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Calvin Trillin at the Newmark Theater Rolls Out His Greatest Hits


Watching Calvin Trillin last night at the Newmark Theater for the 25th anniversary of Portland Arts and Lectures (his fifth appearance with the series) was like watching Springsteen at the Super Bowl. Admittedly, there was a little less black leather, but Trillin definitely ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by Adrienne So

Farther Down The Line

Bar Reviews
Ten minutes after my boyfriend and I get to the Queen of Hearts (5501 SE 72nd Ave., 788-9844), a woman with a gray bob and voluminous suede parka sits down on his other side. Her name is Jennifer, and ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Adrienne So

A Slow Kid on a Bike, Coming Your Way


Indie kids on bikes is nothing new in our neck of the woods, but cross-country? That's a different story. Neo-folk singer Malcolm Rollick, who has shared the stage with such superstars as Kimya Dawson and CocoRo...   More
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by Adrienne So

And, MUSH! The Urban Iditarod is Coming


Sometimes, I find myself in the awkward position of having to explain certain things to my sedate suburban mom. "Why on earth," she asks, "would you and your friends dress yourselves up like a dog team, hitch yourselves to a shopping cart and run through the streets bar...   More
Monday, February 16, 2009 by Adrienne So

PIFF Goes Down to the Klamath River: Upstream Battle Reviewed


Portland International Film Festival entry Upstream Battle, a German film about the Oregon environment, wasn't screened in time for WW's print guide to the second week of the festival. It's still worth seeing. (It scr...   More
Saturday, February 14, 2009 by Adrienne So

Calling all Leanne Marshalls: STRUT Is Coming To Town


Can anyone else imagine the look on 26-year-old designer Jason Wu's face when he realized that Michelle Obama was wearing his gown on inauguration night? Okay, we're not promising anyone that much exposure (unless you're an underwear model) but selection for STRUT'S annu...   More
Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Adrienne So

Thomas Friedman Brings Words of Hope, Supposedly


You don't need me to tell you: Things suck right now. Our political leaders are too busy trying to shore up massive disasters to hold our hands and tell us everything is going to be okay. But that's what we have Pulitzer Prize winners for. Ecotrust, Portland State Univers...   More
Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Adrienne So

WW Valentine's Day Review: Beer + Champagne = No Fun

Saying, as Pelican Brewery does, that one is making a Valentine's Day brew that will have “the rich taste of spectacular beer, but with the carbonation (and pop!) of champagne” presupposes that we found anything objectionable about be...   More
Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Adrienne So

Work Off Your Valentine's Day Hangover With...Beer & Bikes


Do you mean to tell us that after your dinner, movie, flowers, candles and chocolates, you have even MORE plans? Yeah, we didn't think so. So drag yourself out of bed, throw on whatever leopard-skin furs you have lying around the house (waterproof ones, prefer...   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Adrienne So

Drink 2009

Food Reviews & Stories
Looking for the coolest people in town? The trendsetters, the influentials, the outlandishly chic? You’ll find them hanging out at this unmarked warehouse, where weekend dance parties attract lines around the block and the high white walls are adorned with odd art installations. Whether the cr   More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So
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