I'm Sorry You Hate My Apartment, I Think It's Nice

A Burnside26 resident speaks.

Editor's note: A new Portland apartment complex called Burnside26 has a marketing video featuring a ... More

May 23, 2015 09:59 am by Tyler Hurst
 
 

The Portland Thorn

Steve Novick charmed voters with his prickly brilliance, gumption and wit. The bloom is off.

Cover Story Back when Steve Novick was in grade school, teachers were still allowed to spank troublesome... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

The 9

Food Cart Reviews I’d almost given up hope. After years of bone-dry biryanis, curries like oil-slicked... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A House Named Suh

The planned teardown of a football star’s family home in Irvington raises doubts about neighborhood preservation.

News Stories From the looks of it, the house at 2602 NE 13th Ave. is nothing special.  It’s... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ANTHONY MACUK

The First Annual Haute-N-Ready Awards

Food Reviews & Stories These are exciting times in the fast-food industry. What began with Doritos... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Beezus Walks

Ramona is a pain in the ass. We ask, what did Beezus do?

Headout Ramona Quimby is the Portland child-lit equivalent of a Kardashian.... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ
 
 

Live Review: Father John Misty at Crystal Ballroom, 5/22

Music Josh Tillman is in love. We get it. I Love You Honeybear, his second album as Father John Misty, doubles as scrapbook and exposé, chronicling the idiosyncrasies and questionable bed-stains of his relationship with wife Emma Elizabeth Tillman. But the honeymoon is over, and it seems Tillman isn’t as compelled to talk about it every night, much less belt songs at strangers. It’s too bad he’s in the middle of a tour that requires him to do exactly that. Friday night he got yet another chance... More

May 25, 2015 09:33 am by TED JAMISON
 

I'm Sorry You Hate My Apartment, I Think It's Nice

A Burnside26 resident speaks.

Editor's note: A new Portland apartment complex called Burnside26 has a marketing video featuring a young couple named Luke and Jess. It has been... More

May 23, 2015 09:59 am by Tyler Hurst
 

Spanish-Modernist Restaurant Racion Will Close May 30

Chef Anthony Cafiero hopes to open again on the east side

Food & Drink Playful Spanish-modernist restaurant Racion will close May 30, after a little over two years in business.Chef Anthony Cafiero's West End res... More

May 22, 2015 04:50 pm by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

Bobbie Regan, Ousted PPS Board Member, Loaned Herself $45,000 In Her Re-Election Bid

Regan spent nearly $180,000 trying to fend off challenger Amy Kohnstamm

News Ouch.Updated election spending reports show Bobbie Regan, who narrowly lost her seat on the Portland Public Schools board of education Tuesday, s... More

May 22, 2015 03:30 pm by BETH SLOVIC
 

Meet Luke and Jess, Your New Portland Apartment Overlords

News Some people are alarmed by Portland's boom of new apartment buildings, fearing they will drive out longtime residents, eat up parking and destroy... More

May 22, 2015 02:20 pm by Aaron Mesh
 
 

The Portland Thorn

Steve Novick charmed voters with his prickly brilliance, gumption and wit. The bloom is off.

Cover Story Back when Steve Novick was in grade school, teachers were still allowed to spank troublesome students. Novick was in fifth grade when his teacher asked his mother for permission to paddle the ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Making The Law Pay

The Attorney General’s favorite Portland law firm is cleaning up financially. It’s also run afoul of a federal judge.

News Stories Nearly 3,000 Oregonians with disabilities have waited more than three years for their day in federal court on a potentially groundbreaking civil rights case. In a sweeping class action lawsu ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

The First Annual Haute-N-Ready Awards

Food Reviews & Stories These are exciting times in the fast-food industry. What began with Doritos taco shells and fried chicken-as-sandwich bread has evolved into biscuit taco shells and fried chicken-as-hot dog bu ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

A House Named Suh

The planned teardown of a football star’s family home in Irvington raises doubts about neighborhood preservation.

News Stories From the looks of it, the house at 2602 NE 13th Ave. is nothing special.  It’s a two-story home, white with red trim and a brick arch over the front porch. The grass is scruffy, the shr ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ANTHONY MACUK

Beezus Walks

Ramona is a pain in the ass. We ask, what did Beezus do?

Headout Ramona Quimby is the Portland child-lit equivalent of a Kardashian. She operates in a self-centered bubble and then gets guide-book chapters written about her.Heck, Portland built a life-sized bronze ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

The 9

Food Cart Reviews I’d almost given up hope. After years of bone-dry biryanis, curries like oil-slicked dirt and bricked heat-lamp naan that could chip paint off a car, I had all but resigned myself to long driv ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Portland Event Picks, May 20 - May 26

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY MAY 20 THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE [ELECTRO-PSYCH POP] If this Chilean duo’s early material was a volcanic eruption of bluesy psychedelia, 2015’s Moonlust is the billowing aftermath. The d ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

All Fired Up: Dazed and Glazed at the Thurman Street Collective

Willie Weed Sculpture galleries far too rarely get you high... even when it might help your appreciation of the art on display. From the outside, Thurman Street Collective fits right in at the end of a st ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by TED JAMISON

Iris

Grey Gardens’ documentarian profiles a 93-year-old fashion eccentric.

