Let there be lights (on foot).

I'm obsessed with holiday lights. Every year I make my husband crank up the Carpenters '78 classic Christmas Portrait on our car stereo and cruise around town gawking at Portland's bacchanalia of light displays. I sing along with the cd and wave at passerbys who do not know me. I am possessed by the Christmas spirit. And it's not pretty. But, really, my mania is small compared to the collective ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Share Your Snopocalypse 2008 Photos

Have you gotten any great photos during the big flakeout? Share them with the class in WW's Flickr group (flickr.com/groups/wweek)! We'll post more as they come in. Broadway Bridge, Dec. 22 (cue theme to Taxi, muffled by a foot of snow) Backyard barometer, Dec. 22 Rose City Golf Course, Dec. 20 Wellington Park, Dec. 21: The tree falling across Northeast Mason Street missed the ...   More
Monday, December 22, 2008 Ian Gillingham

Snowpocalypse 2008: Where'd you end up today?

You know what sucks? A two-and-a-half hour "bus and on foot odyssey" through snow-screwed Portland just to make it from Northeast Portland to WW Headquarters in Northwest. You know what's awesome? Sharing snowflaked horror stories about your two-and-a-half hour "bus and on foot odyssey" and other other tall tales of SNOWPOCALYPSE 2008 with your numb-fingered co-workers. Here's what I've gathered ...   More
Monday, December 22, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Nice Pecs, Portland: Men's Fitness Wolf-Whistles at Our Exceptionally Fit Bodies. Again.

Yes, yes: Portland has once again been ranked in the top ten fittest cities in America by Men's Fitness, an honor that is growing downright dull in its regularity. This year we're ranked number six, one spot worse than last year. This drop in stature doubtless will inspire some of you to put in an extra 15 minutes at the gym tonight. But what's most interesting about this announcement is seeing ...   More
Thursday, January 15, 2009 AARON MESH

The Northwest Nature Guide: A Boon to Portland Transplants

Remember when you first moved to Portland and people were incessantly suggesting you partake in various events? “Oh, you'll have to go crabbing with us!” “Oh, you'll have to go see the wildflowers on such-and-such mountain!” “You simply must go to this lake and go fly fishing!” There are a few assumptions hidden within those statements. The first is that ...   More
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Samantha Herman

A Slow Kid on a Bike, Coming Your Way

Indie kids on bikes is nothing new in our neck of the woods, but cross-country? That's a different story. Neo-folk singer Malcolm Rollick, who has shared the stage with such superstars as Kimya Dawson and CocoRosie, will be taking her show on the road, literally. Her eight-month Portland to Portland bike tour will take her first to San Francisco and then pass through Colorado, Missouri and New ...   More
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Adrienne So

And, MUSH! The Urban Iditarod is Coming

Sometimes, I find myself in the awkward position of having to explain certain things to my sedate suburban mom. "Why on earth," she asks, "would you and your friends dress yourselves up like a dog team, hitch yourselves to a shopping cart and run through the streets barking?" To which I have no answer besides the obvious one (well, obvious to me). "Because it sounds AWESOME! Duh, Mom!" Registration ...   More
Monday, February 16, 2009 Adrienne So

Work Off Your Valentine's Day Hangover With...Beer & Bikes

Do you mean to tell us that after your dinner, movie, flowers, candles and chocolates, you have even MORE plans? Yeah, we didn't think so. So drag yourself out of bed, throw on whatever leopard-skin furs you have lying around the house (waterproof ones, preferably) and head down to the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub (915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) on Sunday, Feb. 15th for the Worst Day of the Year Ride. 3,000 ...   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Adrienne So

Live Review: The 2009 Yard, Garden & Patio Show

The 2009 Yard, Garden & Patio Show that took place at the Oregon Convention Center this past weekend was…enlightening. Who knew that half of a disco ball protruding from the soil could be the centerpiece of a garden? Or that people intentionally purchase packs of 200 praying mantis eggs to place in their yards? And then when there are too many bugs, one can start making jewelry out ...   More
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Samantha Herman

Llamarama: Nigel the Pack Llama Ventures into Portland

Nigel the Llama, this is everyone. Everyone, meet Nigel, a friendly pack llama from Wallowa Llamas, undoubtedly the most melodic company name that I've ever heard. Nigel will be greeting visitors to the Portland REI (1405 NW Johnson St) on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 pm, as part of a presentation that Wallowa Llamas are producing about llama packing. Llama packing is an exceptional way to tour ...   More
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Adrienne So


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