She, Sho—What's The Difference? And What Is 'It'?

What? Everybody's doing it. Today, The Oregonian picked up on a few Republican legislative candidates who'd copied from state Rep. Bruce Hanna's Voter Guide statements. Last week, we noted the mushrooming of Larry the Cable Guy-inspired campaign slogans and testimonials in Portland City Hall races. Plagiarism? Meh. Laziness? Sure. Statewide creative bankruptcy? Certainly. The most explicit of this ...   More
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 COREY PEIN

Candidates Done Gone Wild

Tonight's Candidates Gone Wild event at the Roseland was a roaring success, thanks to a game group of political hopefuls, a randy emcee (Storm Large in her magnetic, pottymouthed splendor), a Randy in Lycra and leather, and a rowdy sellout crowd. Presented by Willamette Week and the Bus Project, this season's electoral event included mayoral candidates Sam Adams and Sho Dozono, City Council Position ...   More
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Ian Gillingham

Best of Portland Poll Update: Timbers Army at Work

Two days in, WW's 2008 Best of Portland Poll just passed 300 votes. It's far too early to pick favorites, but some interesting trends are developing: First, the district with the most votes so far is The People's Republic, with The Arboretum and Neglected Southwest tied for second. The district that fields the most ballots will get a special prize (we'll announce exactly what that will entail soon), ...   More
Friday, May 2, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

Best of Portland Update: Suzuki runs over Oden, Geek pwns blogs, Emerson fans represent

One week into WW's 2008 Best of Portland survey, we're pushing 600 ballots, and the campaign for Takayuki Suzuki appears to be a smashing success. Timbers fans, fully one-sixth of the ballots we've received name Suzuki as Portland's best athlete. But don't rest now. The poll is still open for another 26 days—more than enough time for another franchise to launch a counteroffensive. And what ...   More
Monday, May 5, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

Best of Portland Poll Update: Brandon Roy Gains the Lead!

Attention Timbers Army: you've got competition. As WW's 2008 Best of Portland Readers' Poll passes the 1000 vote mark this morning, Brandon Roy has a one-vote advantage over Timbers fave Takayuki Suzuki in the race for "Best Local Athlete." Oh, the drama! Don't worry, Timbers fans, you still have 19 days to get all of your drinking buddies to take the survey and swing the vote back to your team. In ...   More
Monday, May 12, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

Best of Portland Poll Update: Only 3 Days Left to Vote!

With only three days left to file your vote in WW's 2008 Best of Portland Readers Poll, Rick Emerson has surged past KUFO's Cort and Fatboy in a remarkable recovery and now holds a forty-point lead in the "Best radio host who isn't batshit crazy" category. Don't care about radio? Vote anyway! You could win a Specialized Globe Sport commuter bike from River City Bicycles, $200 in books from Powell's, ...   More
Thursday, May 29, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

NYC One-Ups Portland As Place Where No Cars Go

Somehow, we missed this news yesterday, but it fits right in with our ongoing series on why Portland isn't as green or ambitious as it thinks it is: Which municipal decision is more bravely anti-automobile? Closing six miles of low-traffic streets in North Portland for six hours on one day this month (June 22)? Or, Closing seven miles of streets in Manhattan, including Park Avenue, for six hours ...   More
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 COREY PEIN

Music to Our Mouths: Sweet Sounding Viola to Open in South Park Blocks

Portland Parks and Recreation is getting into the restaurant business...sort of. Last Friday, Dwayne Beliakoff—the owner of NoPo's popular "Northwest-meets-Creole" fine dining establishment Roux—found out some big, exciting news. After appearing before Portland's City Council several times, and beating out such fast food giants as Burgerville, Beliakoff was awarded what is easily ...   More
Sunday, August 10, 2008 Byron Beck

MFNW Logo Hostage Crisis, Day 1(a): The Escalation

Shit just got real.* The latest hipsterrorist video shows the letter N meeting an untimely demise. (It is possible the letter committed suicide because of the profoundly annoying song playing in the background, but this is mere conjecture.) WW debated a proportional response—the idea of bombing a microbrewery was floated, then dismissed as counterproductive—and we came up with this: [vimeo ...   More
Friday, August 8, 2008

MFNW Logo Hostage Crisis: Day 1

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Friday, August 8, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE


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