Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-201-1-.html Wed, 03 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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 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]]> 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 ]]> 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 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]]> Cheap Eats 2012: Listings by Cuisine - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18900-cheap_eats_2012_listings_by_cuisine_.html  ]]> 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 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 ]]> 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.]]> 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]]> 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]]> 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 ]]> 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]]> 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 ]]> 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��]]> 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]]> 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]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Restaurant Index by Location - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21412-restaurant_guide_2013_restaurant_index_by_location_.html Index by Location North The Baowry (St. Johns) Chez Dodo (Williams) Enat Kitchen (Killingsworth) Lincoln (Williams) Little Big Burger (Mississippi) Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty (Mi]]> 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 2013: Listings by Location - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20304-cheap_eats_2013_listings_by_location_.html 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]]> 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]]> Summer Guide 2012 - Make your Portland summer an epic one. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19344-summer_guide_2012_make_your_portland_summer_an_epic_one.html It might hurt a little. A nasty sunburn may ooze and peel. You may not be able to get your swollen, blistered feet into a pair of shoes. A hangover may leave you in a sour fog until the next day]]> Cheap Eats 2012: Eat This - The final 25 amazing things to put in your mouth for $7 or less. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18903-cheap_eats_2012_eat_this_the_final_25_amazing_things_to_put_in_your_mouth_for_%247_or_less.html  Images by Mike Grippi

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Devour 2012: Grocers - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19186-devour_2012_grocers_.html Top Picks: Cherry Sprout Market ‘cause it’s just so darn Portland. Barbur World Foods for the city’s best deli case. Pastaworks for fresh noodles and housemade mozzarella. Sheridan Fruit Com]]> Beer Guide 2013: Calendar - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20406-beer_guide_2013_calendar_.html MARCH 29-30  Spring Beer & Wine Fest Beer, wine and food at the Oregon Convention Center. springbeerfest.com MARCH 30-31 Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival Farmhouse ales ins]]> Crazy Enough - Getting off, snorting up and wrestling with family demons—excerpts from Storm Large’s new memoir. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18636-crazy_enough_getting_off_snorting_up_and_wrestling_with_family_demons%E2%80%94excerpts_from_storm_la.html Storm Large is calling from the Four Seasons in New York, where she is having lunch. “I’m looking at Martha Stewart, Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan,” she says. “I’m in a den of 1 percenters. ]]> Cheap Eats 2013: Eat This - 24 amazing things to put in your mouth for $7 or less. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20305-cheap_eats_2013_eat_this_24_amazing_things_to_put_in_your_mouth_for_%247_or_less.html Photos by V. Kapoor]]> Restaurant Guide 2010: Listings A-to-Z - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16352-restaurant_guide_2010_listings_a_to_z_.html Before we begin, let us reflect upon how tremendously fortunate we are to be eating here, in Portland, at this moment in time. ]]>