Hood Life

Willamette Week's 2015 Outdoor Guide

Outdoor Guide From the Editor You’ve really gotta go see the map. Not right away, but after you’ve done... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

No Reservations?

Where to camp if you didn’t book your spot back in February.

Featured Stories Portlanders love the outdoors. If you need proof, just go onto ReserveAmerica.com right... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Down in the Cornhole

Headout What is America’s pastime if not cornhole? Baseball. Baseball is totally America’s... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Top Portland Event Picks, May 27 - June 3

Headout Picks THURSDAY MAY 28 EVERYTHING IS FESTIVAL! [WTFEST] The last thing Portland needed... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Off The Streets

Portland graffiti waxes genteel.

Visual Arts You will never see the full mural on the west wall of Southeast Stark... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Review: Roll-Uh-Bowl

Willie Weed There’s no worse material to bring camping or to the beach... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst
 
 

Hood Life

Willamette Week's 2015 Outdoor Guide

Outdoor Guide From the Editor You’ve really gotta go see the map. Not right away, but after you’ve done some exploring—a weekend camping and paddling at Lost Lake (page 38), a hike to Punchbowl Falls (p ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top 9 Hikes Around Hood

Rocky climbs that pay off with great views, lush canyons full of waterfalls, and switchbacks on an extinct volcano.

Outdoor Guide Mount Hood takes all comers. That snow-topped stratovolcano on Portland’s easterly horizon has faces that will chill the bones of seasoned mountaineers, but also plenty of waterfalls easily ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Steeper, Harder, Faster

Ice caves, downhills, snow camps and scary-ass drives.

Outdoor Guide Ride Up, Roll Down: Mountain Biking at Skibowl IMAGE: Thomas TealAt these speeds, every rock, tree branch and patch of loose gravel is an enemy conspiring to knock you from your perch. On one ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Get Wet

Nature’s swimming pools.

Outdoor Guide Get Your Minerals: Soak in the century-old tubs at Carson Hot Springs. IMAGE: LaBriereAs the legend goes, Isadore St. Martin was hunting in the Columbia River Gorge in 1876 when he stumbled u ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Float On

Where to dip your oars.

Outdoor Guide Sup, Scappoose? Standup paddleboarding isn’t just for yoga instructors. SCAPPOOSE BAYIMAGE: LaBriereLike Lululemon pants and Starbucks mochaccinos, standup paddleboarding has developed someth ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Get Up On This

Rock gyms, boulders and bluffs.

Outdoor Guide Bluff Calls: Only 20 minutes outside Portland, Broughton offers an iconic climb up the crack. IMAGE: LaBriereBroughton Bluff is a special treat for Portland climbers who want to get in some out ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

What does Mount Hood mean to you?

Outdoor Guide A lot of us have pictures of the mountain. Or pictures of our last camping trip on the mountain. Or pictures of us hiking near the mountain. But not all of us have good ones—strong, professi ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland Outdoor Shops

Where to buy outdoor gear in Portland.

Outdoor Guide Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe 200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, 285-0464, aldercreek.com. 9 am-6 pm Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-7 pm Friday-Saturday. There are two Alder Creek outposts. The spot over by OMSI ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Mt. Hood Pit Stops

Growler bars, cronut shops and fueling stations near Hood.

Outdoor Guide Brightwood Tavern 63010 E Brightwood Bridge Road, Brightwood, 622-1568, facebook.com/BrightwoodTavern. 10 am-2:30 am daily. Brightwood is still a one-horse town. Fabled for lodging woodcutters, ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

No Reservations?

Where to camp if you didn’t book your spot back in February.

Featured Stories Portlanders love the outdoors. If you need proof, just go onto ReserveAmerica.com right now and try to book a camping spot for July. Chances are you’ll be directed someplace like Lake Owyhee Sta ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Portland Event Picks, May 27 - June 3

Headout Picks THURSDAY MAY 28 EVERYTHING IS FESTIVAL! [WTFEST] The last thing Portland needed was another random assemblage of events packaging itself as a “festival.” But this insanely random assemblage ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Down in the Cornhole

Headout What is America’s pastime if not cornhole? Baseball. Baseball is totally America’s pastime. But what is cornhole if not America’s “that thing we did one time when the shuffleboard tabl ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Three Days of Rain (Portland Center Stage)

Grimm stars fight family drama with wit.

Theater If you describe your mother as “sort of like Zelda Fitzgerald’s less stable sister,” chances are your childhood wasn’t rosy. Walker and Nan, the brother and sister at the center of Ric ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Off The Streets

Portland graffiti waxes genteel.

Visual Arts You will never see the full mural on the west wall of Southeast Stark Street’s Bonfire Lounge. The graffitied wall is a story-high epitaph to Michael Brown, painted by local muralist Ashley ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Scoop: Luke and Jess Are Our Homies.

