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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

Piroshki & a Pickle Coffeehouse

Food Reviews & Stories
Natalia Gurzhiy wants to build a Portland piroshki empire. Three months ago, the Russian-born baker and her American husband opened Piroshki & a Pickle Coffeehouse. It is exactly what it says    More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Summer Guide 2012: Child’s Play

Remember Super Soakers? They’re way better as an adult.

Featured Stories
Children’s games are wasted on the young. Kids are stupid and weak and uncoordinated, and they lack the pent-up aggression that can only come from enduring years of 1040s and prostate exams. Yes   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 RUTH BROWN

The Oregonian's Restaurant of the Year is... Little Bird Bistro



... or so we assume. 
The Oregonian is currently in the process of dripping out its Diner 2012 guide, which will be published in full this Thursday, June 21. Restaurant reporter Michael Russell has been tweeting clues on his Twitter account about which restaurant will be the daily's Restaurant of the Year. <...   More
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Full Mayoral Election Results Mapped and Interactive (Updated)


Remember two weeks ago when I said we'd have an interactive map of the full mayoral election results up in "the next day or two?" Here's that map now. If you're interested: Hales' strongest wins were precints 3605 up in the Southewest Hills and 4103 in Eastmoreland. Smith's...   More
Monday, June 18, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking

Dot's changes hands, Slabtown gets falafel and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


It's time once again to peak into Portland's drinking and dining future:
Stalwart Southeast Clinton divey diner Dot's Cafe has changed owners—John Ricci and Eli Johnson are the proud new parents of a fine velvet painting collection. 
Slabtown is getting falafels. The hard-rocking northwest Portland bar is bringing on Mike Warm—the drummer for Defect Defect and the Minds ...   More
Friday, June 15, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Kickstart My Heart: Breakfast With Strangers


Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate. 
Most folks choose to spend their honeymoon lying on the beach, sipping wine or just having a whole lot of sex....   More
Thursday, June 14, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Brace Yourselves, Ladies: Fabio Will Be in Portland Tomorrow


Hold on to your bodices: Fabio, the most beautiful man in the cosmos, is on a tour of Whole Foods stores, promoting his personal brand of protein powder, and he's hitting Portland tomorrow. 

Fabs and his razor-sharp jawline will be doing meet-and-greets at the Fremont (June 6, 11 am-4 pm), Pearl (June 7, 11 am-4 pm), Hollywood (June 8, 11 am-4 pm) and Laurelhurst (June 8, 4:30-8:30 pm)...   More
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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