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Las Primas

Peruvian sandwiches, punched up.


Food Reviews & Stories
In most every language, “sandwich” is a synonym for delicious. Case in point, Las Primas, a new Peruvian joint on North Williams Avenue next to the Box Social, which ditches ceviche for stre   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Make Me Over

Pho PDX gets a chic, boozy overhaul at Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen.


Food Reviews & Stories
At Luc Lac you don’t just eat the pho—you drink it. And it’s damn good. Adam Ho, co-owner and bar manager at the newish downtown restaurant, mixes bourbon, cranberry juice and a little pea   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Such Great Heights

2nd Story is worth the climb.


Food Reviews & Stories
Erin McBride does wonderful things with beets. And kale. And sometimes peaches. As so often happens in this town, (say it with me) it all depends on the season. The Ohio-born farm girl made desser   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Soul Food, Thai Style

Manao ditches the pad Thai and brings on the pork knuckle.


Food Reviews & Stories
Pok Pok has fish sauce wings; Manao has pig knuckles. That’s not to say that Chef Ekkachai “Chew” Sakkayasukkalawong’s quiet new Thai spot in Sellwood will grow to inspire the same legion    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

All in the Family

At Sugar Mamas, food is love.


Food Reviews & Stories
Sugar Mamas is not going to win any beauty contests. A parade of sadness twitches past the tiny downtown cafe’s windows on the way to the nearby drug treatment center. The walls are a sickly olive g   More
 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Bad Baby Belly: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Reviewed

breakdawn

Team Edward/Jacob, Bella and baby make three, but the latest Twilight installment's due date was past WW press deadlines. We got a look at the newborn last night. It wasn't pretty.  
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

WW Critic's Score: 29
After three tween-baiting movies packed with innumerable shirt-rippings and furrowed brows, th...   More
 
Friday, November 18, 2011 by KELLY CLARKE

Food Cart Review: YoYo & Lefty’s


Food Cart Reviews
“I’m YoYo,” shrugs the soft-spoken man at the window of the blue-and-white food cart. “He’s Lefty.” He jerks his head back toward the grill, where a second man carefully constructs gyros   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Martha Marcy May Marlene

A girl by any name is still just as screwed up.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As a member of a back-to-the-land cult in the Catskills, Marcy May’s boyfriend, Patrick, “cleanses” her and the rest of his flock with ritualized rape and shooting lessons. Sequestered away in   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

How to Pickle Almost Anything

Your Portland Fermentation Festival cheat sheet.


Food Reviews & Stories
Some people see cucumbers and think “salad,” but local author Liz Crain, restaurateur David Barber and dapper foodist George Winborn think, “I’ll stick those cukes in a crock, let ’em sit    More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Restaurant Guide 2011: The Breeders

Five restaurants for you and your ravenous offspring.


Restaurant Guide
Ocean City Seafood The clatter of carts whizzing by the tables and the cacophonous conversations of extended Chinese families at this dim sum haven mask the squeals, shrieks and coos of the still-on   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 KELLY CLARKE
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