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Sex, Drugs, Murder, Tubas

Visiting rural Oregonians beware: the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade runs through plenty of scary big-city stuff. Here’s the route, from Memorial Coliseum to Lincoln High.

PANHANDLERS LINED UP BY OFF-RAMP Interstate 5, Exit 302A Don’t let the humorous signs fool you, every single houseless person is scary. Best to empty your pockets of cash immediately upon requ   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Review: Pax 2 Vaporizer

Before I had an iPod, I owned at least two other devices that played MP3s. First, a RioVolt SP90 that played data discs. Then, a 512MB thumb drive thing that cost like $50 and did everything a   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

No Reservations?

Where to camp if you didn’t book your spot back in February.

Featured Stories
Portlanders love the outdoors. If you need proof, just go onto ReserveAmerica.com right now and try to book a camping spot for July. Chances are you’ll be directed someplace like Lake Owyhee Sta   More

Wine Review: Underwood Rosé (Union Wine Co.)

Oregon pinot noir in a can? Eh. The first aluminum-sided label I tried from Portland’s Union Wine Co. didn’t do anything for me—something feels wrong about drinking dry red wine out of a   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank Music Special: Sluricane Hurricane (E-40)

Music Stories
There is an alternate universe in which Master P is the first to develop Sluricane. Pairing a tasty, bottled version of New Orleans’ greatest alcoholic concoction with his considerable busines   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hold Me

Pop-ups are a hassle for customers. Holdfast is worth it.

Food Reviews & Stories
In a perfect world, Holdfast is pretty much perfect. Just before dusk, you arrive at a semi-industrial street, where the neighboring car dealership recently took down its barbed wire. Inside a   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Wicked Wiches

Food Cart Reviews
Pyro Pizza didn’t mean to expand, but since it happened, why not keep going? Owner John Eads has been serving up perfect bubble-crusted pies at Cartopia on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard since   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hala Back

Lamb bacon and yogurt cocktails at Ya Hala’s Lebanese brunch.

Food Reviews & Stories
Bacon or sausage? Before you answer, consider that neither of the two breakfast meats at Ya Hala’s new Lebanese brunch bears much resemblance to the familiar versions found down the street at   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Commons: Beer Good, Warehouse Bad

Bar Reviews
Since it opened, The Commons has made consistently great beer. Five years after Mike Wright brewed his first batch of commercial beer in his Richmond neighborhood garage, the brewery has earne   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Chocolate Cinnamon Stout (Terminal Gravity)

There was a time when Terminal Gravity Brewing made Portland’s go-to IPA. Or so they tell me—that was long before my time, and I’ve only ever had the stuff in dingy corner sports bars, t   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR
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