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Fondue for You and You!

There is something so oddly romantic about food on a stick dipped in a small pot of hot cheese…or broth…or chocolate. Those Fun Dips (previously called Lik-m-aid) we enjoyed as children – the kind tha...   More
Saturday, February 7, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Becoming a Hipcook

Hipcooks owner and LA transplant Monika Reti isn't joking when she says she never gets stressed in the kitchen. At her Hot Soup Focus Group class (around $55) at her    More
Friday, February 6, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Flight of the Conchords: Springtime Migration to Portland

The second season of Flight of the Conchords just started on HBO. After watching the most recent episode in which Bret starts his own gang, I am about to bestow upon those two misguided New Zealanders a compliment that ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Who Let The Dogs Out? Who? Who? Who? Who?

Bar Reviews
A recent Saturday night at Underdog Sports Bar (2100 NW Glisan St.) was like stepping into a 1980s strip club. Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” blared over the sound of pool balls colliding ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 Samantha Herman

Catching up with the fur fighters.

Passers-by can't help but slow down as they walk by the downtown Nordstrom entrance on Sundays. At the intersection of Yamhill and Broadway, a television seated on a little red wagon takes up residence 12 feet from Nordstrom's...   More
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Free Food

Special Section Stories
House Spirits Distillery: Free tastings of House Spirits’ vodka, gin, aquavit and more 11 am-4 pm Saturdays. Free tours of the distillery at noon and 4 pm Saturdays. Email tours@housespirits.com ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Samantha Herman

The Northwest Nature Guide: A Boon to Portland Transplants

Remember when you first moved to Portland and people were incessantly suggesting you partake in various events? “Oh, you'll have to go crabbing with us!” “Oh, you'll have to go see the wildflowers on such-and-such mountain!” “You simp...   More
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Down with Plaid! More Power to Flour!

Growing up, I remember my mother occasionally pulling out her old, beat down Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. When that red-pl...   More
Monday, January 26, 2009 by Samantha Herman

Michele Ulriksen Reform At Victory

Seeing the press photo of Michele Ulriksen, author of Reform at Victory: A Survivor’s Story, you could be forgiven for drawing an immediate connection between her and Emily the Strange. The jet- ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Samantha Herman

Using Inauguration Day: An Excuse to Shop, Eat, and Paint the Town Blue

Ben & Jerry's catches Obamania and temporarily changes the name of their butter pecan flavored ice cream to “Yes Pecan” for the month of January.

Portland Center Stage is offering a sale, for today only, that allows you to purchase tickets for any Sunday-Thursday showing of Apollo for just...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 by Samantha Herman
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