Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1059-1-.html Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Restaurant Guide 2012: Aviary, Restaurant of the Year - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19797-restaurant_guide_2012_aviary_restaurant_of_the_year_.html The July 6, 2011, issue of Willamette Week hit the streets with a glowing review of a new Northeast Alberta Street restaurant. The food was “cerebral” and “playful.” It “surprises and ]]> The Blogfather - MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey put the blog in blogosphere. Now he looks to the future. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17721-the_blogfather_metafilter_founder_matt_haughey_put_the_blog_in_blogosphere_now_he_looks_to_the_futur.html Thirty-five miles from Portland is the home of one of Oregon’s hottest tech properties. It’s a long way from the “Silicon Forest” of local startups. It’s an even longer way from those who]]> Drip City - Everything old is new again in Portland’s coffee scene. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17303-drip_city_everything_old_is_new_again_in_portlands_coffee_scene.html Why is Portland, of all places, the capital of American coffee culture? There’s no overt explanation why a city celebrated for its slacker attitude also devotes so much energy to the roasting and ]]> Where the Tech is She? - Portland’s software industry is booming. So where are all the women? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19236-where_the_tech_is_she_portlands_software_industry_is_booming_so_where_are_all_the_women.html On a warm morning last June, Mayor Sam Adams stood in front of a crowd of computer geeks at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland...]]> Best of Portland 2012 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19475-best_of_portland_2012_.html The “Best of” edition is a tired staple of the newspaper industry. Every year, alt-weeklies across the country, from The Athens News to the Wausau City Pages, anoint their city’s best happy ho]]> The Selling of Stumptown - Why a dealmaker bought a majority stake in Portland’s iconic indie coffee company. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17590-the_selling_of_stumptown_why_a_dealmaker_bought_a_majority_stake_in_portlands_iconic_indie_coffee_co.html Stumptown Coffee is synonymous with Portland. The 12-year-old company is often credited with transforming Portland into one of the world’s best]]> Restaurant Guide 2011: Natural Selection, Restaurant of the Year Runner-Up - Aaron Woo frees meatless cuisine from the tofu ghetto. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18081-restaurant_guide_2011_natural_selection_restaurant_of_the_year_runner_up_aaron_woo_frees_meatless_cu.html This time last year, Aaron Woo was definitely not a name synonymous with innovative vegetarian food in Portland. Despite a background in fine dining, including a stint at Clarklewis, Woo had spent ]]> The Chocolate Maker - Portland’s first bean-to-bar chocolate is dreamy. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17502-the_chocolate_maker_portlands_first_bean_to_bar_chocolate_is_dreamy.html Charley Wheelock is a man with big dreams. Sitting on his back deck in inner Southeast Portland, he talks of building a chocolate factory]]> Food Cart Review: Hot Bikini Brew - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18508-food_cart_review_hot_bikini_brew_.html Is a coffee kiosk staffed entirely by hot chicks in bikinis a tasteless and degrading enterprise or an empowering and titillating local business befitting this sex-positive city? Is it a way for]]> The Write Stuff - Field Notes makes paper fashionable again. Just don’t tell the designer. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17913-the_write_stuff_field_notes_makes_paper_fashionable_again_just_dont_tell_the_designer.html Most new products are designed to fill a need, create a new market or just make something better. Aaron Draplin’s product is none of these things. It’s three staples, paper and cardboard with a ]]> Sweet Hereafter: Vegan Swank - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17850-sweet_hereafter_vegan_swank_.html I’m not cool enough to know what the current zeitgeist is, but I’m guessing Sweet Hereafter (3326 SE Belmont St.) has well and truly captured it. On a warm Friday evening, it was absolutely pack]]> Camden’s Catsup - Healthy ketchup that doesn't taste like shit. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12540-camdenrss_catsup_healthy_ketchup_that_doesnt_taste_like_shit.html Building A Better Brew - A Portland coffee company has the bean scene buzzing—and it's not the caffeine. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16382-building_a_better_brew_a_portland_coffee_company_has_the_bean_scene_buzzingmdashand_its_not_the_caff.html When most coffee shops get too busy, they hire more staff. But when Portland’s Coava Coffee found its baristas were short on time, it simply decided to invent a better coffee brewer. It has bec ...]]> The Melting Pot - A local prep kitchen incubates Portland’s next generation of food businesses. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17853-the_melting_pot_a_local_prep_kitchen_incubates_portlands_next_generation_of_food_businesses.html Michael Madigan owns the best kitchen in Portland. It’s 3,200 square feet of gleaming stainless steel, filled with stoves, grills, mixers, slicers, smokers and fryers, manned day and night by a w]]> The Caffeinator - Portland’s best new coffee shops and trends. