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Vancouver's got a real soda mecca.


Food Reviews & Stories
Once upon a time in America, soda was special—a treat served in cute 8- to 12-ounce glass bottles or cans with old-fashioned labels and long-lost flavors—not something to gulp down with no ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Lizzy Caston


Food Reviews & Stories
Once upon a time in America, soda was special—a treat served in cute 8- to 12-ounce glass bottles or cans with old-fashioned labels and long-lost flavors—not something to gulp down with no more thought than you would pay water. It was rationed to kids like a controlled substance—sa   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Lizzy Caston

The Last Chinese Chef

Local author explores Chinese customs--and chow.


Books
The story is this: widowed American food writer Maggie McElroy travels to China to settle a legal issue concerning her late husband's estate. While there her editors ask her to write about a rising st ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Lizzy Caston

HABITAT: Way of the Ninja

Secret tactics for stealthy househunters


Special Section Stories
The housing market has cooled since last year. The bad news: In a city like Portland where people are still U-Hauling it into town daily, this just means a house may sit on the market for five days ra ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Lizzy Caston

HABITAT: Guns for Hire

How to find a kick-ass Realtor.


Special Section Stories
Buying your first home can feel like a combination of a rite of passage and a hazing ritual. Between sticker shock, tours of hundreds of underwhelming cracker boxes, negotiations that make carving out ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Lizzy Caston

HABITAT: Cracking the Code

What real-estate ads really mean.


Special Section Stories
Let's face it: Real estate is based on sales and marketing. This is not a bad thing, inherently. But sometimes real-estate agents get a little creative when it comes time to write the short, sunny des ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Lizzy Caston
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