Who pilots those small planes that buzz Northeast Portland at dawn?

Dr. Know
Am I correct in assuming that the small planes that buzz Northeast Portland at dawn are piloted by bourgeois joy riders and not heroes on humanitarian missions? —Sleepless in NE I can tell by    More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Don't Bogart That Tax

Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.

Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to regulate and tax weed sales. But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 AARON MESH

Portland's Top Events This Week, July 30-August 5

Headout Picks
THURSDAY JULY 31 TYCHO [MUSIC] Executing semi-danceable electronic dreamscapes live is difficult, but Tycho’s synth-laced, post-rock Miami Vice soundtrack comes with an intense psychedelic vid   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Portland is America's Only Livable City, According to Notable British Magazine

Portland has Earth's 23rd best quality of life. No other American city is pleasantly habitable.


Portland is the only city in America where citizens of the world should wish to live, according to Monocle, a prominent London-based magazine covering culture and global affairs.It was the fourth-straight nod for Portland, which ranked No. 23, and was sandwiched between Lisbon and Oslo.Vancouver B.C. was the only other city in the Americas to make the list, which was again topped by Copenhagen."This ...   More
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Willamette Weekend: 18 Things to Do and See in Portland, July 25-27

Beer, Pat Benatar and a floatie


Friday, July 25Oregon Brewers Fest [BEER] The 27th annual installment of Oregon’s biggest, drunkest party. Here are our recommendations. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, main entrance at Southwest Oak Street and Naito Parkway, oregonbrewfest.com. Noon-9 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-7 pm Sunday, July 23-27. Free admission, taste tokens $1 after $7 glass purchase. Jaw: A Playwrights Festival [THEATER] ...   More
Friday, July 25, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Gang Mentality

Police say gang violence is exploding. A landmark report shows just the opposite.

News Stories
Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland’s gang violence is out of control.  Terse warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile shootings have pro   More

Local Portland Barbecue Gear

Local gear for your backyard barbecue.

Culture Features
James Gang BBQ Sauce  Jamesgangbbq.com. When Pam and Jesse James opened a barbecue restaurant in Lincoln City in 1993, they decided to create all-new recipes, including their own homemade ba   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

With a summertime trip to the beach.

Food Reviews & Stories
1. Stammtisch 401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, stammtischpdx.com. The currywurst at this above-ground Rathskeller will bring you back to the unsavory tourist sections of the Ku’damm in Berlin. Th   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Them’s The Brakes

Why City Hall loves home-sharing company Airbnb but not car-sharing startup Uber.

News Stories
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    More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: Lone Star Invasion

Why am I seeing more Texan license plates recently?

Dr. Know
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    More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MARTY SMITH


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