Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland, October 10-12


Friday, Oct. 10 Shane Torres and Friends [COMEDY] It’s a sad day for local comedy: Standup stalwart Shane Torres is off to New York. He’s one of Portland’s hardest-working comics, bringing a disarmingly casual style to jokes about plasma centers and getting fired from Kinko’s. He’ll be joined by lots of other talented locals. Bring tissues. Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside ...   More
Friday, October 10, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Oregon Wins Gold for IPA, Fresh Hop and Gluten-Free Beer at GABF

State brings 22 medals home from the nation's top beer festival, including 7 gold.


It was an odd and wonderful moment.Already, the awards show at the Great American Beer Festival, the nation's largest such event, was pushing 90 minutes. The crowd crammed inside the Colorado Convention Center auditorium was getting a little sleepy, having consumed all the beer and doughnuts in the first 45 of those minutes. But then it was time for the pale ales. As the number of entries in each category ...   More
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Scouting the 2014 Pro-Am Beer Festival

Meet the 21 teams competing in the second-coming of 2013's Best New Beer Festival


Food & Drink
How do you improve on a rookie of the year season?Why not almost double your stats?Sure, last year's Pro-Am Beer Festival was named "Best New Fest" of the year by Oregonian beer writer John Foyston. And sure, last year's prizewinning beer, Sasquatch's Vanilla Bourbon Cream Ale, ended up being one of our favorite ten beers of 2013. But that's no reason not to go from 12 to 21 beers available for ...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland, September 26-28


Friday, Sept. 26 Project Pabst [MUSIC] The last music festival of the season features resurgent Canadian indie-rockers Constantines, Stephen Malkmus, Modest Mouse, Rocket From the Crypt, GZA (performing Liquid Swords) and more. Multiple venues. See projectpabst.com for complete schedule and tickets. Breakside Farmhouse Ale Night The just-opened First National Taphouse will be tapping ...   More
Friday, September 26, 2014 WW Culture Staff

WW's Beer Pro/Am Tickets are Available Now

21 breweries, 24 homebrewers, 21 brand-new beers.


Willamette Week's Beer Pro / Am is back. The festival, presented by Tilt, allows you to taste 21 never-been-brewed-before beers crafted by teams of one home brewer and one professional brewer. Crown your favorite new brew in the People's Choice Award, dance to live music by Stumbleweed and enjoy food from Chipotle, PDX Sliders, Atlas Pizza and more! Saturday, October 111:00 p.m. to 6:00 ...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Promotions

The Best Double IPAs Available in Portland

Our blind taste test of 40 bottled double IPAs available on Portland shelves.

Summer Guide
Double IPA is the new IPA. That became obvious when we set out to taste test a variety of summer seasonal beers. I expected Belmont Station’s coolers to be crammed with marionberry wits and co   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

President of Beers: #50

Yuengling Lager: D. G. Yuengling & Son, Pottsville, Pennsylvania


Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.#50: Yuengling Lager: D.G. Yuengling & Son, Pottsville, PennsylvaniaState: The large and unloved Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The eastern half of the state is like New Jersey, the western half is Appalachia. Notable residents include Rick Santorum, Michael ...   More
Friday, August 24, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, August 10-16


 We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. Charlie Hales said that racially charged violence in Ferguson, Mo., showed the need for his white-male-only diversity training at a resort. One reader agrees? ...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Should Oregon's State Food be a Berry, a Beer or a Crab?

Vote Now for Marionberries, Beer or Dungeness Crab in our 50 Plates Tour


Food & Drink
It's down to three.After hundreds of submissions and votes, we have three contenders to represent Oregon in Willamette Week's 50 Plates tour of the signature dish of all 50 states. That dish also wins a lobbying effort in Salem.We closed the primary round at midnight. The three top entries are now finalists in a vote that ends Tuesday at midnight.Those finalists are: Marionberries, Beer and the ...   More
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Martin Cizmar


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