Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1476-1-.html Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Fitter, Happier - Nootropic drugs to better your life. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23772-fitter_happier_nootropic_drugs_to_better_your_life.html You’ve been taking bad drugs. No, I don’t mean the $100 baby laxative you snorted on your last Vegas trip. I mean the drugs many of us all take every day: coffee, Adderall, antidepressants a]]> Scene Report: Electronic Music - The artists who will dominate Portland dance floors in 2014. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21693-scene_report_electronic_music_the_artists_who_will_dominate_portland_dance_floors_in_2014.html Portland’s indie-rock and folk scenes outshine most other cities’. This is a universally accepted truth, and something that has made electronic music a second-class scene. That’s not for wan]]> Double Brewed - The best coffee beers available in Oregon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19921-double_brewed_the_best_coffee_beers_available_in_oregon.html Portland is known for coffee and beer. But not coffee beer. Despite having the nation’s best crop of small-batch coffee roasters and making some of the nation’s best suds, few Portland brewe]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Pok Pok - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21342-restaurant_guide_2013_pok_pok_.html Tales From the Weed Vault - Inside the city’s biggest pot stash: the Portland Police Bureau’s evidence warehouse. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20266-tales_from_the_weed_vault_inside_the_citys_biggest_pot_stash_the_portland_police_bureaus_evidence_wa.html The best pot stash in town is stored deep in the tangled concrete jungle of the Northwest Industrial District.]]> Applebee’s: Jell-O There - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19862-applebees_jell_o_there_.html A bartender at the Lloyd Center Applebee’s (1439 NE Halsey St, 284-8040, applebees.com) has apparently gone rogue. A mysterious bartender—everyone involved denies knowledge—is crafting seemi]]> The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition - <i>WW</i>’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21668-the_best_thing_i_heard_this_year_portland_edition_wws_music_staff_picks_its_favorite_local_albums_of.html Blitzen Trapper, VII A consistently suggestive blend of robust alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of genre-roving Americana. (GS) Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle]]> Bar Guide 2014: Drink Jockey - Every DJ has a flavor. And it goes well with some things and not others. Here are drink pairings for some of our favorite nights. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22260-bar_guide_2014_drink_jockey_every_dj_has_a_flavor_and_it_goes_well_with_some_things_and_not_others_h.html Art of Hot  Pairs with: Whiskey Red Bull Plays at: The Rose, 111 SW Ash St., therosepdx.com. At acid-house and techno raves in the ’90s, drug-dampening alcohol was replaced by smart drin]]> Headout: The Zero Train - Columbia River Crossing for dummies. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19974-headout_the_zero_train_columbia_river_crossing_for_dummies.html Vancouver is actively disinterested in joining Portland’s transportation grid. Twice in recent years, voters there have been asked to approve a tiny sales-tax increase to pay for a light-rail br]]> Sky Club: Send in the Clowns - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20055-sky_club_send_in_the_clowns_.html Sky Club (50 SW 3rd Ave., 223-1375, skyclubpdx.com) is a stage in a corner. A trapeze and silken strands are suspended from the corner’s beams, while hoops and glowing tethered balls whiz around]]> Buzz Next Year - What and how Portland will be drinking in 2013. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19922-buzz_next_year_what_and_how_portland_will_be_drinking_in_2013.html Coffee Roasters United The problem: Small specialty coffee roasters can’t afford to buy raw beans from growers on other continents by themselves. Sterling Coffee Roasters owner Adam McGovern beli]]> Your Health Goth Workout Playlist - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23788-your_health_goth_workout_playlist_.html DEAD CAN DANCE, “Dawn of the Iconoclast” A call to worship upside-down Nike logos. VENUS X AND FATIMA AL QADIRI, “Superego” As the curator of New York’s now-defunct GHE20G0TH1K part]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Nuestra Cocina - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21327-restaurant_guide_2013_nuestra_cocina_.html Lunch Pail Tales - Adult story time, with sandwiches. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19981-lunch_pail_tales_adult_story_time_with_sandwiches.html Don’t worry, there aren’t any beanbag chairs, and these books of stories don’t have any pretty pictures. Lunch Pail Tales: A Story Hour for Grown-ups is exactly what it sounds like: an adult]]> Moberi - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20109-moberi_.html

How does a cart sell smoothies in rainy, tightfisted Portland? Any chump with a Cuisinart, bananas, Nutella, ice and yogurt can press “blend” in the warmth of his own home.

