Bad Libs

Every “Old Portland” story you’ve ever heard on a barstool.

Culture Features   Download a copy of this Bad Lib, fill it out and share it with us! Download... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Rogues of the Week

What beloved Portland celebrity will be next to grace a bottle of Rogue's delicious beer?

Headout This week Rogue Ales rolls out Blunt n’ Bitter beer in honor of allegedly racist... More

Aug 28, 2015 12:06 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, Sept. 2 - Sept. 8

Headout Picks Thursday Sept. 3RAW: Natural Born Artists[ART SOIREE] RAW, an international... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Brooks Wheelan

One year on SNL is plenty.

Comedy and Variety Not very many people are both a biomedical engineer and a Saturday... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by MIKE ACKER

No Pain, Little Gain

Attempting recreational use of CDB.

Potlander Ever know the kid who tried smoking a hemp bracelet? I’m... More

Sep 1, 2015 03:04 pm by MARTIN CIZMAR

Street: Alberta

Street The good-looking folks of Alberta. Photos by... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 
 

Bad Libs

Every “Old Portland” story you’ve ever heard on a barstool.

Culture Features   Download a copy of this Bad Lib, fill it out and share it with us! Download a copy of this Bad Lib, fill it out and share it with us! ... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Rogues of the Week

What beloved Portland celebrity will be next to grace a bottle of Rogue's delicious beer?

Headout This week Rogue Ales rolls out Blunt n’ Bitter beer in honor of allegedly racist and ESPN-fired sports talk radio host Colin Cowherd. The Newport-based brewery also makes pink-bottled beers branded ... More

Aug 28, 2015 12:06 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, Sept. 2 - Sept. 8

Headout Picks Thursday Sept. 3RAW: Natural Born Artists[ART SOIREE] RAW, an international indie art group, throws fancy cocktail parties around the world, filled with local talent including musicians, hairstylists ... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Brooks Wheelan

One year on SNL is plenty.

Comedy and Variety Not very many people are both a biomedical engineer and a Saturday Night Live alum. In fact, Brooks Wheelan might be the only person on earth with both on his résumé.  Born and raised in Iowa ... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by MIKE ACKER

No Pain, Little Gain

Attempting recreational use of CDB.

Potlander Ever know the kid who tried smoking a hemp bracelet? I’m from a little town in the Midwest, so I knew a few. And I’ll tell you now what they told me then: They didn’t get high. They coughed lot, ... More

Sep 1, 2015 03:04 pm by MARTIN CIZMAR

Dr. Know: Our Bottled Water History

Dr. Know  Let us journey through the mists of history to a time of primitive hunter-gatherers, when a wild, half-human creature known as Frank Ivancie roamed the earth. ... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Jonathan Franzen Book Club

Books Web editor Lizzy Acker does not hate Jonathan Franzen, but dislikes him. Arts and Culture editor Martin Cizmar does not love Jonathan Franzen, but likes him. Both read his new Big Important Book, Puri ... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR, LIZZY ACKER

Street: Alberta

Street The good-looking folks of Alberta. Photos by Kayla Sprint.     ... More

Sep 2, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

They Might Kill Giants

A local author joins the fight to save the great Sequoias of Eastmoreland.

Culture Features Last night two drunks came to visit the trees. It was 3 am, and they parked their car so the headlights shone on the massive trunks as they stumbled around, gazing skyward. “These things are fucki ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ARTHUR BRADFORD

Wobegon When?

Is there a nonlethal way to stop Garrison Keillor?

Headout Garrison Keillor claims he’ll go quietly. The host of A Prairie Home Companion, which comes to the Oregon Zoo this week, has promised to retire from his show sometime next July. If ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Living Legends: Who to See at the CannaGrow Expo

Potlander Unlike most of the cannabis conferences Portland has hosted in recent months, this weekend’s CannaGrow Expo isn’t as much of a business-focused seminar as it is an opportunity for master growers t ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Top Event Picks, Aug. 26 - Sept. 1

Hey! Have a good time!

Headout Picks Thursday Aug. 27 Jenny Hval [AVANT-POP] Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval half-jokingly dubbed her latest LP, Apocalypse, Girl, “soft-dick rock.” It’s a poised effort, with ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Never Say Never Say Die Again

Scoop GOONIES HOUSE BROKEN: Never say “never say die” again. Astoria’s famous Goonies House is closed to the public. After more than a decade of allowing up to 1,500 visitors a day to make pilgrimages ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Book Review: Jorge Cervantes, The Cannabis Encyclopedia

Weed all about it.

