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November (Jane, A Theater Company)

A very Mamet Thanksgiving.


Theater
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to spare a turkey’s life at Thanksgiving. Not everyone followed suit. In 1947, Harry Truman was gifted a turkey by the National Turkey Federation, which   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Free House: Victory Provisions


Bar Reviews
Under the watchful eyes of Abraham Lincoln in two slightly creepy paintings on the walls of Free House (1325 NE Fremont St., 946-8161), a dozen or so drinkers maintain a vibe of laid-back camaraderi   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

James Bernard Frost, A Very Minor Prophet

Too Portland for Portland?


Books
James Bernard Frost’s new zine-style novel, A Very Minor Prophet, couldn’t be any more Portland if it were topped with bacon and served at a food cart by a man wearing an ironic T-shirt. This    More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Devour 2012: Conquer the Kitchen

Bake, butcher and braise like a badass.


Market Guide
You’ve been to the upscale grocery stores and the tiny ethnic markets, you purchased the Thomas Keller cookbooks and the obscure gadgets and you even ordered that adorable apron from Williams-   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Spring Awakening (Live On Stage)

Confronting the bitch of living.


Theater
Horny teenagers are going to have sex whether it is explained to them or not. It’s in our nature, and desire can be repressed for only so long.  Following a group of kids growing up in a    More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Angel's Cabana


Food Cart Reviews
Believe it or not, some people still saunter up to food carts with Spanish names expecting tacos. Take it from Angel Villalvir, owner and chef of Angel’s Cabana. “Everyone expects to see tacos   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Sasquatch Brewing Co.: Hair Balls


Bar Reviews
Just like sightings of Bigfoot, brewpubs in Portland seem to pop up inexplicably in a new location every few months. Boasting a standard lineup of craft beers with silly names and overpriced pub g   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Headout: Tossers

Darts combines drinking and sharp objects. What’s not to love?


Headout
“It’s way more challenging than it looks,” says Isaac Rochester. “Lots of people think, ‘I could get drunk and throw some shit at a wall.’ But it really is a game of millimeters.”    More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Hotseat: Annie Sprinkle

Have a sexy Earth Day.


Q & A
Tree-humping dendrophiliacs aside, few interpret the mantra “Love the Earth” literally. Leave it to Annie Sprinkle, the porn star-turned-performance artist, to take it as far as anyone. Best   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Chowdah


Food Cart Reviews
Clam chowder generates strong opinions. Adding tomatoes to clam chowder in place of cream (making it “Manhattan-style”) was at one point so contentious that, in 1939, the Maine state Legislatu   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 PENELOPE BASS
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