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Movie Review: Starred Up

Behind bars.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“Gritty prison drama” is usually a dog whistle for either a tumbledown redemption story or the human equivalent of disaster porn. But the main elements of gritty British prison drama Starred   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

St. Jack: Restaurant Review

St Jack’s new bar gives the burger, dog and fries a whole new accent.


Food Reviews & Stories
St. Jack is less of a saint these days. The old eastside bouchon—which closed in February, when the restaurant hopped the river to Northwest 23rd Avenue—was a cozily domestic Portland take   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Food Cart Review: Kim Jong Grillin’


Food Cart Reviews
Kim Jong Grillin’ went down the same year as its namesake. In 2011, on the same night it won a judge’s choice award as the favorite food cart at Willamette Week’s Eat Mobile festival, Han    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Produce Row Bar Closing Tonight After 40 Years

Owner reportedly told staff on Labor Day their jobs would end the next day

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Portland stalwart Produce Row will be shutting its doors tonight, September 2, after 40 years, they've announced on their Facebook page. First opened in 1974, the bar became a ramshackle hangout for multiple incarnations of Portland's music scene, from Pete Krebs and Hazel in the '90s to the ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Mad Sons Pub: Untelevised Revolution


Bar Reviews
There is no “I” in Mad Sons (1109 SE Madison St., 265-8531, madsonspub.com). The new Revolutionary War-themed bar is a beautiful hardwood affair complete with 13-star flags, a hearth, a gian   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

FBI Is Investigating Improper Cadaver Donations; Legacy Health Subpoenaed

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The FBI is investigating whether bodies from Portland-area funeral homes have been improperly obtained and used for medical research.Documents obtained by WW show a federal grand jury in May subpoenaed records from Legacy Health, a major Oregon health care provider. Whistleblowers have alleged that Legacy Research Institute's body-donation program may have accepted...   More
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 by AARON MESH

Carl Adamshick, Saint Friend


Books
“They keep paging Kenneth Koch at the airport,” begins local poet Carl Adamshick’s new collection. “Someone should let the announcer know/ he is dead…” Well, Saint Friend (McSweeney’   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

P.R.E.A.M.


Food Reviews & Stories
Call a catered dinner or theme night a pop-up, and the foodniks suddenly pony up C-notes for oysters when otherwise they’d leave work early for happy hour at the Parish. It’s sort of amazing   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Our Favorite Marionberry Foods In and Around Portland

Mari me.


Food Reviews & Stories
Marionberry pancakes Hawthorne Street Cafe, 3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-8286. Begin the day at the cheerily domestic Hawthorne Street Cafe, which serves stolidly thick and hearty wheat cakes—   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland's Boozed-up Frozen and Slushy Drinks

Getting slushed in the summer.


Drank
Slushies have proved to be this summer’s breakout hit. Adult-grade Slurpees are popping up all over Portland, from familiar dives like the Standard to high-end cocktail bars like Rum Club. H   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, RIAN NIELSEN, MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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