Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re not from the Midwest, you might
wonder why anyone would keep a sandwich shop open until 3 am. But
drunken college kids without much to do require massive sandwiches to
soak up the bo
One man’s quest for the best exotic meat in Portland.
Food Reviews & Stories
It all started on a Friday night at Mall 205. I found
myself at Falco’s Pub, a tiny bar with a giant vinyl sign advertising
$1.50 PBR and a $5 steak special. Steak? At a dive across from a mall?
10 people who are living in the city without homes.
It’s been an eventful month for Portland’s homeless.
On July 15, an
employee of the Portland Outdoor Store downtown was attacked by a young
male who was described by police as a “street ki
It’s Friday afternoon in front of Voodoo Doughnut, and a
long line of tourists bears sweltering 90-degree heat for 45 minutes to
spend $20 on a pink box of gluttonous confections topped with Fro
It was a sunny afternoon in Buckman, and I was trying take a nap before work. I climbed into my van through the back door, assembled my bed, popped open the back windows, and settled in for a siesta.
“Hey Kathy!” said a voice nearby. “The ivy on your trellis looks great!”
Just a neighbor saying hi, I thought. No need for alarm. I generally slept with the windows shut, but I got clam...
[Ed. Note: Well, this is embarrassing. Pete "Vanifest Destiny" Cottell managed to get his van all the way to Seattle to relive his grunge-addled childhood at Sub Pop's 25th anniversary bash, and filed this report a day or two later, but we're only now getting around to posting it. Our bad, not Pete's. We promise we'...More
I can’t remember why I skipped my 10-year high-school
reunion. I have no qualms about catching up with people I never liked in
the first place. My problem was seeing the people I did like awkwar
I expect the gas station to be empty. It’s 11 pm on a
Sunday night, and I’m out on the border of Gresham to check on my
broken-down van and maybe slip inside for shuteye. Instead, I see
(Going back to) Wellsville with Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and assorted other indie rockers who hung with the Wrigley Brothers.
Remember the ’90s? Remember when indie
rockers had enough clout to make it as bit actors in popular children’s
television shows? Or when hell-raising garage-rock icons played park
Crooked Fingers leader, Ex-Archers of Loaf singer talks about his summer of vandwelling.
Pete Cottell quit his job in Ohio and moved to Portland to live in a van. Read why here and follow his adventures all summer here.Living in a van is isolating. No matter how comfortable you make the ...