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False Priest

Reverend’s BBQ doesn’t bring deliverance to Sellwood.


Food Reviews & Stories
The dining desert of Sellwood needs some salvation. Sure, there are a few great old standbys, yet Sellwood-Westmoreland remains the wealthiest neighborhood on the east side where you have to dri   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Stammtisch: Hier Sitzen Die


Bar Reviews
There’s a lot of glass at Stammtisch (401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, stammtischpdx.com), the new German pub from the owners of Prost. Before you see the small wooden sign advertising this above-gro   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Burncider (Cider Riot)


Drank
Portland’s fledgling cider scene needs something like Cider Riot. First, because the now year-old cidery brings some swagger so far unknown among the often meek glutophobes—witness the mob o   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Secret of the Uz

A big jagshemash to East Portland’s Uzbekistan restaurant.


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s tough to keep all those ’Stans straight, huh? If you can name all seven such-suffixed nations, well, you’re worldlier than me. Those Central Asian nations conquered by Mongol khans, t   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Sasquatches are Aliens

Kewaunee Lapseritis, presenter at this weekend’s McMenamins UFO Festival, explains the connection between bigfeet and flying saucers.


Headout
WW: Can you tell me about your first encounter with Sasquatch and the Star People? Kewaunee Lapseritis: Back in September of 1979, I was on Native American property. I had an encounter; a Sasquat   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Piston Pale Ale (Laurelwood Brewing)


Drank
It seems like beer styles have been around forever. Actually, though, the first efforts to codify the world’s many stripes of brew only date to the Ford administration, and the style categorie   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

New, the Noun

La Panza Cafe serves the best New Mexican in town.


Food Reviews & Stories
New Mexico is a state of many enchanting perils, with meth and frybread at the top of the list. The state’s cuisine—cowboy meets Chicano in a smoky haze of fresh-roasted local chilies—does   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Easy Company: Three’s a Crowd


Bar Reviews
“Are you guys with Nike?” Nope. “Oh, OK, because there’s a group of like 40 Nike people coming in soon.” It’s 8:30 on a Wednesday night, and when the corporate retreat arrives, there   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Horror Stories

Eight chilling tales to share as genre authors descend on Portland for the World Horror Convention.


Headout
It’s a rainy night. You’re trying to turn left off Burnside and find that you cannot. You’re forced to ascend into the West Hills, where you’re finally able to turn around, in the driveway   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER, MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: 2009 Knudsen Vineyard Brut (Argyle)


Drank
Last December, we held a blind tasting of Oregon sparkling wine, finding Argyle’s 2010 Vintage brut the best on the shelves of local grocers, and Argyle’s 2009 brut rosé the runner-up. The    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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