Driving Her Loco

Cynthia Kendoll runs a group that some say is fueled by racism. She’s also about to score a major political victory in Oregon.

Cover Story Cynthia Kendoll has issues with her neighbors. The people next door to her Salem home trim... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Not Clicking

Sen. Jeff Merkley’s position on Internet taxes puts him at odds with many liberals.

News Stories U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have a lot in common:... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Coat Of Arms

Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.

News Stories It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon National Guard emblem and... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Pot Of Gold

Portland joins a growing list of cities ready to tax legal weed.

News Stories If Oregonians vote in November to make recreational marijuana legal, Portland... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Mediterranean Exploration Company: Restaurant Review

John Gorham’s Mediterranean Exploration Company on choppy seas.

Food Reviews & Stories “Mediterranean Exploration Company” is a mouthful, but there’s... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Sore Eyes

What needs to be redesigned at Portland Design Week.

Headout AIRBNB LOGO Before the company moves here, we would like its... More

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

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Daimler Trucks North America

News State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of minority employees of Daimler Trucks North America, saying the company ignored decades of racial intimidation at the Portland manufacturing plant.Avakian’s actions elevate complaints, first reported Sept. 3 in WW, from four African-American employees at Daimler’s Swan Island manufacturing plant who say the company failed to stop on-going threats and harassment from their co-workers.“There’s probable cau... More

Sep 30, 2014 10:06 pm by AARON MESH
 

Democrats File Election Complaint Against Dennis Richardson Campaign

News Democrats have filed an election complaint against state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for governor, allegin... More

Sep 30, 2014 04:01 pm by BETH SLOVIC
 

Haute-N-Ready: Hot-N-Ready

The column tastes the pizza from whence its name came

Food & Drink Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of th... More

Sep 30, 2014 11:25 am by JOHN LOCANTHI
 

Just Opened: Dreamgirls

A review of Portland Center Stage's season-opening musical.

Arts & Books Mirroring the meteoric rise and personal turmoil of the Supremes, the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls is steeped in Motown rhythms,... More

Sep 30, 2014 11:16 am by PENELOPE BASS
 

Buy PDX: Q&A with Cassie Ridgway of Mag-Big, FashioNXT and Changewear

A weekly roundup of retail sales and events.

Features Passion and business seldom collide, especially for those looking to break into industries like fashion. Yet, in a city brimming with self-starte... More

Sep 30, 2014 10:45 am by KATHRYN PEIFER
 
 

Driving Her Loco

Cynthia Kendoll runs a group that some say is fueled by racism. She’s also about to score a major political victory in Oregon.

Cover Story Cynthia Kendoll has issues with her neighbors. The people next door to her Salem home trim their bushes with machetes. They have turned their garage into a dormitory and unlicensed day care wi ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Not Clicking

Sen. Jeff Merkley’s position on Internet taxes puts him at odds with many liberals.

News Stories U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have a lot in common: blue-collar roots, Ivy League pedigrees and adoring supporters among the nation’s left-wing voters. They ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Coat Of Arms

Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.

News Stories It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon National Guard emblem and a camouflage pattern that’s no longer used. Over the left front pocket is an embroidered patch that says Governor, ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Pot Of Gold

Portland joins a growing list of cities ready to tax legal weed.

News Stories If Oregonians vote in November to make recreational marijuana legal, Portland City Hall will be waiting to take its cut. A marijuana advisory committee formed by Mayor Charlie Hales in June will ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Mediterranean Exploration Company: Restaurant Review

John Gorham’s Mediterranean Exploration Company on choppy seas.

Food Reviews & Stories “Mediterranean Exploration Company” is a mouthful, but there’s no word wasted. Recipes are, indeed, pulled from across the region that begins at Gibraltar and ends at the foot of the Zag ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Sore Eyes

What needs to be redesigned at Portland Design Week.

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

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

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

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

Murmurs: Classes in Tattooing and Taxidermy Could Be Next.

Murmurs State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of minority employees of Daimler Trucks North America, saying the company ignored years of racial intimidation at the ... More

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

Drank: Billy Whiskey (McMenamins)

Drank It takes a long time to make good whiskey. At minimum, two years in the barrel, though your favorite midshelf bourbon spent seven or more. Oregon’s fledgling distilling industry thus has a few ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

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

The Two Faces of January : Movie Review

Slick shtick.

Movie Reviews & Stories The throwback thriller The Two Faces of January begins with a man conning a married couple. It’s about the only time in Hossein Amini’s sleek, subdued adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s no ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

Gone Girl: Movie Review

David Fincher makes the darkest Lifetime movie ever.

Movie Reviews & Stories Gone Girl might be David Fincher’s battiest work—and that’s saying something for a director who previously opened a film with a shot that traveled from a man’s innards to the barrel of a ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Steering Queer

An LGBTQ film festival rebrands itself.

Movie Reviews & Stories When the Portland Queer Film Festival launched 18 years ago, it didn’t have that name—it was the Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the word “queer” was a long way from bein ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by WW MOVIE STAFF

Top Portland Event Picks, October 1 - October 7

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY OCT. 1 SCIENCE FICTION AND THE SYNTHESIZED SOUND [LECTURE] Will the music of the future be made solely by computers programmed to recognize a sick beat? Claire Evans, science writer ... More

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

Dr. Know: How do you pronounce

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

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

Introducing: Elton Cray

Music Stories Sounds like: Andre 3000 as a motivational speaker.  For fans of: Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, College Dropout-era Kanye.  Why you care: Elton Cray has never cared whether hip-hop excluded hi ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Merchandise: Friday, Oct. 3

Take your punk rock and shove it.

Music Stories Merchandise is not a punk band. The orchestral swells and chiming acoustic guitars that welcome listeners to new album After the End should make that obvious. But the Internet hype machine continu ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

The Top Five Craziest Records in Afrika Bambaataa’s Collection

by Cut Chemist

Top 5 For their current tour, DJ Shadow and Jurassic 5’s Cut Chemist were given access to hip-hop’s El Dorado: Afrika Bambaataa’s (pictured) massive vinyl collection, which he loaned to Cornell ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Barlow: Bar Review

Ceaselessly into the past.

Bar Reviews The new downtown bar Barlow (737 SW Salmon St., 227-0705, barlowpdx.com)—not to be confused with the no-frills, wood-paneled NoPo dive Barlow Tavern—strives for old Hollywood glamour. This sis ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

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

AP Film Studies: Nightmare Maestro

Legendary horror composer Alan Howarth hits the Hollywood.

Movie Reviews & Stories Killers and monsters get all the attention in horror movies. But composer Alan Howarth elevates such films into artistic exercises in terror. When Michael Myers makes a pitchfork kebab of teenag ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Pranks, Lies and Videotape

The Dandy Warhols and Dig!, a decade later.

Music Stories Of all the damning moments for the Dandy Warhols in the 2004 documentary Dig!, the worst occurs the morning after a wild party at the shared house of their friends, fellow psych-rockers the Bria ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

Food Reviews & Stories A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?
... More

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

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week

Food Reviews & Stories Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now. ... More

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

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