Save the Date

How to celebrate the best 4/20 of our lifetime.

Cover Story April 20 needs a makeover.As far as dates on the Julian calendar go, this coming Monday doesn’t... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Poppin’ Tops

Five Portland strip clubs with great beer.

Headout 1. Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7 am-2 am Monday-Saturday,... More

Apr 14, 2015 01:01 pm by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Portland Event Picks, April 15 - April 21

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 CASCADE BREWING SOUR AND WILD BEER INVITATIONAL [BEER] A huge showcase... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

April 20 Events in Portland

420 Issue Free Hot Box BBQ at Bridge City Milton Friedman was bullshitting you: There is... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Scoop: Weed and Brews, Weed and Brews…

Scoop PANIC/DON’T PANIC: The future of Foster-Powell’s historic Bob White... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 24

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings It would cost $16 million to build a new women’s prison. The... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff
 
 

Save the Date

How to celebrate the best 4/20 of our lifetime.

Cover Story April 20 needs a makeover.As far as dates on the Julian calendar go, this coming Monday doesn’t have a whole lot going for it. Consult Wikipedia: the birthday of Adolf Hitler, the anniversarie ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Poppin’ Tops

Five Portland strip clubs with great beer.

Headout 1. Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7 am-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 am Sunday. Oh, the Acropolis. Weird statues. Three stages. Salad bar. Cheap steaks from the ... More

Apr 14, 2015 01:01 pm by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Portland Event Picks, April 15 - April 21

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 CASCADE BREWING SOUR AND WILD BEER INVITATIONAL [BEER] A huge showcase of sour beers in Portland’s “House of Sour,” with little-seen offerings from across the country. I ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

April 20 Events in Portland

420 Issue Free Hot Box BBQ at Bridge City Milton Friedman was bullshitting you: There is a lunch that’s so low in opportunity cost that it’s functionally free, and you will find it here on Monday, Apri ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Mellow Gold

Testing the throwback super-strains of the ’70s.

420 Issue It’s an exciting time in weed. There are new strains on local shelves almost every week from growers who are creating endless blends from the strains in their collections. Although this rampan ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Marijuana Strains by Mood

420 Issue SOCIAL Purple Elvis Get down and deftly juggle multiple conversations with Purple Elvis tonight, as this sativa-dominant strain gives ADHD-like superpowers that allow for what at least looks ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Luxury Tokes

Cannabusinesses go beyond buds.

420 Issue As the legal gray area washes out, weed is going the way of craft beer and quinoa. Pearl District trophy wives and bushy-tailed college grads alike are revealing homemade topical ointments and rec ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Rec: The League

Touring the six Washington weed shops near Portland.

420 Issue The HerberyIMAGE: Daniel Cole 212 NE 164th Ave., No. 11, Vancouver, Wash., 360-841-7500, theherberynw.com.Vancouver’s newest legal weed emporium, the Herbery, is in a green-and-white plaza, cat ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Down With Dab Girls

A feminist critique of sexy stoner chicks.

420 Issue The marijuana industry is being integrated into mainstream American culture, and fast. Mostly, that’s a good thing: better products tested by better labs to imbibe in sleek new vaporizers that m ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

The Overdose

Taking 100 milligrams of THC is not awesome.

420 Issue It’s 4:29 pm, which I know because that’s what’s showing on the microwave. I’m hunched over in my desk chair, chest on top of forearms on top of thighs. I’ve been asleep, though I don’ ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 24

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings It would cost $16 million to build a new women’s prison. The popular marijuana strain Jack Herer was named after a Southeast Portland shopkeeper. Dab Girls are also sometimes known as “errl gi ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Dr. Know: What does a “Managed Service Point” sign on a mailbox mean?

