Entrail Blazers

Exhuming Portland’s forgotten extreme metal pioneers.


Music Stories
Metal has waged an uphill battle in Portland. For a long time, the city’s indie-centricity kept heavier genres shoved away in the deepest, darkest corners of the local music scene. Things are di   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Sleeping Around Part 2: Life in Each Quadrant

Spending a night in all five of Portland's quadrants.

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Features
I spent most of my first month in Portland parked in Buckman. It was a great vandwelling homestead—lots of shade, flat streets, tolerant (or clueless) neighbors—but when a nosey neighbor spooked me, I decided to leave the verdant Southeast and see what else my new home had to offer. While driving around the west side of Portland—a sloping urban maze of harsh contrast between the haves and ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Pete Cottell

Sleeping Around Part 1: Picking a Place to Park

What a vandweller needs to sleep long and well.

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Features
It was a sunny afternoon in Buckman, and I was trying take a nap before work. I climbed into my van through the back door, assembled my bed, popped open the back windows, and settled in for a siesta.“Hey Kathy!” said a voice nearby. “The ivy on your trellis looks great!”Just a neighbor saying hi, I thought. No need for alarm. I generally slept with the windows shut, but I got clammy just thinking ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 PETE COTTELL

County Attorney Launches Inquiry into Jeff Cogen's Affair

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News
Multnomah County Attorney Jenny M. Madkour told WW this afternoon that she has begun an inquiry into County Chair Jeff Cogen's affair with Sonia Manhas, a policy and planning director in the Multnomah County Health Department."I am the attorney for the county, so I will review all facts that come before me in terms of violations of county policy or law," Madkour says. "We are right in the thick of ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen Admits to Affair With County Health Department Official

He says he has no plans to resign

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News
Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen tonight admitted an extramarital affair with a female county employee.Cogen told WW Tuesday night in an interview about the affair at county headquarters he deeply regretted the harm he'd done to his wife and two children, and said he was sorry. "It was a mistake," Cogen says of the affair. "People will have to decide whether to forgive me or not. I'm hoping ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

County Attorney Offered Jeff Cogen Legal Advice Before Launching Inquiry Into His Affair

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News
Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen claims he didn't violate any county rules when he had a yearlong affair with a county health department staffer.  County rules prohibit supervisors having sexual affairs with people who work for them. And Cogen is the chief executive of the county.But Cogen told WW Tuesday "my understanding is that while what I’ve done is really stupid, really stupid, it’s ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

DINER 2013: Byways Cafe

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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Food & Drink
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s best ...   More
 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

DINER 2013: Penny Diner

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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Food & Drink
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s best ...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

DINER 2013: City State

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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Food & Drink
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s ...   More
 
Monday, June 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Summer Guide 2013: The Cascadian Campsite

Outfit yourself with cool gear from local companies.


Featured Stories
Click on image to view larger version:IMAGE: Matt Wong1. Fort George Stainless Steel Double Wall Growler Available at: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria, 325-7468, fortgeorgebrewery.com ($   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW Staff

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