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

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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

R.I.P. Langano Lounge

On the eve of its final show, three regulars eulogize the Ethiopian restaurant turned basement music club—and the piece of Portland culture it represents.


Langano Lounge, the basement bar beneath Jarra's Ethiopian Restaurant local musicians turned into an underground, experimental party spot, is throwing its final show ever tomorrow night, as the building is about to be torn down to make way for a new apartment complex. We asked three regulars to eulogize the place that, for a lot of old-school Portlanders, represents a part of Portland that is rapidly ...   More
Friday, May 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Cuff the Rancher, Take the Cattle.

SCHOOL’S OUT: Even Portland’s architecture is screwing with hip-hop shows now. On April 13, a concert by Schoolboy Q at the Crystal Ballroom ended about 20 minutes into the L.A. rapper’s headlin   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Better Know a Dive: Langano Lounge (Underbelly Bender #5)

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Who doesn't love dive bars? Nobody, that's who—although few love a good dive as much as And And And's Bim Ditson. That's why he put together the Underbelly Bender, a six-week crosstown concert series dedicated to celebrating Portland bands and the bars that nurture them. In conjunction, each week here at wweek.com we will be profiling the hosting bar and its local music history. For the full ...   More
Friday, December 16, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER


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