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The Best Ribs in Portland: 22 Racks, Ranked

22 racks of pork ribs eaten for our ultimate Portland rib burn-off.


Summer Guide
You can’t eat ribs without dirty fingers and a munged-up face. They’re just about the only food that even a princess still has to gnaw off the bone like a Bengal tiger. It takes hours to cook    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Russia With Love

Kachka brings serious comfort fare with a wink and a shot.


Food Reviews & Stories
Russia is for writers, a place of tawdry sentimentalism and deep irony. This flavors even the food. So it is no surprise that the new, Russian-inspired Kachka has a high-art reverence for nostalgi   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hollywood’s Hot Rod Bar and Grill: Infield Party


Bar Reviews
Proud NASCAR bar Hollywood’s Hot Rod Bar and Grill (10810 NE Sandy Blvd., 946-8242, hollywoods-hotrodbarandgrill.com) belongs right where it is, on a strip of Sandy Boulevard that is essentially   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

World Cup 2014: Early Boots (updated)

Where to watch the World Cup live in Portland.


Sports
21st Avenue World Cup Beer Garden 625 NW 21st Ave., 202-744-1496, facebook.com/worldcupbeergarden. 8:30 am-9 pm daily. Go for: Breakfast sandwiches with beer and bros. When it opened in 2011, the r   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 TREE PALMEDO, MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Jackknife: Reverse Tourist Bar


Bar Reviews
“This isn’t L.A.” declaims a svelte, moneyed silver fox at the bar. “Nobody’s gonna give you Portland in L.A.” His date, who is of surgically indeterminate age and culturally indeter   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dan Barber, The Third Plate

The Barber of Blue Hill.


Books
Every time someone tells me what I shouldn’t eat, I reach for the revolving lazy Susan. Far too often the food police are joyless scolds or dieters in disguise—people of the upper quartile w   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Burgers of Bosnia

Believe it or not, you can find four versions of cevapi in the Portland area.


Food Reviews & Stories
Bosnia’s national food is a negotiated peace. Cevapi (cheh-VOPP-ee) is a comfort food for a long day’s drinking and watching soccer, made with ingredients from all the cultures that colonized    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: Track Racing Champion Zak Kovalcik

A national champ track racer talks about velodrome terror and the House of Pain.


Bike Guide
Aside from the 12,000 screaming Germans, it looks like a remarkably well-behaved version of The Road Warrior. “You ride [your bicycle] behind a very large motorcycle,” says Portlander Zak Kova   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Speedsters, Rides and Shops


Bike Guide
SHOP Bike Central and Ti Cycles  15707 NW McNamee Road; ticycles.com, 621-9670; bike-central.com, 227-4439. Ti Cycles by appointment, Bike Central 11 am-3 pm Wednesday-Saturday and by appoi   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Ronde PDX Bike Ride

Oregon’s most intense road ride is a rite of passage.


Bike Guide
About 10 miles into the Ronde PDX ride, every cyclist hits the wall.  The wall is called Northwest Brynwood Lane, and it’s a monster: a relentless hill over a quarter-mile long that tops out   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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