trying to one-up the mutts down the street. But when Angela Lindbo dresses dogs, it's ca ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Ethan Smith

Willamette Valley

Monks, tracks, tubing and wine make the fertile strip a virile place to play.


Special Section Stories
Bike: Scenic 99WWhy go: 'Cause you don't even know what ripe is. What to expect: A less busy and more scenic route from Portland to Eugene than I-5, through the fertile promised land that inspired tra ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Ethan Smith

Oregon's Outer Edges

Crater Lake. Hell's Canyon. Wallowa and Steens mountain ranges. Hell, yeah.


Special Section Stories
Bike: Crater Lake RimWhy go: Half a million people visit Crater Lake each year—they can't all be wrong. What to expect: Stiff climbs through thin air, with views that are more than worth it. Rim ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Ethan Smith

June Madness

This weekend, Portland becomes high-school hoops central.


News Stories
While the basketball world hangs on whether the Portland Trail Blazers choose Greg Oden or Kevin Durant on June 28, Portlanders this weekend can check out the next crop of young b-ballers with serious ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Ethan Smith

Carnie Knowledge

Fried dough, gunshots and...civic unity? You think you know the people behind the Rose Festival Carnival. You have no idea.


Featured Stories
Wade Hockett grew up with the Rose Festival. A native of Northeast Portland, he marched in the Hollywood kids' parade in elementary school. As a teen, he was back, marching with the Grant High School ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Ethan Smith

High-barb diets

WW's calorie-counting suggestions for other Oregonians.


News Stories
As you read this, Gov. Ted Kulongoski is probably wolfing a meal fit for a governor. That's because the guv and first lady Mary Oberst last week put down the top sirloin and picked up the Top Ramen a ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Ethan Smith

Sustainable kink

A local couple explores the last eco frontier: sex toys.


News Stories
Light rail, bike paths, Forest Park—Portland is earnestly environmental, consistently ranked among America's greenest cities. But as clean as it is, our city has a dirty side. Portland is said t ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Ethan Smith
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