Vintage Portland Head Shops

Celebrate marijuana legalization with a tour the classic head shops in Portland.


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Silver Spoon Smoke Shop8521 SW Barbur Blvd., 245-0489. silverspoonpdx.com. 10 am-7 pm Monday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday. In 1999, when Ben McEwan turned 18 and started working at his dad John’s    More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AMY WOLFE

Smoke House

How to grow bud at home.


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Gardening is no longer illegal. You can now grow up to four marijuana plants at home without going to jail. But growing smoke-grade weed is a hell of a lot more complicated than, say, that wilty stem    More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Know Your Terps

A basic primer on some of cannabis' terpenes.


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PepperCaryophyllene: Pungent, peppery and sweet. Found in pepper, clove and cotton. This is the terpene that police dogs are trained to detect, which is the sort of thing people in Oregon had to worry   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Blended Bud

Wait, you're still smoking single strains like a sucker?


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One of the advantages to having countless jars of wildly varied strain types is partakers no longer have to wait for underground growers to crossbreed the flighty head-spin of Green Crack with the bre   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Testing, Testing

Will THC testing stop now that weed is legal?


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Drug tests are the worst kinds of test. You can’t study for them, there’s only one question, and if you fail you’re out of a job. Ever since our good pal Ronald Reagan helped implement Executi   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 TED JAMISON

The Five Stoniest Artists at the Waterfront Blues Fest


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Harper & the Midwest Kind (3 pm Thursday) Harper writes six-minute songs that combine harmonica and didgeridoo, and his band has the word “kind” in its name. “Love equals peace equals    More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

The Pype Dream

The story behind Portland's oldest head shop.


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If you wanted to buy a bong in Des Moines back in the 1970s, you went shopping for a waterbed. “That was the fad back then,” says Patty Collins. “All the waterbed people seemed to be selling a f   More
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 AMY WOLFE

Mary Romano's Last Dance


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My name is Lauren Terry, and I’m one of the thousands of recent liberal arts college grads shocked to find themselves employed in the cannabis industry. I never would have guessed that two years a   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 LAUREN TERRY

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Welcome to the new age of weed porn.


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Sure, pot coffee-table book Green (Chronicle, 400 pages, $30) is subtitled A Field Guide to Marijuana, but that’s kind of like calling a Victoria’s Secret catalog a field guide to women. Green i   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Review: Pax 2 Vaporizer


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Before I had an iPod, I owned at least two other devices that played MP3s. First, a RioVolt SP90 that played data discs. Then, a 512MB thumb drive thing that cost like $50 and did everything a   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

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