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Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Valentine's has all the trappings of a Portland coffee shop, without actually being a coffee shop; it's more like a panini boutique with great music (the restaurant does double duty as a late-night music venue). An abundance of sandwiches grace the menu, all available toasty warm with the telltale m   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Laura Shinn

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
The sunny, clean aesthetic of this eastside eatery, with its apple-green walls and well-scrubbed hipster staff, is the perfect ambience for its food: a selection of impossibly fresh frittatas, sandwiches and salads peppered with seasonal veggies, homemade sides and Stumptown-only coffee. It's organi   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Laura Shinn

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Open up the menu at Le Happy, and you'll understand this late-night cr�pe joint's name: The options to feed an alcohol-fueled (or PMS-ravaged) tummy are endless. Need salt? Order up the Le Trash Blanc ($4.50), a buckwheat cr�pe wrapped around the blessed savory goodness of bacon and cheddar. Cra   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Laura Shinn

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
It's hard to pinpoint why Skyline Restaurant's burgers are so freaking good. Is it the slightly toasted, gingerly buttered bun? Or is it the juicy burger cooked on a griddle from the '30s that requires (at last count) at least six napkins? Perhaps it's the restaurant's location, glistening at the co   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Laura Shinn

Not So Desperate Housewives

WW put a pair of local authors' Great American Stay-At-Home Wives Conspiracy to the test. We had a bunch of high society wives read it.


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It's hard to feel sorry for a 40-something Internet millionaire who drives a sweet Porsche. But that's what locals B. Scott Taylor and Dan Merchant, authors of the roman à clef The Great Americ ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders and francophiles jonesing for a dose of Gallic soul food need look no further than Le Bouchon, a cozy French joint teetering on the edge of the Pearl. The menu doesn't concern itself with overly creative, fancy dishes; instead, it features the simple countryside bistro classics like duck   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Laura Shinn

Small Change

Kim Cameron doesn't want your money, she wants your size 2 jeans.


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Thirty-three-year-old Kim Cameron hates money. Sure, it may have to do with her measly salary as a local social worker, but we think it goes a little deeper than her bank account. "I think money is ri ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Laura Shinn

Blythe Spirit


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In 1972, a doll named Blythe wandered into American toy stores. Made by Cincinnati toy company Kenner, she was cute in a disturbing goth sense—her head was disproportionately large compared to h ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Laura Shinn

Baron Von Goolo's Museum Of Horrors


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There's something twisted going on in Dave Helfrey's brain. The man spends the majority of his time thinking about the psychology of fear—and he's not in a Ph.D. program. His major influences? R ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
This gem nestled in the southwestern Hillsdale neighborhood has been quietly knocking Northwestern cuisine out of the park for years. Chef Kevin Peck's specialty is a cheeky twist on fresh local ingredients—a dish like Oregonzola ravioli with crispy Walla Walla onions could be an overpowering    More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Laura Shinn
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