Save the Date

How to celebrate the best 4/20 of our lifetime.

Cover Story April 20 needs a makeover.As far as dates on the Julian calendar go, this coming Monday doesn’t... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Housebound

Washington state offers an alternative to sending parents to prison. Is Oregon willing to try it?

News Stories Michelle Newell busted up her family in 2010 with a repeat conviction for writing bad checks... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Déjà Blue

Protesters of police violence march away from City Hall empty-handed.

City Hall The protest group that shut down Portland during the holiday season to condemn police... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Hotseat: Chris Borland & Todd Trigsted

The former NFL player and a local filmmaker discuss the violence in America’s Game.

Sports Last month, Chris Borland shocked anyone who watches football by announcing... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ANNA WALTERS

A Guide to Portland Record Stores

In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.

Music Stories NORTH PORTLAND Beacon Sound 3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com.  Noon-7... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Live Through This

What you need to survive CBC.

Drank Walking shoes Thanks to City Hall and Portland’s powerful taxi lobby, Uber... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH
 
 

Reed Student Jeremiah True Arrested on Allegations of Sex Abuse, Disorderly Conduct

News Portland police last night arrested Jeremiah True, the Reed College student who drew national attention to campus last month for his increasingly bizarre free speech protests.Multnomah County Sheriff's Office records show True has been accused of sex abuse III, harassment and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors. BuzzFeed reports True disrupted a girls' high-school rugby practice at Normandale Park in Northeast Portland. It's not yet clear what happened at the park. (Update: KPTV adds detai... More

Apr 17, 2015 04:13 pm by BETH SLOVIC
 

Hales and Novick Say: Let Cabs Charge Whatever They Want

Latest Portland City Hall plan for Uber will get vote on Tuesday

News A city experiment to legalize Uber and deregulate Portland’s taxi industry—deemed “Taxis Gone Wild”—is returning to City Council next w... More

Apr 17, 2015 02:47 pm by Anna Walters and Aaron Mesh
 

City of Portland Finally Fines a Short-Term Rental Company

But not Airbnb.

News The city is finally cracking down on companies like Airbnb that allow hosts to rent their homes to visitors. But it’s not actually going after ... More

Apr 17, 2015 01:54 pm by ANNA WALTERS
 

Police Protesters Starting an Activist Nonprofit, Oregon Know Your Rights

News The protest group that jammed Portland streets last year to decry police violence against unarmed black men has made little progress in City Hall... More

Apr 17, 2015 01:33 pm by AARON MESH
 

R.I.P. Bob White

The historic theater will hold its last show tonight, unless someone else steps in.

Music The historic Bob White Theatre needs a new heart. Tonight the Oregon Donors performance troupe is staging Repo! The Genetic Opera, a bl... More

Apr 17, 2015 01:14 pm by Enid Spitz
 
 

Save the Date

How to celebrate the best 4/20 of our lifetime.

Cover Story April 20 needs a makeover.As far as dates on the Julian calendar go, this coming Monday doesn’t have a whole lot going for it. Consult Wikipedia: the birthday of Adolf Hitler, the anniversarie ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

Housebound

Washington state offers an alternative to sending parents to prison. Is Oregon willing to try it?

News Stories Michelle Newell busted up her family in 2010 with a repeat conviction for writing bad checks to cover a drug habit. The state sent her to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Ore ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Hotseat: Chris Borland & Todd Trigsted

The former NFL player and a local filmmaker discuss the violence in America’s Game.

Sports Last month, Chris Borland shocked anyone who watches football by announcing he was walking away from a career in the National Football League—and millions of dollars—after only one year in t ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ANNA WALTERS

Déjà Blue

Protesters of police violence march away from City Hall empty-handed.

City Hall The protest group that shut down Portland during the holiday season to condemn police killings of unarmed black men is back on the streets.  This time, Don’t Shoot Portland protested ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Live Through This

What you need to survive CBC.