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19924-the_caffeinator_portlands_best_new_coffee_shops_and_trends.html If you can’t find a place where everybody knows your name, at least find one where they know your coffee order. Mine’s a macchiato—but everyone at my local knows that. They also know what I ]]> Crust Punk - Sizzle pie is only rock ’n’ roll—but we like it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17271-crust_punk_sizzle_pie_is_only_rock_n_roll%E2%80%94but_we_like_it.html With no real indigenous pizza style to call our own, Portland’s late-blossoming pizza scene is often defined by its torchbearers]]> Hotseat: Camas Davis - The Portland Meat Collective founder explains why people want to kill Roger Rabbit. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18803-hotseat_camas_davis_the_portland_meat_collective_founder_explains_why_people_want_to_kill_roger_rabb.html When Roger Rabbit was bunnynapped, Camas Davis was blogging. The response to her daily updates on the Portland Meat Collective website wasn’t pretty.]]> Drunk-Bucha - How rogue fermentation is helping Portland's mom-and-pop kombucha makers rule grocery shelves. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12345-drunk_bucha_how_rogue_fermentation_is_helping_portlands_mom_and_pop_kombucha_makers_rule_grocery_she.html Out Of Sorts - A group of Portland printers revives the lost art of metal type casting. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17249-out_of_sorts_a_group_of_portland_printers_revives_the_lost_art_of_metal_type_casting.html Once upon a time, before fonts came packaged in .zip files and people still owned pens, creating a page of printed text ]]> Dear Mum - How's Australia? Here's what I think of Portland… http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12378-dear_mum_hows_australia_heres_what_i_think_of_portlandhellip.html Cravings: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup - Cheese + bread + soup + heat. What could possibly go wrong? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16769-cravings_grilled_cheese_and_tomato_soup_cheese_%2B_bread_%2B_soup_%2B_heat_what_could_possibly_go_wr.html

 The grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo is a cheap and easy DeLorean ride back to childhood.

Portland Rock Trivia - Twelve absolutely random things you didn’t know about the Portland music scene. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19623-portland_rock_trivia_twelve_absolutely_random_things_you_didnt_know_about_the_portland_music_scene.html 1.MusicfestNW began as the bastard child of SXSW...]]> Moving Up Or Selling Out? - Can Stumptown Coffee stay true to its indie roots? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17620-moving_up_or_selling_out_can_stumptown_coffee_stay_true_to_its_indie_roots.html Since WW first uncovered the sale of Stumptown Coffee to a large investment firm, the public discourse about Portland’s famous coffee roaster has changed from “Has it sold?” to “What happens]]> Dig a Pony: Size Does Matter - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17981-dig_a_pony_size_does_matter_.html Dig a Pony (736 SE Grand, 971-279-4409) is a big bar. Housed in the former Niki’s Restaurant building near the Morrison Bridge, its high, exposed wood-beam ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and ]]> Thingmakers’ Mark - The branding boys at OMFG make Portland look cool, one Pop-A-Shot at a time. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17406-thingmakers_mark_the_branding_boys_at_omfg_make_portland_look_cool_one_pop_a_shot_at_a_time.html It’s 5 pm Friday, and the area around Southwest Stark Street and 10th Avenue is heaving. Pretty young things crowd the bar at Clyde Common, drifter hipsters lounge in the lobby of the Ace Hotel, a]]> Portland’s Best Boss - Let’s hear it for the “Big Dog.” http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18057-portlands_best_boss_lets_hear_it_for_the_%E2%80%9Cbig_dog%E2%80%9D.html Sunday, Oct. 16, is National Boss Day. Why does such a thing exist? Could it be that there are bosses out there who, unlike our own cruel and capricious overseer, are so beloved by their underlings ]]> Summer Guide 2011: Iced Coffee - Five Ways - Treat your caffeine jones with a chill pill. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17603-summer_guide_2011_iced_coffee_five_ways_treat_your_caffeine_jones_with_a_chill_pill.html Don’t abandon that caffeine addiction you spent so much time and money cultivating over the winter just because the sun’s out. Here are five cool and refreshing ways to get your daily coffee fix]]> Devour 2011: Wok and Bowl High School - From baking cookies to slaughtering pigs—a primer on Portland’s cooking classes. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17488-devour_2011_wok_and_bowl_high_school_from_baking_cookies_to_slaughtering_pigs%E2%80%94a_primer_on_po.html In a city where eating is virtually a religion and chefs its deities, many of us harbor fantasies of baking the perfect croissant, hand-pulling noodles and creating our own porchetta from scratch. ]]> Restaurant Guide 2011: Ninja Veg - Five unlikely places for great vegetarian dining. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18084-restaurant_guide_2011_ninja_veg_five_unlikely_places_for_great_vegetarian_dining.html Ned Ludd This pre-industrial-inspired hideaway on busy MLK cooks every conceivable pig part and whole fish in its big wood-fired oven, but it also uses the hearth to roast buttery carrots and toasty]]> Carrying the Tiki Torch - Yes, the guys in flowered shirts take cocktails seriously, too. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19772-carrying_the_tiki_torch_yes_the_guys_in_flowered_shirts_take_cocktails_seriously_too.html A small tropical “storm” breaks out in the corner of the room, and Craig Hermann, dressed in a safari hat and vintage Hawaiian shirt, erupts with a delighted...]]>