Books Jorge Cervantes is old school. He smokes joints. He wrote a book that’s never going to make it onto Kindle. Cervantes—real name George Van Patten—is the author of The Cannabis ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Visual Arts: Larry Yes, Positive Words

PDX Window Project will showcase exhibit 24/7.

Visual Arts When an “epic windstorm” took down the fence at Larry Yes’ North Portland home in 2014, the local jack-of-all-trades decided not to rebuild. Instead, he painted the fence posts with bright color ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

America’s Top Aerialist

Anna Thomas-Henry started in Brooklyn’s underground circus.

Performance American circus arts are enjoying a second, or third, coming. While the circus continued to be seen as art in places like France and China, it largely went underground in the United States after the R ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Dr. Know: Maritime Law

Dr. Know My wife and I were walking across the Steel Bridge when a booming voice yelled at us to stop. Frightened, we ran the rest of the way across, which made the voice even angrier. We then saw a yacht comi ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Street: Belmont

Street Our favorite looks from the heart of Southeast. Photos by Katie Dennis.   ... More

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Trolley Drunk

Take the Portland Streetcar drinking tour.

Headout The Portland Trolley (which, let’s be clear, is just a bus) is offering $98, five-hour wine tours to three urban wineries. The owner says discounts are always available, but who needs tickets to a d ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Welcome To TechfestNW

Your guide to TechfestNW.

Featured Stories There’s a revolution going on in Portland. For the first time, Portland’s high-tech talent pool this year grew faster than that of both Austin, Texas, and Silicon Valley. Compani ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Event Picks, Aug. 19 - 25

Funny fundraisers, night markets and some music festival or something.

Headout Picks Wednesday Aug. 19 Operation Unicorn [FUNNY FUNDRAISER] Portland’s love-hate-love standup comedy scene is coming together for a cause. Portlander Veronica Heath is recovering from r ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Review: The Firefly

Potlander One of the few annoying things about most portable loose leaf vaporizers is the inability to tell when you need to reload. Since they gently bake the intoxicating oils out of the flower, even when you ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Theater Review: Schizo (Katie Watkins)

Her brother’s diagnosis was a taboo topic. Now it’s center stage.

Theater On an otherwise sparse stage in a large, empty room, Katie Watkins sits on the ground, surrounded by a semicircle of more than two dozen lamps. The lights flicker on and off as the distant roar of a h ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Netflix, Live?

Third Rail Repertory Theatre is launching a new membership model.

Theater After nearly a decade spent hopping around Portland’s theaters to stage its famously varied programming, Third Rail Repertory Theatre has finally settled down. With a new, permanent residence at Ima ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

BCC: Brownhall in Residence

A collective of artists shows that black art matters.

Visual Arts Black Creative Collective: Brownhall comprises black artists and creatives who produce interdisciplinary art programming to address the dearth of black art and creative spaces in Portland. The massive ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

Book Review: Parnaz Foroutan's The Girl From the Garden

“Paradise is a Farsi word.”

Books Eden is rife with thorns in Parnaz Foroutan’s The Girl From the Garden (Ecco, 271 pages, $26.99), a lush debut novel about the pangs and triumphs of an Iranian family. Foroutan is a modern-day Scheh ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

No Kissing!

Scoop SIGN OF THE DEVIL: Sellwood vegan strip club Casa Diablo II has received complaints about its new digital sign featuring half-naked women kissing, reported KATU TV, including one from local mothe ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Street: Sellwood

Street Our favorite looks from the city’s southern edge. All photos by Carrie Wilson.   ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dead and Gone

When was Old Portland born and when did it die?

Headout Old Portland is dead. We know this for many reasons, including the fact that a local theater group is staging a funeral for it this weekend. What we don’t know is exactly when it w ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Event Picks, Aug. 12 - Aug. 18

Jenny Lewis, Adult Soapbox Derby and more fun things to do this week in Portland.

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY AUG. 12 Synesthetica: An Evening Curated by Radiation City [MULTIMEDIA CURATION] Don’t let the theme of this multidiscipline showcase—“transformation, evolution, and ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Portland Improv is Banging and Burning

The Stumptown Improv Festival is back, and bigger.

