WW’s music writers pick their favorite Portland songs of the year.
No one is going to miss 2014, least of all Portland’s
music scene. It was a year of loss, from people (Linda Hornbuckle, Paul
Revere, Pink Martini’s Derek Rieth) to institutions (Slabtown, E
A new documentary examines the history of police brutality in Portland.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Long before the Trail Blazers warmed up
in “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts, another group of Portlanders wore a very
different message across their chests. Thirty years ago, after a man
Portland is set to experience a huge year in music, with
several long-anticipated big-name albums scheduled to drop in the next
few months. But in this city, the year is often made by artists wh
The 10 most convenient yet nutritious foodstuffs in town.
Did you spend much of November and December lolling in a
greasy puddle of nutritionally questionable party snacks and rum? Us
Well, it’s time for
your January redemption, but without
As part of Fertile Ground—an 11-day spree
of locally produced new works—pianist Eric Nordin and choreographer
Jessica Wallenfels collaborate on an original piece of d
Revisiting the restaurants that left us wondering over the past 12 months.
Food Reviews & Stories
One of the big secrets of the food-review business: After making three or four visits in quick succession, even the best restaurants look good in the rearview. Actually, the spots we’re most eager
Favorite books read in 2014 by some of our favorite local writers.
The Wilds by Julia Elliott: a very
well-written book of short stories that are creepy and weird in the good
way. In the title story, a girl wearing a homemade crown of bird skulls
tells of getti
2014 was Barmageddon in Portland. You don’t have to stay home, but you can’t go here.
was ending. Some wept openly, one woman danced the worm so hard she
thinks she might have shattered her knee, and the next night at least
two people had sex in the basement. We’ve all
Forget taxis, Ubers, MAXs, DDs and DUIs. Why not party where you live this New Year’s Eve?
Click on the image below for a (much) larger version of the map!1. St. Johns: Reggae dance music
[YEAH MON] Marijuana will be legal in
Portland next year, and this just might be the perfect way t