Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-201-1-.html Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Best New Band 2014 - 10 local artists Portland’s music insiders say you must hear. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22544-best_new_band_2014_10_local_artists_portlands_music_insiders_say_you_must_hear.html In the decade we’ve been polling Portland’s most knowledgeable music fans and professionals to compile our annual Best New Band list, we’ve learned one thing: Bands here don’t just break u]]> Best Restaurants in Portland: Our Annual Top 100 List - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23342-best_restaurants_in_portland_our_annual_top_100_list_.html Accanto Awesome pastaThe American LocalRoad-trip adventureApizza Scholls Best pizzaAva Gene’sEdgy ItalianBar Avignon Vinocentric date spotBete-Lukas Upscale EthiopianBiwa&nb]]> Best of Portland 2014 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22841-best_of_portland_2014_.html Spoiler alert: There is no best pizza in this issue.  If you’re a longtime reader of Willamette Week—which in November celebrates 40 years of presenting Portlanders with an independent]]> Summer Guide 2013: Introduction - Catch a trout, bounce between trees, climb a snow-capped mountain, surf the river and kill your own food. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20806-summer_guide_2013_introduction_catch_a_trout_bounce_between_trees_climb_a_snow_capped_mountain_surf_.html Portland reminds us of an adult summer camp—and not just because of the low wages, rugged fashion or widely varied grooming habits. Deserted on winter weekdays, this town really comes alive as]]> Best New Band 2013 - 10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20585-best_new_band_2013_10_local_acts_that_portlands_music_insiders_think_you_should_hear.html Close your eyes and think of a typical Portland band. You’re imagining a group of sensitive lumberjacks playing sad-sack folk tunes on old-timey instruments, aren’t you? Ask those truly in]]> Chew on This - Sure, we’re about to vote on fluoride, but also on issues about kids and open spaces. Here are <i>WW</i>’s endorsements for the May 21 ballot. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20586-chew_on_this_sure_were_about_to_vote_on_fluoride_but_also_on_issues_about_kids_and_open_spaces_here_.html Many election battles vow an eye for an eye. But this spring’s fight is something even fiercer: a tooth for a tooth. This off-year election—held in a season when voters might be understandably]]> Summer Guide 2014: Summering in Portland - Swimming holes, ribs, bocce, frolf and a tour of the metaphorical house that is Portland’s city parks. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22683-summer_guide_2014_summering_in_portland_swimming_holes_ribs_bocce_frolf_and_a_tour_of_the_metaphoric.html Who really needs tips for enjoying summer in Portland? Grab a knapsack, blanket, bottle and the novel that’s been lingering on your shelf since Christmas and head to the nearest park. If you’v]]> Best Swimming Holes Near Portland - Willie W.K.’s guide to area swimming spots. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22685-best_swimming_holes_near_portland_willie_wks_guide_to_area_swimming_spots.html When it comes to swimming holes, Portland’s outer lands are blessed. The Cascades are criss-crossed with pretty little rivers and streams filled with clean, cold water fed by ancient glaciers. ]]> Bar Guide 2014 - Pickle chasers, drunken cornhole, wine pubs of the future and everything else you need to know about Portland bars this year. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22227-bar_guide_2014_pickle_chasers_drunken_cornhole_wine_pubs_of_the_future_and_everything_else_you_need_.html Our livers hurt, but our hearts are full. To make this guide to Portland bars, we have traveled the wine lounges and beer pubs of Portland, the cocktail halls and juke joints and paint-thinner ]]> Best New Band 2012 - 10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19173-best_new_band_2012_10_local_acts_that_portlands_music_insiders_think_you_should_hear.html This isn’t a list of our favorite bands. If it were, there’d be a big picture of Everclear on the cover. Not the real Everclear—just Art Alexakis and the scabs he hired for his upcoming su]]> Best of Portland 2013 - We itch to share. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20937-best_of_portland_2013_we_itch_to_share.html Anytime a Willy Week writer discovers something awesome in Portland, we fashion a way to write about it. We’re pretty good at this—almost every issue finds us declaring something or other to ]]> Willamette Week’s 2014 Volunteer Guide - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21752-willamette_weeks_2014_volunteer_guide_.html Welcome to WW’s 2014 Volunteer Guide. The idea here goes something like this: You were generous financially with our 2013 Give!Guide.  