Harlem: Central Renaissance

Bar Reviews
Harlem (220 SW Ankeny St.) first opened as a hip-hop speakeasy that served deep-fried hot dogs out of its front window. The beats there shook the quieter acts next door at Valentine’s into fit   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: Backspace Space Safe

Gossip with the guts to go pro.

SAVING SPACE: Our great local nightmare is over, and it didn’t even take a dramatic last-minute twist. Last month, Backspace—Portland’s only all-ages music venue—appeared to be on the ve   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Loch Lomond Says Goodbye... to the USA.

This gossip attaches a copyright to all statuses.

THE BUMS LOST: If recent events are any indication, Portland’s ever-decadent Old Town is ceding its traditional claim as rocker-hipster territory, in favor of the hard-boozing bridge-and-tunnelers   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Engaging Grimm, Brownstein Quips and the Winter Market

Gossip that knew Iowa would let us down.

AH, YES, WE REMEMBER THE PIGMAN WELL: The Nielsen television-ratings company   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 WW Culture Staff

The Best Thing I Ate This Year...

Our food writers pick their favorite Portland meals of 2011.

Food Reviews & Stories
On a miserable, soggy day in mid-November, my wife and I sought shelter from the cold at Five Spice (2446 SE 87th Ave.), a Cantonese restaurant that opened this spring. It’s a pleasant, under-de   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Central Nonstandard

Central opens up its curtains and menu, featuring diverse small plates.

Food Reviews & Stories
When tiny Central first opened a little over a year ago, it was planned as something of a craft-cocktail hipster speakeasy, unmarked and secreted away in a narrow back alley of otherwise chaotic   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Douchebags Not Alllowed: Barmuda Triangle's Ankeny Car-Free Zone Is a Go

Dustin Knox Central Ankeny Barmuda

Following up on our story about business owners' efforts to clean up the nightlife in downtown Portland: The city is set turn one block of Southwest Ankeny Street into a car-free zone with outdoor tables for diners.The City Council is set June 15 to consider a proposal from the Portland Bureau of Transportation to make Ankeny car-free between 2nd and 3rd avenues starting June 21. The proposal came ...   More
Thursday, May 26, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Douchebags Not Allowed

Southwest Ankeny street says yes to cool and no to cars.

News Stories
Dustin Knox’s bar on Southwest Ankeny Street has seven rules posted at the door. Find a seat or leave. No hitting on strangers. No fights. No drunks served. One at a time in the bathroom. Don’t   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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