Drank Walking shoes Thanks to City Hall and Portland’s powerful taxi lobby, Uber is not operating here yet. Luckily, from the Oregon Convention Center you can walk to a bunch of breweries in 20 m ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

A Guide to Portland Record Stores

In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.

Music Stories NORTH PORTLAND Beacon Sound 3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com.  Noon-7 pm daily. With its clean, minimalist design, Beacon Sound has the air of an art gallery, which might als ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Rec: The League

Touring the six Washington weed shops near Portland.

420 Issue The HerberyIMAGE: Daniel Cole 212 NE 164th Ave., No. 11, Vancouver, Wash., 360-841-7500, theherberynw.com.Vancouver’s newest legal weed emporium, the Herbery, is in a green-and-white plaza, cat ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Mellow Gold

Testing the throwback super-strains of the ’70s.

420 Issue It’s an exciting time in weed. There are new strains on local shelves almost every week from growers who are creating endless blends from the strains in their collections. Although this rampan ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Marijuana Strains by Mood

420 Issue SOCIAL Purple Elvis Get down and deftly juggle multiple conversations with Purple Elvis tonight, as this sativa-dominant strain gives ADHD-like superpowers that allow for what at least looks ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Down With Dab Girls

A feminist critique of sexy stoner chicks.

420 Issue The marijuana industry is being integrated into mainstream American culture, and fast. Mostly, that’s a good thing: better products tested by better labs to imbibe in sleek new vaporizers that m ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

The Overdose

Taking 100 milligrams of THC is not awesome.

420 Issue It’s 4:29 pm, which I know because that’s what’s showing on the microwave. I’m hunched over in my desk chair, chest on top of forearms on top of thighs. I’ve been asleep, though I don’ ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Tyler Hurst

Luxury Tokes

Cannabusinesses go beyond buds.

420 Issue As the legal gray area washes out, weed is going the way of craft beer and quinoa. Pearl District trophy wives and bushy-tailed college grads alike are revealing homemade topical ointments and rec ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by Mary Romano

Beer Without Badges: Eleven CBC Side Events for Regular Joes

Rare brews for everyone.

Drank So your buddy who cleans kegs at Laurelwood didn’t come through with that badge for the Craft Brewers Conference? Damn, didn’t see that coming. Well, it’s OK because not everyone ... More

Apr 10, 2015 12:26 pm by EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

April 20 Events in Portland

420 Issue Free Hot Box BBQ at Bridge City Milton Friedman was bullshitting you: There is a lunch that’s so low in opportunity cost that it’s functionally free, and you will find it here on Monday, Apri ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Poppin’ Tops

Five Portland strip clubs with great beer.

Headout 1. Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7 am-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 am Sunday. Oh, the Acropolis. Weird statues. Three stages. Salad bar. Cheap steaks from the ... More

Apr 14, 2015 01:01 pm by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Portland Event Picks, April 15 - April 21

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 CASCADE BREWING SOUR AND WILD BEER INVITATIONAL [BEER] A huge showcase of sour beers in Portland’s “House of Sour,” with little-seen offerings from across the country. I ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Get On the Train

The highlights of this year’s Soul’d Out Music Festival.

Music Stories Robert Glasper Experiment Exhibit A in the case for jazz’s survival, pianist Robert Glasper’s fluid combinations of jazz, R&B and hip-hop sound as organically related as these not-so-di ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Ex Machina: Movie Review

Artificial intelligence includes sex ed in Alex Garland’s latest movie.

Movie Reviews & Stories Frankenstein’s monster is easy on the eyes in Ex Machina, a sexualized science-fiction movie that comes right out and addresses what many of its forebears merely danced around: that robots wil ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

Album Review: No. 2

No Memory (Jackpot)

Album Reviews [LOST PORTLAND ROCK] At some point, Elliott Smith fans burn through his all-too-finite discography and wind up at Heatmiser’s last album, Mic City Sons. What that record makes clear is that, d ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Introducing: B.S. Wright

Music Stories Who: Shane Wright (production, vocals). Sounds like: Someone bought those murderous demon children from David Cronenberg’s The Brood a bunch of synthesizers and loop pedals and introduced them to ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Street: Looks We Like

Street Snapshots from the week. Photos by Lucas Chemotti.  ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Dr. Know: What does a “Managed Service Point” sign on a mailbox mean?

