Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1476-1-.html Tue, 30 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 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]]> 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.]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Pok Pok - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21342-restaurant_guide_2013_pok_pok_.html 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]]> 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]]> 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]]> 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]]> 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]]> 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]]> 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]]> <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]]> 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 ]]> 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 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]]> <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 ]]> 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]]> 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]]> <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]]> 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]]> Emancipator: Friday, March 8 - An electronic music festival mainstay escapes the stigma of jam. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20329-emancipator_friday_march_8_an_electronic_music_festival_mainstay_escapes_the_stigma_of_jam.html [DOWNTEMPO] Doug Appling, known in electronic music circles as Emancipator, has just been on what he calls a “little adventure.” He’s currently in Costa Rica, where he performed at the mus]]> 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 ]]> <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]]> Lovecraft on the Tabletop - How to scare the father of Doom. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20588-lovecraft_on_the_tabletop_how_to_scare_the_father_of_doom.html

Game designer Sandy Petersen isn’t afraid of anything. Well, almost anything. “The revelation that things are not as they seem—that’s scary to me,” says Petersen, the guest of honor

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Trekking Nowhere Fast - Where’s JJ when you need him? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20643-trekking_nowhere_fast_wheres_jj_when_you_need_him.html JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has gotten great reviews. Already released in Australia, Mexico and other countries, the movie’s U.S. release was delayed because of a competing opening of T]]> Futro Records: Sunday, June 9 - Electro hip-hop party jams thicker than blood. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20723-futro_records_sunday_june_9_electro_hip_hop_party_jams_thicker_than_blood.html [FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca]]> Brew Views: <i>Miracle Mile</i> - Bombing out. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20048-brew_views_miracle_mile_bombing_out.html After a chance meeting, Harry (Anthony Edwards) and Julie (Mare Winningham) fall in love, and the miracle in 1988’s Miracle Mile seems realized. But when Harry blows a date and learns of impending]]> Brew Views: <i>Star Trek</i> TV at Holocene - Wyatt Warp and the Yellow-Bellied Spandex. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20562-brew_views_star_trek_tv_at_holocene_wyatt_warp_and_the_yellow_bellied_spandex.html In the JJ-fied Star Trek of today, it’s easy to look upon the pitifully low-budgeted original series and giggle. The episode “Spectre of the Gun,” Gene Roddenberry’s 1968 nod to the cowboy W]]> Headout: RUDN Behavior - Funny improvisational comedy game you probably not like. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20401-headout_rudn_behavior_funny_improvisational_comedy_game_you_probably_not_like.html “Do not go to this performance,” Vladimir, an East Portland greengrocer, advises me. “You will not like the jokes.” I’ve lived in Russia and heard jokes like the ones RUDN, a winning team ]]>