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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

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[ITALIAN] This market and deli, located downtown only a few blocks south of Powell’s, is haphazardly but pleasantly arranged. Shelves of imported Italian foodstuffs meet at odd angles, while every otherwise-unoccupied flat surface has been filled with a box of sweets. Though some of the import   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[WINE] You wouldn’t expect to find a quality wine shop nestled between a Curves and the Wiggles & Wags dog wash in a Southwest Portland strip mall, but E&R has cultivated a strong customer base despite its neighbors, and it’s easy to see why. Namesakes Ed Paladino and Richard Eld   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[HALAL] Amir Halal Market is an odd combination of import market and convenience store. Curries, spices and a surprisingly wide variety of beans and lentils share shelf space with shampoos and detergents. Everything is hand-priced, and the owner, Said, speaks a nigh-indecipherable dialect of English   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[MEXICAN FRUIT] This unassuming shop is nestled in the corner of a shopping center between a larger grocery store and a law firm, sporting a large printed sign boasting “100% Juice.” Inside you’ll find walls crowded with spices, all manner of legumes and a wide variety of seemingly   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[VIETNAMESE] Walk in the door and you’re greeted by a poster of a smiling Vietnamese child in traditional garb imploring you to enjoy your shopping. Another step brings you to a stand with Thai bananas across from a refrigerated wall full of “grass jelly drink,” beer and bottled co   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

Devour 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
[ASIAN] Manila Market’s atmosphere tilts toward the eerier side of sterility, the deep, mechanical hum of the freezers jibing awkwardly with the buzzing fluorescent lights. Nonetheless, the selection is wide and interesting and the prices are reasonably low. The Market boasts a host of pan-Asi   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman

By Comics, For Comics

How the fastest-growing comedy festival in the country snuck into Portland.


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Portland’s first Bridgetown Comedy Festival, in 2008, featured 50 comedians with a gaggle of around 1,000 people showing up to watch them in bars and clubs along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard ov ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ben Bateman
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