The Renaissance Coalition

Portland hip-hop’s odd future is now.


Music Stories
Copycat rappers, unimaginative rappers, pretty rappers, Portland rappers who film themselves rapping on bridges—that’s that shit the Renaissance Coalition doesn’t like. Add Dwight Howard t   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

For Real Though

After the Blazers take both games in Houston, it’s getting tough to not fully believe.

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News
The Blazers are in the playoffs. So, in addition to regularly scheduled Blazers blog programming from Mike Acker, we've asked Janet Weiss, a huge Blazers fan whom you might know from some of her other projects, to provide post-game commentary. In September of 1989 I moved to Portland having never attended a professional basketball game. That changed quickly. The Trail Blazers were ...   More
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Janet Weiss

The Fleecing of America

Normcore Made Portland the Center of the Fashion Universe.


Headout
Not so long ago, Portland was a J.C. Penney in the grand plaza of high fashion, a place where mustachioed lumberjacks and yoga moms were the most stylish people in town. The city’s tiny cabal of   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Rise and Fall of Portland’s Boy Mayor

Progressive-era Portland tried to stamp out juvenile delinquency with a child government. In 1914, Hollywood noticed.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A century ago, Portland faced a terrible scourge. The city’s newsboys were corrupting the city’s moral fiber. These inveterate ruffians, who numbered in the hundreds, were known for gambling   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

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!

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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

Strip Club Guide 2014: A Visual Tour


Strip Club Guide
The Complete Listings505 Club 505 NW Burnside Road, Gresham, 666-2286 Acropolis  8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611 Aphrodite’s Hot Lingerie Party  10931 SW 53rd Ave., 244-1227 Ark   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 WW Staff

Headout: Par & Bub Quiz

Pub trivia in honor of our 2014 Bar Guide.


Headout
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

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