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Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist

The birds and the beers.


Books
Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist (Algonquin, 400 pages, $19.95) is a quirky exploration of the plants behind every drink menu. Part field guide for invested gardeners or bartenders, part 1,000   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Drank: Little Saison (Pfriem Family Brewers)


Drank
Pfriem Family Brewers, which opened in Hood River last year, has a lofty goal: capture sunlight in a bottle. Pfriem’s Little Saison, light but not little, almost gets there. Saisons began as t   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

St. Nicholas (Corrib Theatre)

That’s some bloody good craic.


Theater
Deep into Conor McPherson’s St. Nicholas, our devilish, graying narrator is engulfed by the irresistible spell of otherworldly figures, swept into their London mansion of dark wood paneling an   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Fire and Forget

Born on the 11th of September.


Books
Fire-and-forget missiles are launched and then left to their own devices, whizzing toward inevitable destruction. The veteran authors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories From the Long War (Da Capo   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Sauvage: Oenogeek Chic


Bar Reviews
Although the bar is dubbed “savage” in French, nothing at Sauvage (537 SE Ash St., No. 102, 971-258-5829, sauvagepdx.com) falls below perfectly refined—except maybe the taxidermied goose imp   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Coffee, Pi and Phi

Caffe Destino serves up mathematical art and mochas


In honor of Pi Day, here’s a mathematical query related to phi: What shape’s surface area, when divided by the area of a square of its same dimensions, equals the golden ratio? 
The DOR (direct opposite reverse), of course! 
Caffe De...   More
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 by ENID SPITZ

Headout: Getting Juggy With It

Grab an old bottle and start blowing.


Headout
Orange juice cartons, cherry-cola bottles and a wine jug litter the tables in Arlo Leach’s attic music room. He’s neither a lush nor a hoarder: He’s a jugger. According to Leach, there a   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Top Five Films To See At POW Fest


Movie Reviews & Stories
Beat Down A runaway teen squeezes into scintillating pink spandex as she follows her wrestling dream. Deanne Foley’s film congenially captures showy wrestling, pubescent awkwardness and familia   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ENID SPITZ

At Portland’s Catholic University, Students Challenge President on Gay Rights

caseyanderson

When the University of Portland president gives his annual fireside chat he's looking for conversation, not controversy. But when president Fr. William Beauchamp spoke on Monday, Feb. 18, he—perhaps accidentally—ignited a gay rights fight on the Catholic campus.
I'm a senior at UP, and this is the most charged I've ever seen campus.
The battle centers on UP’s nondiscrimination policy, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by ENID SPITZ

Pot Meet Kettle

Cannabis is better for smoking than eating.


Food Reviews & Stories
Toasted, rolled, burnt and baked—can one exist solely off cannabis? Hemp advocates trumpet the many great qualities of this “wonder crop,” which has been cultivated since the dawn of civil   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ
 

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