Bamboo Izakaya: Cod is Great

Bamboo Izakaya is a weird take on Japanese, but the fish is divine.

Food Reviews & Stories Done right, the Japanese izakaya is a party that makes you forget the indignities of the 14-hour... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

New Emails Show First Lady Cylvia Hayes Regularly Used State Employee To Book Personal Business Travel

News Newly released emails show that Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes regularly used a state-paid employ... More

Dec 12, 2014 04:24 pm by NIGEL JAQUISS
 
 

Project Censored

Ocean acidification, torture by U.S. allies and the other top stories ignored by the mainstream media.

Cover Story Our oceans are acidifying—even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet. As humanity... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ

Bring the Noise

Young African-Americans are leading the Portland protests against police violence. But can they make a real difference?

News Stories Glenn Waco had just shut down Pioneer Place. He marched 500 protesters into the... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Medical Error

Moda’s president was caught cheating on a recertification exam for surgeons.

News Stories \Moda Health made a big splash last year when it shelled out a reported... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Big Sack of Spirit

Holiday event picks in Portland.

Culture Features BRIGHT LIGHTS Peacock Lane Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians.... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff
 
 

Sugar Bob the Stoned Deer: So Many Questions, Answered

An interview with grower Richard "Pa Butt" Davis.

Features Forget the beaver: Sugar Bob is Oregon’s spirit animal.In case your Internet was broke, Sugar Bob is a 5-month-old deer who lives in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley. His best friend is a fat 14-year-old beagle named Trooper D. He loves coffee, roses and afternoon naps—and marijuana. When Sugar Bob hangs out with grower Richard Davis, he likes to munch on leaves and the occasional bud.  We had questions. So many questions. So we called Davis—co-owner of the Applegate River... More

Dec 16, 2014 11:24 am by IONA CARAMEL
 

Buy PDX: Classic Hoodies, Christmas Wishlists and Parties Galore

A weekly roundup of retail sales and events.

Features Editor's Note: Portland, you're savvy. But you're also thrifty. That's why we're bringing you Buy PDX, a weekly roundup of retail events and sale... More

Dec 16, 2014 10:28 am by KATHRYN PEIFER
 

OLCC Names Tom Burns Oregon's Weed Czar

News The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced this morning that Tom Burns will move from the Oregon Health Authority, where he was director of p... More

Dec 16, 2014 09:56 am by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Uber Has Been Hit With $67,750 In Fines by the City of Portland After 10 Days of Operating Here

News City of Portland transportation officials have issued $67,750 in fines to the ride-sharing company Uber, but have yet to penalize a single driver... More

Dec 15, 2014 03:18 pm by AARON MESH
 

Reed College Expert Weighs in on U.S. Senate Torture Report

Professor Darius Rejali is the author of "Torture and Democracy"

News The U.S. Senate report on the C.I.A.'s use of torture, released last Tuesday, offers chilling detail about the government's conduct after Sept. 1... More

Dec 15, 2014 09:44 am by Beth Slovic
 
 

Bring the Noise

Young African-Americans are leading the Portland protests against police violence. But can they make a real difference?

News Stories Glenn Waco had just shut down Pioneer Place. He marched 500 protesters into the downtown mall, pressed through groups of holiday shoppers and led them in a chant of “I can’t breathe! I can ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by AARON MESH

Project Censored

Ocean acidification, torture by U.S. allies and the other top stories ignored by the mainstream media.

Cover Story Our oceans are acidifying—even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet. As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as t ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ

Hard Time Gets Harder

Oregon is cutting an effective program to help mothers in prison stay close to their kids.

News Stories In 2008, Eva Guzman arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, to begin a sentence for robbery. Eleven days later, she gave birth. “I had my daughter,” says Guzman, no ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

Medical Error

Moda’s president was caught cheating on a recertification exam for surgeons.

News Stories \Moda Health made a big splash last year when it shelled out a reported $40 million for naming rights to the Portland Trail Blazers’ arena. The Moda Center, formerly the Rose Garden, is t ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by BETH SLOVIC

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

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Wild, Mapped

Spotting landmarks from Cheryl Strayed's hike of the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Headout The movie Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and based on a memoir by Portland author Cheryl Strayed, hits theaters Friday. Wild follows Strayed for 1,100 miles along the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Dr. Know: Are there spent fuel rods at the former Trojan nuclear plant?

Dr. Know Are there still spent fuel rods stored at the site of the former Trojan nuclear plant, or were they moved to Hanford when the cooling tower was dynamited by PGE? Also, would it be legal for a ne ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MARTY SMITH

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 6

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.

Findings The mayor, Charlie, is shook right now. Two-thirds of women in prison are mothers. Seawater pH has decreased by about 0.02 per decade in the Iceland and Barents seas since the late 1960s. The main ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Staff

Top Five: Movie Review

Chris Rock makes a true Chris Rock joint.

Movie Reviews & Stories Chris Rock took way too long to play himself in a movie. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say he took far too long to make a movie that sounds like he does. That’s the immediate thing to ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Portland Event Picks, December 10 - December 16

Headout Picks WEDNESDAY DEC. 10 EARTHQUAKE HURRICANE [COMEDY] Kickstand, Portland’s first—but maybe not last—comedy venue in a bike-shop basement, opens with a show hosted by Curtis Cook, Alex Falcone ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Bamboo Izakaya: Cod is Great

Bamboo Izakaya is a weird take on Japanese, but the fish is divine.

