Uber Will Leave Portland for Three Months, in Deal with City Hall for New Ride-Sharing Rules

News The ride-sharing company Uber has agreed to stop picking up riders in Portland for the next three mo... More

Dec 18, 2014 03:02 pm by AARON MESH
 
 

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... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Personnel Foul

Central Catholic questions its hiring practices as sexual misconduct allegations surface about another football coach.

News Stories When it comes to football, Central Catholic High School has a lot to cheer about. The Rams—with... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Title Fight

New documents show why first lady Cylvia Hayes is subject to Oregon’s ethics laws.

Politics Cylvia Hayes has garnered many titles in her career. She is CEO of her consulting business,... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

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... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Pizzeria Otto: Floppy Disc

Wood-fired pizza ain’t easy. Roseway’s new Pizzeria Otto gets it wrong.

Food Reviews & Stories Oak, folks! Fuel of the future! Now’s the time! Oak’s where you want your... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR
 
 

City Commissioner Steve Novick: Uber Still Has to Pay $67,750 in Portland Fines

News City Commissioner Steve Novick says Uber's agreement to back out of Portland for three months doesn't mean it can escape paying $67,750 in city fines for operating illegally the past two weeks."Steve is intent on fining them," says Novick policy advisor Bryan Hockaday. "And he made that clear to the mayor. The mayor's office has not responded yet."Mayor Charlie Hales brokered a deal with Uber on Thursday, with the company agreeing to leave Portland at 11:59 pm Sunday, Dec. 21, in exchange for th... More

Dec 19, 2014 05:25 pm by AARON MESH
 

Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland, December 19-21

Features Friday, Dec. 19Golden Girls Live Christmas Special ’Tis the season for men to don fluffy wigs and oversized glasses to play the four Mi... More

Dec 19, 2014 02:00 pm by WW Culture Staff
 

Abusive Coaches: Lawmaker Says Oregon Could Crack Down More

News This week's edition of WW looks at Central Catholic High School's football team and the hiring practices that allowed the high school to twi... More

Dec 19, 2014 12:24 pm by Beth Slovic
 

Revolution Hall Announces Shows For Preview Weekend

Alialujah Choir, Wild Ones and Dan Savage to inaugurate new Southeast Portland venue in February.

Music Revolution Hall isn't officially opening until April, but the new venue currently under construction inside the former Washington High Scho... More

Dec 18, 2014 03:15 pm by MATTHEW SINGER
 

Uber Will Leave Portland for Three Months, in Deal with City Hall for New Ride-Sharing Rules

News The ride-sharing company Uber has agreed to stop picking up riders in Portland for the next three months, as part of an agreement with Mayor Char... More

Dec 18, 2014 03:02 pm by AARON MESH
 
 

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

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Personnel Foul

Central Catholic questions its hiring practices as sexual misconduct allegations surface about another football coach.

News Stories When it comes to football, Central Catholic High School has a lot to cheer about. The Rams—with a long tradition of winning—finished the season with 12 wins and just one loss while outscor ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

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

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Title Fight

New documents show why first lady Cylvia Hayes is subject to Oregon’s ethics laws.

Politics Cylvia Hayes has garnered many titles in her career. She is CEO of her consulting business, 3E Strategies. She has carried the designation of adviser to her fiance, Gov. John Kitzhaber. And she� ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Pizzeria Otto: Floppy Disc

Wood-fired pizza ain’t easy. Roseway’s new Pizzeria Otto gets it wrong.

Food Reviews & Stories Oak, folks! Fuel of the future! Now’s the time! Oak’s where you want your money! Crazy? Like a fox. The electric oven is on its way out. In the last year, at least five new wood-fired pizz ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Sweater Season

How to take your ironic love of Christmas to the next level.

Headout First, You Need a Sweater Duh. Red Light Clothing Exchange (3590 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 963-8888, redlightclothingexchange.com) claims to have 1,000 of them, maybe including that one your elementary ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Top Portland Event Picks, December 17 - December 23

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 17  SAMA DAMS [ART-ROCK] On its new album, Comfort in Doubt, the Portland band continues to build on its art-rock and prog influences, with lopsided grooves, searing guitar ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Reheated Meat

Slices from Amy Miller’s Fresh Meat column on wweek.com.

Culture Features Johanna Ware Chef and owner of Smallwares, originally from Chicago, on Portland’s friendly but slow service industry… “Anybody who moves to Portland who moved from a big city is going to com ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

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

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by 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

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by 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

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by 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

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Emiko Badillo

Owner of Food Fight! Grocery and founder of Portland Vegans of Color

Q & A Origin: San Antonio Emiko Badillo came to Portland with her husband and no money, looking for a quiet, vegan-friendly town where she could ride her bike. The Portland she found was not what she ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AMY MILLER

Portland Transplants vs Portland Natives

Culture Features TRANSPLANTS Damian Lillard Trail Blazers point guard Tom McCall Governor who said to visit Oregon but not stay. From Massachusetts Chuck Palahniuk Author of Fight Club Sleater-Kinney wit ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 7

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings A loyal Dr. Know reader has finally discovered the Hobo Pirates. Central Catholic has one hell of a football program. Vegan cheese is a huge driver of engagement on social media. This paper’s f ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Dr. Know: Do houseboats require permits to be anchored where they are?

