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COMEDY

6 Acts We're Excited to See at the Stumptown Improv Festival

Smart, spontaneous, surprising, spoofy, and bound to sell out, this weekend's fest draws improv acts from Los Angeles to New York to share the stage with local talent. Here's who we're ready to laugh at.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/12/2015
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JUST BECAUSE

A Portland Photographer's Amazing Shots from Argentina

Andy Batt traveled to the volcanic deserts of northwestern Argentina—and came back with stunning photographs.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/12/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

10 Amazing Oregon Women Breaking Barriers, Kicking Ass, and Inspiring Us All

The inspiring women of our state are writers, brewers, ranchers, politicians, designers, investors, punk rockers, and mothers. They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Meet them.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

Carrie Brownstein: The New Icon of Oregon Feminism

From punk rock to Portlandia to her forthcoming memoir, one of Oregon's biggest superstars opens up about what (and who) inspires her. PLUS: A behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/05/2015
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COMEDY

What’s in a Name: Bath Night (Because It Sure Beats Angel Tit)

Comedian Sean McGrath explains the difficulty of naming a sketch comedy show—and the five names he rejected. Aug 8–30

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/06/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 24-27

Don't miss OBT dancer Alison Roper's final performance, the Red Dress Party, SNL comic Norm MacDonald, or tickets to Broken Bells, the Head and the Heart, and the Oregon Zoo Concerts.

  • By Danielle Klenak and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 04/24/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 17-20

Watch ballerina Alison Roper's last dance, laugh till you hurt with Chelsea Handler, catch the best of the NW Filmmakers' Fest, and dive into Theatre Vertigo's pool (no water)—just watch your head!

  • By Danielle Klenak and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 04/17/2014
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LONG STORY SHORT

Portland's Veteran Dancer Takes Her Final Bow

A look back at Alison Roper's decades-long career with the Oregon Ballet Theatre

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/02/2014
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CULTUREPHILE

Four Hot Portland Comedy Acts

Our stand-up shows are packed, our sketch troupes are breaking the rules, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival attracts big names from around the country.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/13/2014
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FEATURE

Spring Arts Guide 2013

A fun-filled guide to the season's 25 most exciting shows with hosts MarchFourth Marching Band.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 02/15/2013
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FEATURE

OHSU's War on Cancer

How OHSU will use big money, brand new labs, and all-star researchers to launch bold new cancer treatments.

  • By Jennifer Abbasi
  • Published 11/17/2012
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Article

Concert Preview: The Satin Chaps

Portland octet has no trouble finding a dirty groove.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 09/20/2012
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Long Story [Short]

The Refugee

Award-winning Portland author Ismet Prcic offers a glimpse of growing up in war-torn Bosnia, his struggles with PTSD, and the therapeutic power of writing.

  • By Taylor Clark
  • Published 05/24/2012
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Long Story [Short]

The Straight Shooter

At the end of this year, Portland’s famously ornery city councilman and former fire lieutenant will retire. So...what’s next for Randy Leonard?

  • By Sarah Mirk
  • Published 04/27/2012
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Cover Story

The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around—and around some more—to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city. In a time when lead

  • By Amanda Waldroupe, Carl Abbott, Kate Moening, Derek Pettie, Meghan Ratliffe, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Ramona DeNies, Sarah Mirk, Benjamin Tepler, Martin Patail, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, Brian Barker, Randy Gragg, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 12/16/2011
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Feature

Venturing Forth

Swearing he’d never be a banker like his father (and grandfather and great-grandfather), John Haines fled his office in the Wells Fargo Tower to kayak the world’s wild rivers and pioneer new paths in finance. Ten years after an accident confined him to a

  • By Ted Katauskas
  • Published 09/10/2009
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Article

Observed

A photo essay about the Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers, not the dance, that captures the private moments between performances.

  • By Andy Batt
  • Published 05/19/2009
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Article

The Closer

There's one thing Willamette Week reporter Nigel Jaquiss won't do when he's on a story: stop.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/19/2009
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