Throwing down methods and Rainier with the board bums drawn to Mount Hood’s endless winter.
It’s winter in Australia, but Rupert Michell has no
interest in the puny ski hills of his native land. Instead, Michell took
a 20-hour flight, then drove 1,000 miles to ski in Oregon—in June ... More
Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.
The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the
mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting
girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a ... More
If ever a performance could make you consider a career in phone sex, it’s this one. Tonya Jone Miller’s one-woman show A Story of O’s
spans the decade Miller has spent working as a self-procla ... More
Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.
Since his career as a legitimate rock star came to an end,
Art Alexakis has taken up a second career as a paleontologist, with a
particular focus on the post-grunge epoch. For the past three years ... More
DOING WORK: The late street musician “Working” Kirk Reeves is being honored with a mural two years after his death.
The 10-by-30-foot portrait by Gwenn Seemel will be sponsored by the
Regional ... More
After 20 years, burlesque legend Tiffany Carter dons the catsuit again.
Back in 1965, a Corvallis native named
Teresa Sandford took her first dancing gig. She was underage—only 17—and
she’d been booked as a go-go dancer in Anaheim, Calif. She danced twice
befo ... More
Why am I seeing more Texan license plates recently?
I look at license plates while driving to see where
people are from. I’ve seen 12 from Texas in the past two weeks. Are
these Texans here for a big wedding, or are they part of the evangelical
WEDNESDAY JULY 16
[MUSIC] New Zealand, of all places, is
the world’s new pop-music hotbed. Coming on the heels of Lorde is kiwi
singer Karoline Tamati, aka Ladi6. Often compared to Ery ... More
In centuries past, artists and jewelers were often one and
the same. The lapis-inlaid funerary mask of Tutankhamun, dazzling
adornments of Native Americans, and the masterpieces of Renaissance
g ... More
Frank Peters managed Portland’s original outlaw gang, the Mavericks. A new film documents how they mingled baseball with booze and burning brooms.
Those who believe there are no second, third, fourth or
fifth acts to American lives probably don’t know Frank Peters, who plays
a supporting role in a film to be released July 11 on Netflix.
Movie Reviews & Stories
When brothers Chapman, 27, and Maclain
Way, 23, discovered an old baseball team photo at their late grandfather
Bing Russell’s house, it sparked a multiyear effort of poring over
microfilm a ... More
How you may partake of a ritual honoring an ancient and powerful Lavendula.
In the middle of every year, in what the ancients knew as
the month of Quintilis, the reapers of Oregon hold a ritualistic harvest
of the demon weed Lavendula.
Known as the Øregên Läven ... More
THURSDAY JULY 10
THINK AND DRINK
[LECTURE] Want the gummint outta your
personal bizness? Historian Stephanie Coontz and Adam Davis of Oregon
Humanities discuss the effects of state interventio ... More
POT ON MAIN STREET:
As of 11 am Wednesday, July 9—the date of this newspaper’s
publication—legal recreational pot may be sold for the first time in
Vancouver, at the newly licensed Main St ... More
If you thought your love life was
complicated, take a look at Tracy Lord’s: On the eve of her wedding, the
bride-to-be finds herself in a love triangle (or is it a square?) of
the stickiest so ... More
The glam-punk, all-female minibike troupe turns 10.
Ten years ago, Portland’s bike
scene was burgeoning. Zoobombing—speeding down the West Hills on
blinged-out minibikes—was a new trend. But a group of lady cyclists felt
something was missi ... More
Swimming holes, ribs, bocce, frolf and a tour of the metaphorical house that is Portland’s city parks.
Who really needs tips for enjoying summer in Portland? Grab
a knapsack, blanket, bottle and the novel that’s been lingering on your
shelf since Christmas and head to the nearest park. If you’v ... More