Dr. Know: Portland Gangland Style

Was Portland really a mob town at some point in its history?

Dr. Know
I keep hearing that back in the day, Portland was a mob town full of hit men, bootleggers and women of easy virtue. Could our currently milquetoast city really have such a colorful past? —Multno   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Japandroids: Tuesday, Nov. 13

Cool rockin’ daddies born in the B.C., eh.

Music Stories
[BUDDY ROCK] Japandroids had the breakup talk. After three rough years booking their own little shows in Vancouver, B.C., the exuberant power duo was planning to call it quits, self-releasing its    More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: In-Tents India-Style Pale Lager

Good things happen when Brits and Americans swap ideas. Just as the British co-opted American rhythm and blues to create catchier rock ’n’ roll, American brewers subsumed British India pale    More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Fluoridation Opponents Gather More Than 20,000 Signatures


With a week left before their signature-gathering deadline, fluoridation opponents announced today they've already gathered 20,000 signatures toward a ballot referendum that would halt the fluoridation of Portland's water. Portland's city council voted unanimously last month to add fluoride to Portland's water supply. But a group called Clean Water Portland filed immediately for a referendum ...   More
Thursday, October 4, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Paul Ryan Visiting Portland on Sept. 10


 Heads up, Little Beirut: Paul Ryan is coming.The Bend Bulletin reports from the Republican National Convention in Tampa that Ryan, the GOP Vice Presidential candidate, will be stopping in Portland for lunch on Monday, Sept. 10. Bulletin reporter Andrew Clevenger cites U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-The Dalles) as saying he'll get lunch with Ryan in Portland. The stop is presumably a fundraising luncheon, ...   More
Thursday, August 30, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Playing With Power

Portland’s chiptune scene has grown up, but it still plays Game Boy.

Music Stories
My Game Boy sucks. Manufactured in 1992, it is a dirty, yellowing gray. The “select” button is clogged with a mysterious black goop, the batteries are held in with gaffer tape and only half of   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Oct. 31-Nov. 3.


Food & Drink
82nd Avenue's Main Street Restaurant and Lounge has closed. Taking its place is Saigon Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, a Vietnamese bar with pool and video poker. Solar-powered, vegan burger cart Off the Griddle is opening a brick-and-mortar offshoot named AnD Cafe at th former Cafe Monet space at 5420 E Burnside St. It will serve breakfast and lunch.Little Big Burger has applied for a full license—liquor ...   More
Thursday, November 3, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Market Watch: Could Portland Reach Farmers Market Saturation?

There are already 50 farmers markets in the metro area, but new rules make it easier to open more.


Food & Drink
Portland seems to be saturated with breweries, coffee roasters and food carts. In similar cities, farmers markets are on that list, too. Could Portland be next?Last month the city finally passed new regulations on farmer's markets, market gardens, community gardens and CSA distribution sites to increase access to healthful, affordable food. The rules have been a decade in the making. There are already ...   More
Friday, July 6, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

More Creative Class Backlash

Richard Florida vs. the Minotaurs


Travel writer and former Portlander Frank Bures has published an essay attacking that half-forgotten economic development shibboleth, the "creative class." The term was shorthand for theories of the pop economist Richard Florida, whose books espoused the importance of the MacBook-in-the-coffee shop set to society's greater well-being."Today," Bures writes, "Cre­ative Class doc­trine has become so ...   More
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by Corey Pein

LocalCut's Live Reel: St. Even (Exclusive Video)


We are happy to announce the first installment of Live Reel, a new LocalCut video series that features local artists performing live songs in various locations—meaning, pretty much wherever we can find that will fit musicians and their instruments. The goal is to capture unique and intimate performances specific to Portland’s music scene by getting up close and personal with the city’s bands. ...   More
Friday, June 15, 2012 EMILEE BOOHER


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