Big Sack of Spirit

Holiday event picks in Portland.


Culture Features
BRIGHT LIGHTS Peacock Lane Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians. Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont streets, peacocklane.net. 6-11 pm Dec. 15-30, 6 pm-midnight Dec. 24 and 31   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Did Portland really have a floating whorehouse?


Dr. Know
I hear that back in the gangster days, Portland was home to a floating whorehouse. Now that weed is legal and taxable, should we bring back this idea and tax it, too? It could be our version o   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Go Fish

A meat eater dives deep into Davy Jones’ Locker.


Food Reviews & Stories
This fall, I idiotically pledged to become a fish eater for 31 days. No good reason. I like seafood, I thought, so how hard could it be? But once you’ve told anyone about a resolution—wh   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

10 Portland Comedy Showcases Worth Seeing


Comedy and Variety
Am I Right, Ladies? Another week, another rape joke, another Twitter firestorm. This monthly showcase, produced by Jen Tam, positions itself as a counterbalance to the misogyny and sexism in the    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 WW Staff

Street: Clearly Cold


Street
Hoods down, mittens on. Photos by Briana Cerezo.   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 BRIANA CEREZO

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 2, Curtis Cook


Comedy and Variety
Curtis Cook is used to telling jokes to white people. He got his first crack at standup in middle school in Auburn Township, Ohio, a rural exurb east of Cleveland that’s 97 percent white. The se   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 5, Nariko Ott


Comedy and Variety
For Nariko Ott, being funny isn’t a personality trait, it’s a survival instinct. As the second of four children raised by a single mother, he knew from a young age that if he didn’t stand    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 4, Christian Ricketts


Comedy and Variety
Christian Ricketts’ path to comedy began by getting drunk and sitting in a parked car with a loaded gun. “I thought of joining the Army and suicide,” he says of those days, “two things that    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 3, Steven Wilber


Comedy and Variety
Three years ago, Steven Wilber was worn down. He was stuck in an uninspiring administrative job at a collection agency and felt short on creative motivation. So he made himself a promise: seven    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 RIHANNA WEISS

The Funniest Five 2014

Portland’s best standup comics, as chosen by their peers.


Cover Story
Where my ladies at? Not in this year’s Funniest 5. When votes started rolling in for the Funniest 5—our annual poll of Portland’s standup community to determine this city’s best come   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

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