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Restaurant Guide 2013: Bun Bo Hue


Restaurant Guide
7002 SE 82nd Ave., 771-1141. [BLOOOOD] Bun Bo Hue isn’t much for atmosphere. Hidden at the base of Mount Scott deep in Southeast Portland, the small restaurant is covered in graffiti, sports ba   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Restaurant Guide 2013: Pure Spice


Restaurant Guide
2446 SE 87th Ave., 772-1808, purespicerestaurant.com. [YOU’RE SURE] From the street, Pure Spice looks like a Chinatown meat shop duct-taped into an outer Southeast Portland strip mall. That imp   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

The Portland of Milk and Honey

As Feast presents the Rose City as foodie paradise, we taste-test the appropriate foodstuffs.


Food Reviews & Stories
Milk It can be surprisingly hard to find local milk. Supermarket shelves are lined with dairy from megafarms in Wisconsin and Ohio, but what if you want something from a local megafarm? We wante   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

The Power of Grayskull

Tom Cook drew your favorite Saturday-morning cartoons.


Culture Features
You’ve seen Tom Cook’s work. You don’t know the name, but if you’ve seen He-Man, The Smurfs, later Scooby-Doo or Flintstones, or a host of other Reagan-era cartoons, you’ve seen a panel or   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Robert Boswell, Tumbledown

Robert Boswell: 103.


Books
Tumbledown (Graywolf, 429 pages, $26) is a book about shallow love, lust and sex in a mental institution. The plot is a complicated web of love triangles, and by the end you’ll know exactly—   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Chimpanzee Painter Shames Oregon in Art Competition

Renowned primatologist (and amateur art critic) Jane Goodall shuns Oregon on bonus prize.

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It’s a sad day for Oregon’s art world. A prolific Oregon artist has taken last place in a nationwide competition among her peers. Patti, a 31-year old painter from Bend, is reportedly devastated by the loss. Out of 27,000 votes cast, Patti’s untitled but colorful abstraction, painted with her tongue and feet, lost out on a $10,000 prize from the Humane Society.

We should prob...   More
 
Friday, August 30, 2013 by RICHARD GRUNERT

Bieber's Ex Carjacks a Mustang: Getaway Reviewed

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Perhaps by screening after deadline, Getaway tried to escape (c'mon, it's been a long day) from critics. Not so lucky.
Critic's Grade: D
Welcome to Bulgaria, where Nascar drivers gone bad hire out their services to criminals, anonymous super-criminals rob investment banks, nobody speaks Bulgarian, Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend carjacks Mustangs and a police car dram...   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by RICHARD GRUNERT

Automatic for the People

Portland has vending machines with Neil Young singles, guitar strings, pregnancy tests and lap-dance coupons.


Culture Features
Smitty’s Vending is where vending machines go when they die. At this metal graveyard on busy Southeast Main Street, Pepsi logos fade gently on a bed of broken glass behind barbed wire and a lock   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Punch Bowl Social: Mall Bar


Bar Reviews
Strictly speaking, Punch Bowl Social (340 SW Morrison St., 334-0360, punchbowlsocial.com) isn’t located on the third floor of Pioneer Place Mall. Punch Bowl Social is the third floor. The new mega   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Up to the Jobs?

The King of Apple gets Punk’d.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For cult-of-Apple devotees—Applets, let’s call them—Friday, Aug. 16, may be a dark day. That’s when Jobs, a new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder and tech messiah Steve Jo   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT
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