Dr. Know: The Naked Truth

Did Portland really invent the Naked Bike Ride?


Dr. Know
Did Portland really invent the Naked Bike Ride, or is it one of those things like “Keep Portland Weird” that we stole from some other city and now try to take credit for? —Hypocritical Mass   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Show Preview: Joseph Arthur, Carly Ritter


Music Stories
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Joseph Arthur found himself back in New York late last year in the wake of touring just after Lou Reed’s death. It was an unusually harsh winter, and soon the tireless musi   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARK STOCK

Bike Guide 2014: For Portland, Buy Portland

Cool bike gear from local companies.


Bike Guide
1. Little Lifter Walnut Studios, walnutstudiolo.com. This very twee Portland-made leather gizmo was the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter ($20,000!) campaign, and caused a minor imbrogl   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Best New Band 2014

10 local artists Portland’s music insiders say you must hear.


Cover Story
In the decade we’ve been polling Portland’s most knowledgeable music fans and professionals to compile our annual Best New Band list, we’ve learned one thing: Bands here don’t just break u   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Staff

Stop! Don’t Stop!

You are on a bike. Someone has placed a red octagon with unfamiliar letters on the side of the street you are biking down. What do you do? A hypothetical decision tree.*


Culture Features
 Click on the image below for a larger version!*Oh, is that a stop sign? Then, by all means, please do stop! Willamette Week suggests you do what we do, which is always follow traffic laws like g   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Editor’s Note

The Humble Derailleur


Bike Guide
Portland’s bike scene is a cogset of many sprockets. If any great insight has come from the months we spent compiling Willamette Week’s first glossy Bike Guide, it’s just how many moving part   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Burgers of Bosnia

Believe it or not, you can find four versions of cevapi in the Portland area.


Food Reviews & Stories
Bosnia’s national food is a negotiated peace. Cevapi (cheh-VOPP-ee) is a comfort food for a long day’s drinking and watching soccer, made with ingredients from all the cultures that colonized    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: Major League Dreams

Who in Portland is rich enough to buy the city another professional sports team?


Dr. Know
Portland still has only one team—the Trail Blazers—from one of the four traditional major sports leagues. Does your privileged position as a widely read columnist give you access to the well-h   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTY SMITH

The Fifty Plates: Suggestions Wanted

We're taking a culinary roadtrip of essential foods from the 50 states... inside Portland. Make your suggestions now.

open road.

Food & Drink
Hello, U.S. immigrants of Portland! We're talking to you!Over the course of this summer, we'll be writing about essential foods from all 50 states that are available in Portland. We're especially interested in unique foods that were invented in a specific place. And we're asking you, our oft-underappreciated transplants, to pitch us your picks from your home states. Which are probably being prepared ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Strip Club Guide 2014: Our Favorite Clubs from A to Z


Strip Club Guide
Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11-2 am Sunday. Acropolis is a Portland institution. This giant Sellwood club is famous for steaks from its    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 WW Staff

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