Dr. Know: Portland’s Pained Smiles

Is Portland as passive-aggressive as people say?

Dr. Know
People new to Portland tell me that our city is very passive-aggressive compared to other places. I’m sorry to say that I agree with them. What gives Portland this reputation, and what, if a   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Pieces of Elliott

A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.

Music Stories
Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle. According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later and knocked on the door to find the Shins   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ava Gene’s, Restaurant of the Year Runner-Up

Restaurant Guide
Ava Gene’s could have rested very comfortably on its laurels. A breakout hit from its first weekend, the avant-Italian follow-up to Duane Sorenson’s first restaurant, the Woodsman Tavern,    More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: What Are You, Chicken?

Eat Every Part of the Chicken. Every Part.

Restaurant Guide
 1 Liver Warm Chicken-Liver Pane with Plums and Marsala, $9 Ava Gene’s 3377 SE Division St. 2 Skin Fried chicken-skin salad, $10Aviary1733 NE Alberta St. 3 Hearts  Chicken-   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2013: Where We Spent Our Own Money

Where WW staffers dropped their own fat wads of cash…

Restaurant Guide
Martin Cizmar Apizza Scholls, Pok Pok and Enat Kitchen. Matthew Korfhage Navarre, Tanuki and Tarad Thai. Andrea Damewood Pok Pok Noi, Podnah’s and Shigezo. Rebecca Jacobson Biwa, Wolf a   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2013: Get a Room

Need to feed a large group? Here’s who to call and what to expect.

Restaurant Guide
Apizza Scholls 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-1286, apizzascholls.com. The best pizza in town comes from a stylishly casual restaurant complete with vintage arcade cabinets. The ever-popular Apizz   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Counter Attack

Portland's best counter-service eateries.

Restaurant Guide
BURGERS Slowburger 2329 NE Glisan St., 477-5779, slowburger.net. Portlanders wouldn’t shut up about Slow Bar’s burger, so it spun off to a place of its own. If you can’t fit a full-sized    More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2013: West End Drinks & Dessert

Restaurant Guide
Saint Cupcake 1138 SW Morrison St., 997-3674, saintcupcake.com. Open until 8 pm Monday-Saturday and 6 pm Sunday. Until recently, you couldn’t get an after-dinner buttercream cupcake or alder-s   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

Restaurant Guide 2013: East Burnside Drinks & Dessert

Restaurant Guide
Pix Patisserie 2225 E Burnside St., 971-271-7166, pixpatisserie.com. Open until 2 am. Decadent macarons, eau de vie-filled chocolates and 11 pages of champagne before one hits midlist sparkling    More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

Chappelle’s Non-Show

Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.

Culture Features
Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was planni   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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