Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1587-1-.html Sun, 21 Dec 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 <i>A Story of O’s</i> - Ringing off the hook. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22809-a_story_of_os_ringing_off_the_hook.html If ever a performance could make you consider a career in phone sex, it’s this one. Tonya Jone Miller’s one-woman show A Story of O’s spans the decade Miller has spent working as a self-procla]]> The Dock - Your guide to Portland’s chillest summer party scene! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22853-the_dock_your_guide_to_portlands_chillest_summer_party_scene_.html It’s hot and about to get hotter. On average, Aug. 8 is the warmest day of the year in Portland. So what are you going to do this week? You’re going to the hottest place in town: the Dock. ]]> <i>A Brony Tale</i> - Pony up. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22812-a_brony_tale_pony_up.html Toy stores, with their pretty pinks and commanding blues, make clear what we expect of our girls and boys. So when adult men become fans of the cartoon TV series My Little Pony, it’s enough to p]]> Goats On Parade - The Belmont goats drop the hits on Lents. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22827-goats_on_parade_the_belmont_goats_drop_the_hits_on_lents.html In 1910, newly arrived Italian immigrants erected a massive warehouse at the corner of Southeast Belmont Street and 10th Avenue, which they used as a produce market. In 2002, a fire destroyed th]]> Food and Drink Near MusicfestNW - MusicfestNW allows re-entry. Here’s how to use this privilege. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22925-food_and_drink_near_musicfestnw_musicfestnw_allows_re_entry_heres_how_to_use_this_privilege.html Did you eat at past editions of MusicfestNW? It’s hard to remember. Maybe, while scurrying between venues, you were able to stuff a burrito down your gullet. Maybe you waited until the house l]]> Smooth Operator - A phone-sex veteran takes her x-rated calls to the stage. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23074-smooth_operator_a_phone_sex_veteran_takes_her_x_rated_calls_to_the_stage.html Tonya Jone Miller received her first call as a phone-sex operator 10 years ago. Miller, dark-haired and half-Vietnamese, was in her late 20s. She imagined herself as a 19-year-old blonde. Over]]> MusicfestNW 2014: Eight Awesome Things About MFNW—That Aren’t Music - The art, food and exfoliation to sample between bands. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22912-musicfestnw_2014_eight_awesome_things_about_mfnw%E2%80%94that_arent_music_the_art_food_and_exfoliati.html It might seem counterintuitive, but MusicfestNW isn’t only about watching a bunch of bands. There’s also breakfast sandwiches to eat, local art to admire and humanitarians to support. It’s]]> Happy Beaverton Day! - How to enjoy a most joyous Beaverton Celebration Day 2014. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23007-happy_beaverton_day__how_to_enjoy_a_most_joyous_beaverton_celebration_day_2014.html This weekend, Oregon’s sixth-largest city will celebrate itself at Beaverton Celebration Day. If you’re headed out for the 5k fun run or the first annual “Pooch Parade,” figuring out w]]> <i>Hamlet</i> & <i>Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead</i> (Anon It Moves and String House Theatre) - Shakespeare and Stoppard go head to head. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22865-hamlet_rosencrantz_and_guildenstern_are_dead_%28anon_it_moves_and_string_house_theatre%29_shakespear.html When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, he probably never imagined his protagonist as a woman. It’s even more unlikely he imagined two of the play’s minor courtiers caught in existential crisis. But ]]> Preparatoria de Tequila: Tequila 101 Before Tequila Fest PDX - Take Tequila 101 before heading to Portland’s first-ever agave-based festival. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22953-preparatoria_de_tequila_tequila_101_before_tequila_fest_pdx_take_tequila_101_before_heading_to_portl.html When most Americans think of tequila, they picture sodden nights of salty wrists and possibly offensive sombreros. That’s a lot like thinking of bourbon as Early Times, Coke and a NASCAR infie]]> Northwest Book Festival - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22838-northwest_book_festival_.html It’s easy to brush off self-published authors. After all, gatekeepers exist for a reason. Even alternative newspapers like WW mostly ignore people who can’t persuade an agent or publisher to rep]]> The Pürplë Rîtë - How you may partake of a ritual honoring an ancient and powerful Lavendula. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22763-the_p%C3%BCrpl%C3%AB_r%C3%AEt%C3%AB_how_you_may_partake_of_a_ritual_honoring_an_ancient_and_powerful.html In the middle of every year, in what the ancients knew as the month of Quintilis, the reapers of Oregon hold a ritualistic harvest of the demon weed Lavendula.  Known as the Øregên Läven]]> <i>The Philadelphia Story</i> - Class act. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22750-the_philadelphia_story_class_act.html If you thought your love life was complicated, take a look at Tracy Lord’s: On the eve of her wedding, the bride-to-be finds herself in a love triangle (or is it a square?) of the stickiest so]]> Liz Prince, <i>Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir</i> - Challenging what it means to be a girl. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23076-liz_prince_tomboy_a_graphic_memoir_challenging_what_it_means_to_be_a_girl.html Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir opens with the cries of a 2-year-old. They belong to a young Liz Prince, who fears nothing more in her little life than the frilly, pink cloth that hangs from her moth]]>