Sports cities are an interesting, albeit neurotic, lot.
With one swish of the net as the buzzer sounds, the streets are filled
with strangers hugging strangers. A blown lead can leave a pall over
The cast of characters in soccer’s biggest free-for-all.
The World Cup starts with two weeks of utter chaos. Called
the group stage, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each.
Each group plays a round-robin tournament. There are always multip
Call in sick, quit your job—here’s how to party at 7am as the World Cup takes over Portland.
The average American switches jobs every four years or so.
We find it a startling coincidence that the World Cup also comes once
every four years. So this is your time to quit that job, “work fr
Did Portland really invent the Naked Bike Ride, or is
it one of those things like “Keep Portland Weird” that we stole from
some other city and now try to take credit for?
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Joseph Arthur found himself
back in New York late last year in the wake of touring just after Lou
Reed’s death. It was an unusually harsh winter, and soon the tireless
1. Little Lifter
Walnut Studios, walnutstudiolo.com.
This very twee Portland-made leather
gizmo was the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter ($20,000!)
campaign, and caused a minor imbrogl
10 local artists Portland’s music insiders say you must hear.
In the decade we’ve been polling Portland’s most
knowledgeable music fans and professionals to compile our annual Best
New Band list, we’ve learned one thing: Bands here don’t just break u
You are on a bike. Someone has placed a red octagon with unfamiliar letters on the side of the street you are biking down. What do you do? A hypothetical decision tree.*
Click on the image below for a larger version!*Oh, is that a stop sign? Then, by all means, please do stop! Willamette Week suggests you do what we do, which is always follow traffic laws like g
Portland’s bike scene is a cogset of many sprockets.
If any great insight has come from the months we spent compiling Willamette Week’s
first glossy Bike Guide, it’s just how many moving part