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Live Review: Florence + the Machine, July 22 @ Edgefield


As seen from the air, it might have looked like a Christian rock concert—all stained glass backdrops and swaying arms. I was dying to see Florence + the Machine and was curious how the music would translate in a live performance. Adopting the pseudo-spiritual/religious vibe of her most recent album, Ceremonials, singer Florence Welch and the members of the Machine impressively recreated the atmo...   More
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by PENELOPE BASS

Karen Thompson Walker, The Age of Miracles

What if the world stopped turning?

For melodramatic adolescents, every little thing that goes wrong feels like the end of the world. For Julia, the tween protagonist of The Age of Miracles, this actually is the case. The debut no   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 5

Ohana Hawaiian Cafe

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In today's instalment of Scoops' out for Summer, we get tropical with the magical combination of ice and syrup.

Ohana Hawaiian Cafe
6320 NE Sandy Blvd
., 335-5800, ohanahawaiiancafe.com.

Price per scoop: $3 for a large mound of shaved ice...   More
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by PENELOPE BASS

November (Jane, A Theater Company)

A very Mamet Thanksgiving.

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?

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.

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

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