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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

Himalayan Food


Food Reviews & Stories
The Himalayan Food cart that recently appeared at Southeast Division Street and 50th Avenue offers a wildly diverse cuisine that’s both familiar and distinctive.   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Wild Oregon Logger (Falling Sky Brewing)


Drank
The old joke goes that Budweiser is more of a sake than a beer. Like a lot of mass-market lagers, Bud is made with a heavy dose of rice, a cheap source of sugar that lowers production costs whil   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Brunch Bites Back

Toast and Gravy take on dinner service, but in very different ways.


Food Reviews & Stories
Brunch is usually a bad omen. When restaurants known for dinner start offering up omelets, scrambles, frittatas, stratas or quiches, it means either they’re succeeding beyond capacity or they�   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Nina’s Lager (Old Town Brewing)


Drank
Nina is the name of the supposed ghost haunting the back corner of Old Town Pizza. Legend has it, she was a prostitute tossed down an elevator shaft for snitching on the Merchant Hotel’s pimps   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Elements PDX: Cloud-Chasing


Bar Reviews
Maybe you’ve been curious about those things people are sucking on around town. They look like a cross between a lightsaber and a dentist’s drill and emit thick clouds of watery mist that smel   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Barrel-Aged Night Cap (Coalition Brewing)


Drank
In dark porters and stouts, coffee typically reads as rich and bitter. But some of the most refreshing flavors in coffee are those bright, fruity notes you get from lighter roasts or cold-presse   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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