Dr. Know I’ve been noticing the same two houseboats anchored on the Willamette south of the Hawthorne Bridge since summer. Do they require any permits to reside there, or is it “anything goes”? ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Introducing: Burials

Music Stories Who: Benjamin Caragol (guitars, vocals), Adam Wheeler (bass, vocals), Isaac Davis (drums), Fester (guitars). Sounds like: A battle between marauding Viking ships and deadly sea serpents that just w ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

Mother of the Year

The Babadook transcends horror tropes with genuine emotion.

Movie Reviews & Stories Dressed in a flowing trench coat and tattered black hat, the apparition in the superb Aussie creeper The Babadook immediately lodges itself in your nightmares. First glimpsed in a Edward Gorey-e ... More

Dec 16, 2014 06:24 pm by AP KRYZA

Street: Center Ice

Street Laced up at Lloyd Center mall. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Umai: Food Cart Review

Food Cart Reviews To get to Umai, you need a little faith. Turn down a street that doesn’t look like a street, and behind the Hazel Room and Red Velvet Parlour, facing a wall with quotes about murder, you’ll ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Pamplemousse Citrus IPA (Lompoc)

Drank Lompoc Brewing is responsible for my favorite new Portland IPA of the year, a quickly disappeared one-off called White Album. That beer was a collaboration with Portland Brewing co-founder Fred ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Show Preview: Joyce Manor, Toys That Kill, Drivers

Music Stories [RITALIN ROCK] Between the preening of the Warped Tour and the made-for-Broadway schlock of Green Day’s American Idiot, it’s hard to argue that punk hasn’t taken several hard left turns to d ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

AP Film Studies: Free Spirit of ’77

Author larry colton on the bizarre Blazers documentary Fast Break.

Movie Reviews & Stories Most sports documentaries focus on athletes in action. Very few feature cartoon butterflies. Even fewer have sitar music. And only one boasts an NBA All-Star on a berry-picking bike odyssey ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Murmurs: Step Up To The Bar And Light One Up.

Murmurs The city’s Independent Police Review has published the results of its investigation of the Portland Police Bureau’s handling of local hip-hop shows—and finds that city regulators, police o ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Hotseat: Joshua P. Howe, Behind the Curve

Analyzing the environmental movement’s game tape.

Books Joshua P. Howe says he tries to approach the problems of climate change like a football coach. “I think about a guy like Pete Carroll,” says Howe, a professor of environmental studies and hi ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop: Bar Review

Tater Toss

Bar Reviews Teaming craft beer with fancy french fries makes a lot of sense. So far, the smartest move made by the owners of the young Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop (621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com) is ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: There’s No Such Thing As Style Points.

Scoop BOOOORING: Anthony Watson, Nike’s chief information officer and one of the few openly gay senior executives, quit his job last week after only nine months for what he called “personal” rea ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Album Review: Sama Dams

Comfort in Doubt (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [AVANT ROCK] It might always be necessary to distinguish Sam Adams from Portland’s former mayor-turned-DJ. But as the frontman for his almost eponymous band, Sama Dams, the other Adams has don ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Album Review: Psychomagic

Bad Ideas (Lolipop)

Album Reviews [GARAGE POP] Zaniness is an underrated quality in rock ’n’ roll. It reached peak value around the Lollapalooza era, then plummeted in the late ’90s as the market flooded with neo-swing ban ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

A New Way to Praise

With Deeper Well Records, Evan Way wants to broaden the definition of "Christian music"

Music Stories Not all Christian music is created equal, especially on Deeper Well Records. The label, started by Evan Way of Portland-via-L.A. folk-rock group the Parson Red Heads, was founded to combat the per ... More

Dec 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Foxcatcher

World’s worst boss.

Movie Reviews & Stories If Michael Scott had been born disgustingly rich, with a crooked beak for a nose, he would’ve been John du Pont. A lot has been made of Steve Carell’s dark turn as the heir to one of the gra ... More

Dec 16, 2014 06:29 pm by MATTHEW SINGER

Annie

’Stead of treated, we get tricked.

Movie Reviews & Stories Rebooting a franchise can shed new light on a story. Take Annie: In director Will Gluck’s version, the plucky, white orphan is now a plucky, African-American foster kid, played by 10-year-old ... More

Dec 16, 2014 06:38 pm by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week

Food Reviews & Stories Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now. ... More

Dec 9, 2014 04:45 pm by WW Culture Staff

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

Food Reviews & Stories A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?
... More

Dec 9, 2014 04:59 pm by WW Culture Staff
 

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