Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.

Culture Features HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how people on Peacock... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.

Culture Features Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s Slabtown, the punk... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Drunk Ghosts

It’s the season to get drunk and talk about scary stuff. Here’s where to find boozy spirits in Portland.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sabrina ElliottOld Town Pizza  Nina, dead hooker. 226 NW... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

All That Glitters

Allie Hankins channels one of the greatest dancers of the 20th Century.

Dance By the time he was 29, legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Scoop: Patty For President

Scoop THE MAGIC’S GONE: Magic Garden is closing Dec. 31. The iconic... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Willie Weed Book Review: Marijuana for Everybody!

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene, who continues to be... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by ANDREA KNIGHTWOOD
 
 

Drunk Ghosts

It’s the season to get drunk and talk about scary stuff. Here’s where to find boozy spirits in Portland.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sabrina ElliottOld Town Pizza  Nina, dead hooker. 226 NW Davis St., 222-9999, oldtownpizza.com. White Eagle Rose, dead junkie hooker. 836 N Russell St., 282-6810, mcmenamins. ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, October 22 - October 28

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 22 MATTHEW INMAN [BOOKS] Much like communism, running is a great idea in theory but often oppressive and cruel in practice. But The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman somehow managed to find j ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Willie Weed Book Review: Marijuana for Everybody!

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene, who continues to be detained by authorities in rural California, asked his associate to fill in again this week. There’s more than one groan-inducing weed p ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by ANDREA KNIGHTWOOD

Get Spooked

A selection of Portland-area Halloween events.

Culture Features HAUNTED FRONT YARDIMAGE: Misha Ashton Moore Davis Graveyard You know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there is a house that does that for Ha ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.

Culture Features Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s Slabtown, the punk club and pinball haven also known for having one of the city’s better barroom skee-ball tables, which is sl ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Bob Odenkirk, A Load of Hooey

Toilet-tank lit.

Books Bob Odenkirk’s A Load of Hooey (McSweeney’s, 112 pages, $20) begins with a warning from one of its many satirical characters, a charm-school marm: Don’t read this book while you poop. Wr ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Bob: A Life in Five Acts (Theatre Vertigo)

He’s the king of the White Castle.

Theater Everybody’s waiting for their big break. But not everybody is as honest about it as Bob. Born and abandoned in a restroom stall of a White Castle in Louisville, Ky., Bob (Nathan Crosby) insists ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

All That Glitters

Allie Hankins channels one of the greatest dancers of the 20th Century.

Dance By the time he was 29, legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky was calling it quits. Allie Hankins, on the other hand, didn’t start dancing until college. Now 30, the local dancer-ch ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Scoop: Patty For President

Scoop THE MAGIC’S GONE: Magic Garden is closing Dec. 31. The iconic Old Town strip club was founded in the 1960s as a lesbian club and evolved into a coed hangout, a place where nude dancing coexist ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: There should be a law against getting a table before ordering from the counter.

Dr. Know In many Portland restaurants, you order at the counter, then get a number to take to your table. But some folks get a table before they order—when I go to find a table, they’ve all been snak ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

The Book Of Genesis

How Sega Genesis almost upset the mighty Super Nintendo—and what went wrong.

Culture Features The 16-bit era was arguably the most competitive in the history of console gaming, with everyone from Commodore computer to arcade kingpin Neo Geo taking on Nintendo. Among the challengers, onl ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

#TrillBlazin

The Blazers’ non-basketball power rankings: Offseason Edition.

Culture Features Following the NBA is, more than ever, a full-time endeavor. For us basketball junkies, the once-sleepy offseason is now a fever dream of free-agency speculation, Trade Machine playfulness, and c ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Wittle Twees

The intense art of dwarfing trees.

Headout It’s easy to sound like an idiot while talking to a bonsai expert—especially since you’re probably mispronouncing the word. Each tiny tree has an infinite range of needs, which is why some har ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Hotseat: John Summers

The Baffler editor says Portlanders should pack their bags.

Books Back in the ’90s, Thomas Frank’s Baffler magazine was a cleansing hatebath lampooning both capitalist doublespeak and squishy liberalism, the rare publication to be both smart and funny amid ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Why can't my Portland water bill be monthly instead of quarterly?

