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... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

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... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

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... More

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

Headout Picks 7/16/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 16 LADI6 [MUSIC] New Zealand, of all places, is the... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Is It Basketball Season Yet?

Scoop DOING WORK: The late street musician “Working” Kirk Reeves... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Golden Girl

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

Dance Back in 1965, a Corvallis native named Teresa Sandford... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER
 
 

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.

Performance 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

Scoop: Is It Basketball Season Yet?

Scoop DOING WORK: The late street musician “Working” Kirk Reeves is being honored with a mural two years after his death. The 10-by-30-foot portrait by Gwenn Seemel will be sponsored by the Regional ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

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

Dr. Know: Lone Star Invasion

Why am I seeing more Texan license plates recently?

Dr. Know I look at license plates while driving to see where people are from. I’ve seen 12 from Texas in the past two weeks. Are these Texans here for a big wedding, or are they part of the evangelical ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Headout Picks 7/16/14

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY JULY 16 LADI6 [MUSIC] New Zealand, of all places, is the world’s new pop-music hotbed. Coming on the heels of Lorde is kiwi singer Karoline Tamati, aka Ladi6. Often compared to Ery ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Jeffrey Butters, The Reactions

Gold on the ceiling...

Visual Arts In centuries past, artists and jewelers were often one and the same. The lapis-inlaid funerary mask of Tutankhamun, dazzling adornments of Native Americans, and the masterpieces of Renaissance g ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Old Dirty Bastard

Frank Peters managed Portland’s original outlaw gang, the Mavericks. A new film documents how they mingled baseball with booze and burning brooms.

Cover Story Those who believe there are no second, third, fourth or fifth acts to American lives probably don’t know Frank Peters, who plays a supporting role in a film to be released July 11 on Netflix. ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MARK CHRISTENSEN

Hotseat: Chapman and Maclain Way

Movie Reviews & Stories When brothers Chapman, 27, and Maclain Way, 23, discovered an old baseball team photo at their late grandfather Bing Russell’s house, it sparked a multiyear effort of poring over microfilm a ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

The Pürplë Rîtë

How you may partake of a ritual honoring an ancient and powerful Lavendula.

Headout In the middle of every year, in what the ancients knew as the month of Quintilis, the reapers of Oregon hold a ritualistic harvest of the demon weed Lavendula.  Known as the Øregên Läven ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Headout Picks 7/9/14

Headout Picks THURSDAY JULY 10 THINK AND DRINK [LECTURE] Want the gummint outta your personal bizness? Historian Stephanie Coontz and Adam Davis of Oregon Humanities discuss the effects of state interventio ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Stephanie Coontz

On Uncle Sam’s marriage fetish.

Books For more than 20 years, social historian Stephanie Coontz has been trying to get everyone to reconsider marriage. In five ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: We’re Chillin’ In Vancouver, Leave a Message.

Scoop POT ON MAIN STREET: As of 11 am Wednesday, July 9—the date of this newspaper’s publication—legal recreational pot may be sold for the first time in Vancouver, at the newly licensed Main St ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

The Philadelphia Story

Class act.

Performance If you thought your love life was complicated, take a look at Tracy Lord’s: On the eve of her wedding, the bride-to-be finds herself in a love triangle (or is it a square?) of the stickiest so ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

The Sprockettes

The glam-punk, all-female minibike troupe turns 10.

Dance Ten years ago, Portland’s bike scene was burgeoning. Zoobombing—speeding down the West Hills on blinged-out minibikes—was a new trend. But a group of lady cyclists felt something was missi ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by AARON SPENCER

Summer Guide 2014: Summering in Portland

Swimming holes, ribs, bocce, frolf and a tour of the metaphorical house that is Portland’s city parks.

Summer Guide Who really needs tips for enjoying summer in Portland? Grab a knapsack, blanket, bottle and the novel that’s been lingering on your shelf since Christmas and head to the nearest park. If you’v ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff
 

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