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Macaromania

Taste-testing Portland macarons.


Food Reviews & Stories
For a dessert built from a frail little shell of egg white, the macaron has proven surprisingly durable. Back in February 2010, the confection’s burgeoning popularity was documented by NPR’s   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Buy Local: Avant Garden

Cutting-edge local tools to make your spring ruts bear fruit.


Culture Features
In a city of backyard plots and community gardens, it shouldn’t surprise you that there’s also a bumper crop of local companies making tools for our own particular gardening needs—whether    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Deep End Of The Pool

Predicting Oscar’s obscurities.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Oscar betting pools are won and lost on the more esoteric categories. How do you really judge a film’s editing? What’s the difference between sound mixing and sound editing? What the hell goes   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Pulehu Pizza


Food Cart Reviews
Pulehu Pizza started out as a joke among friends: quitting their day jobs, moving to the beach and grilling pizzas for a living. And then Pierre Prevost and Annabelle Eastling, owners and pizzai   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Buy Local: Love Local

Valentine’s Day gear From Oregon companies.


Culture Features
1. Pure Sweet Almond massage oil Escential Lotions & Oils, escentialonline.com. 16 ounces, $13.50.  The moisturizer is pressed from California almonds and produced at Southeast Hawthorne    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, LYLA ROWEN

Beer Guide 2014: Growl Local

Oregon makes great beer… and containers.


Beer Guide
Hydro Flask, $50 hydroflask.com This 64-ounce wide-mouth steel bottle from Bend’s HydroFlask is a vacuum-insulated jug that can keep your beer carbonated, fresh and cold for a full 24 hours. D   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Beer Guide 2014: Beer Tours

Get an insider’s view of the local beer scene.


Beer Guide
PUBS OF PORTLAND pubsofportlandtours.com. $29.95 per person, beer included. Marc Martin is a brewery consultant, adviser and magazine writer-—so he knows his stuff. His Pubs of Portland tour vis   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Return of the Rabbit

Antennas are back, baby. Here’s what you need to see the Super Bowl in HDTV for free.


Culture Features
This Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will play in Super Bowl XLVIII. We’ve got an old-school master of pocket passing, Peyton Manning, facing the league’s best defense and th   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Fertile Ground Diaries: Bon Ton Roulet at the Shakespeare Cafe

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With comical performances and a modern-day twist on the Shakespearean voice, Bon Ton Roulet at the Shakespeare Cafe is a high-energy, engaging show set in New Orleans during the liveliest time of year, Mardi Gras. The cast balances hilarity and wackiness throughout with their quick inventive rhymes, sparkly costumes and songs. The play, written and directed by Portlander Elizabeth Huffman f...   More
 
Monday, January 27, 2014 by SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Fertile Ground Diaries: Therapy Hunger

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Therapy Hunger, written by Post5 Theatre's Cassandra Boice and directed by her husband Ty, takes a stab at addressing the perceived need for psychiatric drugs in today’s society. Boice plays a troubled young woman who visits a number of therapists for her problems, including A.D.D., O.C.D., bulimia, sexual insecurities and anxiety. Her t...   More
 
Monday, January 27, 2014 by SAVANNAH WASSERMAN
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