So Moberi has a twist.]]>
The Portland Beard - Touring the city with native proto-foodie James Beard. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20115-the_portland_beard_touring_the_city_with_native_proto_foodie_james_beard.html James Beard would probably be very proud of what Portland has become. When the foodie icon was born here in 1903, Portland was barely out of its pioneer days. But Beard’s young adult life was ]]> <i>Julius Caesar</i> (Bag&Baggage) - Shakespeare goes drag. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20985-julius_caesar_%28bagbaggage%29_shakespeare_goes_drag.html Julius Caesar screams from a tower, asking who has just warned of the Ides of March. But instead of a man in the general’s garb, as Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has been performed for centuri]]> <i>The Taming of the Shrew</i> (Portland Shakespeare Project) - Shakespeare gets served. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20909-the_taming_of_the_shrew_%28portland_shakespeare_project%29_shakespeare_gets_served.html Wild women need to be tamed by their husbands. Whether or not Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew as a prescription, his comedy holds this misogynistic thesis as proven fact. In the 21st cen]]> Nicole J. Georges, <i>Calling Dr. Laura</i> - An ambitious memoir from a twee local zinester. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20093-nicole_j_georges_calling_dr_laura_an_ambitious_memoir_from_a_twee_local_zinester.html Zinester and pet portraitist Nicole J. Georges has juicy secrets. The knowing-your-mother’s-lying-to-you kind. The living-queer-but-keeping-your-family-in-the-closet kind. She’s shared some ]]> <i>The Company You Keep</i> - Redford’s thriller can’t keep up with its actors. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20526-the_company_you_keep_redfords_thriller_cant_keep_up_with_its_actors.html Never mind that in real life, Weather Underground activists did not murder anyone in their anti-war radicalism of the early 1970s. In Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, they did.  As ]]> Sir Richard Bishop: Friday, Jan. 11 - A former Sun City Girl gets in touch with his inner demons. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20102-sir_richard_bishop_friday_jan_11_a_former_sun_city_girl_gets_in_touch_with_his_inner_demons.html [GENRELESS GUITARIST] Any list of the best guitarists of the last three decades will probably not include Sir Richard Bishop. Long-haired teens do not headbang in front of a poster depicting his]]> <i>Ephemory</i> (Such A Production) - Not your mother’s Holocaust drama. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19894-ephemory_%28such_a_production%29_not_your_mothers_holocaust_drama.html Ephemory opens with a tableau: A mother sits at a table working on her embroidery wheel. The father, dressed in a black suit, sits and smokes. Legs and frumpy dress splayed on the floor, the lit]]> Hidden Bay Cafe: And the Tide Was Way Out - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19978-hidden_bay_cafe_and_the_tide_was_way_out_.html In the summer months, I understand Hayden Island bars are occasionally hoppin’ with jet skiers and yachtsmen. This time of year, it’s Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Island Cafe is closed until A]]> Joe Biel, <i>Beyond the Music</i> - Like a long car ride with your Uncle Hank. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19895-joe_biel_beyond_the_music_like_a_long_car_ride_with_your_uncle_hank.html Punk zinester Joe Biel’s Powell’s chat will be a riot. Expect stories about cops breaking up fights outside house shows, roadies on endless tours and squatting mobs reclaiming abandoned homes]]> Movie Review: Portland Director Aaron Katz's Land Ho! - <i>Land Ho!</i> spots a new brand of comedy on Aaron Katz’s horizon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22936-movie_review_portland_director_aaron_katzs_land_ho__land_ho__spots_a_new_brand_of_comedy_on_aaron_ka.html Aaron Katz has come a long way since his last film, 2010’s cutesy mystery Cold Weather. For Land Ho!, the Portland-born Katz and co-director Martha Stephens travel to Iceland, where two geezers ]]> <i>Nastasya Filippovna</i> (Moscow New Drama Theatre) - Crime, punishment and improvisation. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20116-nastasya_filippovna_%28moscow_new_drama_theatre%29_crime_punishment_and_improvisation.html She’s a gorgeous parasite, a kept woman and a deranged femme fatale, but Nastasya Filippovna Barashkov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, is not easy to pigeonhole. Director Viacheslav Do]]> Top Five Parties To Turn Up Your New Year’s Eve - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23731-top_five_parties_to_turn_up_your_new_years_eve_.html Club Chemtrail, ASSS, Magic Fades Though not the only party this year that strongly frowns on bright colors, experiencing Club Chemtrail’s monochrome poly-club tracks in an actual warehouse is l]]> Bubblin’ Up - Ben Fuller and Lincoln Heath celebrate four years of reshaping Portland’s dance culture. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22495-bubblin_up_ben_fuller_and_lincoln_heath_celebrate_four_years_of_reshaping_portlands_dance_culture.html Somewhere in Portland, there’s an aggressive Old Town bro unaware he helped bring together two of the most influential electronic music promoters in the city. It was 2009, at a show at the Crown]]> Magic Fades: Saturday, April 13 - Already Internet famous, a Portland duo makes moves offline. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20477-magic_fades_saturday_april_13_already_internet_famous_a_portland_duo_makes_moves_offline.html [SIMWAVE] “I bump fades when I fuck. So what?” says the muscular, shirtless man, digitally rendered as part of the virtual-world game Second Life, as he cocks his head to the side and spreads ]]> Russian Soul - Andrey Zvyagintsev’s epic <i>Leviathan</i> has a heavy heart and light hand. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23893-russian_soul_andrey_zvyagintsevs_epic_leviathan_has_a_heavy_heart_and_light_hand.html In 2004, Marvin Heemeyer drove an armor-plated bulldozer through 13 buildings, including a newspaper office and the town hall, in his small Colorado town. Heemeyer, a welder, had snapped after]]>