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The Blue Room

Sex and death.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Like the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks, the blue room is everywhere in The Blue Room. At least, it's everywhere that French director Mathieu Amalric (who starred in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sup Broder

Chef Derek Hanson’s excellent new dinner menu at Broder Nord shows the lighter side of Scandinavia.


Food Reviews & Stories
Sweden isn’t all heavy food and revenge killing, whatever you’ve seen in the movies. Dinner service quietly died in August at Scandinavian bruncherie Broder Nord, but it was revived in Septe   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: John Summers

The Baffler editor says Portlanders should pack their bags.


Books
Back in the ’90s, Thomas Frank’s Baffler magazine was a cleansing hatebath lampooning both capitalist doublespeak and squishy liberalism, the rare publication to be both smart and funny amid    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drink Mobile

How beer helped save the food-cart phenomenon.


Food Reviews & Stories
Tidbit Food Farm and Garden doesn’t look much like the apocalypse. It’s a sunny afternoon, and Portland’s newest food-cart pod—with 20 eateries, a mobile apothecary and a school bus sell   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bamboo Sushi: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
836 NW 23rd Ave., 310 SE 28th Ave., 971-229-1925, 232-5255, bamboosushi.com [DOLPHIN SAFEST] Bamboo Northwest is probably the only sushi house that always smells like ice c   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cocotte: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2930 NE Killingsworth St., 227-2669, cocottepdx.com [CULINARY BALZAC] The best seats at Cocotte are at the bar. The French-doored, French-inspired bistro is a little fussy    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Coppia: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
417 NW 10th Ave., 295-9536, coppiaportland.com [LOVE BITES] At Coppia, the Dutch-modernist lamp on the wall doesn't merely radiate light, it has radial light tubes to show   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Davenport: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2215 E Burnside St., 236-8747, davenportpdx.com [COMFY CONTINENTAL] Inside the open kitchen at Davenport, longtime Portland chef Kevin Gibson presides over the restaurant w   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

El Inka: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
48 NE Division St., Gresham, 491-0323, elinkarestaurant.com [ROTO WORLD] Tiny, family-run Peruvian chicken shack Pollos a la Brasa el Inka is decorated like a 5-year-old's   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fireside: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
801 NW 23rd Ave., 477-9505, pdxfireside.com [ON FIRE] Fireside doesn't poach eggs—but damn if it isn't aces at picking up a chef and a lead bartender. The year-old bar    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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