Dr. Know Can you explain why, unlike every other bill I pay, my city of Portland water bill can’t manage to come in once a month? I’m going along, minding my own business, when, wham!, I’m blindsid ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Willie Weed: The Rocky Way

Culture Features Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene “got into some legal shit” in rural California while returning from Humboldt County. He asked an associate to fill in. Washington and Colorado legalized ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MAJOR E. SKINNER

No Nonsense

Comedian Kate Berlant on academia, therapy and pope jokes.

Comedy and Variety People trip over themselves trying to describe comedian Kate Berlant. The 27-year-old takes the stage with discursive, high-energy monologues dense with academic jargon. Her digressions about ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Top Three Best Bets For All Jane No Dick

Comedy and Variety Phoebe Robinson, Kate Berlant and Friends Kate Berlant has an inimitable, digressive style that skews more toward performance art than straight standup. Phoebe Robinson, meanwhile, has Broad City ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

The Typographer’s Dream: Theater Review

Labor relations.

Theater You are where you work, we’re told. Lawyers are argumentative assholes, and nurses are either cold or caring. It’s a trope common in fiction since Dickens. In The Typographer’s Dream, writ ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: But Is It Maybe Cisist?

Scoop ROCKS OFF: Another hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early last weekend, though police had nothing to do with it. Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled the plug on Sir Michael Rocks on Oc ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Faceoff: Girls vs. Portlandia

Another article about Girls. Sorry.

Books We’re going to talk about Girls. It’s not like we want to. But Lena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO series, will be in town Sunday to promote her new book, Not That Kind of Girl (Random Ho ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

The Peel Sessions

Meet Sherwood’s greatest competitive onion-eater.

Headout This Saturday is the 28th annual Great Onion Festival in Sherwood. There’ll be onion-rolling contests, an onion queen and an onion-eating contest. Competitors in the onion-eating contest are g ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Theater Review: The Last Days

Night of the thinking dead.

Theater With zombies invading everything from prime-time TV to Pride and Prejudice parodies, the genre’s bar for originality is pretty high. Post5 Theatre’s The Last Days clears it with poise. Four pe ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Theater Review: The Turn (The Reformers)

A gothic ghost story by way of Kubrick.

Theater When it comes to tales about sweet-faced children able to commune with ghosts, few are more chilling than Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. But that’s not ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: Ain’t No Drunk Like Lúcuma Drunk.

Scoop GOLDEN ALE: Oregon had another good year at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, the largest beer competition in the world. Oregon won 22 medals, including seven golds, the biggest of whic ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Carol Yarrow, One Mahogany Left Standing

Seven years of life in a Mayan village.

Visual Arts From 1995 through 2002, photographer Carol Yarrow spent long stretches of time in Chiapas, Mexico, living among Lacandon Mayan villagers in a town called Nahá. There, deep within mahogany fores ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Dr. Know: The pronunciation of Willamette seems wrong to me.

Dr. Know Thanks for the pronunciation info on “Glisan,” but surely the real linguistic elephant in the room is the pronunciation of “Willamette.” It’s always seemed wrong to me. Who dropped the ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Pushing Buttons

Portland radio host Carl Wolfson owns one of the world’s top collections of campaign buttons.

Culture Features You can buy a lot of things with $600,000. A house or two. A Lamborghini Aventador. Four years at a fancy private college for your three kids. Or the full contents of Carl Wolfson’s storage sp ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Sore Eyes

What needs to be redesigned at Design Week Portland.

Headout AIRBNB LOGO Before the company moves here, we would like its logo to look a little less like testicles. PORTLAND AIRPORT CARPET The old design is a classic and actually symbolized the air ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Russia’s Preferred Tallboy.

Scoop MARTSCH MARCH: Indie-rock stars, they’re just like us! They go to weddings, and sometimes even play them, too! Boise legends Built to Spill came to Portland on Sept. 27 to headline the Crystal ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Piano Lesson (Portland Playhouse)

Blood, sweat and tears—and ghosts.

Theater August Wilson used to talk about what he called “blood’s memory,” the collective history of American blacks that forever brings the past back into the present. In Wilson’s Pulitzer-win ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Middletown (Third Rail Repertory)

On the mysteries of the universe.