Movie Reviews & Stories In Grey Gardens, Onassis relative Little Edie obsessively wraps and rewraps her head scarf to make it perfect, in a bedroom with holes in the walls and cat litter strewn around her feet. In Ir ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Slow West

The Old West, with a Scotsman’s twist.

Movie Reviews & Stories Slow West feels like propaganda made to discourage anyone from time-traveling back to the Old West. At one point, a man gets shot in the chest. As he falls, a stray bullet hits a salt jar on a ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by ALEX FALCONE

Elephant

Movie Reviews & Stories Why it’s Portlandy: The 2003 film’s notoriously long shots wind through Portland’s former Whitaker Middle School at Northeast 39th Avenue and Killingsworth Street, a soul-sucking labyrinth ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW MOVIE STAFF

AP Film Studies: Déjà View

Hitchcock and the art of the remake.

Movie Reviews & Stories Our Facebook and Twitter feeds tell us a lot about the world. If we vaccinate our children, they will grow tentacles. Obama once ate a kitten. And Hollywood is perhaps the most prolific sexual p ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

The Phantom of the Opera (Portland Opera)

Lloyd Webber’s music of the night goes flat.

Performance The iconic white mask is still there. So, too, the crystal chandelier that famously crashes at the end of the first act. And those histrionic, undeniably memorable tunes are all intact. But vete ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Portland Playhouse)

What if only The Simpsons survived?

Theater The Simpsons is a cultural institution. Gen-Xers grew up with it. Many millennials have never known a world without it. Even a few baby boomers embraced its irreverent, referential humor. But ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood, Stumptown, Vol. 3

Books Forget what Portlandia or Portland Monthly would have you believe. Scratch the skin of this town and you come up with dirt under your fingernails—theft rings under bridges, child prostitutio ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Murmurs: Government Transparency, At $18,000 A Pop.

Murmurs Elephant rights activists are getting under the not-so-thick hides of Oregon Zoo officials. Last summer, regional government Metro, which runs the zoo, quoted The Northwest Examiner an $18,000 bill ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 29

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings As of now, the zoo has no plans to make Packy wear a tutu. Growing up, Ndamukong Suh just wanted to pet the rabbits. Growing up, Steve Novick dreamed of being overlord of the robot universe. (Allege ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

The Heart In Darkness

Before she could love again, Corrina Repp had to suffer. She’s used to it, though.

Music Stories When Corrina Repp finishes a project, she is truly finished with it. Nine years ago, after completing her last solo record, she and her boyfriend, 31Knots’ Joe Haege, formed the noir-pop group ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Crucial Buys For Sasquatch

Top 5 1. Flannel The biggest rookie mistake is not packing the appropriate layers. Grab a Pendleton or Woolrich buffalo plaid for high fashion in the high desert of the Gorge, which gets quite chilly a ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Introducing: Cat Hoch

Music Stories Sounds like: The sirens of Homer’s The Odyssey if it were adapted to film by Alejandro Jodorowsky. For fans of: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Black Angels, St. Vincent, Celebration. Cat Ho ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by CRIS LANKENAU

Show Preview: Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, Broken Water

Music Stories [BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS] Speedy Ortiz’s music is knotty and intricate, sure, but you don’t need a Ph.D. in musicology to untangle its many pleasures. On both a physical and lyrical level, the ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: The Helio Sequence

The Helio Sequence (Sub Pop)

Album Reviews [INTERNET ROCK] Like a proud father, Portland has watched the Helio Sequence grow over the years, from Beaverton startups playing the 24-hour Starbucks to Sub Pop darlings. Throughout, the duo o ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Album Review: Poison Idea

Confuse & Conquer (Southern Lord)

Album Reviews [HARDCORE PUNK] Poison Idea is too often neglected in discussions of seminal American hardcore acts, which might be due to the fact that the band waited 10 years to make its masterpiece, 1990’ ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by CHRIS STAMM

No Fun Bar

No Stooges

Bar Reviews For a place with nowhere to sit, Devil’s Dill sandwich shop is already an institution in its Hawthorne ’hood. It’s the last stop for the drunks at 3 am, and the first respite of the lazy ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Snakebite (Gigantic/Cider Riot)

Drank Mixing cider and beer makes you crazy, the legend goes. Maybe this came from London goths downing blood-red cider-beer drinks mixed with blackcurrant, maybe from working stiffs tempering the b ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Album Review: The Earnest Lovers

The Earnest Lovers (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [HOMEGROWN HONKY-TONK] The Earnest Lovers are aptly named, and not just for the pun on seminal Opry star Ernest Tubb. There’s no ironic remove in their material, just sincere love for traditio ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the Park Blocks. Photos by Katie Dennis. ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by KATIE DENNIS

Scoop: What Could Go Wrong At a Bar Called Twin Peaks?

Scoop CANNED: Two of Portland’s most iconic film directors, Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes, premiered new films last week at the Cannes Film Festival, with highly varied results. The screening of Van Sant�� ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Why are Portland's walk and transit scores so low on Walkscore.com?

Dr. Know Portland has a large and beefy bike score on Walkscore.com. But I was stunned by our walk and transit scores. We’re below Seattle, and even Los Angeles! What gives? —Troy I realize we’ve ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

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

May 20, 2015 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

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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