Discriminating sushi fans assert they
would never eat Midwestern sushi, pronouncing it much too far from the
dwindling seas of salmon and snapper. Portland diners, presumably, are a
FeaturesWho's the weird old person hanging around the packs of high school kids at Portland-area haunted houses? The one who reeks of good coffee and cheap gin? Yeah, that’s a Willamette Week writer out reviewing local haunts for Creeper Crawl 2012. The F...More
Reservoir Dogs is a shut-in child’s
mescaline dream of criminal cool. It is also the film that launched
Quentin Tarantino’s brilliantly infantile oeuvre. The 20-year-old Reservoir is, on one h
With a week left before their signature-gathering deadline, fluoridation opponents announced today they've already gathered 20,000 signatures toward a ballot referendum that would halt the fluoridation of Portland's water. Portland's city council voted unanimously last month to <...
Get off Clint Eastwood’s field of dreams, you damn dirty vegans!
Movie Reviews & Stories
If you wanted to know whether Clint Eastwood yells at
chairs in his new movie, the answer is a resounding yes. He yells at
chairs, bleachers, doors, garages and Amy Adams. He...
Oregon State Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, has today become the highest-level state elected official to endorse Measure 80, the marijuana legalization initiative.In a statement, Buckley wrote:It makes absolutely no sense to me that we continue to waste millions of dollars every year to prohibit adults from making the choice of whether to con...
Arts & Books
The 10-year-old event Ten Tiny Dances at Washington High School at 8:30 pm this past Saturday, September 8, was this year as it always has been: inconsistent, often frustrating and spiked with ever-so-occasional moments of transcendent hilarity or beauty.The premise, for those unfamiliar: 10 different dancers or companies are inv...More
Arts & BooksBig Art Group's The People—Portland was the first official performance in the Time-Based Art festival—at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, at Washington High School—but it was not the first performance art piece of the day.
Two hours earlier, at the city council meeting on fluoridation, a woman with a somewhat ill-favored look addressed the Portland city council as s...
Movie Reviews & Stories
Christophe Honoré’s moody, multigenerational musical Beloved
begins as a winkingly sex-positive romp in which the ’60s seem a
wonderful time to buy clothing, and prostitution is promoted as a