Headout: The Face of Portland

Beards and bacon both on Burnside. It’s the most Portlandy day ever!

GO: The third annual Bacon Cup is at Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St., on Saturday, Aug 3. 8 pm. $6 general admission, $12 VIP. 21+. The third annual (and final) West Coast Beard & Mustache Champio   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 WW Culture Staff

A Legacy of Uselessness: Bill Kelter Reads from Veeps Tonight at Powell's on Hawthorne

So tomorrow's the big day, huh? Where we all celebrate Barack Obama's victory and say goodbye to the Bush years for good (well, there's always Jeb in '16 or the twins in '28, but here's to hoping those days never come). But whatever happened to Joe Biden? We haven't seen much of his big ol' white teeth lately. And come to think of it, I haven't heard from Dick Cheney in like two years! Did he ...   More
Monday, January 19, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Blogging PDX Beardies and their Beard Art.

As things continue to slip through our fingers in these dire times—money, jobs, houses—there is one thing that can be counted on through thick and thin: beards. Though not a beardie myself (being a woman who does not take testosterone), there appears to be quite an audience for all things beard related. Just a few weeks ago WW Arts editor Kelly Clarke blogged about Portland Monthly's ...   More
Thursday, January 15, 2009 Samantha Herman

PDX (and Portland Monthly) hearts beards.

We give Portland Monthly a lot of crap, mostly due to its obsessive use of numbered lists and the word "Top" (Top Dentists, Top Doctors etc.). But the local magazine's January issue has scored a direct hit on the heart of the Willamette Week staff with a photo essay on the bearded men of Portland—especially the over-the-top face-huggers of 30-something "creative classers." Even better, ...   More
Monday, December 29, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

So Ironic Facial Hair is a Bad Thing?

Graham Wiklund doesn't just want to know how many hipsters are in a given area. He wants to know exactly how much hipster funk they're giving off. Wiklund is a biochemistry student at Portland State University. And when confronted with the “most hipster-dense place in PSU” he'd ever seen, he decided to work out his frustrations with an equation that would measure the hipster concentration ...   More
Monday, February 16, 2009 Joshua Bolkan

Bushy League: National Facial Hair Competition Comes to Bend

Beards and mustaches have always been the lazy man's best accessory, but facial sprouts have achieved a new level of clout. On Saturday, June 5 in Bend the first ever Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships will determine who's facial fuzz is best in the categories of: Freestyle (anything goes facial hair), best full-beard (this allows for styling aids), best partial-beard (which ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus


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