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Top Portland Event Picks, December 31 - January 6


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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31 MAGIC GARDEN’S LAST NIGHT [NUDITY] Owner Everett Moore promises “hats, horns, girls, music and everything that comes along with that.” Toast the end of this classic st   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do and See in Portland, Dec. 26-28

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Friday, Dec. 26The Von Trapps [THE HILLS ARE ALIVE] Turns out all that stuff in The Sound of Music—Julie Andrews, problems like Maria, “Edelweiss,” etc.—actually happened. In September 1938, the von Trapp family fled Nazi-occupied Austria and toured the U.S. as the “Trapp Family Singers.” Seventy-five years later, the great-grandchildren of Maria and Georg ...   More
 
Friday, December 26, 2014 by WW Culture Staff

Best Thing I Read

Favorite books read in 2014 by some of our favorite local writers.


Books
The Wilds by Julia Elliott: a very well-written book of short stories that are creepy and weird in the good way. In the title story, a girl wearing a homemade crown of bird skulls tells of getti   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Best of the Stage


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Death, sex and money featured prominently on Portland stages in 2014. So did punk rock, kitty litter and confetti. The year’s top theater and dance shows embraced raw emotion—several gave    More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: A Year In Portland Culture By The Numbers.


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SCREEN: The Grand Budapest Hotel was the most popular movie at Laurelhurst Theater, with 6,932 tickets sold for 125 showings over 12 weeks. The Grand Budapest Hotel was also the most-rented movie at M   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Party by Foot

Forget taxis, Ubers, MAXs, DDs and DUIs. Why not party where you live this New Year’s Eve?


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Click on the image below for a (much) larger version of the map!1. St. Johns: Reggae dance music [YEAH MON] Marijuana will be legal in Portland next year, and this just might be the perfect way t   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland, December 19-21

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Friday, Dec. 19Golden Girls Live Christmas Special ’Tis the season for men to don fluffy wigs and oversized glasses to play the four Miami gals for this live stage adaptation of two holiday episodes of the TV show. Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11...   More
 
Friday, December 19, 2014 by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: There’s No Such Thing As Style Points.


Scoop
BOOOORING: Anthony Watson, Nike’s chief information officer and one of the few openly gay senior executives, quit his job last week after only nine months for what he called “personal” rea   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Sweater Season

How to take your ironic love of Christmas to the next level.


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First, You Need a Sweater Duh. Red Light Clothing Exchange (3590 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 963-8888, redlightclothingexchange.com) claims to have 1,000 of them, maybe including that one your elementary   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Portland Transplants vs Portland Natives


Culture Features
TRANSPLANTS Damian Lillard Trail Blazers point guard Tom McCall Governor who said to visit Oregon but not stay. From Massachusetts Chuck Palahniuk Author of Fight Club Sleater-Kinney wit   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff
 

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