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Cheap Eats 2006

Food Reviews & Stories
The menu's as varied as the decor, with Indian and Thai dishes alongside American fare, presenting clever (and even healthy) takes on comfort food from all over the globe. The fish and chips ($9.95) are easily the best in Portland�the fries, perfectly floppy and only a tad greasy, are made the way   More
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Mike Mcgonigal

Dish Review

Food Reviews & Stories
This eclectic and inexpensive comfort-food joint, owned by first-time restaurateurs Robin and Mike Clark, is perhaps the first restaurant in the Overlook neighborhood worth a trek to visit from as far away as Southeast Portland. Really. The menu�s as varied as the d�cor, with Indian and Thai dis   More
Thursday, February 23, 2006 Mike Mcgonigal


The Overlook neighborhood's hunger is overlooked no longer.

Food Reviews & Stories
North Portland is not a culinary wasteland by any means. But when it comes to a really rad dining-out experience (outside of North Mississippi Avenue) the fifth quadrant could use some help. Enter Sag ...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Mike Mcgonigal


Recent Portland transplant Jason Merritt hasn't found a niche, but he's found his voice

Music Stories
Jason Merritt is a slender dude who rolls his own organic tobacco cigarettes, almost always wears a hat and a jacket, and is one of those introspective types who reads books a lot and works constructi ...   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Mike Mcgonigal


A look at the small Portland record labels that are rocking the music industry.

Music Stories
Eric Mast started his own record label because his car broke down. And because he lived in Portland, where he could live cheaply. That's the simplified version of the story behind the 1998 launch of M ...   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 Mike Mcgonigal


It's not just what this P-town supergroup ain't. It's what it is.

Music Stories
[MIX-AND-MATCH DANCE] Most critics define the music of Nudge by stating what the band doesn't do, how its music cagily defies any genre-straitjacketing-which is true, yet completely fails to nail down ...   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Mike Mcgonigal

Flipping the Songbird

Antony and the Johnsons' music is tender and transgendered. But it ain't camp.

Music Stories
You know that tune "Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac? It's by Christine McVie, but it's as light and wispy as those dresses Stevie Nicks used to float around the stage in. One of the loveliest songs from th ...   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Mike Mcgonigal
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