Scoop WASN’T TOMORROW WONDERFUL: Playful high-tech tapas restaurant Ración will close May 30, after a little more than two years in business in the West End. Chef-owner Anthony Cafiero, local master ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Lion (Portland Center Stage)

This one-man musical is more meow.

Theater Benjamin Scheuer’s one-man show is billed as a play, but The Lion doesn’t feel like one. Trade the six guitars balanced on the Ellyn Bye Studio’s minimalist stage for a baby grand, costume ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Review: Roll-Uh-Bowl

Willie Weed There’s no worse material to bring camping or to the beach than glass. It’s fragile, impossible to clean up if broken, and cannot be used if even slightly damaged. What’s a cannabis user ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots of the fourth- and fifth-graders of Girls Inc. atOliver P. Lent school. Photos by Steph Barnhart. ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by STEPH BARNHART

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 30

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Buskers must take a one-hour break every hour if they want to work the same corner. Back in 2014, School Board member Steve Buel ate lunch downtown and made you pay for it. For a true Oregon her ... More

May 27, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Beezus Walks

Ramona is a pain in the ass. We ask, what did Beezus do?

Headout Ramona Quimby is the Portland child-lit equivalent of a Kardashian. She operates in a self-centered bubble and then gets guide-book chapters written about her.Heck, Portland built a life-sized bronze ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Top Portland Event Picks, May 20 - May 26

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MAY 20 THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE [ELECTRO-PSYCH POP] If this Chilean duo’s early material was a volcanic eruption of bluesy psychedelia, 2015’s Moonlust is the billowing aftermath. The d ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Portland Playhouse)

What if only The Simpsons survived?

Theater The Simpsons is a cultural institution. Gen-Xers grew up with it. Many millennials have never known a world without it. Even a few baby boomers embraced its irreverent, referential humor. But ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

All Fired Up: Dazed and Glazed at the Thurman Street Collective

Willie Weed Sculpture galleries far too rarely get you high... even when it might help your appreciation of the art on display. From the outside, Thurman Street Collective fits right in at the end of a st ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Scoop: What Could Go Wrong At a Bar Called Twin Peaks?

Scoop CANNED: Two of Portland’s most iconic film directors, Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes, premiered new films last week at the Cannes Film Festival, with highly varied results. The screening of Van Sant�� ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the Park Blocks. Photos by Katie Dennis. ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

The Phantom of the Opera (Portland Opera)

Lloyd Webber’s music of the night goes flat.

Performance The iconic white mask is still there. So, too, the crystal chandelier that famously crashes at the end of the first act. And those histrionic, undeniably memorable tunes are all intact. But vete ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 29

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings As of now, the zoo has no plans to make Packy wear a tutu. Growing up, Ndamukong Suh just wanted to pet the rabbits. Growing up, Steve Novick dreamed of being overlord of the robot universe. (Allege ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood, Stumptown, Vol. 3

Books Forget what Portlandia or Portland Monthly would have you believe. Scratch the skin of this town and you come up with dirt under your fingernails—theft rings under bridges, child prostitutio ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Why are Portland's walk and transit scores so low on Walkscore.com?

Dr. Know Portland has a large and beefy bike score on Walkscore.com. But I was stunned by our walk and transit scores. We’re below Seattle, and even Los Angeles! What gives? —Troy I realize we’ve ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Madder Men

AMC needs to keep Mad Men alive. Why not a Portland-based reboot?

Headout After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Mad Men is meandering its way to a close this Sunday. There is little to say about this show that hasn’t already been said. It’s an engaging look no ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Top Portland Event Picks, May 13 - May 20

Headout Picks THURSDAY MAY 14 HUMP! [PORN FESTIVAL] Portland’s DIY porn festival is rolling out a Dan Savage-curated “greatest hits” collection for its 10-year anniversary. The 18 top films include Be ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Scoop: Who Would Invade Texas?

Scoop LIGHTS OUT TONIGHT: Portland’s “graffiti mecca,” the burnt-out shell of Taylor Electric Supply Company at 240 SE Clay St., started demolition May 11. After the 1936 building burned down in ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Purple Stuff

Willie Weed First, just for a split second, everything slowed down. Next, I relaxed but didn’t feel awash with fatigue. After that, I waited for the high to hit and for me to get goofy, but it never happe ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Storefront Revue: The Babes Are Back (Triangle Productions)

Part scandalous musical, part historical biopic.

Performance Three songs after the Kent State shootings, a man unbuttons the front of his costume to expose a massive, star-spangled phallus. Like the legendary 1970s-’90s Portland theater that inspired ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Static (Third Rail Repertory)

Sound and sign language harmonize in Third Rail’s new dramedy.

