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Biwa: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
215 SE 9th Ave., 239-8830, biwarestaurant.com [GABE'S CELLAR BAR] Bring up Biwa around town and the thing that will inevitably be mentioned first is the item that's harde   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

EaT: An Oyster Bar: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3808 N Williams Ave., No. 122, 281-1222, eatoysterbar.com [SHUCK IT UP] This N'awlins-inspired raw bar is the only restaurant in this guide with a wall defaced like a rest   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Gino's: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com [TRAD ITALIAN] The path to an Italian's heart is through a grandmother's cooking pot. Relation to said grandmother is uness   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Lucky Strike: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-8292, zluckystrikepdx.com [WANT A HIT?] In a meek-tongued city like Portland, spice-pushers Lucky Strike are like shady guys sitting in a Camar   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Ned Ludd: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 288-6900, nedluddpdx.com [CULTURED LUMBERJACK] "Ned Ludd" sounds like the name of a plumbing-supply wholesaler, but it's actually a   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Ocean City: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3016 SE 82nd Ave., 771-2299, oceancityportland.com [SUM OF THIS, SUM OF THAT] To the uninitiated, the process of getting dim sum can seem like utter chaos. From the moment    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Toro Bravo: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
120 NE Russell St., 281-4464, torobravopdx.com [SMALL PLATES, BIG WAITS] Before Portland waited for foie gras ice cream, it waited for Toro Bravo. Opened in 2007, the flags   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Once Again, A Portland Hip-Hop Show Gets Shut Down—But Not By The Cops

The Alhambra Theatre pulls the plug on Sir Michael Rocks for smoking weed and throwing water...so he finishes the show in the street.

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Another hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early this past weekend—though this time, the police had nothing to do with it.  Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled the plug on a headlining performance by Sir Michael Rocks on Oct. 11, after the Illinois rapper’s tourmates �...   More
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

From The Vault: Doug Fir's Grand Opening

"But can this overhyped lounge love affair last?"

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Ten years ago today, a swanky lounge-cum-rock club posing as a retro-futurist ski lodge opened on East Burnside. A decade later, the Doug Fir Lounge is a Portland institution. It is arguably the best-sounding venue in town. Rolling Stone declared it    More
 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Video: Hustle & Drone x Damian Lillard, "Again & Again"

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Well, It was only a matter of time before someone set Damian Lillard's #4BarFriday verses to a beat, and we probably should've guessed Portland synth-pop maestros Hustle and Drone would be the ones to do it. After all, the group's last video was actually shot on the court inside an em...   More
 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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