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Urban Winery Tour

Our guide to getting mashed in your own neighborhood.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything you need to know about your local wineries, including hours, directions and drink picks.1. Boedecker Cellars  2621 NW 30th Ave., 224-5778, boedeckercellars.com.  It’s not ca   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, ENID SPITZ

The Submission (Defunkt Theatre)

A play about race tries to pull the trigger.


Performance
“It’s only a bullet if you load the gun with it,” says Danny, a playwright. He’s referring to the N-word, but he might as well be describing the shortcomings of The Submission, a play    More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Two Wheels to Freedom

Wadjda is an extraordinary film, made in a country that bans cinemas.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Circumstances alone make Wadjda a remarkable film. It’s the first feature shot exclusively in Saudi Arabia, a country where cinemas have been banned since the mid-’80s. Its director is a woman   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Detroit (Portland Playhouse)

A suburban nightmare, writ large.


Performance
The streets in the unnamed suburb of Detroit—which is not necessarily set anywhere near the Motor City—evoke light. Ultraviolet Lane. Fluorescent Avenue. Sunshine Way. Lightness, too: Ther   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Laughing At Rape In a Crowded Theater

A brief history of the rape-joke debate.


Performance
Last weekend, the Great American Rape Joke Debate finally hit Portland. It’s been a long-boiling controversy in the comedy world: Who can joke about rape and when? These questions have also ra   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Bete-Lukas


Restaurant Guide
2504 SE 50th Ave., 477-8778, bete-lukas.com. [ETHIOPIAN ELEGANCE] With its spare dining room, earth-toned walls and folded cloth napkins, Bete-Lukas looks like it should be hosting a stodgy tech    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ken's Artisan Pizza


Restaurant Guide
304 SE 28th Ave., 517-9951, kensartisan.com. [WOOD COASTER] Reclaimed wood is everywhere in this damn town. Every cocktail bar, farm-to-table restaurant and corn syrup-happy ice cream parlor seem   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Oven and Shaker


Restaurant Guide
1134 NW Everett St., 241-1600, ovenandshaker.com. [BOOZY NEAPOLITAN] On the east side, the better pizza joints tend to shutter by 10 pm. But on the west side, thanks to this royally pedigreed Pea   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Park Kitchen


Restaurant Guide
422 NW 8th Ave., 223-7275, parkkitchen.com. [NORTHWEST PLATES] For indecisive diners, tasting menus are a blessing and a curse. Freeing you from the pressures of an overwhelming menu, they can pr   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: St. Jack


Restaurant Guide
2039 SE Clinton St., 360-1281, stjackpdx.com. [GALLIC GLORY] St. Jack is resolutely anti-fad. Rather than fancying itself some imaginary 19th-century hunting lodge, this Clinton Street spot trans   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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