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Oct. 6, 1989: Matt Dillon removes a crowbar from under his trench coat...

40th Anniversary
It’s weird and maybe a little sad to look back on Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, given how much of what it describes is now gone. But for those of us who don’t recognize ourselves in Portlandi   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 BECKY OHLSEN

A Very Groovy Mutation: X-Men: First Class Reviewed


The "X-Men go to college" movie wasn't screened by WW press deadlines, but that didn't stop it from being one of the more enjoyable additions to the franchise.WW Critic's Score: 73
One thing I've learned from reading a lot of X-Men comics is that evil doesn't just spring up out of nowhere. More often than not, it's born of carelessness: Someone “good” says something thoughtless to a fragile...   More
Friday, June 3, 2011 by BECKY OHLSEN

A Tavern By Any Other Name

Sunshine Tavern is neither sunny nor a tavern. Discuss.

Food Reviews & Stories
Let’s get the griping out of the way first: The Sunshine Tavern is not a tavern. It is many delightful things: a beautiful room   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Are you Lonesome’s tonight?

Late-night laughs with a side of pizza.

Food Reviews & Stories
“Be good and you will be lonesome,” says the Mark Twain quote on the front of a Lonesome’s Pizza box. Twain might not have been talking about pizza specifically. And who knows if what he says    More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Puerto Marquez

Food Reviews & Stories
Like the inside of a piñata, Puerto Marquez jabs at the senses with vivid blasts of color and cheerful pop-mariachi music (with videos!). As fun as it is, the atmosphere of the place barely hints a   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Binh Minh Sandwiches

Food Reviews & Stories
Vietnamese sandwiches are pretty much the best way for hungry folks to spend $2.50 (and for whatever reason, they always seem to cost $2.50). The ones at Binh Minh, a miniature storefront with fogge   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Du's Grill

Food Reviews & Stories
Du’s might be the ultimate cheap eat, at least for non-veggies. The formula is simple: huge portions of grilled meat boxed up with alarming speed for scant money. It literally takes longer to wait   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Ha & VL

Food Reviews & Stories
Tucked away behind the Wing Ming herb market, this little joint churns out soups to die for ($7.50, plus 50 cents extra if you order it to go).    More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Jang Choong Dong Wang Jok Bal

Food Reviews & Stories
Walking in here is like getting an unexpected, welcome hug. Anchoring a strip mall in bleakest suburbia, JCD looks off-putting from the outside, but indoors is a tiny universe of delight. A few wood   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Drink 2011: The Hop & Vine

Bar Guide
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN
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