Theater The director’s note for Third Rail’s production of Middletown asserts that this play “is NOT a modern-day Our Town.” You can understand Marcella Crowson’s vehemence: Will Eno’s 2010 play ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN BEER

Hotseat: Erika T. Wurth

Books Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and Cherokee, but she did not grow up on a reservation. She was raised in a culturally mixed Denver suburb, where she witnessed both the stereotypes and bea ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

Finish or die trying.

Books When a guy writes a love song that ends, “I hope you die, I hope we both die,” and shoots a music video with blood dripping from a bullet wound in his temple, you know his first novel isn’ ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MATT BUCKINGHAM

Dr. Know: How do you pronounce "Glisan"?

Dr. Know My roommate and I got into a bar fight over the pronunciation of “Glisan,” as in Glisan Street. My understanding is that the street’s namesake pronounced it “Glisten.” Why must Portlan ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Pieces Parts

Illegal drug paraphernalia explained.

Headout ILLUSTRATION: Sarah Helen MoreGO: Hempstalk is 10 am-9 pm Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 27-28, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Southwest Naito Parkway at Columbia Street. Free. No cannabis consumption onsite ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Of Mouse and Man

Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.

Culture Features In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Lulu Luscious

A drag queen with hustle, humility and a fierce hair game.

Performance The success of a drag performance set to Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” rests on a few factors. You need a jungle vixen ensemble, a killer lip-synch (just like Britney’s), sexy gyrati ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Theater Review: Parade

Cruel intentions.

Theater Presented in its stripped-down chamber version, this production of the Tony Award-winning musical Parade places its orchestra center stage. That’s where it belongs: The most impressive element ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JOHN BEER

Jack Ohman

How The Oregonian’s longtime political cartoonist discovered Portlandia.

Books To appreciate Portlandia, you have to leave Portland. Take that from Jack Ohman. For 30 years, Ohman was The Oregonian’s editorial cartoonist and one of the city’s foremost satirists. But he ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: You Cannot Make Friends With The Rock Stars.

Scoop MOTOR AWAY: When the beer-drinkingest band in indie rock can’t stay together long enough to play a beer-sponsored music festival, you know it had to be a less-than-amicable split. Guided by Vo ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Should I give money to panhandlers?

Dr. Know Whenever I give money to panhandlers, some scold comes along to grouse that such folks already collect plenty from Social Security, plus they make $300 to $400 a day off suckers like me. And a ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Too Poor to Feast

Portland’s festival of bacchanalian extravagance is back. Here are budget alternatives to the marquee events.

Headout Feast is perhaps the most conspicuously consumptionary event in Portland, a four-day mess of chefs from Portland and elsewhere, with sold-out little dinners and huge bazaars that cost up to $175 f ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fresh Meat: Curtis Cook

The Ohio-raised comedian, writer and co-host of Black By Popular Demand 2.

Comedy and Variety Editor’s note: Welcome to Fresh Meat, in which Portland comic Amy Miller interviews newcomers about their hopes and dreams and the foodstuffs from their native lands that Portland fails to prepa ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

The Test of Time

Sex and mythical America in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.

Performance The first week of the Time-Based Art Festival brought mind-boggling sonic manipulation, walrus imitations, doughnut-themed drag queens, aggressive confrontation of gender expectations and lots a ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KAITIE TODD

Scoop: We’re Building Condos of the Mind.

Scoop LAUDING LE GUIN: Local literary luminary Ursula K. Le Guin has another award to add to her trophy case: The National Book Foundation—the group that gives out National Book Awards—is giving the ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Lisa Radon, Infinity Increaser at TBA

In the white room…

Visual Arts Typically we think of poetry as a collection of words—as concrete experience made abstract. But in her installation Infinity Increaser, writer-artist Lisa Radon depicts poetry the opposite way�� ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Intimate Apparel

Par for the corset.

Theater If Intimate Apparel were underwear, it would be a pair of pale pink panties, maybe with a modest ruffle or two. This 2003 drama by Lynn Nottage, which opens Artists Rep’s season, is a sensit ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Sans Merci (Badass Theatre Company)

Without mercy, indeed.

Theater Johnna Adams’ Sans Merci is a test in emotional endurance: Where some dramas prod, this one pummels. For much of the play, directed by Antonio Sonera, the blows come steadily and hit squarel ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

What is with the padlocks on the Vista Bridge fence?

