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Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The Stone may have added late-night hours (plus they've gone all upscale with an espresso and full bar), but rest assured, this Northwest Portland neighborhood classic has kept its corner-diner 'tude. It still has the same cheery red-and-yellow decor, the same cramped seating space, the same cheap,    More
 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 Ellen Fagg

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Mio Sushi is the kind of place where the staff greets regulars with "The usual?" when they walk in the door. But even first timers can appreciate Mio's reliable classics, from hearty miso soup ($1) to the plump Oregon rolls, stuffed with crab and asparagus and draped with salmon ($7.75). On a recent   More
 
Thursday, February 23, 2006 Ellen Fagg

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
This tucked-away spot on the ground floor of a new Northwest Vaughn Street condo building could have lured hungry homebodies with coffee-shop grub, but its kitchen delivers more ambitious fare. Lunch and dinner standouts include a lively lime-and-avocado shrimp-cocktail appetizer ($6), a (what else    More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Ellen Fagg

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The city's power breakfasters and lunchers are still flocking to this downtown institution, dishing gossip over such Bijou classics as thick brioche French toast ($8.50), quesadillas filled with pumpkin seeds, spicy roasted peppers and Tillamook cheese ($7.50), and the hearty buckwheat soba noodle-a   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Ellen Fagg

Q&A: Peter Rock

A new book by the Portland writer focuses on the electrical charges of adolescence.


Books
The plot of Peter Rock's mesmerizing, quirky new novel, The Bewildered, is anchored by a trio of 15-year-old skateboarders whose friendship is ripped apart after they fall into a dangerous electric un ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Ellen Fagg

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
A local chain that's spreading like melted cheese, the Schmizza's been throwing down pies all over the Portland area since 1993. And the draw here is still the throwing-the hand-thrown, bubble-prone crust, that is, a sturdy base for traditional toppers like cheese ($2.75 a slice, $15.99 for a large    More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Ellen Fagg

my kind of place


Books
my kind of placeby Susan Orlean(Random House, 277 pages, $24.95)In the movie Adaptation, which was loosely based on the nonfiction bestseller The Orchid Thief, the character of the book's author, New ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 Ellen Fagg

Boiling Over

The hard work of serving locally correct coffee.


News Stories
In Portland, the opening or closing of a coffee shop typically garners little attention. But then, Groundswell Cafe was never your typical java joint. Next week the 4-year-old cafe at 1800 NE Alberta ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Ellen Fagg

Queer Quarrels

How straight couples can learn to pick better fights.


Special Section Stories
Ever since Adam first hooked up with that apple-munchin' hoochie Eve, men and women have been arguing about everything--from who will weed the garden to who gets top billing in the bedroom. Since the ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 Ellen Fagg

Comedy of Accents

A tarted-up Shakespearean gamble is one of the serious offerings of Ashland's early season.


Theater
Setting a classic Shakespeare play in contemporary times is always a gamble, which makes the very idea of a 1950s casino backdrop for Comedy of Errors such a high-stakes bet. And director Bill Rauch b ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004 Ellen Fagg
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