Capture or Asylum

Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later.


Cover Story
In junior high, they give you To Kill a Mockingbird. In high school, it’s The Catcher in the Rye. In Texas, we presume, they give you a Bible and a gun. In Portland, sooner or later most new arr   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

UPDATING: A List of Locals Accepted to Perform at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Growing slate of Portland comics scheduled to perform at this year's festival.

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Arts & Books
In six years, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival has boomed in size, and it's played a huge role in getting Portland on the standup map. This year, the fest is moving to May, when big-name national comedians and gobs of local comics will take over Hawthorne for four days. Today, comics were told who's been accepted to the festival.Bridgetown organizer Maura Brown was not yet authorized to speak ...   More
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Cops' Charity Polar Plunge Canceled Because of Snow

Portland plungers deem conditions too polar.

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News
This weekend's Polar Plunge is canceled in Portland—which is apparently far too polar at the moment.The event is modeled off polar plunges in places like Wisconsin and New Jersey, where people sometimes die. The Portland plunge, organized by an association of Oregon Law Enforcement officers to benefit the Special Olympics, is normally a comparatively tame plunge—last year's plunge was on February ...   More
 
Friday, February 7, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Buzzed-Feed

Our 14 favorite ways to get drunk for New Year’s 2014.


Headout
The rum-punch drunk, which feels a lot less like being punched than like woozily waking up after being knocked out. You’ll be asking yourself: Where have I been all my life?That hyper-jitter   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff

Helpful Future Parking Suggestion


Culture Features
Click here to download a PDF version of the form you can print out and take with you! Hey there Neighbor, We hope you’re having a GREAT day and enjoying the [sun/drizzle/permanent haze]. As we�   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 WW Staff

Headout: Multnomah Village People

A disco squad of Portland archetypes.


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ILLUSTRATION: Devon DevereauxBike Mechanic Interests: Lubrication, pulling the crank off the bottom bracket, chain tugs, down tubes, quick releases, couplers, saddles, thumb shifters, racks, nipp   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Portland’s Better Mousetraps

Does Portland lay claim to any big inventions?


Dr. Know
I recall that when I lived in Baltimore, there used to be a poster in City Hall that listed all the things that originated there (the refrigerator, the Ouija board, the dredger, Bromo-Seltzer, e   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Restaurant Guide 2013: Hotel Restaurants

Mints after dinner, mints on the pillow.


Restaurant Guide
Departure 525 SW Morrison St., 802-5370, departureportland.com. Departure comes with baggage. Located on the 15th floor of the swank Nines hotel downtown, sometimes that’s literal. A recent vi   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

The Grimmoire: That Voodoo We Do So Well

The return Of Grimm and decline of Portland TV's Golden Age

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Movies & Television
For all the grumblings about traffic upheavals and street closures caused by the sudden explosion of television projects filming 'round town, the local presumption of Portland as favored toy of the media elite has been rather oversold. We have Grimm, true. The NBC fabulist procedural starts its third season this evening at 9 PM (WW's weekly Grimmoire will offer ...   More
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 JAY HORTON

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