In The City

The story of Portland’s original all-ages gay nightclub.

Music Stories
The first time Daniel Schaefer went to the City Nightclub—the only all-ages gay dance club in Portland and, at the time, the country—he and his friends spent half an hour dawdling out front,   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Kickstart My Heart: Get Backspace's Back

Or should that be Gogo Gadget Fundraiser? Anyway: Help save Portland's all-ages institution!


It sounds like the plot to a Step It Up sequel: Backspace—the last remaining Portland all-ages music venue that, after nine-plus years in business, could conceivably be called a local institution—must raise $10,000 by early January or face eviction. According to club owner Eric Robison, the investment company that owns the building, Technology Arts Block LLC, has continually ...   More
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Teenage Wasteland

An all-ages guide to what Portland kids do while parents work and sleep.

Cover Story
Portland is a paradise with cool bands, no cover and cheap drinks—if you can get past the bouncer’s flashlight. It’s not so kind to the underage. Cops are on the lookout for packs of kids    More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 WW Staff

Same As It Ever Was

OLCC rule changes have done little to help Portland’s underage music fans.

Music Stories
Four years ago, there was hope that Portland’s midsized concert venues might start making room for kids. Music lovers were...   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 CASEY JARMAN


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