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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

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
 

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