Dr. Know A few years ago, the city put up a chain-link fence on the Vista Bridge to deter suicides. Over time, a lot of people attached padlocks to the fence for whatever reason. Now those locks have bee ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Fall Arts Guide 2014

Fall Arts What’s your pleasure: kabuki-style Shakespeare? Experimental chamber music at a bar? A dance performance at a graffiti-smeared, gutted-out building? A swanky gallery opening in the Pearl? A po ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

A Katy Perry Reality Tour of Santa Barbara

Pop’s ruling California Girl is coming to extend Portland’s summer. To know her means to know her hometown.

Headout Summer isn’t over until Katy Perry gets off tour. A native of Santa Barbara, the pop megastar is a human solar panel, powering her rainbow-colored aural gumdrops with all the sunlight and ta ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

A Matter Of Time

The Time-Based Art Festival shows some moxie.

Theater Perhaps the third time is truly the charm. That’s, at least, what this year’s Time-Based Art Festival suggests. This is festival director Angela Mattox’s third go-around with the genre-bus ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: Disband the Baltimore Ravens.

Scoop WASTE/NOT: On Sept. 6, a bunch of brewers—including Cascade’s Art Larrance—got together in Hillsboro to drink beer made from treated sewer water. Sort of. Wastewater treatment agency Cle ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Green Room: Eric Wareheim

Comedy and Variety If you’re an aficionado of Adult Swim, you know Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. But the comedy duo’s lo-fi aesthetics and sense of retro-futurist dread are familiar to anyone who’s stayed ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Unlikely Survivors

Chatting with Barry Friedman, the world’s foremost expert on Pendleton blankets.

Culture Features There are a lot of semi-prominent people named Barry Friedman—an NYU law professor, a juggler, an antiques dealer and a standup comedian. Barry Friedman of Phoenix is the world’s foremos ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Liz Prince, Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Challenging what it means to be a girl.

Books Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir opens with the cries of a 2-year-old. They belong to a young Liz Prince, who fears nothing more in her little life than the frilly, pink cloth that hangs from her moth ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Smooth Operator

A phone-sex veteran takes her x-rated calls to the stage.

Theater Tonya Jone Miller received her first call as a phone-sex operator 10 years ago. Miller, dark-haired and half-Vietnamese, was in her late 20s. She imagined herself as a 19-year-old blonde. Over ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Dr. Know: Are leaf blowers regulated at all?

Dr. Know Is there a citywide gardening organization in the Portland metro area that monitors what time we go to sleep? I’m about to take a 4 pm nap, and there’s a leaf blower outside my apartment win ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Theater Director Samantha Van Der Merwe

A theatrical worldbuilder with equal tastes for the sinister and the fanciful.

Fall Arts In science fiction, people often speak of “worldbuilding,” about writers and filmmakers who can construct an entire universe—its appearance, its laws, its technology, its history, its custom ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Fall Theater Picks

Fall Arts Sans Merci Badass Theatre Company burst onto the scene with 2013’s Invasion!, a wondrous shapeshifter of a play that was devoured by a quartet of actors. For its second full production, it pres ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Ballerina Xuan Cheng

After strict training in China, an Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer finds joy in the rigor.

Fall Arts Outside of ballet, Xuan Cheng says her life is pretty boring. She knows people who go on hikes or stay out late partying, but after rigorous rehearsal, she doesn’t have the energy. Instead, th ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Portland Fall Dance Picks

Fall Arts Wanderlust Circus Oregon Country Fair goers will be familiar with these meta-retro numbers, but the acts have been juiced up for Time Warp, a circus show and dance party. Wanderlust Circus’ acrob ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Poet Carl Adamshick

A self-taught poet learned to write at the public library and in the aisles of Powell’s Books.

Fall Arts Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about love. Letters, books, plays, songs, movies and certainly poems have all been patched into shapes that try to tell us how love feels. Some s ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Portland Fall Book Picks

Fall Arts James Ellroy James Ellroy’s novels inhabit a nostalgic zone, where women are dames and cops throw back whiskey to take the edge off after a day at a grisly crime scene. His “L.A. Quartet”�� ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Comedian Gabe Dinger

A standup stalwart on losing competitions, performing for prisoners and why he won’t leave Portland.

