Winter Guide 2013: Neu-Wave Boards

Tabletop games for the snowbound.


Featured Stories
If you spent the last few decades skiing, you may have missed the analog-game renaissance. Led by efficient and humorless German visionaries like Reiner Knizia and Klaus Teuber, board games are    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

Winter Guide 2013: Winter Toolkit

Cold Comforts from Local Makers


Featured Stories
IMAGE: Morgan Green-Hopkins1. Billy Goat soft-snow skis By ON3P, on3pskis.com. Hand-ground with bamboo core. $799 at Next Adventure, 426 SE Grand Ave., 233-0706, nextdventure.net. 2. Salvatore   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 WW Staff

Winter Guide 2013: It’s Not a Portland Winter Until You’ve...

32 ways to distract yourself during the dark days to come.


Featured Stories
Only the strong survive Stumptown winters with all their marbles in the bag. Even those who claim to love the rainy season know that the gray, low-hanging clouds always transform from familiar fri   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

A Second Rare Bird Arrives from Central America

The ovenbird attracts gawkers in Northeast Portland.

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News
John McAfee isn’t the only one hiding out in Portland after a long trip from Central America. Another guest from the tropics—this time of the avian variety—has taken up temporary residence in the Pacific Northwest. The Audubon Society of Portland confirmed the sighting of an ovenbird, a species rarely seen outside Central America and the Caribbean during winter months. Longtime-birder Suzanne ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

The Portland Beard

Touring the city with native proto-foodie James Beard.


Performance
James Beard would probably be very proud of what Portland has become. When the foodie icon was born here in 1903, Portland was barely out of its pioneer days. But Beard’s young adult life was    More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Voices 2013: Charlie Hales

A decade away made the new mayor a different kind of (political) barnyard animal.


News Stories
Once again, Charlie’s in charge. Ten years ago, Charlie Hales quit his job as city commissioner to start selling streetcars. On Jan. 2, the downtown...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 AARON MESH

Best Portland Art of the Year 2012

Favorite shows and pieces from 2012.


Visual Arts
The Portland art scene lost some important venues in 2012. After mounting some of the strongest shows in recent memory, Victory Gallery closed its doors due to economic necessities. One of the P   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 RICHARD SPEER

Gus: Co-Directors

Local filmmakers Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes talk fracking, MTV and old Portland.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Todd Haynes, the Portland-based Academy Award-nominated director of Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There agreed...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: Jon Raymond

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


Movie Reviews & Stories
JON RAYMOND, Author I first laid eyes on Gus Van Sant sometime around 1990. It was at the Clinton Street Theater, and he was screening Mala Noche in the lead-up to the release of My Own Private Idaho   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

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