Now, as the new year begins, you may want to invest ]]> Strip Club Guide 2014: Our Favorite Clubs from A to Z - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22104-strip_club_guide_2014_our_favorite_clubs_from_a_to_z_.html Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11-2 am Sunday. Acropolis is a Portland institution. This giant Sellwood club is famous for steaks from its ]]> 26 Reasons to Love Portland Right Now - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22064-26_reasons_to_love_portland_right_now_.html What comes to mind when you think about why you love Portland? Powell’s, beer, strippers, third-wave coffee, food carts, weird doughnuts, water fountains that don’t stop running, plastic hor]]> Cheap Eats 2012: Listings by Cuisine - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18900-cheap_eats_2012_listings_by_cuisine_.html  ]]> Beer Guide 2014: Nine of Our Favorite Ten Beers of 2014 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21903-beer_guide_2014_nine_of_our_favorite_ten_beers_of_2014_.html 2. Swill (10 Barrel) Call it brewmaster Tonya Cornett’s Berliner Period. Picasso went through a stage in which he used warm, rosy colors. Cornett, the head of experimental brewing at Bend�]]> Cheap Eats 2012: Listings by Location - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18888-cheap_eats_2012_listings_by_location_.html Cheap Eats 2010 - Hungry? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11719-cheap_eats_2010_hungry.html Coffee Issue 2013: Hook It to My Veins - Portland’s best new cafes of 2013. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21606-coffee_issue_2013_hook_it_to_my_veins_portlands_best_new_cafes_of_2013.html Cathedral Coffee 7530 N Willamette Blvd. 6:30 am-7 pm daily. A vibrant oasis in the subdued residential stretches of St. Johns, Cathedral Coffee is a trendy outlier in “all the way out there��]]> One Thing We Can All Agree On. - Willamette Week’s 2014 Voters’ Guide http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23383-one_thing_we_can_all_agree_on_willamette_weeks_2014_voters_guide.html Voter’s Guide 2014: Kind of BlueWhat’s a free-thinking voter to do in a one-party state?At the start of every election season, we always get our hopes up for at least one good campaign. It doe]]> Cheap Eats 2012: Listings A-Z - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18889-cheap_eats_2012_listings_a_z_.html We consumed a lot of tacos while researching this 2012 edition of Cheap Eats; we also ate inordinate helpings of pizza, burgers and pho.]]> Coffee Issue 2014: Coffee Rules Everything Around Me - Our favorite new Portland cafes. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23137-coffee_issue_2014_coffee_rules_everything_around_me_our_favorite_new_portland_cafes.html FOURTH ESTATE COFFEEHOUSE 7373 N Burlington St., 384-2756, fourthestatecoffee.com. The new Fourth Estate Coffeehouse is almost as old school as the entire notion of the Fourth Estate. Carved int]]> Best of Portland 2012: Best Bytes - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19459-best_of_portland_2012_best_bytes_.html Best Off-The-Rails Office So your tech company works out of a refurbished factory with sky-high ceilings, polished concrete and an XBOX 360? Urban Airship and Emma ain’t got nothing on Cascade ]]> Restaurant Guide 2012: A Space Pod-yssey - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19810-restaurant_guide_2012_a_space_pod_yssey_.html Now that the hype has died down, food carts have settled into the Portland landscape. We could just name our top five carts, but they’re notoriously bad at keeping to their posted hours, and s]]> Cheap Eats 2015: Top 5 Food Carts of the Year - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24219-cheap_eats_2015_top_5_food_carts_of_the_year_.html Food Cart of the Year: Holy Mole Southeast 33rd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, 347-4270. Hours posted weekly at facebook.com/holymoleportlandor.“In Mexico,” says Juan Fernando Otero, “we d]]> Devour 2012: World Markets - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19185-devour_2012_world_markets_.html Top Picks: Dutch American Market for the wall of licorice. Fubonn to learn that Portland is more diverse than you think it is. H Mart because it’s a foreign country. La Tapatia for enormous ch]]> Cheap Eats 2013: Listings A-Z - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20295-cheap_eats_2013_listings_a_z_.html 24th & Meatballs 2341 NE Glisan St., 282-2557, 24thandmeatballs.com. Lunch and dinner daily. Despite a prominently displayed 50-EAT-BALLS phone number and a website exhorting visitors to “pu]]> Cheap Eats 2014: Top 5 Food Carts of the Year - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21992-cheap_eats_2014_top_5_food_carts_of_the_year_.html Food Cart of the Year: Burrasca 113 SE 28th Ave., burrascapdx.com. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday, lunch Sunday. Cash only. Our 2014 Food Cart of the Year doesn’t really feel like a cart ]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Restaurant Index by Cuisine - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21380-restaurant_guide_2013_restaurant_index_by_cuisine_.html Index by Cuisine American (Traditional) Bunk (sandwiches) Country Cat (Southern) Kenny & Zuke’s (Jewish deli) Killer Burger (hamburgers) Lardo (sandwiches) Little Big Burger (hamburge]]> Devour 2012: Meat & Fish - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19187-devour_2012_meat_fish_.html Top Picks: Flying Fish Company to see the best our ocean has to offer.Gartner’s Country Meats to feed a small army.Olympic Provisions for sublime salami.Otto’s Sausage Kitchen for t]]>