The most reviled band of the ’70s is coming to the Moda Center. Here are the worst things ever said about them.
Everyone hates the Eagles. Not literally everyone, of
course. A band doesn’t sell 40 million copies of a greatest-hits record
without having a few fans. But you know you’re despised when the ... More
Siobhan Gill pulls on a glass pipe shaped like Absolem, the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland.
A bowl loaded with AK-47 marijuana flares, and soon smoke billows back
out, curling up, framed by ... More
WEDNESDAY AUG. 27
FINAL WEEKLY RECURRING HUMOR NIGHT
[COMEDY] After 3½
years, one of the sturdiest fixtures of the local standup scene comes
to an end tonight. The giant slate of comedians incl ... More
The CrabFeast co-host goes from Baltimore to Beverly Hills.
Comedy and Variety
Many standup comedians aspire to that
vaunted everyman shtick. Few truly attain it. And even fewer pull it off
while still offering shrewd insight into our daily struggles to get by.
Ryan Sick ... More
SIMPSONS IN SPRINGFIELD: On Aug. 25, residents of Springfield, Ore., took a break from FXX’s ongoing Simpsons
marathon—which continues through Labor Day—to celebrate the completion
of a mu ... More
My doctor tells me I need to drink eight glasses of
water a day. Unfortunately, that leads to another problem: Portland
doesn’t have many pots to pee in that are open to the public. Where can ... More
Take Tequila 101 before heading to Portland’s first-ever agave-based festival.
When most Americans think of tequila, they picture sodden
nights of salty wrists and possibly offensive sombreros. That’s a lot
like thinking of bourbon as Early Times, Coke and a NASCAR infie ... More
PLEASE BE SEATED: Fresh
from an expansion that added two new screens, Cinema 21 has begun
raising funds to install new seats in its main auditorium. The
88-year-old theater on Northwest 21st Ave ... More
Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.
What are you doing for the next 12 days?
Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey”
Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your
living ro ... More
I’m planning to win the Oregon Lottery next week. How
do I get my money? The prize will be way too big for my bank’s insurance
coverage. Do they set up a Swiss bank account, or what?
—Alway ... More
The Green Neighborhoods Festival wants more green space in Portland. But is Portland already one giant wildlife corridor?
Click on the image below for a larger version!Two cougar sightings were reported in
Beaverton, near the interchange of highways 26 and 217. The animals were
seen near the International Baccalaurea ... More
Ear Trumpet Labs, eartrumpetlabs.com.
Philip Graham produces old-school
microphones by hand at his Portland company. The Edwina mic ($499) has a
large diaphragm set in a head ... More
Why did the gay community adopt the acronym “LGBT,”
placing the lesbians first? It was gay men and drag queens at
Stonewall—I find it appalling that lesbians get top billing! Can we
chan ... More
GET WET: Yes, you can swim from the Dock. After our story about Portland’s chillest summer party scene (“The Dock,” WW,
July 30, 2014), the scene at the freeboard dock southeast of the
Hawth ... More
Dangling from the trees and battling the elements.
The wilderness, though beautiful, can also be deadly. Or
just annoying. So while an outdoor stage is an alluring prospect for an
aerial company accustomed to hanging from ceilings of dusty wareh ... More
When Portland art stars defect to Los Angeles (Miranda
July, anyone?), it kinda smarts. Which is one reason it’s so refreshing
that brothers Jacob and Arnold Pander still call Stumptown home, ev ... More
Ball golf has all sorts of rules about what kind of shirts
and shoes you’re supposed to wear, and where you’re supposed to put
your gum and whether you can have a penis or skin darker than b ... More
With Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble makes ennui feel alive.
Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble has never played by
anyone else’s rules. In the group’s first production, 2013’s stark and
disquieting adaptation of Richard III, actors slid tables ... More
Portland welcomed the nation’s first nonprofit pub, Oregon
Public House, last year. Some questioned the city’s decision to give
$50,000 in grants to a church-affiliated bar on Dekum Triangle ... More
Am I correct in assuming that the small planes that
buzz Northeast Portland at dawn are piloted by bourgeois joy riders and
not heroes on humanitarian missions?
—Sleepless in NE
I can tell by ... More
We all already know Google could own our asses. But any
mention of this is usually greeted with the apathy of a depressed kidnap
victim who couldn’t imagine why anybody would want him. Portland ... More
When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, he probably never
imagined his protagonist as a woman. It’s even more unlikely he imagined
two of the play’s minor courtiers caught in existential crisis. But ... More
Love’s Labour’s Lost has never
been very popular. One of the more convoluted comedies in the
Shakespeare canon, the play went almost 250 years after its initial
performance without a singl ... More
A former Portland musician and writer on the state of jazz right now.
