Haute-N-Ready: Crunchwrap Tasting

Crunchwraps supreme, A.M. and slider, oh my!


Food & Drink
Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.Taco Bell has undergone a few changes since Glen Bell started selling tacos at his hot dog drive-in in the 1950s. It began with fairly plain tacos. In the decades since, the menu expanded to include such items as burritos, gorditas and chili-cheese-fry-loaded ...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Wolf OR-7 Finally Finds What He's Looking For (It Was Wolf Vagina)

California's Superstar Wolf May Have Sired Some Wolf Puppies


In 2011, a wolf labeled OR-7 because he was the seventh Oregon wolf to receive a tag, left the confines of the Wallowa Valley in Oregon's northeastern corner and followed the road of so many starry-eyed ingenues: he headed south to California in search of fame, stardom and miles and miles of wolf ass. The first two came easily, in part because OR-7 was the first wolf in California since 1924. The third ...   More
Monday, May 12, 2014 JORDAN GREEN

Almost Live: Oregon vs California

Struggling Golden Bears attempt to beat the spread against undefeated Oregon


You are looking live a California Memorial Stadium as the 9-0 Oregon Ducks bring their high-powered offense to face the struggling Golden Bears of California. If that sounds familiar, there’s a reason: This is the exact same script as 2010. Those Ducks limped out of the stadium that day with a 15-13 win, the second-lowest point total of the Chip Kelly era. Oregon would go on to play for the national ...   More
Saturday, November 10, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

President of Beers: #18

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, California


Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #18: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, California State: The biggest, baddest state of all. California has more people than Canada—something I won $5 for knowing at breakfast this very morning. Brewery: Chico’s Sierra Nevada, which ...   More
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cash Crop

Oregonians seek fun and fortune in the marijuana fields of Mendocino County.

News Stories
Big Head Buck’s story is a familiar one in this economy: A 27-year-old special-education teacher for Portland Public Schools, Buck—who declined to give his real name and provided his own alias   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 AP KRYZA

New Report: Does Motorycle Lane Sharing Cost Lives or Save Emissions?

Oregon is formally starting a discussion next week about whether or not to legalize lane sharing for motoryclists, also known as lane splitting or filtering. In a small first step, the Governor's Advisory Committee for Motorcycle Safety has planned a public meeting and released a report [PDF] on the practice, which is currently against the law in every state except California. Based on the ...   More
Monday, November 8, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Floater: Ride the Funk (San Diego)

The band got into San Diego in the wee hours of the morning and I took off for a walk through Presidio Park. I navigated the sleeping homeless scattered around the grass and all the while saw the historical Presidio looming high over the land. It's preserved from the mid 1700's when Spanish missionaries and soldiers built it to help gently persuade the indigenous people to become serfs to the Spanish ...   More
Thursday, May 20, 2010 Floater

California Court Upholds Prop 8. Here's What Basic Rights Oregon Thinks That Decision Means.

As expected, California's Supreme Court announced this morning that it has upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage but will let stand the thousands of marriages that took place between gay couples before voters approved that ban with Proposition 8 last fall. Jeana Frazzini, head of Basic Rights Oregon, said this morning that her gay-rights group was obviously disappointed by the decision. ...   More
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 HANK STERN


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