Don't Bogart That Tax

Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.


Politics
Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to regulate and tax weed sales. But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 AARON MESH

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
1. Kachka 720 SE Grand Ave., 235-0059, kachkapdx.com.  This new, Soviet kitsch-bedecked Russian spot is vodka-drunk and fish-happy. But the best dish is beef-tongue stroganoff, which made o   More
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week.


Food Reviews & Stories
1. Coopers Hall 404 SE 6th Ave., 719-7000, coopershall.com. It feels like someone filled an airplane hangar with tables, but this gargantuan winepub makes it work. Try the bar’s refreshing tak   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Portland's Top Events This Week, July 30-August 5


Headout Picks
THURSDAY JULY 31 TYCHO [MUSIC] Executing semi-danceable electronic dreamscapes live is difficult, but Tycho’s synth-laced, post-rock Miami Vice soundtrack comes with an intense psychedelic vid   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Portland is America's Only Livable City, According to Notable British Magazine

Portland has Earth's 23rd best quality of life. No other American city is pleasantly habitable.

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News
Portland is the only city in America where citizens of the world should wish to live, according to Monocle, a prominent London-based magazine covering culture and global affairs.It was the fourth-straight nod for Portland, which ranked No. 23, and was sandwiched between Lisbon and Oslo.Vancouver B.C. was the only other city in the Americas to make the list, which was again topped by Copenhagen."This ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Arkansas Fried Pickles: They Ain't No Fried Twinkie

The 50 Plates tour continues with hot-salty cukes at Crown Q

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Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with fried pickles from Arkansas, which joined the union on June 15, 1836.The state: Arkansas has ...   More
 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Maine Lobster Roll: The State Where Even McDonald's Serves Lobster

Our 50 Plates tour continues with buttered lobster on a bun from Maine Street Lobster

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Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with a lobster roll from Maine, which joined the union on March 15, 1820.The state: Once an enclave ...   More
 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Illinois Italian Beef: Southsiiiidddeee!!

The 50 Plates tour continues with the true spirit of Chicago's Little Italy

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Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with the almighty Italian beef from Illinois, which joined the union on December 3, 1818.The state: Ah, Illinois. ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willamette Weekend: 18 Things to Do and See in Portland, July 25-27

Beer, Pat Benatar and a floatie

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Features
Friday, July 25Oregon Brewers Fest [BEER] The 27th annual installment of Oregon’s biggest, drunkest party. Here are our recommendations. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, main entrance at Southwest Oak Street and Naito Parkway, oregonbrewfest.com. Noon-9 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-7 pm Sunday, July 23-27. Free admission, taste tokens $1 after $7 glass purchase. Jaw: A Playwrights Festival [THEATER] ...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Alabama Fried Green Tomatoes: It Don't Make No Kind Of Sense

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Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with fried green tomatoes from Alabama, which joined the union on December 14, 1819.The state: ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

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