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Passing Through: A Chat With the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

The Flaming Lips hadn't played Portland in four years—and according to frontman Wayne Coyne, the Roseland was the smallest venue the band had played in a while. “We know there were a lot of people who couldn't make it, and we're sorry about that,” said Coyne.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Server Confidential

Waiting on you ain’t easy.

z-Eat Me
During the summer of 1996, I waited tables at one of the country’s 614 Olive Garden restaurants to pay for beer and college. At the OG, everything comes with a free refill and a smile. And the a ...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Mike Thelin

Chef Shaw's New Digs and A Basque Eatery to Call Our Own...

As scooped earlier today by the Dude of Food at Portland Food and Drink, Marco Shaw of    More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Back To School

You think you know your PDX food? You have no idea.

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I thought I was an expert on all things Portland until I met a fast-talking New Yorker one Friday in Pioneer Courthouse Square. In four hours, David Schargel told me things I never knew, like how to ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Mike Thelin

Robert’s Table

Getting basic with Mr. Reynolds.

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For Robert Reynolds, the basis of a good culinary education starts and ends where people eat together. So it’s no surprise that the focal point of the PDX-based food educator and former restaura ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Mike Thelin

A Vegan We Can Trust

Nutshell treats a carrot like a carrot.

Food Reviews & Stories
Nutshell (3808 N Williams Ave., 292-2627 ) is a vegan restaurant, and why it’s actually worth visiting is best explained by Chekhov: “A carrot is a carrot, and nothing more.” Chekho ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Mike Thelin

Old Town Education

The University of Oregon’s move to West Burnside is bigger news than you think.

Special Section Stories
While shiny high-rise developments in the Pearl and South Waterfront have hogged headlines, the most important urban renewal project in recent Portland history has attracted little attention: The ren ...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Mike Thelin

Beyond IKEA

Broder is better.

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IKEA’s July grand opening brought more than right-angled furniture to Portland living rooms. It also delivered its famously salty, straight-from-the-package Swedish meatballs to its busy in-stor ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Mike Thelin

Food Reviews & Stories
Dove Vivi fills a niche, bringing deep-dish cornmeal-crust pizza to Portland. Gavin Blackstock, 26, and Delane Hamik, 25, worked for a year at the famous L.A.-area pizzeria Zelo before debuting Dove Vivi—whose menu is identical to Zelo's—in June in the just-off-Northeast 28th Avenue spac   More
Thursday, August 9, 2007 Mike Thelin

Crust Matters

New pie-in-the sky favorites.

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This column was inspired by a recent email to WW: "Hello, my name is Tony. As a pizza freak, I always defended Apizza Scholls as the best in Portland. Last night I ate at a new restaurant called Wildf ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Mike Thelin
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