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Cheap Eats 2011: Meat Cheese Bread

Food Reviews & Stories
I miss my sandwich. I feel like we didn’t see enough of each other. There was our initial meeting (hello, long stems of seasoned, blackened green beans, chipped Parmesan, soft-boiled egg and aiol   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Cheap Eats 2011: ¿Por Qué No?

Food Reviews & Stories
It’s a good thing Brian Steelman’s taquerias don’t call on that electric yellow margarita mix that turns your fingers into sticky toys from the 25-cent machine—the food is sloppy enough, not   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Get Ready for Fashion Feud

Portland stages the second round of a local design competition.


Fashion Feud—a live fashion design competition—is coming back to Portland for the second round of competitive couture (the winners of the three initial rounds will compete this May in the finals). Watch and vote as Portland designers Nelli Millard and Lamontario Kent outfit models using mystery cloth (from NYC...   More
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Vote: The Portland Food and Drink "Best of Portland" Survey


Attention food lovers who like to make their opinions know (so...all of us): Portland Food and Drink's the third annual "Best of Portland" survey is running, and Food Dude wants to know the usual (best date restaurant, worst service) and the unusual...   More
Monday, February 21, 2011 by NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Five Out of 10 Aint Bad: Portlanders Rake in Food & Wine Award Nominations


Portland beat the checkered kitchen pants off of other Northwest cities with five nominees for the "People's Best New Chef" award, sponsored by CNN and Food & Wine magazine. Top chefs from Departure (Gregory G...   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Last Minute Idea: Valentine's Day with a View


This Valentine's Day, let the Portland Aerial Tram hoist you and your beau to the best view of the city. OHSU invites sweethearts up to the tram's upper platform for hot cider, cookies and a panoramic view of the Portland skyline and Cascade Mountain Range. Be sure to check out the in...   More
Monday, February 14, 2011 by NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Three Dudes on Soda

A local trio on what it takes to make a mean non-alcoholic beverage.


It's hard to choose between chunky drinks and jelly ones. Harder yet to even consider downing a "White Fugus Bird's Nest" (Wonderfarm). Thankfully, Portland's got a trio of dudes who don't scare easily when it comes to liquid libations...as long as they're non-alcoholic.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by NIKKI VOLPICELLI


What to do on Valentine’s Day if you really don’t want to do anything.

Don’t swap out the five-course dinner and Champagne for Swanson’s and Jim Beam just yet. If you find yourself alone on Valentine’s Day—or sharing the day with a date who hates every commerc   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

PDX Hearts You

Everything you could ever possibly want to do on Valentine’s Day—or not.

Culture Features
Love may mean never having to say you’re sorry, but you’re damn sure to be apologizing if you don’t at least acknowledge this holiday of schmaltz. Luckily, Portland’s restaurants, clubs and    More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Everything You Could Possibly Want to Do on Valentine's Day--Or Not


Ed note: Love may mean never having to say you're sorry, but you're damn sure to be apologizing if you don't at least acknowledge this holiday of commercialized romance.    More
Friday, February 4, 2011 by NIKKI VOLPICELLI
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