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Brew Views: Miracle Mile

Bombing out.


Brew Views
After a chance meeting, Harry (Anthony Edwards) and Julie (Mare Winningham) fall in love, and the miracle in 1988’s Miracle Mile seems realized. But when Harry blows a date and learns of impending   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Lunch Pail Tales

Adult story time, with sandwiches.


Books
Don’t worry, there aren’t any beanbag chairs, and these books of stories don’t have any pretty pictures. Lunch Pail Tales: A Story Hour for Grown-ups is exactly what it sounds like: an adult   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Hidden Bay Cafe: And the Tide Was Way Out


Bar Reviews
In the summer months, I understand Hayden Island bars are occasionally hoppin’ with jet skiers and yachtsmen. This time of year, it’s Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Island Cafe is closed until A   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Headout: The Zero Train

Columbia River Crossing for dummies.


Headout
Vancouver is actively disinterested in joining Portland’s transportation grid. Twice in recent years, voters there have been asked to approve a tiny sales-tax increase to pay for a light-rail br   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Double Brewed

The best coffee beers available in Oregon.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland is known for coffee and beer. But not coffee beer. Despite having the nation’s best crop of small-batch coffee roasters and making some of the nation’s best suds, few Portland brewe   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Buzz Next Year

What and how Portland will be drinking in 2013.


Food Reviews & Stories
Coffee Roasters United The problem: Small specialty coffee roasters can’t afford to buy raw beans from growers on other continents by themselves. Sterling Coffee Roasters owner Adam McGovern beli   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Joe Biel, Beyond the Music

Like a long car ride with your Uncle Hank.


Books
Punk zinester Joe Biel’s Powell’s chat will be a riot. Expect stories about cops breaking up fights outside house shows, roadies on endless tours and squatting mobs reclaiming abandoned homes   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Ephemory (Such A Production)

Not your mother’s Holocaust drama.


Performance
Ephemory opens with a tableau: A mother sits at a table working on her embroidery wheel. The father, dressed in a black suit, sits and smokes. Legs and frumpy dress splayed on the floor, the lit   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Applebee’s: Jell-O There


Bar Reviews
A bartender at the Lloyd Center Applebee’s (1439 NE Halsey St, 284-8040, applebees.com) has apparently gone rogue. A mysterious bartender—everyone involved denies knowledge—is crafting seemi   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Not Quite Ridin' the Wave: Chasing Mavericks Reviewed

chasing mavericks

Chasing Mavericks screened after WW press deadlines, but we dispatched a critic to scope it out. Does this surfer flick hang ten? Not quite.
Critic's Grade: C-
Learning to surf is supposed to be difficult—I’ve tried. So when a snotty eight-year-old, Jay Moriarty (Cooper Timberline), catches and stands on his first try in one of the opening scenes of Chas...   More
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 by MITCH LILLIE
 

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