Hot Takes: Top 5 Reader Comments October 29-November 4


We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful, strange or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. We wrote that now-closed bar Slabtown was considered to be an act of gentrification following the closure of dive bar Cal-Sport. One reader strongly disagrees, ...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

MusicfestNW 2014: Eight Awesome Things About MFNW—That Aren’t Music

The art, food and exfoliation to sample between bands.

MFNW 2014
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   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Headout: Vegan Taxidermy

The only thing more Portlandy than regular meat-based taxidermy.

IMAGE: Ron UlicnyGO: Mounted, a taxidermy-themed group show, opens Friday, March 7, at Good: A Gallery, 4325 N Mississippi Ave.,   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 WW Staff

Puttin’ on the Schnitz

Oregon’s biggest arts patron steps out with an art lover of a different sort.

News Stories
The Schnitzers are the Rockefellers of the Beaver State, long noted for their power, wealth and generous patronage of the arts. Just how much money the late Harold Schnitzer and his widow, Arlene,   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Coffee, Pi and Phi

Caffe Destino serves up mathematical art and mochas

Arts & Books
In honor of Pi Day, here’s a mathematical query related to phi: What shape’s surface area, when divided by the area of a square of its same dimensions, equals the golden ratio? The DOR (direct opposite reverse), of course! Caffe Destino has just opened an exhibit dedicated to the shape, which Portlander David Sterner discovered over thirty years ago while slicing old skylight glass to ...   More
Thursday, March 14, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Usher Ticket Giveaway: Send Us Your Fan-Art!


You may have noticed that we don't do a ton of ticket giveaways here at LocalCut. That's because a pair of $10 concert tickets doesn't always seem like the biggest win in the world. But when we can hook our most creative reader up with two tickets to see Usher at the Rose Garden on Thursday, May 26? You can bet that's a contest we're excited about. I mean, it's Usher. Living legend, R&B savior, ...   More
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

GET TRASHED: Junk to Funk's Newest Garbage Fashions

High fashion at its trashiest—now, year-round.

Beached Male

Arts & Books
When Traci Price found a hot pink raft abandoned on the banks of the Clackamas River last summer, her first instinct was, naturally, to take it home and make an outfit out of it. The result is a sporty and spacey head-to-toe garment, complete with sunglasses made from the busted brake light on her car, that she calls "Beached Male." "The inspiration of this piece was part Jetsonian, part 20,000 Leagues ...   More
Monday, February 7, 2011 Christina Cooke

What PDX Pop Now 2011 Will Look Like...and why

Each year there are more treats in the lead-up to the PDX Pop Now! festival. Benefit shows, gigs at City Hall, concerts in Portland public schools and of course the annual compilation discs and lineup announcements. But one of my favorite PDX Pop-related joys is seeing the artwork for the first time. This year, that job has been given to Corvallis artist Santiago Uceda. He's gone with an animal theme, ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Recess! Our top picks for the weekend of Aug. 28-30

FRIDAY 6:30 pm: Get seduced by Al Green at Edgefield Forty years and running, Al Green remains a pre-eminent source of baby-makin' with his forceful voice and slick grooves. The secret to Green's staying power is the timelessness of his butter-smooth vocals, the kind of voice that will remain on bedroom mix tapes eternally. McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St. 669-8610 6:30 pm. $40. 7:30 ...   More
Friday, August 28, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE


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