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Drink 2008

Food Reviews & Stories
Lupa feels Old World, like it's been airlifted from a Lisbon back alley—but not in a chintzy, faux-historic way. Beneath the tall, sky-lit ceiling of exposed timber rafters is a long wooden bar and a few candlelit tables scattered throughout the back. The food menu is short but adequate enough   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Mike Thelin

The Beauty and Beast

Naomi Pomeroy gets to the meat of the matter.

Food Reviews & Stories
To name a restaurant Beast is to bring attention to dinner’s vulgar cycle: the sex, birth and death that must occur for a perfect slab of braised pig or cow to land on one’s plate. But at ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Mike Thelin

Pastrami Kingdom

Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen cures downtown Portland—with meat.

Food Reviews & Stories
Nearly 50 years ago, a declining chunk of downtown Portland known for its Jewish delis was dealt its death blow by urban renewal. Clearing room for Portland State University’s drab concrete buil ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Mike Thelin

As You Like It

Cava brings comfortable European flavor to Foster-Powell.

Food Reviews & Stories
There’s a reason you may have never heard of Cava. Its co-owner, Randy Montgomery, wanted it that way—at least in the beginning. While no one disagrees that Southeast Portland’s Fost ...   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Mike Thelin

PDX, The Appetizer

Think 2007 tasted good? Wait until you get a nibble of 2008.

z-Eat Me
More restaurants opened their doors in Portland in 2007 than any other year in recent memory. During some stretches, it seemed a new eatery would debut every weekend. And you know what? That was great ...   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Mike Thelin

Sohrab Vossoughi

The globally known design consultant schools PDX.

Q & A
“It was exciting to be able to give something back to society that meant something,” exclaimed Sohrab Vossoughi. Judging by his enthusiasm, you’d think the amiable 50-year-old was ta ...   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Mike Thelin

Blithe Spirits

Toasting PDX’s drink leaders.

z-Eat Me
Of the 100 or so micro distilleries in the entire USA, Portland’s industrial-eastside neighborhood is home to four of them, with three more on the way by 2009. Maybe that’s why bartenders ...   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Mike Thelin

Pearl Pickings

Imports claim Northwest territory.

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If the newish Pearl District eatery Leonardo’s (939 NW Lovejoy St., 546-2223) , which took over the spot where Graze once resided, were a car, it’d be a Ford Aerostar minivan. If it were ...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Mike Thelin

Anyone Have An Extra Tool Ticket? [NSFW]

Someone wants to know....   More
Friday, November 30, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Mile Marker

A handful of local movers and shakers team up to turn an 82nd Avenue address into an artists’ paradise.

Featured Stories
Germany’s arts and craft set had Bauhaus; Portland will have 82nd Avenue. Seriously. Right off 82nd Avenue and Northeast Oregon Street, next door to Hawker’s Locker (the type of shop where ...   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Mike Thelin
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