Food Reviews & Stories Done right, the Japanese izakaya is a party that makes you forget the indignities of the 14-hour workday with a barrage of bold flavors and bolder liquor. Portland is drunk with them lately, fro ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Russian Horse: Food Cart Review

Food Cart Reviews A Russian horse must be no-nonsense and a hard worker, built for terrible winters. But at Russian Horse food cart, stick with snacks and desserts—food for dawdlers and wastrels. The Sellwood ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wild: Movie Review

The film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Wild blazes a powerful trail.

Movie Reviews & Stories On the Pacific Crest Trail, hikers speak of the “green tunnel” that greets you in Oregon. This tunnel—lush layers of moss and ferns and Douglas fir—rarely breaks for views and drenches those who enter. As Reese ... More

Dec 9, 2014 06:36 pm by REBECCA JACOBSON

Murmurs: Where the Uber Meets the Road.

Murmurs Portland, your Uber is arriving—in court. The city of Portland on Dec. 8 sued the ride-sharing company and is asking a federal judge to block Uber from operating here until it’s willing to f ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Album Review: Cotton

The White Eagle (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [DIY FOLK] At Dub Narcotic Studios in Olympia, less is more. Calvin Johnson’s audio office is a place for artists to bask in their idiosyncrasies, and it’s a fitting context for Portland’s ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Scoop: Finding New Friends Thanks to wweek.com.

Scoop LISTEN LIKE THIEVES: A rash of break-ins has left a Northeast Portland guitar store short $10,000 worth of merchandise. Over the course of three consecutive weekends beginning in late October, t ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WW Culture Staff

Book Review: Brian Yaeger, Oregon Breweries

Yaeger’s shot.

Books You can write only so many guidebooks to Stonehenge or Machu Picchu, which have remained unchanged for centuries if not millennia, surviving societal collapse and U.S.-backed military coups. A ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Street: Cheery Beers

Street Big beers and fuzzy hats at the Holiday Ale Festival. Photos by Briana Cerezo. ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by BRIANA CEREZO

Mic Check: Tune Yards

Music Stories Portland always knew Merrill Garbus was special. Even before her Tune-Yards project had fully metamorphosed into the high-definition art funk of 2011’s Whokill and this year’s Nikki Nack, the ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Usnea

Random Cosmic Violence (Relapse)

Album Reviews [DOOM METAL] On its self-released debut, Usnea offered a psychedelic nightmare of twisted riffage and effects abuse that set the band a comfortable parsec apart from the Portland metal pack. Sop ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

AP Film Studies: Reel Christmas Cheer

The holliest, jolliest movies at beer theaters.

Movie Reviews & Stories In December, resisting Christmas movies is impossible. But this is Portland, dammit, which means you’ve got more options than watching Charlie Brown deal with his manic depression from the sol ... More

Dec 9, 2014 06:47 pm by AP KRYZA

Introducing: Load B

Music Stories Who: Rappers Milc and Brill. Sounds like: A rap-game John Belushi busting into a church party with strippers, guns and a plate of drugs. For fans of: Odd Future, early Eminem, Ghostface Killah, Lice ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

The Waits Are Too Damned Long.

Culture Features I’ve been covering this beat for a year now, and it’s astonishing how far Portland’s dispensaries have come in just that time. Like a blooming jug of kombucha, the city’s medical marijua ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by WM. WILLARD GREENE

The Big Snap-Back

After a tragedy in its ranks, TV on the Radio is born again.

Music Stories TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek lives by the overarching philosophy of “What if?” What if he had a band that blended all the music he loved, from punk to prog to soul, to the point that ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Shadowhouse

Hand in Hand (Mass Media)

Album Reviews [GOTH PUNK] Like so many of its peers in the increasingly crowded post-punk revival tent, Shadowhouse is an unabashed tomb raider. But the Portland quartet knows that you know retrospection is t ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by CHRIS STAMM

Santa (Liminal Performance Group)

It’s a not-so-wonderful life.

Theater Santa Claus is in rough shape. His suit is smudged with soot. He rings his bell like the world’s most depressed Salvation Army volunteer. Trudging onstage into a stark shaft of light, he wails ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

Art Review: Francine Fleischer, Swim

Off the beach, into the cenote.

Visual Arts The landscape of Mexico, wrote D.H. Lawrence in The Plumed Serpent, “seems to emit a deep purring sound, too deep for the ear to hear, and yet audible on the blood.” Lawrence’s musings hin ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Big Trouble: Little Chinatown

Bar Reviews Why give Old Town caviar when spicy chicken fingers will do? Easy Company, the space’s former ChefStable bar, had heady ambitions for the old Ping restaurant space, slinging fancy cocktails, c ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Earl Blumenauer’s Fruitcake Ice Cream (Salt & Straw)

Food Reviews & Stories Every year, bow-tied U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer sends fruitcake to friends, family and favored local news outlets. This year, there was a twist. Local ice-cream monolith Salt & Straw m ... More

Dec 10, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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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