Comedy and Variety Even after a successful first year, the Stumptown Improv Festival is still working overtime to convince Portlanders what improv isn’t—a self-indulgent form of expression that solely occurs at spar ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by PARKER HALL

Coming Up Fast

First came Money, then came Love, next up for Whitney Cummings…a baby carriage?

Comedy and Variety 2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings likes to plan far ahead. The Money Shot and I Love You celebricomic has a landslide of opportunity on her doorstep—simultaneous network and cable spots, end ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Wicked (Broadway in Portland)

In a tired show, look to the front row.

Theater Arguably, the best thing that happened on opening night of the touring Broadway production of Wicked wasn’t onstage, but in front of the first row, stage right. That’s where two ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Art on a Protest: From N Edison, St. Johns

A plein-air perspective of the Greenpeace protest.

Visual Arts When Gabriel Liston painted the Greenpeace protesters dangling from the St. Johns Bridge on July 29, he made art history and outmatched all the photographs of the event. Painting en ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

Strain Review: The Chronic

Potlander What strains did Dr. Dre smoke while working on his classic record, The Chronic? We’ll never know. We do know that in 1994, two years after the landmark album dropped, Simon of Dutch breeder Serious ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Five Portland Indie Games You Should Play

Featured Stories Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake (SleepNinja Games) An outgrowth of Will Lewis’ Portland Indie Game Squad, Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a tribute to the golden age of Super Nintendo games. Th ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Street: Multnomah Village

Street Our favorite looks in the near ’burbs. Photos by Katie Dennis.  ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Raffles Less Legal than Free Weed

Scoop HATE THE GAME: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has finally made a ruling on giving away weed in bars, at least as it concerns the Analog Cafe & Theater’s Marijuana Mondays. It’s totally c ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Who's "Kevin the Drummer" on Google Maps?

Dr. Know While using Google Maps’ turn-by-turn directions, I received the instruction: “Turn left at Kevin the Drummer onto NW Leahy Terrace.” There was nothing unusual about the intersection. So, what t ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

William T. Vollmann, The Dying Grass

The Oregon Dream.

Books William T. Vollmann is by far our most important chronicler of American darkness, and he is never far from his subject. To write a novel about transients, he lived homeless in Sacramento. He has hoppe ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

‘Our Hoboken’

We asked the experts. Yes, Vancouver is a suburb of Portland.

Culture Features Vancouver is a suburb of Portland. Pointing this out makes some people very angry. “Vancouver isn’t a suburb of Portland, you asshats!” they scream in our online comments. (“They,” ... More

Aug 4, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Daddy Rock

How to talk to your baby about her first Wilco show.

Headout Hello, little Isla! How are youuuu? There’s a sweet little smile from my little girl! OK, Isla, Daddy needs to talk to you. You’re just 3 months old, so Daddy doesn’t know how much of th ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Actors, Anonymous

Anonymous Theatre’s one-night mystery at PCS is under wraps.

Theater A black SUV pulls up to a tiny, beige house in far Southeast. A woman in dark clothing gets out and enters the house. I count to 10, then follow.  “This is my friend’s house,” she t ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

Top Event Picks, Aug. 5 - Aug. 11

Headout Picks THURSDAY AUG. 6TEKLIFE SHOWCASE[FOOTWORK GOES ON] Few underground dance movements of the past decade have had the global impact of footwork, the combustive hybrid style founded by Chicago’s Teklife ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Portland: A Soundtrack By Willamette Week.

Scoop GIMME SOME: There’s no law against giving away free weed in a bar. That was made clear last week, when an Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspector backed down from what Analog Cafe & The ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Galaxy Festival Aims High

Polaris tries to pack Portland’s dance world into Director Park.

Dance Robert Guitron is the first to admit that he started Galaxy Dance Festival for selfish reasons.  “I find myself so stuck in my own little fishbowl while working with my people,” says ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Time, A Fair Hustler

Hand2Mouth’s reimagining is a rare cine-stage wonder.

Theater You’d be forgiven for gagging at the mention of “Van Sant” given Portland’s recent binge on the director’s work. The Essential Gus Van Sant series ran at the Northwest Film Center from ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Street: Pickathon

Street Festival style in the woods of Happy Valley. Photos by Emma Browne and WW Staff.  ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

Potlander Pre-loaded vaporizer concentrate pens are for amateurs. Sure, it may seem convenient to have only a 1-gram cartridge and battery to keep track of, but not all of us want to suck on disposable pl ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

Oh, the vapors!

