Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1448-1-.html Thu, 02 Oct 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Summer Guide 2012: Summer Events Calendar - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19322-summer_guide_2012_summer_events_calendar_.html Foot Traffic Flat: Sauvie Island[Outdoor] Compared to Portland proper, Sauvie Island is mercifully flat. That makes it a great place for farmers who grow pumpkins and strawberries, and for runners]]> Totally Grounded - Put down the Chemex—students need cream, sugar and fast Wi-fi. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19386-totally_grounded_put_down_the_chemex%E2%80%94students_need_cream_sugar_and_fast_wi_fi.html Heart Coffee at East Burnside and 22nd Avenue knows its product. The baristas could write a book about beans extracted from Kenya and Ethiopia and roasted on site. 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And when George Clooney nearly tarnished his career by donning the nipply Batsuit in 1997’s Batman and Robin, I was playing with Barb]]> Food Cart Review: Retrolicious - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19520-food_cart_review_retrolicious_.html Kimberly and Roy Swope, owners of Retrolicious, believe the emotional benefits of comfort food outweigh the caloric costs. Roy’s father worked for an oil company, so he spent an itinerant childh]]> Jesse Bering, <i>Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?</i> - Also, why do people eat other people? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19419-jesse_bering_why_is_the_penis_shaped_like_that_also_why_do_people_eat_other_people.html As its provocative title suggests, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? (Scientific American, 320 pages, $16) is a book unafraid of topics most of us don’t typically have the balls to bring up. 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What should you pair with an Oregon pinot]]> Headout: Dancing Bears - Hibernation is over now, it’s time to party. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19281-headout_dancing_bears_hibernation_is_over_now_its_time_to_party.html Known for their hairy bodies, powerful physiques and endless appetites, wild bears can be scary. But while most guidebook... ]]> Sheila Heti, <i>How Should a Person Be?</i> - But what about me? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19343-sheila_heti_how_should_a_person_be_but_what_about_me.html In How Should a Person Be? (Henry Holt, 306 pages, $16.50), the narrator, Sheila, not yet 30 and fresh from a failed marriage, struggles to write a play about women as she drifts lethargically a]]> Headout: Space Bags - What would you take to Mars? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19494-headout_space_bags_what_would_you_take_to_mars.html The rover Curiosity lands on Mars this Sunday, bringing us one giant leap closer to colonizing the red planet. If airlines have told us anything, it’s to expect a not-so-distant future where w]]>