Laura Gibson Postpones Portland Show In Wake of New York Apartment Fire

An online relief effort for the singer-songwriter has already doubled its goal.

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As you've likely already seen, Portland singer-songwriter Laura Gibson's New York apartment was the victim of a gas line explosion in the East Village on March 26 that collapsed two buildings and killed two people. Though she escaped unharmed, Gibson, who moved to the city last year to attend grad school at Hunter College lost nearly all her possessions, including lyrics for a new album and a musical ...   More
Monday, March 30, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Sandy Dispatch: The View From NY

Hurricane Sandy

Who among us has not been checking in with family and friends as Sandy tears through the Eastern Seaboard? Here is one dispatch from a friend, who lives in a high rise in Brooklyn:"Sandy, the fireworks were hailin' over Little Eden tonight... "I'm not sure of Eden, but one of the more startling events witnessed last night occurred when I was looking north out of our 25th floor apartment on the waterfront, ...   More
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Mark Zusman

President of Beers: #29

Saranac Pale Ale: Matt Brewing Company, Utica, New York


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. #29 Saranac Pale Ale: Matt Brewing Company, Utica, New York State: Skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Central Park, and Times Square all come to mind when one thinks of New York. And then you realize that those are all just in Manhattan–and Lady ...   More
Friday, September 14, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Megan Holmes on Tour: Lost in New York (NYC)

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Portland photographer and WW contributor Megan Holmes, who is touring with Talk Normal and Zola Jesus, reports from the road in this special new tour diary series.Let me give you a little context to my life at the moment. I've been spending the last two weeks in a whirlwind called New York. I took photos of Ida, saw an outdoor Vivian Girls show sponsored by Kate Spade, joined my friend dancing ...   More
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 LocalCut

Thai Hard

Andy Ricker takes Pok Pok to New York. Do his wings have a prayer?

Cover Story
Pok Pok? The woman in the woolen hat mouths the words on the sidewalk in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where Andy Ricker has opened the latest outpost of his Thai-food realm. She scrunches    More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 AARON MESH

The Portlandification of Brooklyn

Brooklyn wants to be Portland. Should we be proud—or embarrassed?

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Editor’s note: It’s a fine line for people in this city to talk about the precocious rise of—and perplexed response to—Portland    More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 ADRIANNE JEFFRIES

Oregon Symphony to Play Big Apple in 2011, 2013


Arts & Books
The Oregon Symphony hasn't even completed its historic first performance at Carnegie Hall this May—but it's already going again in 2013. The orchestra announced Wednesday that it had been chosen to participate in the first and third Spring for Music gatherings that include other worthy North American orchestras from Baltimore, Albany, Cincinnati and elsewhere. "To be invited twice is clear proof ...   More
Thursday, February 17, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL

New York Snowpocalypse Claims Hair Cast Touring to Portland

Nick Fish isn't the only Portlander whose plans have been ruined by New York's transformation into an icy death casket. Many members of the touring cast of Hair, who were set to kick off their run performing the classic Summer of Love musical tonight in Portland at the Keller, are also grounded in the Big Apple. The Broadway Across America peeps promise the show will go on tomorrow night. Here's ...   More
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Project Runway 7, Episode 9: Grow A Pair

It was team time on Project Runway last night when the eight remaining designers were paired up to create two outfits based on different Manhattan neighborhoods. Chinatown, the Upper East Side, the Lower East Side and Harlem got their chance to shine. But really it was Seth Aaron's budding bromance with Emilio that took center stage. For working together like (sewing joke alert!) harmonious feed dogs, ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 Retail Therapist

Bean There: New York Magazine Gaga Over Stumptown Coffee

The latest sign New York's love affair with Portland has gotten completely out of hand: Portland's coffee king is invading New York itself, and the Big Apple doesn't mind. Instead, New York Magazine today published a massive profile spread of Duane Sorenson's Stumptown Coffee—including a chart of Stumptown's brewing process, a map of where New Yorkers can find a cup, and a taste test against ...   More
Monday, April 20, 2009 AARON MESH


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