Books Any novelist hailed as “an heir apparent to Michael Ondaatje” by author Paul Yoon and lauded as writing “a luminous debut” by Oprah’s magazine is probably doomed. Nothing can reach a ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Sanrio Fetish

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Portland. What is Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival?

Headout This weekend, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival comes to Veterans Memorial Coliseum. What does one do at the live stage adaptation of a Japanese school supply brand featuring an anthropomo ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Top Event Picks, July 31 - Aug. 4

Headout Picks FRIDAY JULY 31 Pickathon [FESTIVAL] Last year, the li’l not-quite-roots music festival had a tipping-point moment, getting covered in The New York Times, but it didn’t let it go ... More

Jul 28, 2015 10:30 am by WW Culture Staff

Talking Sticks

Five standout speakers at the Cannabis Creative Conference.

Potlander When one hears of a “cannabis creative conference,” it’s normal to picture tie-dyed booths filled with glass pieces and graphic designers boasting the freshest interpretation of a green cross. B ... More

Jul 27, 2015 10:15 am by LAUREN TERRY

Portland Used to Be Dirtier

Hand2mouth’s Time, A Fair Hustler imagines Mike and Scott’s lives after My Own Private Idaho.

Theater In Gus Van Sant’s iconic 1991 Portland film My Own Private Idaho, tribes of homeless kids camped out in boarded-up downtown buildings, and Chinatown’s sidewalks gleamed with broken glass. Now, 25 ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

Scoop: Auto-Reply Is For Vacation, Not Termination

Scoop LOTS OF MOXIE: A feud between Moxie Contemporary Ballet and former director Corinne Patel is spilling into the public thanks to an email auto-reply. Patel left her position with Moxie earlier this mon ... More

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

Rinker Buck, The Oregon Trail

Go west, old man...

Books Rinker Buck is no stranger to flying by the seat of his pants—literally. In the summer of 1966, at age 15, Buck and his older brother Kern, 17, flew their father’s restored Piper Cub from New Jers ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MATT BUCKINGHAM

Dr. Know: The Really Big One

Dr. Know The recent New Yorker article made me wonder: When the cataclysmic earthquake hits, how far up the Columbia River will the tsunami go, assuming it’s as big as predicted? —Not Buyi ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Street: Oregon Brewers Festival

Beer me.

Street This week we meet the creatively-dressed people of the Oregon Brewers Festival. Photos by Katie Dennis.    ... More

Jul 27, 2015 11:09 am by WW Culture Staff

The Portland Poly Scene

Headout  John Donne said no man is an island, while Simon & Garfunkel said they were. But weren’t they all missing the point? Islands might be OK metaphors, sure, but they are much better as actual ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Top Event Picks, July 22 - July 26

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 22 Oregon Brewers Festival [BEER] The biggest outdoor craft-beer fest in North America returns with an estimated 80,000 attendees, 90 beers on tap from across the coun ... More

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

High Honey!

Potlander Winnie the Pooh didn’t want to eat it, he just wanted to taste it. It’s the main ingredient in mead, the drink of kings. Also: nectar of the gods. With such respect paid, you’d think we’d trea ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Harper Lee's Racist New Book Shouldn't Destroy Your Love for Scout Finch

Books I first saw the movie To Kill a Mockingbird when I was 6 and have loved Scout Finch ever since. As a willful tomboy, she spoke to me like no other character ever had. When I was older and read Harper ... More

Jul 21, 2015 11:24 am by LIZZY ACKER

Visual Art: Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Chromatic Intercession

Graphic groupings are a bright idea.

Visual Arts Isaac Tin Wei Lin’s new work at Adams and Ollman might be too bright to handle on a sunny day. Chromatic Intercession juxtaposes vibrant acrylic paintings with pen-and-ink drawings on paper. The ten ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

United We Laugh

Hari Kondabolu doesn’t want you to come for dick jokes.

Comedy and Variety Appearing on Late Night With David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, comedian Hari Kondabolu has parlayed a master’s degree in human rights into a successfu ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by WILLIAM KENNEDY

Much Ado About Nothing (Post5)

Tired Shakespeare, turned inside out.

