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Asaase Ital Palace

What’s simple about Afro-Caribbean grub? Nothin’.


Food Cart Reviews
This Portland State University area cart’s simple motto, “what’s of earth is good,” and standard ingredients—rice, beans and lentils mostly—belie the complexity of ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Ben Bateman

Bridgetown Comedy Diaries: Night 2




Bridgetown Comedy Festival continues.


Mt. Tabor Theater

6 pm: Marc Maron opens his WTF Podcast with a long apology to the heckler he ripped apart yesterday.
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Saturday, April 24, 2010 by Ben Bateman

Bridgetown Comedy Diaries: Night 1



Bridgetown Comedy Festival
, the fastest-growing comedy extravaganza in America, kicked off last night. We were there.

6:16: Show up to pick up tickets at Mt. Tabor theater. See 15 comics wal...   More
 
Friday, April 23, 2010 by Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[DELICATESSEN] The deli counter at Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen is nestled against the eastern wall of the restaurant, hemmed in by bottled root beers and cream sodas, gazing out across the high-ceilinged dining space. The restaurant has garnered local affection for hearty sandwiches and mo   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[EASTERN EUROPEAN] Those who make the trek out to 122nd Avenue are rewarded with an inclusive culinary glance into Eastern Europe. Anoush Deli’s labels weave in and out of different alphabets, naming preserves and canned vegetables, pickled this and salted that. The meat counter displays a wid   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[BEER] The employees at John’s Marketplace describe it as a “specialty bottle shop with a grocery problem,” though the grocery problem is minute. The store boasts over 1,000 types of beer and 400 of wine, and the employees are thoroughly knowledgeable and ready with recommendations   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[GLUTEN-FREE] New Cascadia has moved across the river from its old Northwest 21st Avenue location, but it’s still offering the same gluten-free fare. While the wide variety of gluten-free breads doubtlessly delights celiacs, gluten processors will find it is no alternative to standard bread. T   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[BIG BREAD] This Seattle-based chain has become ubiquitous in Portland, its loaves sneaking their way into our grocery stores and its markets slowly working their way into every neighborhood. And we like it. Grand Central offers tasty artisan breads alongside a host of pastries, pies and sandwiches.   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[BIG BREAD] This Seattle-based chain has become ubiquitous in Portland, its loaves sneaking their way into our grocery stores and its markets slowly working their way into every neighborhood. And we like it. Grand Central offers tasty artisan breads alongside a host of pastries, pies and sandwiches.   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[BIG BREAD] This Seattle-based chain has become ubiquitous in Portland, its loaves sneaking their way into our grocery stores and its markets slowly working their way into every neighborhood. And we like it. Grand Central offers tasty artisan breads alongside a host of pastries, pies and sandwiches.   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman
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