Why City Hall loves home-sharing company Airbnb but not car-sharing startup Uber.
Mayor Charlie Hales says he wants Portland to stand as a leader in making room for the “sharing economy.”
That’s one reason he
has championed rewriting city rules to legalize the operations
Why am I seeing more Texan license plates recently?
I look at license plates while driving to see where
people are from. I’ve seen 12 from Texas in the past two weeks. Are
these Texans here for a big wedding, or are they part of the evangelical
Food Reviews & Stories
Crepes are the new cupcake. Or maybe they’re the new
artisanal doughnut. Either way, until very recently Portland’s dedicated
creperies had been a small, turn-of-the-millennium group—think L
Something awesome to do in Portland every day between now and Labor Day.
Wednesday, June 18
Plan your summer
Read this calendar with pen and appointment book.
Thursday, June 19
See the best play you missed in 2013
Badass Theatre Company brings back last spring
Take a picture of yourself doing something on our Summer Super Events Calendar, maybe win a kickass prize.
We never thought we'd say this, but we're giving you permission—and encouragement—to post your selfies. WW's Summer Events Calendar is chock-full of great summer events. One for each and every day of summer until Labor Day, in fact. And we want to see you, literally, at as many of them as possible. Snap a self portrait of yourself at an event in our Summer Events Calendar and you could ...
The May 2014 primary results provide clues about the fall election—and this state.
If the May 20 primary election reinforced one lesson, it’s that voters are paying attention.
saw through the specious claims put forth by Portlanders for Water
Reform, the group seeking t
A metaphorical blueprint of Portland parks as rooms.
Everybody knows Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. But this city’s public
space is a mansion, with dozens of rooms, extensive grounds and
extravagant amenities. Here’
Hypnotizing the world one post-jazz groove at a time.
It’s not necessarily a reconstitution of New Orleans’
Congo Square—that trading spot where, back in the early 20th century,
African, European and indigenous cultures got jumbled up and spat
A guide to the (barely) competitive Portland lawn-game scene.
Portland loves games, but it has a complicated
relationship with the concept of competition. (There’s a reason one of
our two major professional sports teams has matches that can end in a