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Portland Fashion Week, Night #5: That’s how we do!


by Laura Shinn.
Photography by Ninasphotography.com

On Tuesday, we had fashion fashion. You know, the well-thought out Spring collections full of inspiration and intent. That's not to say that other designers' runways weren't, but as a whole evening, each designer showed rounded vision, innovative designs, and spring-esque pale...   More
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007 by Laura Shinn

Portland Fashion Week, Night #4: Updated with more photos!


Portland Fashion Week, Night #4: Dayum!
Photos by ninasphotography.com

The Portland Fashion Week tent was packed to the gills on Monday night—the kind of packed where the walls sweat and scents are a little stronger than you'd like. Gals and guys showed up in their Sunday best for what many felt was the hig...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by Laura Shinn

Portland Fashion Week, Night #4: Dayum!


The Portland Fashion Week tent was packed to the gills on Monday night—the kind of packed where the walls sweat and scents are a little stronger than you'd like. Gals and guys showed up in their Sunday best for what many felt was the highlight of ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Don’t misunderstand Apizza Scholls. Yes, this always-packed pizza “parlor” has attitude that’s a skosh on the hoity-toity, “Soup Nazi” side, what with its hard and fast “no takeout” and “no dough, no dice” policies. One can expect this kind   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
First things first: Before we get into the details, let’s clear up confusion about the restaurant’s name. Mint/820 is actually two entities: Mint is the restaurant, whilst 820 is its younger sister lounge, added two years after the former opened in 2001. But 820, with its 40-plus signatu   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
On a lonely corner of Southeast Division Street, far, far away from our city center, there lives a restaurant called Wong’s King Seafood. OK, so it’s only as far as Southeast 87th Avenue, but damn if it isn’t a hike for those more accustomed to filling up in the city. Thankfully, t   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Savoy Tavern & Bistro is a study in contrasts: The decor screams mid-century pretense while the more modest menu is down-to-earth; the front boasts a bright, well-lit open kitchen, while the lounge is dark, with an ominous wood bar. Somehow Savoy’s contradictions produce a weird harmony, e   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Laura Shinn

W.W.J.D.?

Portland Fashion Week


Headout
Hide your Columbia Sportswear, ladies and gentlemen, because the fashionistas are coming! Our very own fifth annual Portland Fashion Week kicks off this Friday, Oct. 19, at Swan Island’s Cascad ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Laura Shinn

SPA NA NA

How far are YOU willing to go to relax?


Featured Stories
Damn, the spa industry is huge. As in, $13 billion annually in North America alone. The problem is, a person can only get so many hot-stone massages and third-eye oil drips before feeling the urge to ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Laura Shinn

Drink Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: “My hangover cure? You mean mine? Probably a beer. Just one, though—otherwise you’ll be bingeing and that’s bad.”The Spare Room is the perfect post-breakup hangout. It’s dark (typical wood paneling dotted by random posters), fairly isolat   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Laura Shinn
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