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Food Cart Review: Luang Prabang


Food Cart Reviews
Laos’ porous borders—from both directions along the Mekong River—have left its cuisine’s borders equally nebulous. The sticky rice, larb and green papaya salad that originated in Laos    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Movie Review: Life Itself

Ebert himself.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Film critic Pauline Kael commanded admiration. David Thomson compels a distanced respect. But Roger Ebert was loved. Life Itself, the new Ebert documentary from Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine),   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Fifty Plates: Delaware Scrapple

Eating the whole pig, German style.


Food Reviews & Stories
Scrapple is made of things you don’t talk about in polite company. It is a loaf of slurried pig—snout, eyeball, liver and heart—made mealy with corn and served fried. It is a comfort both    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Traditions of Canada Day

It’s Canada’s Fourth of July, held on the First of July (because of the metric system).


Headout
When the U.S. talks independence, we say it in explosions. Heck, even our national anthem is mostly about things blowing up. In the days leading up to July 4, rule-abiding native Oregonians cross    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Painted Lady Gin (North Coast Distilling)


Drank
North Coast’s Painted Lady gin is named after some garishly painted Victorian homes in Astoria, where it was made, but you could forgive us if we thought it is a reference to heavy perfume. This   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Rover

Dingos stole my car.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Australians go in big on the Apocalypse. It’s no wonder—most of their country already looks the part. David Michôd’s The Rover is an ode to the Outback as Death Valley 2069: sun-seared, dust-co   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

World Cup Beer Garden: Popping For The Cup


Bar Reviews
All of Portland loves a pop-up, even when it’s not really a pop-up—see Vitaly Paley’s and Aviary’s recent “pop-ups” in their own restaurants, which we’d just call dinners. But the Wo   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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
 

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