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,
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), ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
"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 ...
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