Permanent Vacation

Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.

Music Stories
Peter Buck doesn’t need me. Thirty years amassing one of the most sanctified discographies in American music—and a bank account festooned with zeroes—has ensured him of that. R.E.M., the immeasurably    More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Eat Mobile 2014 Food Cart Roster

Now with new, improved, shorter lines at the carts!


Food & Drink
Eat Mobile, Willamette Week’s seventh annual food cart festival, has announced its 2014 cart roster. (Buy tickets here.) To bring you the best grazing grounds and taste of the Portland food-cart scene, the list spans a variety of cuisines, locations and years in operation. Participating carts include:  808 Grinds Bamboo CaféBardo's Grill Bro Dogs Creperie du Lys Dalo's Food ...   More
Friday, April 11, 2014 WWeek Staff

Headout: Par & Bub Quiz

Pub trivia in honor of our 2014 Bar Guide.

Which Portland bar... View SurveyGO: If you’re looking for trivia at bars instead of bar trivia, we recommend the following nights: Shanrock (rotating theme nights), EastBurn, 1800 E Burnside St.,    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: Bringing Pickle Back

The pickleback cocktail comes straight outta Bushwick, it looks like pee, and it puts out fires.

Bar Guide
“Are you seriously going to drink that?” is not a phrase you often hear at a Portland dive. But on an unusually warm early spring evening at Church (page 16), everyone else crowded around the    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Buy Local: The Pace of Portland

A collection of local running gear.

Culture Features
Skora Fit men’s and women’s shoes $94.95, At first look, something seems off. On second look, it becomes clear that Wilsonville-based Skora’s newest line of running shoes   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Bar Guide 2014

Pickle chasers, drunken cornhole, wine pubs of the future and everything else you need to know about Portland bars this year.

Bar Guide
Our livers hurt, but our hearts are full. To make this guide to Portland bars, we have traveled the wine lounges and beer pubs of Portland, the cocktail halls and juke joints and paint-thinner    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 WW Staff

Bar Guide 2014: Bailey’s Taproom and Upper Lip

Bar Guide
Bailey’s Taproom is perhaps the best beer bar in Portland, from the bartenders who pretty much always know the beers on tap, however rare, to the warm-toned room and ever-rotating stock of beer.   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Guide 2014: The Bitter End

Bar Guide
The original Bitter End Pub was a dim, dirty dive that germinated an army of Portland Timbers soccer fans, and when it closed in 2013, some keened deeply for bygone days of no-pity minor-league    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014: Crush Bar

Bar Guide
Gay bars are passé these days. The queer bar of today wears so many labels it’s an LGBTIQQA blur. Crush lays it out in its logo: three pairs of restroom figures—two men, two women, and a man    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Bar Guide 2014: N.W.I.P.A.

Bar Guide
If you live in the Foster-Powell neighborhood, I hope you like beer. More specifically, I hope you like pale ales of the Indian persuasion by way of the Northwest. Because, if you’re at the corn   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR


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