Best Swimming Holes Near Portland

Willie W.K.’s guide to area swimming spots.


Summer Guide
When it comes to swimming holes, Portland’s outer lands are blessed. The Cascades are criss-crossed with pretty little rivers and streams filled with clean, cold water fed by ancient glaciers.    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Staff

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now.   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.


Food Reviews & Stories
Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hmm. Portland and Worcester Are Both Bad Places to Be A Single Straight Woman. For The Same Reasons!

New listicle from GoLocal identifies gays, beards, clowns as worst things about dating in both Oregon and Massachusetts

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News
Worcester is a small city in Massachusetts, some 3,000 miles away from Portland. The cities have very little in common. But they do both have offshoots of a new Rhode Island-based content farm, GoLocal—plus clowns, bearded men and gay people.On Sunday, GoLocalPDX, which publishes some familiar names--including Byron Beck--posted a story called "10 Reasons it Stinks to be a Straight Single Woman ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Let it Bee

Portland beekeepers say the county is overreaching in its enforcement of city code.


News Stories
On summer evenings, Austin Bennington used to pour himself a snifter of single-malt Aberlour, light a cigar and watch his 120,000 honeybees swarm around his backyard hives and garden of blueberr   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 ALEXA ALTMAN

Sunken Treasure

Why is the city sitting on $32 million that could be used to lower water rates?


News Stories
It’s no secret Portland’s water rates keep going up and up and up.  Mayor Charlie Hales  promised to cut rates. (He hasn’t.) And voters this spring contemplated a ballot measur   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Too Poor to Feast

Portland’s festival of bacchanalian extravagance is back. Here are budget alternatives to the marquee events.


Headout
Feast is perhaps the most conspicuously consumptionary event in Portland, a four-day mess of chefs from Portland and elsewhere, with sold-out little dinners and huge bazaars that cost up to $175 f   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Fields: Bar Review

Field Goal.


Bar Reviews
Picture a sports bar in the Pearl. OK, now add polenta fries, and you’ve got a game plan for The Fields (1139 NW 11th St., 841-6601, thefieldspdx.com), a sports-ish bar that opened in the former M   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

St. Jack: Restaurant Review

St Jack’s new bar gives the burger, dog and fries a whole new accent.


Food Reviews & Stories
St. Jack is less of a saint these days. The old eastside bouchon—which closed in February, when the restaurant hopped the river to Northwest 23rd Avenue—was a cozily domestic Portland take   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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