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Womb for Improvement: Baby Mama Reviewed




The latest comedic romp into Pregnancyland was screened for critics Tuesday. Saundra Sorenson reports:

A dear friend recently observed—with all the panache of a frat boy—that pregnancy is back on the map. I hesitate t...   More
 
Friday, April 25, 2008 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

You Are Where You Eat


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There is a theory often bandied about that we live in a society of subcultures. In Portland you can usually classify an “urban tribe” by the restaurants they frequent. Here’s a spott ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Conquer the Clutter

Living Portland institution Anne Hughes embraces her second life as an authority on organization.


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“I think people don’t understand how little space they really need, and how few things they really need,” Anne Hughes reflects at 63. The Portland fixture—who founded the coffe ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

The Cleaners: The Dirtiest Job


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“Generally, when we tell people what we do, it’s a conversation-stopper,” says Jennifer Ott, whose cleaning kit includes respirators, “bunny suits” and two sets of extra- ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

The Cleaners: Charging Bi the Hour


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In his Craiglist ad, “Michelle” explains that he’s just found cross-dressing again and would like to integrate it into his professional life, mainly to bankroll his wardrobe. On the ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Youth Without Youth


Movie Reviews & Stories
At first blush, Francis Ford Coppola appears to be having a late midlife crisis. Using his wine money to bankroll grandiose cinematography that spans continents, he displays an over-dependence on upsi ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Single Servings

Combat your Seasonal Depression with seriously cheap holiday cheer.


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However the tragically hip twentysomething Portlander might identify his or her interior design aesthetic—shabby chic, modernist minimalist, midcentury ironic—those studio apartment walls ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Weekend slackers arriving an hour before closing will still find a damn good sandwich at this grand dame of Portland’s artisan bakeries. We recommend the hummus and feta with shaved carrot on wheat ($5) and a homey baked good, like a rich chocolate shortbread cookie ($1.25) or the multi-chocol   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
The service at this Rose City Park corner cafe is notoriously oblivious, but a late-morning (or early-afternoon) trip yields a moderately speedy breakfast. The cheery purple-and-goldenrod-colored space, with storybook illustrations hanging on the walls, is comfy and chill, and offers a hearty espres   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Like a provincial grandmere’s kitchen with high street visibility and seasonal sidewalk seating, St. Honoré is an over-stimulating mix of French culinary delights. Shelves of fresh bread resemble an abstract (“Exercise in Grain”), and the sandwiches—like the caramelize   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 SAUNDRA SORENSON
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