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B Squared: Half-Baked


Bar Reviews
In Oregon, food goes south to make money. Sizzle Pie, Voodoo Doughnut and Mio Sushi have all cashed in on Portland cachet to serve Eugene’s college kids and street activists. Rarely do Eugene’   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Future Drinking: Fenrir in the 2nd Story Space, Cheese and Crack shop, Maria Pizza

Plus Yard House finally filed a liquor license at the mall.

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Our sorta weekly roundup of gossip about new openings and change-ups in the bar and restaurant biz, courtesy of OLCC license applications:Remember that supper club that started in November with chef Ian Wilson, sommelier Tyler Hauptman and server and cocktail dude ...   More
 
Friday, January 17, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Comfortable Davenport

Kevin Gibson’s new restaurant is a paragon of refined simplicity.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything about Davenport is quiet. But the new East Burnside Street restaurant from former Evoe chef Kevin Gibson and wine expert Kurt Heilemann, ensconced in the cozy former June space, started   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

BrewStop: Pedalpearlooza


Bar Reviews
Tucked behind a lighted garage housing bicycles built for 12, the BrewCycle touring company’s new Pearl District BrewStop (1425 NW Flanders St., 971-400-5950) is a cleanly cut zigzag of a bar in h   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Langdon Cook, The Mushroom Hunters

You can’t spell fungus without fun.


Books
There’s a bit of a vogue in mushroom pickers. From Burkhard Bilger’s picaresque 2007 piece in The New Yorker to a photo essay published this year on Slate.com that might as well have been fund   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Road Runner Barbecue


Food Cart Reviews
After dark, as the eateries begin to close and dim, the sprawling Carts on Foster lot begins to look less like a food pod and more like a spooky trailer park—the sort of backwater roadside spot    More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Voices 2014: Bring Urban Beaches To The Willamette

Will Levenson, founder of Human Access Project


News Stories
A beach in the middle of Portland? Will Levenson wants three of them. Until a couple of years ago, it would have been a ridiculous thought: Regular sewage overflows had Portlanders viewing the W   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Shaking Out The Bacon

The world’s most expensive publicly auctioned painting arrived in Portland on Dec. 20. But who owns it?


News Stories
The most famous Pacific Northwest mysteries have often involved serial killers. But our city’s current whodunit is about something we’re much less known for: a great deal of money. Three Stu   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Maine Street Lobster


Food Cart Reviews
The Maine Street Lobster cart is a mess of improbable. A streetside lobster seller might be normal at a wharf in the other Portland, where the beast actually exists, but here it’s a logistical nightmare: The   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Glitz Gets Real

David O. Russell’s brilliant American Hustle finds truth in the con.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Director David O. Russell’s vision of America has always been Winesburg, Ohio, hopped up on trucker speed: a place of frantic grotesques distorted by their own need. In his new film, American Hu   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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