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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.


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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

Probably.

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... 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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

How Did Your Neighborhood Vote? Portland's Mayoral Election Results Mapped

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The final election results by precinct are out, so we've compiled them into a handy map. This is a pretty rough version—we'll have an interactive one with all the candidates and other fancy features in the next day or two—but this one shows which of the top three candidates won which precincts.
Things to note: 
Charlie Hales won all of west Portland as well as the battle for ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Greg Rucka, Alpha

Is it Omega yet?


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Greg Rucka is a serial series writer. Aside from penning big-name comic-book titles for DC and Marvel, the Portland-based author is responsible for the excellent Atticus Kodiak novels (about a s   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking

Sorenson to open Ava Gene's, Stark Naked Pizza now Baby Doll, and more new places to eat and drink

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Our weekly reading of the bureaucratic tarot cards that are OLCC liquor license applications:

Stumptown don Duane Sorenson has purchased the former Lauro Kitchen at 3377 SE Division St., where he will open a new restaurant called Ava Gene's. The application offers little else in the way of information—the old license forms used to make you write a bit about your menu, but the newer...   More
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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