Best Portland Sights


Best of Portland
Best Bar Art Albert Einstein looks a little drunk, frankly. Bette Davis is in the corner making eyes. Stan Laurel is happy and skinny, while Oliver Hardy is happy and fat. A very blond Marilyn Monroe   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Old-Timey Cans Are Back


Scoop
STEEL YOU FACE: The dream of old-timey beer isn’t dead yet. Two years after it disappeared from shelves because of problems with the steel cans, Entourage star Adrian Grenier’s Churchkey Can Co. i   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Favorite Portland Art Shows, 2002-2015

Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.


Visual Arts
Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires (Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003) Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 RICHARD SPEER

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

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Features
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.


Headout
IMAGE: Ron UlicnyGO: Mounted, a taxidermy-themed group show, opens Friday, March 7, at Good: A Gallery, 4325 N Mississippi Ave., goodpdx.com.   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!

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Music
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

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