Intisar Abioto

Photographer and founder of the Black Portlanders


Q & A
Origin: Memphis, Tenn. Intisar Abioto has a familiar look in her eye. It’s a look I’ve been seeing—this week, this month, this year—in the eyes of the black and brown people in my life.   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Jason Lytle

Lead singer of Grandaddy


Q & A
Origin: Bozeman, Mont., via Modesto, Calif. Jason Lytle seemed reluctant to leave his Northeast Portland neighborhood to meet me. He likes to stay on the edge of town, near an “escape hatch”    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Brandon Purifoy

Server at Clyde Common


Q & A
Origin: San Francisco “You’re interviewing all these people doing important stuff in Portland. Can I just be, like, the regular guy who isn’t doing that much?” Brandon Purifoy, 32, ar   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

John Sepulvado

Weekend morning host for OPB


Q & A
Origin: Lemon Grove, Calif. Fact: Straight Talk starring Dolly Parton is one of the greatest films of all time. For those unfamiliar, Parton plays Dr. Shirlee, a call-in radio host who wins the h   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Invasion of the Transplants

New Portlanders talk about what they love and hate about the city.


Cover Story
“When you erect the fence to keep Californians out, can I have a special dispensation pass?" Comedian Greg Proops looked so painfully Californian as he asked a Portland audience that question   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Drivers, Wanted

The city can’t back up its tough talk about cracking down on Uber.


City Hall
It’s been nearly two weeks since Uber invaded Portland with a ride-sharing service that defies the city’s taxi rules. Portland officials pledged to take Uber to court, levy hefty fines and imp   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Big Sack of Spirit

Holiday event picks in Portland.


Culture Features
BRIGHT LIGHTS Peacock Lane Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians. Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont streets, peacocklane.net. 6-11 pm Dec. 15-30, 6 pm-midnight Dec. 24 and 31   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Did Portland really have a floating whorehouse?


Dr. Know
I hear that back in the gangster days, Portland was home to a floating whorehouse. Now that weed is legal and taxable, should we bring back this idea and tax it, too? It could be our version o   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Go Fish

A meat eater dives deep into Davy Jones’ Locker.


Food Reviews & Stories
This fall, I idiotically pledged to become a fish eater for 31 days. No good reason. I like seafood, I thought, so how hard could it be? But once you’ve told anyone about a resolution—wh   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

10 Portland Comedy Showcases Worth Seeing


Comedy and Variety
Am I Right, Ladies? Another week, another rape joke, another Twitter firestorm. This monthly showcase, produced by Jen Tam, positions itself as a counterbalance to the misogyny and sexism in the    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 WW Staff

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