‘Our Hoboken’

We asked the experts. Yes, Vancouver is a suburb of Portland.

Culture Features
Vancouver is a suburb of Portland. Pointing this out makes some people very angry. “Vancouver isn’t a suburb of Portland, you asshats!” they scream in our online comments. (“They,”   More
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Rec: The League

Touring the six Washington weed shops near Portland.

420 Issue
The HerberyIMAGE: Daniel Cole 212 NE 164th Ave., No. 11, Vancouver, Wash., 360-841-7500, theherberynw.com.Vancouver’s newest legal weed emporium, the Herbery, is in a green-and-white plaza, cat   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 WW Staff

Get in the Van’

On the road, lookin’ for weed, in the ’Couv.

It took a little longer than it needed to, but Washington has finally figured out the recreational marijuana business. Or so it seems from a recent Saturday afternoon trek to the two recreatio   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MAJOR E. SKINNER

Willie Weed: Contact In The ’Couv

Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.

Willie Weed
The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Beer Review: Vantucky Pale Ale (Heathen)

Beers are like baby names. The trends start with the urban elite, but it’s not long before a bunch of little Calebs land in the same small-town kindergarten class. These days, little McKenzi   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hotseat: Brian Budz

Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.

News Stories
Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off. On July 11, Budz, 40, and his business partners will open New Vansterdam, one of the first retail marijuana shops    More
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Frito Lay's Fake-Local Tortilla Chips Take Aim at Oregon's Juanita's

Cocina de Josefina chips are corporate-made in Washington. Juanita's stands tough.


Food & Drink
First, they came for Juanita's. Texan snack-food megacorporation Frito-Lay looks to be fighting a proxy war against Oregon's own homegrown, family-run Juanita's tortilla chips, unofficial tortilla chip of the Willamette Week offices. Perhaps you have noticed the La Cocina De Josefina Mexican Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, front and center in some of the most valuable real estate ...   More
Friday, April 25, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Starship Enterprise Zones

Banfield Pet Hospital pocketed a subsidy and got favorable treatment from local governments—then bolted to Vancouver.

News Stories
Most people know Banfield Pet Hospital from its convenient locations in hundreds of PetSmart stores across the United States. The Banfield chain started in Portland, and nine years ago the company   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dr. Know: Viva Vancouverites!

Why do Portlanders abhor Vancouver residents who work in Oregon?

Dr. Know
Can you educate the masses regarding people from the ’Couv working in Portland? We pay Oregon income tax but receive no benefit from doing so. You Portlanders may abhor us, but at least appreciate w   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTY SMITH


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