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The People’s Republic of Portland (Portland Center Stage)

Lauren Weedman exploits Rose City quirks.

Lauren Weedman has made a small industry out of gently mocking cities she barely knows, sponsored by residents of the cities themselves. Since the debut of The People’s Republic of Portland—   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 HALEY MARTIN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ned Ludd

Restaurant Guide
3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 288-6900, nedluddpdx.com. [CHOP SHOP] Luddites were post-industrial gadget haters. It’s no surprise, then, that what this neo-rustic asylum does best is wh   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Pho An

Restaurant Guide
6236 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-2990, phoansandy.com. [PHO REAL] Despite its mustard-yellow paint and cartoonish taco-shop roof, Pho An goes easily unnoticed among many rundown establishments on Northea   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Get a Room

Need to feed a large group? Here’s who to call and what to expect.

Restaurant Guide
Apizza Scholls 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-1286, apizzascholls.com. The best pizza in town comes from a stylishly casual restaurant complete with vintage arcade cabinets. The ever-popular Apizz   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Tiffin Asha

Food Cart Reviews
Dosas are rare in Portland proper. The crepelike Southern Indian staple is mostly known locally through places like Southeast Hawthorne’s Dwaraka and Hillsboro’s Chennai Masala, which serves n   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Fifth Avenue Night Lounge: Viva Las Old Town

Bar Reviews
The recently opened Fifth Avenue Night Lounge (125 NW 5th Ave., 477-8626, fifthavenuelounge.com) wants to bring a little of the Vegas Strip to Old Town. The self-proclaimed “best nightclub in Po   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Dance Review: Something to Declare (Heidi Duckler)

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Choreographer Heidi Duckler sets her work in unexpected locations: laundromats, city hall buildings, on three-story-tall scaffolding. For Something to Declare, she finds herself in Portland’s historic Custom House. While she stays true to her mission of turning an ordinary space into a canvas for her art, it feeels like a missed opportu...   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by HALEY MARTIN


Food Cart Reviews
Gabagool is a fun word to say. Turns out, it’s Jersey Italian slang for capicola, that gloriously salty cold cut of pork shoulder. It was a favorite of Tony Soprano’s, and if you swing by this   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Headout: Elbow Drop

A fearsome Honey Badger’s tips for boozy arm rasslin’

Arm wrestling is the new roller derby. Or such is the idea behind “Honey Badgers & Cobras,” a female arm-wrestling battle royale at the Warrior Room kettlebell studio in Milwaukie on Sat   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Dance Review: A-WOL's Art in the Dark

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A-WOL Dance’s Cirque Du Soleil-esque show Art in the Dark is like something you might see in a wild dream. Set among the trees of West Linn’s Mary S. Young park, dancers are suspended from branches by rope, aerial silks, trapeze and hoops. They vigorously propel their bodies up and down the fabric yet still move with beautiful ...   More
Monday, August 26, 2013 by HALEY MARTIN
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