Theater Scottish playwright Dan Rebellato’s Static pits the power of rock against the sound of silence. The production’s first ambitious undertaking is being bilingual in English and American Sign L ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

Jeremy Okai Davis, Those Days Are Over

Painting a convincing memory lane.

Visual Arts Those Days Are Over began when local artist Jeremy Okai Davis’ landlord gave him an album of photographs left behind by a travel agency. The pictures of friends vacationing in the 1980s inspir ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

Jeremy Robert Johnson, Skullcrack City

Hex and violence.

Books Jeremy Robert Johnson is a madman. As poster boy for the locally driven Bizarro fiction movement, he’s spent years combating adherence to a single genre, with several collections of violent, d ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

Dr. Know: What’s up with the erupting volcano off the Oregon Coast?

Dr. Know What’s up with the erupting volcano off the Oregon Coast? When will it break the surface and form an island? Will the new land be part of Oregon, or up for grabs to whoever wants to plant th ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the St. Johns Bizarre. Photos by Carrie Wilson. ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by CARRIE WILSON

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 28

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A state senator from Eugene wants to create the Meals on Wheels of weed. The proposed $337 million state Capitol renovation includes 5,500 square feet of designated chillaxing space for lobbyists a ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Funny Knows Funny

We asked past Funniest 5 comics to pick what’s best at this year’s Bridgetown.

Comedy and Variety Nathan BrannonIMAGE: Inger Klekacz7 Minutes in Purgatory at Doug Fir Lounge, 7 pm Saturday. $20.  Ian Abramson created this show, where comedians do their standup set in a soundproof room to ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Secret Shelf

Top-notch whiskey bars that stay under the radar.

Headout This weekend, the Whiskeytown USA festival will crowd with sulfur-breathed Beavertonites downing half-ounce plastic shots of God-knows-what whiskey that’s probably great. But Portland bars a ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: If You’re Down With P, You’re Down With Us.

Scoop THE NAMER GAME: The  saga of Portland band the Slants’ ongoing battle with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has taken yet another turn. For five years, the Asian-American dance-rock t ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, May 6 - May 12

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MAY 6 GLENN WACO [RAP CITY] This local hip-hop showcase features three of Portland’s best MCs, all members of powerhouse St. Johns crew the Resistance. Waco, a master of delivering h ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

PDX Pot

Willie Weed Earlier this year, for a trip to Arizona to see my beloved Seattle Mariners at spring training, I packed the kind of contraband that has ruined lives, has seen people shot, and is nearly totally ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Street: Looks We Like

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

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Dr. Know: Why is it so hard to execute convicted murderers?

Dr. Know We can euthanize animals—even elephants—without incident. “Assisted suicide” seems to work. So why is it so hard to execute convicted murderers that some states are reviving firing squ ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 27

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings There is apparently a law against renting out your driveway as a parking space.Lots of local tanning salons ignore the rules. Authorities closed one after a customer suffered second-degree burns. Ore ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

4000 Miles (Artists Repertory Theatre)

Amy Herzog’s play hits a few bumps along the way.

Theater Realism can be rough. When a play has a simple set and minimalist dialogue, it takes well-tuned performances to create a sublime show. Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, a finalist for the 2013 Pulitz ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by CONOR EIFLER

Bike to the Future

Cover Story Bikes were here first. In 1895, bicycling was “the craze of the country” according to The Oregonian. Portland’s leading cycling activists at that time were Henry Pittock and William M. La ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Portland's Last Affordable Bike Neighborhoods

Where can Portland cyclists with an average income still afford to live?

Bike Issue Portland has long been thought of as a cycling mecca for one big reason: Affordable homes were close enough to work to commute by bike. Housing prices rose by another 6.6 percent last year, and ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Portland Bike Heroes and Villains

Bike Issue HeroesCindy Lewellen Deed: remarkable perseverance  A Ford F-250 from California T-boned Lewellen, who was cycling at 26 mph on the “Dirty 30” to Sauvie Island one morning last Nove ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

A Fair Share

Maybe Portland cyclists should be happy the city dawdled on bad bike-share schemes.

Bike Issue San Francisco—A 30-something man in an American-made hoodie emerges from the Montgomery Street BART station. As his bleary eyes adjust to the bright sunlight, he looks across the street to see ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Bike Events Through the Year

Bike Issue May 8, June 12, etc. Midnight Mystery Ride Second Friday of every month. midnightmysteryride.wordpress.com. The Midnight Mystery Ride enjoys its mystique—but here’s the bare minimum of what ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

To Catch a Bike Thief

Will bike locks of the future finally end 120 years of thieving bastards?

