Top Five Shows of 2012

by Bim Ditson (And And And)

Top 5
King Khan and the Shrines @ Dante’s (MusicfestNW, 9/6) This was the only time I’ve ever felt like hurrying toward Dante’s. What made this show killer was the pure inhibition that the Shrine   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Headout: Pick Your Poison

Choose your beverage and an event to match.

Let’s be honest: You’re not going to remember New Year’s Eve. Any money you spend to get into a show that night will be flushed out of your consciousness and down the toilet on a wave of tha   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Looking Back, Falling Forward

Portland culture in 2012, by the numbers.

The most successful local theater production of the year was Sweeney Todd, which sold 19,859 tickets at Portland Center Stage. Patton Oswalt wasHelium Comedy Club’sbiggest draw, selling outall three   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Karen Brooks’ Brutal Youth

The Mighty Gastropolis author wasn’t always such a Portland cheerleader.

Karen Brooks’ new Portland-dining book, The Mighty Gastropolis (Chronicle, 256 pages, $24.95), is a torrid love affair with Portland   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Album Review: Cool Nutz

Portland Ni%#a (Suburban Noize)

Album Reviews
HIP-HOP] Terrance “Cool Nutz” Scott has been called “the ambassador of Portland hip-hop” for so long it’s easy to forget he’s not a self-appointed diplomat    More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Inbox: Love Elephants, Not Zoo

Letters to the Editor
Thanks to Aaron Mesh for this excellent article [“Tusk, but Verify,” WW, Dec. 12, 2012]. This is the first time the real plans for the offsite preserve were revealed to the public. And it does   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Christmas Style

A green and red mess of Portland’s tastiest tamales.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you want great tamales this Christmas, you have to head south. Not too far south—just to Milwaukie’s pint-size Casa de Tamales, a shop with walls packed with gewgaws including a marlin, fra   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Staff

Craigslist Human-Poop Coffee Guy Speaks

And he sounds oddly sincere about pre-pooping your coffee for you.


Food & Drink
Portland blanketed the Internet memescape yet again for its gourmet-absurdist foodie-ism, this time in the form of a Craigslist post (now offline, but screenshotted here) from a person claiming that they would be making their own kopi luwak coffee—otherwise known as cat-poop coffee—by eating and defecating the coffee personally.Kopi luwak, in case you didn't know, is considered the most expensive ...   More
Thursday, December 13, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland to Join Women's Professional Soccer League

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United States Soccer Federation announced the formation of a new women’s professional soccer league in a media conference call this morning, and Portland will be home to one of the new teams.Seattle, D.C., and Kansas City will also join four former Women’s Professional Soccer teams: Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, NY/NJ Sky Blue and Western New York Flash. The league, which hasn’t been named ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 OLGA KOZINSKIY

This Must Be the Place

Akron/Family’s Dana Buoy has spent his life on the move. He’s ready to settle down­—in Portland.

Music Stories
Dana Janssen doesn’t stay in one place for too long. During the course of our conversation at Fresh Pot on North Mississippi Avenue...   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 ROBERT HAM


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