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Live from the Chippendales: “My Hands Smell Like Baby Oil!”

Let me set the mood for you: The back room of the Refectory is filled with women, ages 30 to 70, sipping alcohol and listening to Michael Jackson's “Smooth Criminal” while fully clothed    More
Monday, January 19, 2009 by Samantha Herman

MLK Day: When and Where to Celebrate

No matter what kind of event you're looking for, WW's got you covered.

Saturday, January 17

In the true spirit of community service, which is what the holiday was originally about, the    More
Friday, January 16, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Blogging PDX Beardies and their Beard Art.

As things continue to slip through our fingers in these dire times—money, jobs, houses—there is one thing that can be counted on through thick and thin: beards. Though not a beardie myself (being a woman who does not take testosterone), there appears to be quite...   More
Thursday, January 15, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Get Your Broke Ass to the Zoo!

Being broke sucks. However, it does give one more impetus for seeking out free stuff. Our most recent find for the financially challenged is free admission to the Oregon Zoo on Monday, Jan. 19, in honor of    More
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Taste Test: Chocopocalypse 2009

Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate, and no one does chocolate better than Moonstruck. Actually, that's patently untrue—there are many people who do chocolate better than Moonstruck, but the locally-owned com...   More
Friday, January 9, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Follow-Up: The Art of (Costly and Lavish) Local Weddings

Occasionally when someone writes a post about an event that has yet to happen, they actually get the opportunity to attend to see how right (or wrong) the assumptions were. Yesterday I attended The Art of Weddings</...   More
Friday, January 9, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Chippendales Do Portland

New Year's Resolution: See more hot men in an intentional state of undress.

In light of the fact that Chippendales will be gracing Portland's Refectory ...   More
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Enough With The Nuts!

New New Year's Resolution: Find new allergies to die from.

Yesterday Time.com posted an article entitled “Have Americans Gone Nuts Over Nut Allergies?” To backtrack ...   More
Monday, January 5, 2009 by Samantha Herman

My Letter To Buckethead

How's this for a New Years gift: An open letter from WW's new Arts & Culture intern Samantha Herman to Buckethead, the mysterious guitar God/total weirdo who played at the Crystal Ballroom last night with the Portland Cello Project.

Dear Mr. Buckethead,

Af...   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 by Samantha Herman

The Art of (Costly and Lavish) Local Weddings

As Portland continues to buckle under the weight of a downtrodden economy and increased joblessness, it's comforting to know that there are still small pockets of people forking over money for ritzy events and expensive receptions.    More
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 by Samantha Herman
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