Closing Time

2014 was Barmageddon in Portland. You don’t have to stay home, but you can’t go here.

Cover Story
A world was ending. Some wept openly, one woman danced the worm so hard she thinks she might have shattered her knee, and the next night at least two people had sex in the basement. We’ve all    More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Legends of the Fallen: Stories From 2014's Closing Bars

Culture Features
The Matador, 1999: Pet Night! “I had Pet Night, where everybody could bring their pet. Naturally there were dogs, cats, birds. People brought fish. [One customer] brought a horse. I said, ‘If   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Soopah Eype: Friday, May 3

Don’t tell Judah Mobley what to rap about.

Music Stories
[HIP-HOP HERESY] Early on Soopah Eype’s most recent mixtape, El Planeta de los Simios (that’s “Planet of the Apes” for those without access to Google Translate), the Portland rapper drops    More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Future Drinking: Oct. 17-20

Kells applies to open a brew pub


Food & Drink
Here are the details on this week's new liquor license applications:Downtown Irish-themed bar chain Kells has applied to open Kells Brew Pub in the currently empty building at 210 NW 21st Ave.Also jumping into the brewing game is Old Town Pizza, with an application to turn its existing branch at Vanport Center into a brew pub.Chie Horibuchi, who somehow manages to have only nine hits on Google for ...   More
Friday, October 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Upper Extremities #43: Previewing the East End Smashed Block Party


East End's third annual Smashed Block Party, which goes down this Saturday and Sunday, features a daunting line-up of Portland's finest punk and metal bands, in addition to Big Deal headlining sets by wizened luminary Redd Kross (Saturday) and Cleveland's scummy Midnight (Sunday). A thorough rundown of the impending intensity would require thousands of purple words, and this here website would probably ...   More
Thursday, July 5, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Q&A: Justin Maurer of Clorox Girls


In the mid-aughts, the Clorox Girls were Portland’s great punk hope. One year after a van accident tragically snuffed the promise of the dearly missed Exploding Hearts in 2003, the band—made up of three transplants from Northern California, all decidedly male—released its self-titled full-length and instantly renewed the city’s faith in hooky, three-chord, smash-and-grab punk rock. After three ...   More
Friday, December 9, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Into the Woods Celebrate America with MFNW

Tecate and cigarettes and fire escapes, oh my! The latest Into the Woods video—in partnership with Willamette Week's own MusicfestNW—captures the epic Fourth of July block party hosted outside of East End. And Red Fang's performance of the vicious "Prehistoric Dog" is as awesome as you could ask for, with lots of dirty beards, guitar feedback, and a special announcement from frontman Brian ...   More
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Tuesday, June 29 @ East End

The first time I saw Eddy Current Suppression Ring was with about 600 sweaty rock fans crammed into Melbourne's AC/DC Lane (yes, we named a street after AC/DC. Yes, it's both a little bit lame and a little bit awesome). I paid about $50, was stuck behind a fetid dumpster and could barely see. It was great. On Tuesday night, I paid $8 to see the same band with about 100 sweaty rock fans crammed into ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Trumans Water, "5-7-10 Split," O Zeta Zunis (Asthmatic Kitty)

I can't say I am intimately familiar with Trumans Water. The 19-year-old schizo-guitar-pop outfit, often billed as more Pavement than Pavement—wilder, less sensical, more angular—has spent most of its lifespan in relative obscurity, where it was safe from latte-sipping, Hummer-driving douchebags like me. But now that I've heard the Portland-based quartet's new album, O Zeta Zunis (it's ...   More
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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