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Drink Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: “I’m a single-malt scotch man myself. But the favorite here is the Donkey Punch. I didn’t come up with that name; the owner did.” PDX tiki bars are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Way back when, there was Trader Vic’s—but that old B   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Laura Shinn

Cheap Eats 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
The Bijou is one of those Portland institutions that's been around about million years with the same menu staff and blue-checkered tablecloths. These days though instead of the PDX avant-garde the joint is filled with young urban hipsters. Thankfully these patrons are nice folks just looking for a b   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Laura Shinn

Cheap Eats 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
For you downtown dawgs on lunch break jonesing for Thai Sawasdee is the place for you. Yes it's just a shack on a downtown block among bento coffee and sausage but that doesn't stop it from serving up a wide variety (and large portions) of Thai offerings for only $5 curry pad Thai stir fry and fried   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Laura Shinn

Sustainable mud

Green pioneers are unearthing an old flooring idea: dirt.


News Stories
Remember in the Little House on the Prairie books, when Pa made a dugout house out of the side of a hill? It had a thatched roof and a dirt floor that Laura would sweep with a broom made out of gather ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Laura Shinn

Sustainable funeral

How do you say goodbye in a socially conscious fashion?


News Stories
Some of us want a stylish sendoff to the afterlife. Let's take Anna Nicole Smith, for example: She was laid to rest in a made-to-order pink couture gown inside a mahogany casket draped with a pink-seq ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Laura Shinn

ROLL CALL

Come game time, the Rose City Rollers fashion weapons of mass distraction.


Featured Stories
Admit it, girls: Every now and again, you've used your lady parts to your advantage. You go out on the town with the twins popping out of the latest low-cut number from Forever 21. Nice ass? Pour it i ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Laura Shinn

New Blood

Our homegrown fashion industry is starting to grow up—here are three labels that prove it.


Featured Stories
That special thing is happening in Portland fashion—some call it maturity, we call it puberty—where an industry grows enough that the founders can step aside and let the new kids on the bl ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Laura Shinn

Regift Of The Magi

Turning your holiday rejects into good karma, one present at a time.


Featured Stories
You know you didn't love everything that was sitting under the Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush this year. In fact, we're willing to bet that a few presents unleashed a deep rage within the bowels of y ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Laura Shinn

Holiday Windows, Undressed


News
Yes, the holidays are irritating. But out of all that commercialism, there is one thing that's somewhat entertaining: holiday visual merchandising. You know, the holiday windows. It's a way to zone out and forget about how you just embarrassingly maxed your Visa in the Nike store and got into an altercation ov...   More
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 by Laura Shinn

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Make no mistake: You can get Thai food at Pok Pok, but it doesn't serve pad Thai. This is Northern Thai street food, and the most ubiquitous street comestible found in Bangkok is Pok Pok's signature dish: kai yaang, crispy chicken roasted with tasty Thai spices like lemongrass served up with sweet-'   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Laura Shinn
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