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Scoops' out for Summer: Day 27

Saint Cupcake

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Day 27 of our 31-day ice cream feast, we visit a cupcake shop that's getting into the ice cream business.

Saint Cupcake
3300 SE Belmont St., 235-0078; and 1138 Southwest Morrison St., 473-8760, saintcupcake.com.Price per scoop: Sundae cups $3, push-it pops $3, i...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Best of Portland 2012

Cover Story
The “Best of” edition is a tired staple of the newspaper industry. Every year, alt-weeklies across the country, from The Athens News to the Wausau City Pages, anoint their city’s best happy ho   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 18

Salt & Straw

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OK, we've put this off long enough. We're hitting an ice cream store a day every day in July, and eventually we had to go back...
 Salt & Straw
2035 NE Alberta St., 208-3867; and 838 NW 23rd Ave., 271-8168, saltandstraw.com.Price per scoop: $3.75
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Primer: The Wiggles

Music Stories
Formed: In 1991 in Sydney by a group studying early childhood education.  Sounds like: Sixties pop songs about eating fruit instead of making out with girls. For fans of: Afternoon naps, Fisher   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Ramez Naam

Better living through biotechnology.

Q & A
Ramez Naam wants to build a better human. Formerly a program manager at Microsoft, Naam is a “transhumanist”: someone who believes humanity can and should be improved through biotechnology.    More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

The Jack London Bar: Chic Lit

Bar Reviews
After walking through a brightly lit hall of middle-aged men playing pool and watching UFC, it’s vaguely disconcerting to descend a staircase and suddenly find yourself in a dim room full of e   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Vanillas in the Mist

Finding the best local grocery-store ice cream.

Food Reviews & Stories
“Vanilla” has become a dirty word. It’s now synonymous with bland and uninspired, but the ancient Totonac people believed the vanilla plant sprang from the spilled blood of a beautiful princ   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Ancient Aliens Comes to Portland


The self-described "star" of the History Channel's hilariously pseudoscientific series Ancient Aliens, publisher of Legendary Times magazine ("the only ancient astronaut publication in the world"), and bona fide Internet meme Giorgio A. Tsoukalos...   More
Friday, June 29, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking

An urban winemaking collective, Bipartisan at Milepost 5 and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


The latest scoop on new places to eat and booze in Portland, via the week's OLCC license applications:Four Portland "urban" wineries, Vincent Wine Company, Bow & Arrow, Helioterra Wines and    More
Friday, June 29, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking

New tenant for old Music Millennium space, a rice wine distillery and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


Once again we look to the future of Portland's dining and drinking scene, via OLCC applications:
After about a zillion years, the space that formerly housed Music Millennium on Northwest 23rd is finally getting a new tenant: The Fireside. Not much more info other than a name at this point, but it's a good location, so it's nice to finally see something happening there. 
Friday, June 22, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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