Scoop: Christopher Stowell Leaving OBT

Gossip doesn’t dance for doughnuts.

BOWING OUT: Portland’s dance community is still reeling from the news that Christopher Stowell, artistic director for the Oregon Ballet Theatre, will leave the company by Dec. 31. Stowell, hired i   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Future Drinking

Dot's changes hands, Slabtown gets falafel and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


Food & Drink
It's time once again to peak into Portland's drinking and dining future:Stalwart Southeast Clinton divey diner Dot's Cafe has changed owners—John Ricci and Eli Johnson are the proud new parents of a fine velvet painting collection. Slabtown is getting falafels. The hard-rocking northwest Portland bar is bringing on Mike Warm—the drummer for Defect Defect and the Minds and also the man ...   More
Friday, June 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Welcome to Con-way Town

The freight giant in Northwest Portland is paving its way to developing a huge swath of real estate close to downtown.

News Stories
The asphalt prairies along Northwest 21st and 22nd avenues don’t look like much now.  But Con-way...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 AARON MESH

Slabtown Announces Bender 2012 Lineup

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Well, well, well, this is a nice semi-surprise.For a while there, it seemed like the 2012 installment of the Slabtown Bender—the Northwest Portland dive bar's annual weekend-long showcase for local and national (and sometimes international) punk and garage rock—wouldn't happen at all, due to the announcement back in November that the bar had been put up for sale. Speaking to owner Brenda Coleman ...   More
Monday, January 9, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Better Know a Dive: Slabtown (Underbelly Bender #4)


Who doesn't love dive bars? Nobody, that's who—although few love a good dive as much as And And And's Bim Ditson. That's why he put together the Underbelly Bender, a six-week crosstown concert series dedicated to celebrating Portland bands and the bars that nurture them. In conjunction, each week here at we will be profiling the hosting bar and its local music history. For the full ...   More
Friday, December 9, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Get to Know Your Local Dive with And And And's Underbelly Bender Concert Series


Not content to simply be universally regarded as one of Portland finest young bands, And And And is apparently running for some kind of music scene mayorship only they seem to know exists. This past summer, the band brought together the local music community for its inaugural Rigsketball tournament, staging guerrilla basketball games all across town. Now, as winter approaches, And And And is taking ...   More
Monday, November 7, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

How Mayor Sam Adams Blows Off Steam

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Monday, March 14, 2011 HANK STERN


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