Winter Guide 2013: It’s Not a Portland Winter Until You’ve...

32 ways to distract yourself during the dark days to come.


Featured Stories
Only the strong survive Stumptown winters with all their marbles in the bag. Even those who claim to love the rainy season know that the gray, low-hanging clouds always transform from familiar fri   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

A Second Rare Bird Arrives from Central America

The ovenbird attracts gawkers in Northeast Portland.

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News
John McAfee isn’t the only one hiding out in Portland after a long trip from Central America. Another guest from the tropics—this time of the avian variety—has taken up temporary residence in the Pacific Northwest. The Audubon Society of Portland confirmed the sighting of an ovenbird, a species rarely seen outside Central America and the Caribbean during winter months. Longtime-birder Suzanne ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

The Portland Beard

Touring the city with native proto-foodie James Beard.


Performance
James Beard would probably be very proud of what Portland has become. When the foodie icon was born here in 1903, Portland was barely out of its pioneer days. But Beard’s young adult life was    More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Voices 2013: Charlie Hales

A decade away made the new mayor a different kind of (political) barnyard animal.


News Stories
Once again, Charlie’s in charge. Ten years ago, Charlie Hales quit his job as city commissioner to start selling streetcars. On Jan. 2, the downtown...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 AARON MESH

Best Portland Art of the Year 2012

Favorite shows and pieces from 2012.


Visual Arts
The Portland art scene lost some important venues in 2012. After mounting some of the strongest shows in recent memory, Victory Gallery closed its doors due to economic necessities. One of the P   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 RICHARD SPEER

Gus: Co-Directors

Local filmmakers Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes talk fracking, MTV and old Portland.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Todd Haynes, the Portland-based Academy Award-nominated director of Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There agreed...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: Jon Raymond

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


Movie Reviews & Stories
JON RAYMOND, Author I first laid eyes on Gus Van Sant sometime around 1990. It was at the Clinton Street Theater, and he was screening Mala Noche in the lead-up to the release of My Own Private Idaho   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Top Five Shows of 2012

by Bim Ditson (And And And)


Top 5
King Khan and the Shrines @ Dante’s (MusicfestNW, 9/6) This was the only time I’ve ever felt like hurrying toward Dante’s. What made this show killer was the pure inhibition that the Shrine   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Headout: Pick Your Poison

Choose your beverage and an event to match.


Headout
Let’s be honest: You’re not going to remember New Year’s Eve. Any money you spend to get into a show that night will be flushed out of your consciousness and down the toilet on a wave of tha   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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