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Round Up: Wine Sans Gas


Food Reviews & Stories
Cork Owner Darryl Joannides refuses to sell anything he hasn't tasted personally. His shop features selections from small-producing wineries and lesser-known regions of Spain and Italy. 2901 NE Alber ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Mike Thelin

Drink 2007: Put A Cork In It

Where to find the red and white.


Special Section Stories
With the pinot noir-drenched Willamette Valley just a half-album away by car, few cities on Planet Earth can claim better proximity to a great wine region than Portland. Still, Oregon pinots don't com ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Mike Thelin

Outside The Bento Box

Biwa is the real noodle deal—most of the time.


Food Reviews & Stories
Before opening in March, fans of fresh ramen had to trek north six hours to Vancouver, B.C., for a proper fix (both great Seattle ramen houses have closed). Next door to Simpatica, Biwa is more conven ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Mike Thelin

Ace's high

What does “the country’s most original new hotel” say about its host city?


Featured Stories
The intentions for the Ace Hotel were clear. “We wanted a place where you wake up and say, 'I’m in Portland fucking Oregon,’” says Ace “sales liaison” Natasha F ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Mike Thelin

Randy Rapaport

High-profile developer on celeb architects, music and stealing back the Schnitz.


Q & A
With his ultra-modern condo buildings on very visible sites in Portland, Randy Rapaport has become one of the city’s highest-profile developers.Rapaport has undertaken only two projects (both de ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Mike Thelin

Seattle Architect David Miller to Lecture in Portland


Renowned Seattle Architect David Miller is coming to Portland to talk about his firm's celebrated work. That firm, Miller/Hull, is generally considered to be one of the best design shops in the region, and Miller will deliver the lecture “Obje...   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Third Annual Indie Wine Festival

The backyard barbecue of wine galas is back.


Food Reviews & Stories
Starting as a winemaker means tough love—regardless of whom you call daddy. Take Jason Lett, son of Oregon wine-industry deity David Lett: In 2002 he made a wee batch of 66 cases of his Black Ca ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Mike Thelin

Burger wars

Spendy burgers screw your wallet, make love to your mouth.


Featured Stories
BY MIKE THELIN mthelin@wweek.com Would you shell out $28 for a burger? Chef Tom Hurley thinks so. So does Scott Shampine. Recent offerings at each of their Portland restaurants (the eponymous Hurley' ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Mike Thelin

How green is Portland?


News Stories
OK, so Portland is the most sustainable city in the country. While that's a reason to celebrate, it's a safe bet a majority of Portland residents take credit without really thinking about what it mean ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Mike Thelin

Sustainable art

Cannibals: Objects for the art-hungry.


News Stories
Cannibals is not a restaurant—human flesh is a hard sell in Northwest Portland. It's a new art gallery (518 NW 21st Ave., 224-2663) that showcases handmade objects by artists who use recycled ma ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Mike Thelin
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