Best of Portland 2011

The people, places and things that make this city great—now, and for the past 26 years

Cover Story “I have an idea,” our publisher said, charging headlong into my cubicle, “for Best of Portland. This is the 26th year. ... More

Jul 27, 2011 12:01 am by BEN WATERHOUSE

Best of Portland 2011: Best People

Featured Stories Best FanIt’s the summer of the Timbers, as Portland’s new Major League Soccer franchise has finally replaced Portlandia and the Stumptown sale (but not the weather—never the weather) as the de ... More

Jul 27, 2011 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Best of Portland 2011: Best Reads

Featured Stories Best Divine Dilettantes If you’re in the market for a religious experience, Amanda Westmont and Joel Gunz might be able to lend you some wisdom. The pair has been attending a different Portland ch ... More

Jul 27, 2011 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Best of Portland 2011: Best Places

Featured Stories Best Total Toolbox You hear it on the news, or you heard it from Michael Keaton in Gung Ho: America just doesn’t make things anymore. The cars and iPhones are all offshored or down-bordered, while ... More

Jul 27, 2011 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Best of Portland 2011: Best Bites & Nights

Featured Stories Best Cheap Date  After the second wettest spring on record, the sun is finally making brief public appearances in Portland. And so Portlanders are tentatively emerging from their holes, tattoos ... More

Jul 27, 2011 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Best of Portland 2011: Best Sights & Sounds

Featured Stories Best Multicultural Sports League The former British Empire can be criticized for a lot of things—plunder, slaughter, incest—but at sporting fields around the greater Portland area, you can also ... More

Jul 27, 2011 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Best of Portland 2011: Then & Now

Featured Stories 1985 - Best Pizza Thrower Dave Hite is something of a hero among working-class eaters. Before the bespectacled young man from Spokane, best known as the dapper saxophone player for the Fabulous K-T ... More

Jul 27, 2011 12:01 am by ASHLEY COLLMAN, NATASHA GEILING, REED JACKSON, EVAN SERNOFFSKY, BEN WATERHOUSE
 

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