Bike Issue The first recorded bike thief in Portland was shot with a rifle. Deterrent? Nay. A scant four years later, in 1899, The Oregonian—a turn-of-the-century daily newspaper—wagged its inky finger t ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Ways

Thanks to a vast network of 100 bike sensors, we may soon know more than ever about how and where we get around.

Bike Issue William Henderson would like to tell you about yourself. And on any given street corner, he’ll do it for the price of a used cellphone. The Ride app.This summer, Portland has commissioned Hend ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by ANNA WALTERS

Get This

Bike-Gear Recommendations by Portland Bike Shops

Bike Issue Connor Bonazzola, Western Bikeworks Project 529 sticker, $10. “Project 529 [See page 19] has been really popular here. It’s basically a bike registration sticker, and there’s an app that c ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, April 29 - May 5

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 29 LIGHTNING BOLT, LITURGY [EAR BLEEDERS] The latter plays “transcendental black metal,” the former spasmodic noise rock that’ll make you think your stereo is having a se ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The First Annual Willamette Week Awards about the Oregon Technology Awards

Headout Over the past decade, a glut of tech-startup seedlings has sprouted up in the Portland area’s Silicon Forest. Thetus, Tripwire, the Clymb, Nvoicepay, Brandlive—the gang’s all here. Yes, ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Storefront Revisited

Storefront’s vintage costumes put sexuality front and center.

Visual Arts When a nearly naked black actor played Spartacus in American Theatre Company’s 1969 production of The Gladiator at Portland State University, it was the beginning of the end.Costumes from the co ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

The Blues Project (Dorrance Dance)

New Yorkers swing into Portland’s untapped tap scene.

Dance This ain’t your mama’s tap dancing. There is a drummer on stage. She starts up “this slow and sticky 12-beat blues.” Then the violinist comes in, and the audience starts clapping early ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Dispensary Review: Front Avenue Medicinals

Willie Weed When it comes to 24-hour dispensaries near Waterfront Park, the average Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patient might plan to bring pepper spray when showing up after midnight. But Front Avenue ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Scoop: It’s Dock O’Clock, Portland.

Scoop CAKE SHAKE: Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery forced from business after it refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple in 2013, is trying to raise money to pay its fines using the Christia ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Michaelangelo Matos, The Underground Is Massive: Book Review

Books It’s right on the damn cover: “EDM,” highlighted in the divisive and corporate genre tag’s unofficial color, hot pink. Considering the inside pages, the placement of that term on the cov ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Street: Looks We Like

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

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 26

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings One candidate for Portland School Board literally showed her opponent to his grave.Two months after City Commissioner Nick Fish’s bike got stolen, police announced a new bike-theft task force. Enem ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Dr. Know: If right-wingers question Obama's eligibility for the presidency, how can they support Ted Cruz?

Dr. Know The right-wingers carried on about Obama supposedly being ineligible for the presidency, so how can they be supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president? Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban f ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

New New Year

Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.

Headout In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April. After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha statues in fl ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Scoop: Honestly, Almost Sick of Patio Beers.

Scoop NO SUSHI STRIP: Last month, Safari Showclub in Southeast Portland lost all of its exotic dancers (“It’s summer,” said the bar manager on duty. “I can’t make them come in.”) and renamed its ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Olivia Tsefalas. ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by OLIVIA TSEFALAS

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: Book Review

A nation nods off.

Books In March of 2013, WW ran a cover story titled “Who Wants to Save a Junkie?” It described a drug, Narcan, that could snap users out of heroin overdoses. By then, American OD deaths from opi ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Multnomah Falls (Funhouse Lounge)

The Falls falls, hard.

Comedy and Variety You’d think an improv-fueled, Portland-centric parody of glitzy Reagan-era melodramas was inspired by Portland’s original version—Pillars of Portland, the ’80s PDX soap by former WW colu ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Post-Milepost5

Post5 is switching things up in Sellwood.

Theater Post5 Theatre Company is on the move. It started in 2011 with a summer program of Shakespeare plays in the courtyard of Milepost5, a Montavilla artists collective. Every show was free, and the ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Review: Cannabis Cure-All

Willie Weed Portland’s Luminous Botanicals stands out from the growing crowd of marijuana-infused topicals by making the only formula for edible, topical and sensual application. With 25 milligrams of c ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Murmurs: The State Police, Seeing Green.

Murmurs Legal weed, schmegal weed: Oregon cops still want more money to go after marijuana crimes. The Oregon State Police have recently asked state lawmakers for a $3.9 million budget increase for 2015-1 ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 25

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings Portland International Airport is not the state’s busiest. Somehow, Troutdale has the state’s third-busiest airport. Summer is a rough time for Portland strip club owners. In Milwaukie, Curves a ... More

Apr 22, 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

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
 

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