Is jazz dead? With nightclub closures and record sales
plummeting, it sometimes seems the genre is at least on life support.
But if you ask jazz and pop critic Rick Mitchell, the music is looking ... More
Spoiler alert: There is no best pizza in this issue.
If you’re a longtime reader of Willamette Week—which
in November celebrates 40 years of presenting Portlanders with an
independent ... More
In 1910, newly arrived Italian immigrants erected a
massive warehouse at the corner of Southeast Belmont Street and 10th
Avenue, which they used as a produce market. In 2002, a fire destroyed
th ... More
James Gang BBQ Sauce Jamesgangbbq.com.
When Pam and Jesse James opened a
barbecue restaurant in Lincoln City in 1993, they decided to create
all-new recipes, including their own homemade ba ... More
In Northeast Portland, on the border of the Irvington and
King neighborhoods, where 7th Avenue and Morris Street form a T, there
stands a tree. It’s a horse chestnut, with a thick t ... More
BEST BRIDGE NAME
It’s Tilikum Crossing. Yes, the
hours after TriMet announced the official name of its $134 million
transit bridge were filled with some unfortunate jokes about orgasms and
BEST SLOTH SLEEPOVER
Looking for that romantic weekend getaway amid the largest
captive population of adult sloths in the world? Look no further than
Rainier, Ore.—a one-hour drive along the ... More
BEST RABBLE-ROUSING COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERMAN
Allan Classen is a one-man gang. And yet the editor and publisher of The Northwest Examiner
newspaper hasn’t shied away from picking fights with Esco ... More
BEST CROSS-CITY SKI RACE
February’s snowpocalypse brought an especially giddy form of chaos to Portland.
Sure, the snow and
ice forced the cancellation of some events—notably, the Polar Pl ... More
BEST TOMBOY FASHION
Listening to Emma McIlroy, it’s easy to forget she’s
talking about cropped hoodies and ripped overalls. The Ireland-born
30-year-old speaks in fevered, near-evangelistic t ... More
Some geocachers are in it for the rankings, their user
profiles boasting detailed personal benchmarks for the worldwide
GPS-based scavenger-hunt game. But Portland’s best ... More
BEST ORIGINAL PORTLAND RAPPER
Malcolm Noble is big on firsts. He’ll tell you,
without prompting, the name of the first basketball player ever to
shatter a backboard (Chuck Connors) and where ... More
A survey of other things WW formally declared “The Best” in the past 12 months.
The best thing about being high: “When
every bite of food feels as if it was prepared and gingerly placed on
your tongue by Selaphiel, Chef King of the Angel Babies.”
—“This Bud’s for ... More
In both press release and pre-curtain speech, Trenton Shine has described his new theatrical adaptation of American Psycho
as a parody of the film. It’s a claim that simultaneously overexplains ... More
It’s easy to brush off self-published authors. After all, gatekeepers exist for a reason. Even alternative newspapers like WW mostly ignore people who can’t persuade an agent or publisher to rep ... More
Can you float against the current in the Willamette?
I recently floated the Willamette from
Oaks Park to the Sellwood Bridge. Soon after, I found myself in a
vicious bar argument with a friend who swears I couldn’t have floated
north to south, ... More
Throwing down methods and Rainier with the board bums drawn to Mount Hood’s endless winter.
It’s winter in Australia, but Rupert Michell has no
interest in the puny ski hills of his native land. Instead, Michell took
a 20-hour flight, then drove 1,000 miles to ski in Oregon—in June ... More
Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.
The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the
mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting
girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a ... More
If ever a performance could make you consider a career in phone sex, it’s this one. Tonya Jone Miller’s one-woman show A Story of O’s
spans the decade Miller has spent working as a self-procla ... More
Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.
Since his career as a legitimate rock star came to an end,
Art Alexakis has taken up a second career as a paleontologist, with a
particular focus on the post-grunge epoch. For the past three years ... More
After 20 years, burlesque legend Tiffany Carter dons the catsuit again.
Back in 1965, a Corvallis native named
Teresa Sandford took her first dancing gig. She was underage—only 17—and
she’d been booked as a go-go dancer in Anaheim, Calif. She danced twice
befo ... More