Dr. Know A little “Managed Service Point” sign was affixed to our mailbox last week. What the heck is that? I asked our postman and he said it’s to “improve efficiency.” How does that work? �� ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Scoop: Weed and Brews, Weed and Brews…

Scoop PANIC/DON’T PANIC: The future of Foster-Powell’s historic Bob White Theatre is in limbo after negotiations broke down between the property’s owner and the manager who hoped to rehab it. Mana ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Lucas Chemotti.  ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Two Great Tastes: Hillbilly's Glass and Growler Station

Willie Weed When people walk into Hillbilly’s in Montavilla, they just can’t believe it exists. It probably makes too much sense to seem real: a beer-growler bar and head shop separated only by a litt ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ROBERTO JAMÓN

Columbinus (Oregon Children’s Theatre)

The Children’s Theatre goes dark.

Theater When two teens in black trench coats marched through the halls of Columbine High School, most of the cast of Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Columbinus were just 2 years old. Now the age that ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

The School For Lies: Theater Review

Theater The Shoebox Theater is almost too intimate—audiences at the aptly named space have to parade across stage to exit. It’s a fitting squeeze for Theatre Vertigo’s The School for Lies, where t ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by RIHANNA WEISS

Hotseat: T.C. Boyle

The prolific novelist talks up gun violence and the rule of law.

Books T.C. Boyle may very well be the master of topical literature. Told through expertly crafted prose, his novels manage to delicately dissect issues like illegal immigration (1995’s The Tortilla ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Crystal Ballin’

Predicting the NBA futures of the Nike Hoop Summit’s graduating class.

Headout Basketball never stops, they say, but it does slow down. In fact, this particular week is among the most interminable for hardcore hoopsheads. March Madness is over, and the NBA playoffs have ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 23

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings The OLCC wants to swipe your ID before you can buy weed, and to hire its own police force. Former first lady Cylvia Hayes was looking for “focused, proactive support” managing her personal “b ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Scoop: The Whiskey Runs, The Beer Chases.

Scoop DROP THE MIC: One of Portland’s most popular rappers is leaving town. Tope is relocating to Oakland, which he says will probably be a “launching pad” for an eventual move to a bigger music-i ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Katie Dennis. ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Jon Ronson, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Everybody must get stoned.

Books On Dec. 20, 2013, Justine Sacco, a PR rep for Tinder parent company IAC, tweeted a very poorly received joke: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” By th ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Photography Month at Elizabeth Leach

Rauschenberg and Hilliard go opposite ways.

Visual Arts Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve always had trouble thinking of photography as fine art. Well, Photolucida’s Portland Photo Month shows at Elizabeth Leach are forcing me to reconsider.One of ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

The Price

Happy birthday, Arthur.

Theater Thinking about Arthur Miller, the first phrase that jumps to mind is: “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” Certainly it’s a common motif in his writing, but more to the point, the ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by CONOR EIFLER

Slammer Stage

Hand2Mouth Theatre brings Pep Talk to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Theater After the scripted lines are spoken, Hand2Mouth’s Pep Talk turns into a public forum. The show’s actresses play macho coaches, re-enacting speeches from the likes of Al Davis, the late Oakla ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

A Comedy of Errors (Six on Shakespeare)

Gender-swapping as social experiment.

Theater “Do you know me, sir? Am I Dromio? Am I your man? Am I myself?” Shakespeare’s fool in A Comedy of Errors questions identity in what could go down a rabbit hole of existential philosophizing. ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Memo: New Weed Czar

Willie Weed We hate to say it, but Oregon’s pot overlords don’t know shatter from shinola. Oregon Liquor Control Commission executives know their liquor, sure, as brave police officers pulling over cars ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by ROBERTO JAMÓN

Dr. Know: Why can't TriMet schedule the MAX trains so that I don't just miss my connecting train?

Dr. Know My commute entails changing MAX trains at the Rose Quarter. Nearly every time, I arrive just in time to see the connecting train leaving. Why can’t TriMet use Transit Tracker data to adjust ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

It Used To Be Better

What went wrong in Portland’s visual arts scene, and what we can do to fix it.

Cover Story Udders hang from the rafters. They’re fake, fashioned from rubber molds, but the long-haired calf grazing in the corner of the gallery is real, and it’s pissing on the hay covering the hardw ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Favorite Portland Art Shows, 2002-2015

Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.

Visual Arts Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires (Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003) Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Recipeeps

Spice up your Easter by using everyone’s favorite bird-themed marshmallow sweets, Peeps, in a variety of recipes.

