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Just Opened: The Tempest

A review of Portland Shakespeare Project's production of Shakespeare's stormy play.

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The Tempest, generally believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, is both a bumbling island adventure and a philosophical meditation on humanity. This Portland Shakespeare Project production will disappoint purists or those craving weighty intellectualism, but it will satisfy just about everyone else, thanks to Michael Mendelson’s lighthe...   More
 
Monday, July 14, 2014 by ENID SPITZ

Yoga Issue 2014: Ancient Practice

An oral history of yoga in Portland.


Featured Stories
In Portland, yoga began with talks. As early as 1912, when this was a city of 200,000 people, enlightened Portlanders gathered in a grand old building across from today’s Paranoid Park. Clad in    More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 ENID SPITZ

Yoga Issue 2014: Know Your Yoga

A guide to navigating five different types of Portland yoga studios.


Featured Stories
Kick Your Asana How to spot it: You arrive in a lobby with all the charm of a Starbucks location and need a scan card to get into class. Two or three simple class types, like “slow” or “f   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 ENID SPITZ

Beer Guide 2014: Seattle Day Sip


Beer Guide
Reuben’s Brews 1406 NW 53rd Ave., 206-784-2859, reubensbrews.com. Reuben’s tasting room is an industrial block filled with families, tours and the Ballard neighborhood’s larger social groups   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ENID SPITZ

Fertile Ground Diaries: Revival

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As far as Christian revivalist conversion concerts go, Revival is surprisingly pleasant. Local folk band the Skidmore Bluffs don Amish-style outfits to become the Roving Wheels of Christ, led by the de-frocked Reverend Isaac Noble (Josh Gulotta). With their Mumford-esque ballads, the Roving Wheels would fit in at any Portland o...   More
 
Sunday, February 2, 2014 by ENID SPITZ

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley

More boxed than bottled.


Books
In conversation with Oregon oenophiles, California is a curse word. John Vincent and Vivian Perry capitalize on this fiery state pride with Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Urban Winery Tour

Our guide to getting mashed in your own neighborhood.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything you need to know about your local wineries, including hours, directions and drink picks.1. Boedecker Cellars  2621 NW 30th Ave., 224-5778, boedeckercellars.com.  It’s not ca   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, ENID SPITZ

Pickin’ Apples

A massive blind taste test of Portland-area apple ciders.


Drank
Like the national census or U2’s popularity, a cider boom recurs about once a decade. We’re nearing the crest of a wave right now, according to Wandering Aengus co-owner James Kohn. “The n   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Quarter Stories

Turning Portland pay phones into time portals.


Culture Features
Portlanders are slow to part with public relics. Rather than phase out the iron hitching rings that line our curbs from the days when people actually rode horses in Portland, the city repairs and    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Chez Dodo


Food Cart Reviews
You don’t have to know where Mauritius (moh-RISH-us) is to delight in cilantro chutney-embellished vegetarian samosas ($5) at Chez Dodo. Once you pinpoint the tiny island nation in the Indian Oc   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ENID SPITZ
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