Rainbow Connection

Where to get hitched for Vancouver’s first same-sex unions.


Featured Stories
The Clark County Recording and Marriage License Department is preparing for a flood. On Dec. 6, gay and lesbian couples can file for marriage licenses in Washington for the first time.  Rec   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Vancouver Needs Ministers!

Equality SW Washington is putting on free same-sex weddings, but still needs volunteer ministers to perform them.

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News
Same-sex couples will be able to pick up marriage licenses in Washington State starting Thursday, December 6, which means that after the state's mandated three-day waiting period, the first gay and lesbian weddings will take place on Sunday, December 9.For the occasion, WW suggested some possible Vancouver wedding spots in this week's print edition. In addition to those, however, Equality Southwest ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

What Legal Weed in Washington Means to Portlanders

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News
Not to be outdone by the hilarious Seattle Police Department's guide to getting high now that weed is legal up there, the Portland Police Bureau issued its own (less hilarious) FAQ this afternoon.The long and short of it: Marijuana is still illegal here. Cops don't care (that) much about less than an ounce of weed. Don't drive stoned. Don't bike stoned, because you can still get a DUII.The best way ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Headout: The Zero Train

Columbia River Crossing for dummies.


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Vancouver is actively disinterested in joining Portland’s transportation grid. Twice in recent years, voters there have been asked to approve a tiny sales-tax increase to pay for a light-rail br   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Drank: Märzen (Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub)


Drank
In some ways, a brewery or brewpub should be judged solely on the quality of its beer. But it’s hard not to give Salmon Creek, Vancouver’s only brewpub, a few extra points. Established by th   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

High-5 North to Vansterdam

A primer for potential pot tourists.


Featured Stories
Vancouver is rarely touted for its progressive politics, but Portland’s sister city to the north now may now have one solid, um, high point. With passage of ballot initiative I-502, Washingt   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Striking a Balance

Bringing a taste of Hollywood­—new and old—to Vancouver.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The huge sign and marquee brightly announcing the Kiggins Theatre and its filmic fare (this week: Looper and Frankenweenie) to the drivers and pedestrians on Vancouver’s Main Street already look remarkably out of place. The    More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ROBERT HAM

The Blind Onion Pizza & Pub


Food Reviews & Stories
Are pizzas, like prophets, without honor only in their hometown? Founded in Portland in 1996, the Blind Onion Pizza & Pub has grown into a mini-chain with locations in Washington and Nevada.   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Northern Exposure

A tour through the Vancouver music scene.


Music Stories
Compared to spending a Friday night circling the streets of downtown Portland looking for a free parking spot, venturing 15 minutes north on I-5 and slipping into Vancouver’s city center at nigh   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ROBERT HAM

’Couve Crawl

A night out in Portland’s northern neighbor.


Featured Stories
Vancouver’s nightlife is not bountiful, but it is comprehensive. Along downtown’s Main Street corridor, you’ll find an Irish bar, a sports bar, a martini bar, a wine bar, a discoteca, a br   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN, MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW SINGER

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