From the Vault: Karen Brooks Reviews Don Gronquist


WW is inaugurating a new Web feature, From the Vault, in which we resurrect timely or interesting articles from our archives for your post-dated perusal. In this week's print edition of WW you'll find a feature that rounds up some of long-time Portland food Karen Brooks' harshest restaurant reviews over the years.Brooks now writes for Portland Monthly—which tends to (ahem) focus on positive ...   More
Thursday, December 20, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

WW presents Unhinged at the Hollywood Theatre

First Portland screening since getting banned in Britain 30 years ago!


Movies & Television
Thirty years ago, Portland filmmaker Don Gronquist spent 19 nights at Pittock Mansion in West Hills shooting a low-budget slasher flick called Unhinged. The movie had it all: buckets of blood, voyeuristic shower scenes, a squealing synthesizer score, even a jar full of pig eyeballs. It was too much for the British government to handle. In 1983, just as the movie was beginning to fly off video ...   More
Thursday, August 16, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Buried Alive

Portland film pioneer Don Gronquist was banned, panned and forgotten. He deserved better.

Cover Story
Don Gronquist chose a lovely day to revisit the scene of his crime. Sunlight pours into the Pittock Mansion as he lumbers...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


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