Nike-Plus Accelerator Companies Announced

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Beaverton shoe giant Nike today announced the 10 start-up companies taking part in its Portland-based Nike+ Accelerator program. In a format similar to many other business accelerators, Nike provides $20,000 seed funding to each of these companies, as well as use of office facilities in Northwest Portland and access to business mentorship and potential investors (including Nike). Each of the 10 ...   More
 
Monday, March 18, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Paying off Poopy Mess with PGE

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Call it a crappy situation: Portland's city government is set to pay Portland General Electric more than $7,000 for a stinky incident last spring. On the docket for this Wednesday’s City Council meeting is an ordinance to pay PGE $7,270 for a sewage spill on their property at the World Trade Center complex on June 6, 2012. A sewage pipe collapsed under Southwest Jefferson Street, causing ...   More
 
Monday, March 18, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Cavities in Their Campaign

Anti-fluoride activists have no backing from groups representing low-income Portlanders or minority groups.


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In the debate over fluoridating Portland’s water, the two sides trying to persuade voters can agree on one thing: Low-income children aren’t getting the dental care they need and deserve. And    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

Headout: Getting Juggy With It

Grab an old bottle and start blowing.


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Orange juice cartons, cherry-cola bottles and a wine jug litter the tables in Arlo Leach’s attic music room. He’s neither a lush nor a hoarder: He’s a jugger. According to Leach, there a   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Know-It-All John Hodgman Knows a Lot in Portland

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On Thursday evening, March 7, the contestants battling for prize money at the bar trivia night hosted by Portland mainstay trivia-host Shanrock at her Triviology challenge at La Merde, the bar in the back of long-running Le Bistro Montage restaurant, faced an unexpected challenge. Daily Show "resident expert"/Bored To Death regular/PC embodiment John Hodgman wandered into Le Bistro Montage lounge ...   More
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 JAY HORTON

From The Vault: 21 Years of Morrissey in Willamette Week

"There is a definite appeal to his campy, smart-aleck personality."

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(Go here for this week's interview with a beta-version of Moz.)As far as I can tell, the Smiths never played Portland, despite the fact that its second most important member has called our city home for the last few years. Morrissey, on the other hand (he'd be the first most important), has played here five times (at best count) in the last 21 years—make that six after tonight. We took ...   More
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The A/V Club

Eight Portland music video directors you need to know.


Music Stories
Twenty years ago, it used to be that only Axl Rose and Michael Jackson could afford to make music videos that looked like glorified short films. Now, with the advent of the Internet and affordab   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

1 in 1 Billion

Join the rising to stop violence against women.


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Portland RisingPortland joins 1 billion women (and men) worldwide to march, dance and speak out against violence against women. Meet at Director Park for a flash mob of “Break the Chain.” At 3   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Taxi to the Dark Side?

KATU reports Portland taxi and limo services aren't following the rules

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Turns out that taxi ride to Portland International Airport may not be a smart choice after all. WW partner KATU exposed gross misconduct by some of Portland’s taxi, limo and town car companies in their Thursday night broadcast. While the city maintains strict regulations, many driving services operate illegally, forgoing safety checks and up-to-date insurance, if any. Companies also hire drivers ...   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

February's Portland Beer Events

Zwickelmania, Festival of the Dark Arts and more...

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Malt BallCall me a centrist or call me a traitor: When it comes to who throws a best artist-driven band’n’brewery festival in town, the Merc wins hands down (and by default) with their second installment of Malt Ball. An extravaganzapaloozafest of a dozen local bands playing to a liquid soundtrack of beers inspired by—or sometimes brewed with—said band, makes this a veritable bacchanalian feast ...   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 Brian Yaeger

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