Mailing It In

When political campaigns try to win your vote, the truth often gets lost in the mail.


News Stories
If you haven’t voted yet, you’ve brought this on yourself. The sophisticated campaigns of today know you haven’t sent in your ballot. That’s why they’re flooding your mailbox with polit   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Drank: Eternal Oktober

Our blind taste test of 29 lagers from across Oregon.


Drank
For a kind of beer that’s best fresh, the world’s top lagers are very old. Germany’s best—think Augustiner, Tannenzäpfle and Neumarkter—have been at it for a couple hundred years. M   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

The Howling

The return of wolves stirs up old hostilities between rural and urban Oregonians.


Cover Story
In March, Rob Klavins and his wife, Emily, picked up their life in Southwest Portland and moved to Enterprise, a town with 1,888 people and zero stoplights in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Ro   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 JORDAN GREEN

Around the State: Restaurant Guide 2014

Where to eat well elsewhere in Oregon.


Restaurant Guide
Astoria Albatross & Co., 225 14th St., 741-3091. Local foodniks were thrilled when Eric Bechard left his lauded McMinnville restaurant Thistle to bring “fallow deer heart tartare with his    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Staff

Pot Of Gold

Portland joins a growing list of cities ready to tax legal weed.


News Stories
If Oregonians vote in November to make recreational marijuana legal, Portland City Hall will be waiting to take its cut. A marijuana advisory committee formed by Mayor Charlie Hales in June will   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH

Ripe: Marion is the Berry We’ve Been Waiting For

Now is the time to make the marionberry Oregon’s official state food.


Cover Story
Marionberries are Oregon's favorite food. We can’t say we’re surprised—everyone loves the locally bred blackberry cultivar. So when we asked readers to vote for what should become our    More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 WW Staff

Our Campaign Plans to Make the Marionberry the Oregon State Food


Food Reviews & Stories
To get things done in Salem, you have to lobby. The marionberry learned that back in 2009, when House Joint Resolution 11, which would have made it Oregon’s state berry, was pulled from the floo   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Buy Portland: Oregon-Made Music Gear


Culture Features
Edwina microphone Ear Trumpet Labs, eartrumpetlabs.com. Philip Graham produces old-school microphones by hand at his Portland company. The Edwina mic ($499) has a large diaphragm set in a head   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Poll: Vote Now for Oregon's State Food

Marionberries, salmon, jojos, beer and more fight for your love.

statefood

Food & Drink
Election day is here.After receiving hundreds of suggestions—many thoughtful or funny, some not—we’ve narrowed the ballot of Oregon’s possible state foods to 11.Now, we will begin the voting process, which will happen in two stages. From now until Friday, you can vote for Oregon’s state food using the poll below. Beginning Friday, the top choices will compete in a runoff election ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

And Oregon’s State Food is…

Our 50 Plates Tour comes home for the night.

statefood

Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we’ve been taking a culinary tour of America. Because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we didn’t have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state—continuing tomorrow. After 32 days on the road, our 50 Plates tour arrives back home in Oregon, which joined the union on February 14, ...   More
 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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