Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-923-1-.html Fri, 25 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Top 10 Local Books From 2011 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18593-top_10_local_books_from_2011_.html Portland is a city of writers and readers. It’s sometimes overwhelming how much talent we’ve got crammed into this town. To wrap up 2011, I thought I’d offer a list of 10 very notable titles]]> Gift Guide 2011: Mississippi Avenue - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18279-gift_guide_2011_mississippi_avenue_.html Pistils3811 N Mississippi Ave., 288-4889, pistilsnursery.com.Walking in the store is like entering a jungle—tendrils of air plants snake down from hanging baskets and the walls are covered with ]]> Summer Guide 2011: Go Stay Inside - When the mercury swoops up into the triple digits at the end of July, where do you go for a breath of cool air? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17599-summer_guide_2011_go_stay_inside_when_the_mercury_swoops_up_into_the_triple_digits_at_the_end_of_jul.html SHOP AROUND A friend from Tucson used to spend hours wandering the aisles of grocery stores until it cooled down at night; this is also a good prescription for Portland’s dog days. I recommend the]]> Local Crafters We Love On Etsy.com - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9934-local_crafters_we_love_on_etsycom_.html <i>Animals and Plants</i> (Coho Productions) - Welcome to the Hotel Carolina. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18109-animals_and_plants_%28coho_productions%29_welcome_to_the_hotel_carolina.html From the moment viewers enter the theater, stepping over empty pizza boxes and Coors Light cans on the way to their seats, they know this show will take them out of their comfort zones. The set is t]]> Late Night Library - Two coasts, one podcast. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19121-late_night_library_two_coasts_one_podcast.html Debut poetry and fiction doesn’t have much visibility in the publishing world these days. Enter Paul Martone and Erin Hoover, a fiction writer and a poet who paired up to create Late Night Libra]]> Anne Lamott, <i>Some Assembly Required</i> - <i>Operating Instructions</i> version 2.0. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18985-anne_lamott_some_assembly_required_operating_instructions_version_20.html Nearly 20 years ago, best-selling author Anne Lamott released Operating Instructions, a memoir of her son’s first year of life and her first year as a single mother. For her latest book, Some Assemb]]> The Pearl - Shop here for: letterpressed party invitations, vintage and imported stocking stuffers, and cozy eco-friendly togs. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16570-the_pearl_shop_here_for_letterpressed_party_invitations_vintage_and_imported_stocking_stuffers_and_c.html Devour 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-14736-devour_2010_.html Devour 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-13469-devour_2010_.html Devour 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16216-devour_2010_.html Devour 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16136-devour_2010_.html Devour 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16217-devour_2010_.html Devour 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16255-devour_2010_.html