Theater Love him or hate him, Shakespeare had one damn good formula for a hit.  The same premise and plot barrel through practically all his comedies: Factions clash, mistaken identiti ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Street: Looks We Like on Hawthorne

Street This week we explore the magical world of Hawthorne and masters of style who can be found there.All photos by Katie Dennis.  ... More

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

Scoop: 99 Problems But a Liquor License Ain't One

Scoop A Shut-and-Open Case: Kurt Huffman’s 99-tap, all-Oregon, no-tippin’, $15-minimum-wage-payin’ beer bar Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave.) closed down July 14, after only four official days in busines ... More

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

Dr. Know: The Truth About Head Shops

Dr. Know Now that weed is legal, can we finally abandon the charade where we all pretend that none of the things sold in the head shop will be used for smoking marijuana? Can we, at long last, call a bong a bo ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Best of Portland 2015

Cover Story It’s been 30 years since our first Best of Portland issue.  On Sept. 12, 1985, the very first Best of Portland item we ever printed was about a land-use hearings officer named ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Best of Portland Readers' Poll

Best of Portland Arts and CultureBest Alt-Country Band Winner: Fruition fruitionband.com The cream of the crop in a city filled with string bands, Fruition has been delighting crowds with its blueg ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Talk: How to Explain Mermaid Sex to Your Kids

Headout The Oregon Mermaids come to Director Park this Saturday for a day of face painting, mermaid tales and “animal encounters.” Bring the kids if you want, but be warned, they’re going to start askin ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by LIZZY ACKER

Top Event Picks, July 15 - July 20

Sour beers, jazz and everything else you love about summer.

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 15 Puckerfest: Cascade Takeover [HOUSE OF SOUR] Now till Monday, every tap at Belmont Station is sour beer. Wednesday it’s 16 taps of Cascade Barrelhouse, inclu ... More

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

The Roll-Along

The weed-delivery business is not as exciting as High Maintenance.

Potlander For Maddy, it started with love. Two years ago, after her friendship with one of the two male founders of PK Delivery turned into something more, she decided to join his medical cannabis-delivery busi ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by TYLER HURST

Doctor Up

Want to make the most out of weed legalization? Get your OMMP card.

Potlander We don’t yet know what Oregon’s market for legal weed will look like, but we do know it will be very different than the medical system. For the past 15 years, Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by LAUREN TERRY

Scoop: Dudebros Pay Double

Scoop BYE, BRANX: The building at 315 SE 3rd Ave. is undergoing yet another transformation. Rotture and Branx, the music venues on its top and bottom floors since 2006, have both closed. Beginning July 24, ... More

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

Ernest Cline, Armada

The Last Geekfighter.

Books Short of being abducted by a benevolent alien race to save the universe from imminent destruction, author Ernest Cline is living every geek’s ultimate fantasy. His best-selling debut novel, vi ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

The Elixir of Love (Portland Opera)

Bel canto in the Wild West is a refreshing tonic.

Performance If you’re Portland Opera, how do you follow Igor Stravinsky’s prickly, unnerving morality tale, The Rake’s Progress? You veer to the other extreme and close the season with a beloved comedy, G ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Twelfth Night (Portland Shakespeare Project)

Three hours of Shakespeare is no picnic, but Nause keeps it cool.

Theater So far this summer, Portland theater has given us Richard III in a park, The Merry Wives of Windsor in a park and Macbeth in a cemetery. Post5 Theatre mixed things up by staging Much Ado About Nothi ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

No Boundaries

Abstract Aboriginal art feels a world apart.

Visual Arts Despite the curator’s opening salvo that “these painters have gone far beyond the boundaries of their community, their ‘country,’ and the very idea of their work as merely ethno-graphic, ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

Sweet Releaf

It's legal!

Cover Story Eighty years after cannabis was banned in Oregon, it’s legal again this week. Countless lives have been ruined in the meantime—very few by addiction and none by homicidal madmen driven loco by m ... More

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

Portland Summer Events Calendar 2015

An awesome event for every single day between now and labor day.

Summer Guide Wednesday, June 17 Plan an awesome summer. By reading this guide. Thursday, June 18 Watch Macbeth die in a cemetery.  Set among the tombstones on Lone Fir Cemetery, d ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Summer Guide 2015

Summer Guide Last year’s was the hottest on record, and this June we’re flirting daily with 90 degrees. Outdoor pools in outer Powell are full on weekdays, a week before summer has officially begun. Soon, the ... More

Jun 17, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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
 

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