Headout SPLIT PEEP SOUP 1. Split Peeps in half. 2. Boil pot of soup broth.  3. Submerge Peeps in broth for, oh, 6-10 minutes or so? DEVILED PEEPS 1. Cut heads off Peeps. 2. Soak head holes in vin ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 22

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings People who pay a premium for homes in quiet neighborhoods should expect tighter enforcement of zoning rules than the poors, says one reader. The OLCC sees medical marijuana as a threat and is schem ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

J.C. Hallman, B & Me

Putting the need back in reading.

Books J.C. Hallman thinks book culture has been ruined by the academics. In part, this is because they take the human element out of reading. His new book, B & Me, is a high-stakes gambit, inter ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Can I break my lease if the bakery next door affects my gluten-free lifestyle?

Dr. Know I moved to Portland partly because of its friendliness to my gluten-free lifestyle. Unfortunately, my new apartment is near a bakery, and now that it’s windows-open season, the wheat vapors ar ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Scoop: Boycotting Indiana Before It Was Cool.

Scoop CASA DOS: Johnny Zukle has finally put the sign up for his long-promised third vegan strip club, Casa Diablo II, on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, near discount strip steakhouses Acropolis and Bl ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dispensary Review: Cannabis Country Store

Willie Weed If Battle Ground’s new Cannabis Country Store sold John Deere tractors, it would be perfect. Hell, even a green-and-yellow bong would up the ante. Even without the farm gear, walking into ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by TED LANAHAN

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos 1-5 by Jennifer Plitzko, 6 and 7 by Lucas Chemotti.  ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Open Space

Portland’s dance companies fight breweries for urban real estate.

Dance First, they came for the bars. Now, Portland dance is getting pushed around. In the past seven months, at least four different Portland dance companies have been shunted to new spaces—only som ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

The People’s Republic of Portland (Portland Center Stage)

Lauren Weedman exploits Rose City quirks.

Theater Lauren Weedman has made a small industry out of gently mocking cities she barely knows, sponsored by residents of the cities themselves. Since the debut of The People’s Republic of Portland— ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by HALEY MARTIN

Belleville (Third Rail)

Expat lovebirds unravel in Amy Herzog’s relationship psycho-drama.

Theater Amy Herzog’s Belleville isn’t the kind of thriller with Psycho strings or undead dance moves. It’s the haunting kind that meticulously picks at peripheral, casual details until an entire m ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Arena Football Team Owners, Ranked In Order Of Arena Footballness

Headout 1. GENE SIMMONS (Los Angeles Kiss) Once asked NPR’s Terry Gross to “welcome me with open legs,” and implied that people with depression should just kill themselves. Arena football is the painted ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Oregon City: The New Portland?

Scoop THE PORTLAND POETRY SLAM CURSE: Kickstand, the basement comedy space at Velo Cult bike shop and bar in Northeast Portland, has been shut down by the city, at least temporarily, after a visit by th ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

Literally!

Books Paige McKenzie is an Internet juggernaut. The 20-year-old, who lives in rural Oregon about an hour outside Portland, is the face of a YouTube channel that boasts more than 120 million page vie ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Dr. Know: If I disconnected my downspouts, why am I getting charged for stormwater?

Dr. Know In 2006, I took the $52 incentive to disconnect my downspouts. Nine years later, I’m still getting charged $29 for “stormwater.” Apparently I was supposed to fill out a special form in 2 ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 21

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Scientists have difficult lives and should not have to listen to others socialize in the vicinity of their West Hills mansions. There’s now a bank that will accept your weed money. A new Oregon ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Invisible Hand (Artists Repertory Theatre)

Stockholm syndrome at Artists Rep.

Theater Spending time with stock traders is usually about as enticing as a terrorist jail cell. But somehow director Allen Nause makes both captivating in Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s The Invis ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

10-Ring Circus

Portland playwrights take us to the circus at the Ten Minute Play Festival.

