Funny On the Internet

Our favorite tweets from Portland comedians.

Comedy and Variety
Portland taught me that if you plant a food cart in fertile soil you’ll get a condo building in about a year. —Jason Traeger This guy asked me if I had had sex with a lot of men, and I was like,    More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 WW Staff

WWeek Hates It: Or, the Twitter Feed We've Always Wanted


I guess we here at WW can know we've hit the big time in the cultural zeitgeist: we have our own parody Twitter feed.On Tuesday, someone launched the feed "WWeekHatesIt," billed as "Portland's only independent AND cynical newspaper."It's issued two tweets, including this one: "Campaigns spend money on things. Well, @wweek HATES IT!" But the best part, for us at the actual paper (follow us at @wweek), ...   More
Thursday, May 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Street Roots Makes Twitter Worth It Today


For all you Twitter holdouts, Street Roots' social media experiment today may make you rethink your resistance to the 140 character format.The nonprofit newspaper, sold by homeless folks around Portland, is taking to Twitter for 24 hours, putting a fleet of eight reporters on the streets themselves.They're talking to formerly homeless folks, social services, city leaders, police and those experiencing ...   More
Thursday, December 13, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Best of Portland 2012: Best Bytes

Featured Stories
Best Off-The-Rails Office So your tech company works out of a refurbished factory with sky-high ceilings, polished concrete and an XBOX 360? Urban Airship and Emma ain’t got nothing on Cascade    More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Staff

Sam Adams' 10 Best Tweets of the E. Coli Scare

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In last Wednesday's cover story on Mayor Sam Adams' finest moments, Corey Pein pointed out that the mayor's copious use of Twitter allows him to keep connected to the day-to-day concerns of constituents. Adams put those Twitter skills to work this weekend in the face of catastrophe. Or maybe inconvenience. Anyway, Adams faced a boil-water notice after a Washington Park reservoir tested positive ...   More
Monday, July 23, 2012 AARON MESH

A is for Adams

From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.

Cover Story
Give Mayor Sam Adams some credit.  We are. Finally. Perhaps no media organization has been tougher on Adams during his term as Portland’s mayor than WW—and for good reason. Weeks afte   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

Pre-Midnight Express

Secret Kebab will serve you anything (sometimes), so long as it’s kebab.

Food Reviews & Stories
Secret Kebab, as the name might suggest, is a kebab-smuggling operation, steered by the unseen hand of a shadowy, mustachioed figure known as Alparslan the Turk, who is also suspected of being a li   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Luna the Lamprey Is Following You on Twitter


"The Pacific lamprey could be charitably described as a homely creature," WW wrote in this spring's Willamette River issue. "Feeding by latching on to larger ocean fish, such as sharks, the lamprey has no jaw, just a round, toothed mouth that resembles a suction cup with yellow fangs and a scarlet throat."Meet Portland's new, adorable children's cartoon character!The San Francisco Chronicle reported ...   More
Monday, July 2, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

State Champs’ Personal Fouls

Lake Oswego High School won’t say whether members of its 6A titlist football team were disciplined for racist tweets.

News Stories
At least six members of Lake Oswego High School’s 6A state champion football team targeted one of their former teammates...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

You Really, Really Like Me!

Brady’s and Smith’s social-media campaigns are friending voters. And @Hales? #Zzzzz.

Jefferson Smith, Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales hope you’ll “like” them. Brady also wants you to see pictures of her family and eavesdrop as she says “I love you” to her son. Smith weigh   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER


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