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Tuscan Son

Burrasca brings the bright flavors of Florence to Clinton Street.


Food Reviews & Stories
The first person you will likely meet at Burrasca is chef Paolo Calamai. Looking like a friendly version of the assassin in The Professional, Calamai strolls through his intimate, airy Tuscan-style tr   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: The Peddler and Pen


Bar Reviews
ALEXANDER POPE HOUSE: Some would question the wisdom of theming a bar after people ruined by drink. In a quaint side-street house in Nob Hill, new bar The Peddler and Pen (2327 NW   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cartopia’s New Chicken and Guns


Food Cart Reviews
Stop all the rotisseries, and turn off the spits. Portland has gone wild for Latin-style rotisserie chicken lately thanks to Pollo Norte and Polli-Tico, but the latest entrant in this arms race is Car   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Face Off: The Supermarket Sushi of Hawthorne


Food Reviews & Stories
Supermarket sushi isn’t just for the cold case anymore. Head to Hawthorne and there, within two blocks of each other, sit two sushi restaurants inside grocery stores. The Hawthorne Fred Meyer has a    More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Lightning Will


Bar Reviews
IF THE BLITZ DON’T KILL YOU: The name of Lightning Will (305 NW 21st Ave., 327-8203, lightningwill.com) is the most layered joke in Portland bars. In a location once home to the 21st Avenue outpost    More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Hot Box BBQ


Food Cart Reviews
You can feel sorry for doctors or not, but until a month ago the South Waterfront had almost no affordable lunch fare. The new Gantry—a roadside walkway lined with food carts—has since bogarted As   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Trolley Drunk

Take the Portland Streetcar drinking tour.


Headout
The Portland Trolley (which, let’s be clear, is just a bus) is offering $98, five-hour wine tours to three urban wineries. The owner says discounts are always available, but who needs tickets to a d   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Jet Pilot, Mai Tai and Zombie Punch (B.G. Reynolds)


Drank
Since his bar, Hale Pele, opened in 2012, B.G. Reynolds has been Portland’s point man for serious tiki cocktails. His Northeast Broadway bar’s geekily researched concoctions are far removed from t   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

William T. Vollmann, The Dying Grass

The Oregon Dream.


Books
William T. Vollmann is by far our most important chronicler of American darkness, and he is never far from his subject. To write a novel about transients, he lived homeless in Sacramento. He has hoppe   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ha Ha


Food Reviews & Stories
Ha & VL is like a Vietnamese version of the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld, except when they say, “No soup for you,” they apologize. The tiny shop serves two different soups each day except Tuesday (ne   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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