Dr. Know A little “Managed Service Point” sign was affixed to our mailbox last week. What the heck is that? I asked our postman and he said it’s to “improve efficiency.” How does that work? �� ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Show Preview: Philip Selway, Adem at the Old Church

Music Stories [EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known member of Radiohead. For years, glossy features by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone lauded the band’s democra ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hotseat: Greil Marcus

How Rock ’n’ Roll was born.

Movie Reviews & Stories Rock critic Greil Marcus is famous for placing rock ’n’ roll amid the pantheon of myth and greatness with Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces. He did the same for Sleater-Kinney, naming it the g ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Album Review: Hutch and Kathy

Hutch and Kathy (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [PRE-PUNK] In an attic somewhere, there’s a cache of photos of me in high school, all zitty and blue-haired, playing Hacky Sack in saggy JNCO jeans. Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster were a few ye ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Chizu: Jones Dreams of Chizu

Bar Reviews There are more than 90 dudes named Steve Jones in Portland. We know, because we checked. But we’re wondering if some of the Joneses might just be clones of Portland’s famous cheesemonger. ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

AP Film Studies: It’s Not a Trumer!

Your guide to Schwarzeneggerian beer pairings.

Movie Reviews & Stories We’ve reached a magnificent time when film houses with beer outnumber those without. Naturally, the art of curating perfect beer and movie pairings follows.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison Kerek ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Hotseat: T.C. Boyle

The prolific novelist talks up gun violence and the rule of law.

Books T.C. Boyle may very well be the master of topical literature. Told through expertly crafted prose, his novels manage to delicately dissect issues like illegal immigration (1995’s The Tortilla ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Album Review: Dead Moon

Live at Satyricon (Voodoo Doughnut Recordings)

Album Reviews [GHOST OF PUNK PAST] In 1993, the year of this live recording issued for the first time by Voodoo Doughnut’s boutique record label, the grandparents of Portland punk would’ve been a spry 44 ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

The School For Lies: Theater Review

Theater The Shoebox Theater is almost too intimate—audiences at the aptly named space have to parade across stage to exit. It’s a fitting squeeze for Theatre Vertigo’s The School for Lies, where t ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by RIHANNA WEISS

Columbinus (Oregon Children’s Theatre)

The Children’s Theatre goes dark.

Theater When two teens in black trench coats marched through the halls of Columbine High School, most of the cast of Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Columbinus were just 2 years old. Now the age that ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Murmurs: Get the Checkbook—Stat.

Murmurs It’s unusual to hear about an unpaid $1.5 million tax bill with anyorganization—let alone Oregon’s medical school and research hospital. But on March 2, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

The Seven Wonders Of Beervana

Only in Portland...

Food Reviews & Stories Looking to get in touch with Portland’s beer culture this week? Well, you could go where the national beer magazines send you, enjoying Rogue’s carpet-flavored beer then heading over to Ap ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 24

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings It would cost $16 million to build a new women’s prison. The popular marijuana strain Jack Herer was named after a Southeast Portland shopkeeper. Dab Girls are also sometimes known as “errl gi ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Staff

Scoop: Weed and Brews, Weed and Brews…

Scoop PANIC/DON’T PANIC: The future of Foster-Powell’s historic Bob White Theatre is in limbo after negotiations broke down between the property’s owner and the manager who hoped to rehab it. Mana ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Two Great Tastes: Hillbilly's Glass and Growler Station

Willie Weed When people walk into Hillbilly’s in Montavilla, they just can’t believe it exists. It probably makes too much sense to seem real: a beer-growler bar and head shop separated only by a litt ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ROBERTO JAMÓN

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

Apr 1, 2015 04:29 pm by WW Culture Staff

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

Mar 24, 2015 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 

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