The Eagles’ Greatest Hits

The most reviled band of the ’70s is coming to the Moda Center. Here are the worst things ever said about them.

Headout Everyone hates the Eagles. Not literally everyone, of course. A band doesn’t sell 40 million... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Hotseat: Ryan Sickler

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... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Willie Weed: Home Front

Legality and acceptance.

Culture Features Siobhan Gill pulls on a glass pipe shaped like Absolem, the caterpillar in Alice... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Top Portland Event Picks, August 27 - September 2

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY AUG. 27 FINAL WEEKLY RECURRING HUMOR NIGHT [COMEDY] After 3½ ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: No Krisis Of Identity: He’s Always Chilly Tee

Scoop SIMPSONS IN SPRINGFIELD: On Aug. 25, residents of Springfield,... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Where can I pee in Portland?

Dr. Know My doctor tells me I need to drink eight glasses of water... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH
 
 

The Eagles’ Greatest Hits

The most reviled band of the ’70s is coming to the Moda Center. Here are the worst things ever said about them.

Headout 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

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Willie Weed: Home Front

Legality and acceptance.

Culture Features 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

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Top Portland Event Picks, August 27 - September 2

Headout Picks 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

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Ryan Sickler

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

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Scoop: No Krisis Of Identity: He’s Always Chilly Tee

Scoop 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

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Where can I pee in Portland?

Dr. Know 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

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Preparatoria de Tequila: Tequila 101 Before Tequila Fest PDX

Take Tequila 101 before heading to Portland’s first-ever agave-based festival.

Headout 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

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Scoop: On An All-Booze Super Squishy Bender.

Scoop 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

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.

Culture Features 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

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER

Dr. Know: How do I get my money when I win the Oregon Lottery next week?

Dr. Know 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

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

The Wildlife Corridors of Portland

The Green Neighborhoods Festival wants more green space in Portland. But is Portland already one giant wildlife corridor?

Headout 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

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Buy Portland: Oregon-Made Music Gear

Culture Features Edwina microphone 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

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Dr. Know: Why do lesbians go first in LGBT?

Dr. Know 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

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Scoop: We’ve Got ’Em Going Down For The Count.

Scoop 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

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Art in the Dark (A-WOL Dance Collective)

Dangling from the trees and battling the elements.

Dance 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

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Pander Brothers, Fabrication/Corrosion

They call Los Angeles the City of Angels…

Visual Arts 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

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Of Course, Rules

How one is to behave when golfing with a disc.

Headout 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

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by JORDAN GREEN

The Sister Trap

With Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble makes ennui feel alive.

Theater 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

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Bar Review: Ex Novo

Good Intentions.

Bar Reviews 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

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Who pilots those small planes that buzz Northeast Portland at dawn?

Dr. Know 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

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

David Shafer, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Why is my webcam light on?

Books 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

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hamlet & Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Anon It Moves and String House Theatre)

Shakespeare and Stoppard go head to head.

Theater 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

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bag & Baggage)

Shakespeare is livin’ La Dolce Vita.

Theater 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

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Hotseat: Rick Mitchell

A former Portland musician and writer on the state of jazz right now.

Books 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

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Best of Portland 2014

Cover Story 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Goats On Parade

The Belmont goats drop the hits on Lents.

Headout 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Local Portland Barbecue Gear

Local gear for your backyard barbecue.

Culture Features 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Best of Portland 2014: Best Looks

Featured Stories BEST WISHES 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Civic Life

Featured Stories 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 ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Animals

Featured Stories 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Reads

Featured Stories 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Moves

Featured Stories 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Buys

Featured Stories 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best People

Featured Stories BEST GEOCACHER  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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best Listens

Featured Stories 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014: Best of the Year

A survey of other things WW formally declared “The Best” in the past 12 months.

Featured Stories 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

American Psycho

Murders and executions, mostly.

Theater 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Northwest Book Festival

Books 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Dr. Know: Current Trends

Can you float against the current in the Willamette?

Dr. Know 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

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Stoked & Broke

Throwing down methods and Rainier with the board bums drawn to Mount Hood’s endless winter.

Cover Story 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

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Willie Weed: Contact In The ’Couv

Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.

Culture Features 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

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

A Story of O’s

Ringing off the hook.

Theater 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

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Post-Grunge Paleontology

Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.

Headout 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

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Golden Girl

After 20 years, burlesque legend Tiffany Carter dons the catsuit again.

Dance 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

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER
 

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