Theater Circus extravaganzas have long been theater’s eccentric, mustachioed cousin—glitterized spectacles for audiences packing peanuts over opera specs. Monkey With a Hat On puts performance back ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by CURTIS COOK, ENID SPITZ

Dispensary Review: The Herbery

Willie Weed Here’s a good question for kush-induced pondering: What will 82nd Avenue’s strip malls look like this time next year? My bet is they will be well on their way to becoming a lot like the on ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by TED LANAHAN

The Other Place (Portland Playhouse)

Playhouse plays mind games

Theater Portland Playhouse is a seemingly abandoned church with a labyrinthine interior. It’s therefore a perfect home for the company’s latest production, The Other Place, Sharr White’s 2011 pl ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Jennifer Plitzko.  ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Cheap Life

Living cheap and well in Portland: $1 Beers, $1 bowling and the $20 one-hour massage.

Cover Story Remember when the Great Recession ended? Neither do we. While economists say the nation has been on the mend, and the Dow reached a new high this month, it sure doesn’t feel that way in Port ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Dean Marriott’s Sewer Palace

Sure, the city’s $11.5 million office building for sewage engineers is unnecessarily decadent. But it’s also quite tasteful.

Culture Features Mallard-hen couples rest on concrete beds in a pond off to the side of the patio. The sun, strong but not overbearing, gleams down on this abnormally idyllic March afternoon. I rest my arm on the ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

A Whale of a Tale

The true story of Ethelbert, the brave little orca who swam to Portland.

Headout Click on image below for larger version:SOURCES: “Portland’s Ethelbert,” Time magazine, Nov. 9, 1931, and “The short, tragic history of whaling inside Portland city limits,” The Pendleton Re ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Cooler Than a Cooler.

Scoop WORDS AND GUITAR: She’s on your television and in your headphones, and come this fall, she’ll be on your bookshelf. Carrie Brownstein’s memoir will be published Oct. 27. Taking its title from a ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Katie Dennis. ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Action/Adventure’s Pilot Season: From Beyond

Theater for the screen-addicted masses, with cake and hate-fucking.

Theater Who says theater has to be highbrow? Can’t there be quality for the TV crowd? Action/Adventure Theatre’s second Pilot Season recaptures audiences numbed by endless zombie killing and incestu ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Michael McDonald

Comedy and Variety The Michael McDonald headlining Helium Comedy Club is not a silver fox serenader from the Doobie Brothers. But he is silvering, and that’s rare in standup. While SNL retirees go silver on the ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Ching Ching Wong (Northwest Dance Project)

For one dancer, NWDP is more than a company, it’s family.

Dance Ching Ching Wong, all 4 feet 11 inches of her, wriggles in her chair as she throws up jazz hands: “I want to dance forever. Like in retirement homes in my wheelchair, I’m going to be killi ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Dr. Know: Now that compostable containers aren’t being composted any more, what’s the plan for all those containers?

Dr. Know A few years ago, Portland switched from Styrofoam to biodegradable cups, flatware, etc. Now that compostable containers aren’t being composted any more, what’s the plan for all those conta ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Strain Review: White McWidow

Willie Weed The original White Widow is to Amsterdam what the cheesesteak is to Philly or the bacon-topped maple doughnut is to Portland. The Widow was a breakout hit on the city’s coffeehouse scene, winnin ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MAJOR E. SKINNER

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 20

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Oregon is set to honor a Republican with an annual holiday. At Wilson High School, the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are “equal” but keep their separate schedules.  East Portland ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Smith Henderson, Fourth of July Creek

More live in heartbreak.

Books Cheryl Strayed got the fancy movie premiere. Chuck Palahniuk gets the comic book. But probably the most significant book to come from a Portland writer in the past year is Smith Henderson’s Fo ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Leprecan’t

Famous Irish people who are not leprechauns.

Headout Picture an Irishman. Who are you picturing? The Notre Dame mascot? The Lucky Charms leprechaun? The leprechaun from Leprechaun? But did you know that less than 10 percent of all Irish people self- ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Lost Season

Most Oregon ski resorts are reeling from terrible weather. Should we worry?