Fall Arts Two years ago, comedian Gabe Dinger placed third in Portland’s Funniest Person contest at Helium Comedy Club. Last year, he was second. This year, everyone told him it was his time. He plac ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Fall Comedy Picks

Fall Arts Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule As deranged as it may seem to the layman, the surrealistic nightmare world inhabited by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim is ultimately a friendly place. How else ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Composer Christopher Corbell

A composer pushes for less Beethoven and more experimentation—and stirs tension in the indie-classical scene.

Fall Arts If you wandered into one of Classical Revolution PDX’s monthly jams at North Portland’s homey Waypost bar a few years ago, you’d see a handful of classically trained amateur musicians sawi ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by BRETT CAMPBELL

Portland Fall Classical Picks

Fall Arts Third Angle New Music and Mantra Percussion For the past few years, Third Angle has been familiarizing Portland with Bang on a Can, the New York ensemble that brought rock energy and 21st-century ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by BRETT CAMPBELL

Drummer Chris Brown

The son of a local jazz legend brings his own fiery sound to the drums.

Fall Arts Chris Brown is trying to teach a lesson. Leaning back at a table outside Peet’s Coffee on Northeast Broadway, he’s throwing punches at an invisible target, beating the crap out of the air to ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Portland Fall Jazz and World Music Picks

Fall Arts Mel Brown Septet Album Release At this point, the Mel Brown Septet is basically the wallpaper of the Portland jazz scene, holding down the Jimmy Mak’s stage with likeable, hard-swinging bop nea ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Duct-Tape Artist Mona Superhero

A duct-tape artist with southern swagger and punk-rock style.

Fall Arts Mona Superhero is a case study in up-by-the-bootstraps success. The duct-tape artist was born in Abilene, Texas, raised in Austin and made a living as a stripper in Portland before turning to art full-time. ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Portland Fall Visual Arts Picks

Fall Arts Christopher Russell How would you photograph the end of the world? Christopher Russell takes up that question in a new series of altered photographs, Dissonance, Coincidence & Errant Gradations ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Filmmaker Edward Pack Davee

A filmmaker explores the trauma of war while soaring high in a vintage combat airplane.

Fall Arts For a filmmaker who’s spent the past two years imagining the forests around Hood River as the corpse-strewn battlefields of World War II Europe, it’s not surprising Edward Pack Davee speaks ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Portland Fall Film Picks

Fall Arts Noir City Typically, when film programming highlights the seedy noir world of femmes fatales, crooked detectives, rainy streets and double crosses, it focuses on well-known classics like The Th ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

After the Show

Fall Arts Theater Cassidy’s This downtown institution, with its mirrored bar, wood paneling and smoked windows, is a prime post-show sanctuary for Artists Rep, Portland Center Stage and Third Rail. Ev ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

You’re not a proper patron of Portland’s arts scene until you’ve...

Fall Arts seen a show in which puppets play a more prominent role than humans. overheard someone at the ballet bemoan the absence of an orchestra. worn a beret to the Portland International Film Festiv ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Happy Beaverton Day!

How to enjoy a most joyous Beaverton Celebration Day 2014.

Headout This weekend, Oregon’s sixth-largest city will celebrate itself at Beaverton Celebration Day. If you’re headed out for the 5k fun run or the first annual “Pooch Parade,” figuring out w ... More

Sep 3, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Scoop: Summer is Over: Pros and Cons.

Scoop Con: It is now too cold to swim at the Dock. We hope the dragon boaters are happy to have it to themselves again.Pro: Hey, y’all hear about that really cool apple orchard where all the kids are ha ... More

Sep 3, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Battle Cry

A new opera explores the traumatic aftermath of combat.

Theater Midway through The Canticle of the Black Madonna, a war veteran named Adam curls into the fetal position. Discordant, frenetic music plays as Adam relives the deaths of his fellow soldiers in ... More

Sep 3, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

Dr. Know: So is the Willamette River safe or not?

Dr. Know At the south end of the Eastbank Esplanade, people lie in the sun and swim in the river, endorsed by WW. At the north end of the Esplanade, a sign says not to eat fish caught in the river. Who shoul ... More

Sep 3, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH
 

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