Snow Report Back in January, I was itching to get past the slow start of the Oregon ski season. On the first Sunday of the new year, I ended up driving out to Mount Hood Skibowl for a cheap night on the mou ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Smokin’ to Survive

Washington Just Opened the Nation's First Government-Owned Marijuana Dispensary

Willie Weed This time last year, North Bonneville, Wash., couldn’t pay its bills. The tiny city of 1,010 people, which sits across the Columbia River from Cascade Locks, has never been especially well-o ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MAJOR E. SKINNER

Scoop: Open Letter To Republican Senators: STFU.

Scoop CHOPSTICKS AROUND: Fervidly popular karaoke spot Chopsticks II will move, but it won’t die, says owner David Chow. As WW reported in November, the East Burnside Street bar’s lease will not be rene ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Invisible Hand

Politics play at Artists Rep.

Theater Apparently it’s easier to stage Driving Miss Daisy in Bangladesh than an off-Broadway political thriller in Portland. At least when the U.S. State Department gets involved. Local director Allen ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

The Six Gentlepersons of Verona

Puppy love.

Theater Bag & Baggage’s The Six Gentlepersons of Verona swaps cock for feminine wit in this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s weakest play, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. B&B is known for unus ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

PNCA’s New Digs

Look closely for the schooner…

Visual Arts First Thursday’s must-see destination for March was the brand-flippin’-new campus of Pacific Northwest College of Art, which crowns the North Park Blocks at 511 NW Broadway. Although the b ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Br’er Rose (Speculative Drama)

Southern charms with a Grimm twist.

Theater Local director Megan Skye Hale’s Br’er Rose is a formidable re-creation of the earliest versions of Sleeping Beauty. The story, a princess cursed to sleep for 100 years, remains intact. Hale ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

Mark Adams, Meet Me in Atlantis

Somewhere, beneath the sea…

Books Every clue to the final resting place of the lost city of Atlantis comes from a single, ancient source: the Greek philosopher Plato. And even he heard the story eighth-hand, passed down from a d ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MATT BUCKINGHAM

Dr. Know: Why do the pigeons always crap on my head?

Dr. Know Do perching pigeons have motion detectors? Every time I walk under one, its bowels promptly explode on my bald spot or exquisitely manufactured hat. The west side of the Broadway Bridge is lik ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Lucas Chemotti ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Timbers Fans, Mapped

Headout I attended my first Portland Timbers game in 2001 when the pre-Timbers Army “Cascade Rangers” were about 10 members strong. We gutted the Seattle Sounders, 2-0. Because I loved the team and ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

White Christmas

Going home for the holidays: Portland Center Stage’s Other Desert Cities packs plenty of baggage.

Theater If you miss the turnoff for Palm Springs, big green signs on Interstate 10 announce the approach of “other desert cities.” Director Timothy Bond and Portland Center Stage have a more precise ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Dispensary Review: Cannababes

Willie Weed In a town where Walmart is more taboo than strip clubs, it was only a matter of time before the Bikini Barista business model affected the medicinal marijuana world. We’re seeing several spo ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

The Box Marked Black

Checking in.

Dance In 2013, as an intern at WW, I wrote this about local actress, teacher and dancer Damaris Webb’s one-woman show The Box Marked Black: “In the absence of easy description, ‘delightful’ will ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Scoop: Lifetime Ban James Harden.

Scoop SANDYS OF TIME: Majestically ruined, purple-painted dive bar Sandy Hut—nicknamed the Handy Slut on its own T-shirts and underwear—is changing hands. Owner John Berning says Club 21 owners Marc ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: What's the low-down on LED streetlights?

Dr. Know Our street just got LED streetlights. I love the bright white light! Do they last longer than yellow sodium lights? How much power do they save? How long before we switch out all the old lights? ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Durang Durang

Six one-acts through the undeniably strange.

Theater Post5 Theatre’s Durang Durang, a collection of six one-act plays by absurdist playwright Christopher Durang, touches on grave issues: domestic violence, parental abuse and mental health. But ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

The Potlander

Our annual weed issue.

Cover Story Welcome to the new normal. It took a while. Oregon’s journey to legal weed, which culminates in a big, smoky rally on the waterfront this July, started way back in 1973, when we decriminal ... More

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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