Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1399-1-.html Wed, 22 Oct 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Schmear Apparent - We miss Kettleman’s bagels, too. Who can replace them? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18841-schmear_apparent_we_miss_kettlemans_bagels_too_who_can_replace_them.html Kettleman Bagels is in zombie mode. Things have slipped fast since the beloved local bagelry sold out last November to Colorado-based Einstein Bros. Kettleman’s superb boiled bagels...]]> Drink 2012: In Search of Portland's Finest Spanish Coffee - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19043-drink_2012_in_search_of_portlands_finest_spanish_coffee_.html Spanish coffee does not seem like a particularly cool cocktail, especially in a town like Portland where career bartenders are continually concocting new variations of the tasty and bizarre. But]]> Mi Mero Mole - Nick Zukin is your new Mexican grandmother. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18933-mi_mero_mole_nick_zukin_is_your_new_mexican_grandmother.html The aroma inside Mi Mero Mole is like entering the kitchen of a Mexican grandmother—a heavenly blend of freshly made corn tortillas and simmering spices. She would insist you stay for dinner and]]> Restaurant Guide 2012: Cutting the Line - Eating well without the wait. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19812-restaurant_guide_2012_cutting_the_line_eating_well_without_the_wait.html Portlanders wait to eat. We wait for steak. We wait for eggs. We wait for pizza, tacos and noodles. We wait for pickled things. We wait for decadent, gravy-laden brunches. We wait for doughnuts. ]]> Beer Guide 2013: Age 'n' Wisdom - Should you age that beer? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20387-beer_guide_2013_age_n_wisdom_should_you_age_that_beer.html Portland is a beer town surrounded by wine country. That, as much as anything, gives us reason to take suds seriously. And nothing says “sophisticated” like a cellar stocked with rare vin]]> Devour 2012: Conquer the Kitchen - Bake, butcher and braise like a badass. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19195-devour_2012_conquer_the_kitchen_bake_butcher_and_braise_like_a_badass.html You’ve been to the upscale grocery stores and the tiny ethnic markets, you purchased the Thomas Keller cookbooks and the obscure gadgets and you even ordered that adorable apron from Williams-]]> Hotseat: Annie Sprinkle - Have a sexy Earth Day. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19074-hotseat_annie_sprinkle_have_a_sexy_earth_day.html Tree-humping dendrophiliacs aside, few interpret the mantra “Love the Earth” literally. Leave it to Annie Sprinkle, the porn star-turned-performance artist, to take it as far as anyone. Best]]> Spring Awakening (Live On Stage) - Confronting the bitch of living. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19174-spring_awakening_%28live_on_stage%29_confronting_the_bitch_of_living.html Horny teenagers are going to have sex whether it is explained to them or not. It’s in our nature, and desire can be repressed for only so long.  Following a group of kids growing up in a ]]> <i>The New Hate</i>, Arthur Goldwag - Haters gonna hate. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18812-the_new_hate_arthur_goldwag_haters_gonna_hate.html We love to hate. Reality television aside, few arenas highlight our hatred better than politics. In the 1800 presidential election, Thomas Jefferson’s campaign called John Adams “a hideous h]]> Make the Pie Higher - So You Finally Made Some Money. Now What? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19011-make_the_pie_higher_so_you_finally_made_some_money_now_what.html You may not be Mitt Romney rich—using $100 bills to polish your solid-gold doorstops—but let’s say you’re finally at a point in your life where you’ve saved a little nest egg. What kind ]]> The Box Social: Drink In A Box - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18772-the_box_social_drink_in_a_box_.html A stuffed peacock roosts high on a shelf above the bar at The Box Social (3971 N Williams Ave., bxsocial.com). It’s a bold flash of décor for a bar, yet it doesn’t seem out of place in the in]]> Funhouse Lounge: Tomfoolery Awaits - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18930-funhouse_lounge_tomfoolery_awaits_.html A room full of clown paintings—from thoughtful oils to black velvets and a Christ-like Ronald McDonald—would be enough to give anyone nightmares. But the “clown room” at Funhouse Lounge (2]]> Gift Guide 2012: The Etsy Ideologue - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19951-gift_guide_2012_the_etsy_ideologue_.html They turn old bottle caps into jewelry, upcycle clothing and, yes, sometimes put birds on things. They’re your crafty friends, and the gift options are plentiful. Because this is Portland.]]> <i>Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline</i> (PCS) - Scaling down the Bard of Avon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18810-shakespeares_amazing_cymbeline_%28pcs%29_scaling_down_the_bard_of_avon.html It just wouldn’t be Shakespeare without a little sexual subterfuge. Though it’s one of his lesser-known tales, Cymbeline employs many of the playwright’s favorite plot devices—mistaken ide]]> Splash Bar: Spray-Tan Paradise - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18895-splash_bar_spray_tan_paradise_.html Ah, the debaucheries of spring break—dancing on bar tops, ill-advised shots, regret-filled mornings. Now every day can be filled with the hedonistic joy of sophomore year in Cancun at Splash B]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Lincoln - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21312-restaurant_guide_2013_lincoln_.html <i>The Real Americans</i> (Portland Center Stage) - Conversations over pie with yuppies and yokels. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17961-the_real_americans_%28portland_center_stage%29_conversations_over_pie_with_yuppies_and_yokels.html Fed up with yuppie brunch and his life in the liberal bubble in general, San Francisco native Dan Hoyle decided he needed to explore the oft-lauded “real America” of the 2008 presidential campa]]> Free House: Victory Provisions - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19224-free_house_victory_provisions_.html Under the watchful eyes of Abraham Lincoln in two slightly creepy paintings on the walls of Free House (1325 NE Fremont St., 946-8161), a dozen or so drinkers maintain a vibe of laid-back camaraderi]]> Drank: Bad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale (Alameda Brewing Co.) - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19006-drank_bad_bunny_imperial_cream_ale_%28alameda_brewing_co%29_.html The bubblegum-pink wax seal on Alameda’s Bad Bunny Easter-themed spring seasonal should have been the tip-off. But the concept of an imperial cream ale was just too interesting to pass up. Cre]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Eleni's Philoxenia - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21295-restaurant_guide_2013_elenis_philoxenia_.html Angel's Cabana - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19139-angels_cabana_.html Believe it or not, some people still saunter up to food carts with Spanish names expecting tacos. Take it from Angel Villalvir, owner and chef of Angel’s Cabana. “Everyone expects to see tacos]]> Jenny Lawson, <i>Let’s Pretend This Never Happened</i> - I can has book deal? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19551-jenny_lawson_lets_pretend_this_never_happened_i_can_has_book_deal.html Dangerous things happen when bloggers get book deals. Yes, there are remarkably talented writers out there offering socially relevant content in blog form. But the blogosphere is a different sort ]]> Sasquatch Brewing Co.: Hair Balls - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19112-sasquatch_brewing_co_hair_balls_.html Just like sightings of Bigfoot, brewpubs in Portland seem to pop up inexplicably in a new location every few months. Boasting a standard lineup of craft beers with silly names and overpriced pub g]]> Mary Szybist, <i>Incarnadine</i> - To: Donkey Sanctuary. Re: What I want. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20223-mary_szybist_incarnadine_to_donkey_sanctuary_re_what_i_want.html Even for avid readers of all genres, poetry can sometimes feel a bit…unapproachable. But the poems of Portland-based writer Mary Szybist read more like a letter from an old friend, familiar an]]> <i>Rebecca Lerner</i>, Dandelion Hunter - Book Review: Rebecca Lerner, Dandelion Hunter http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20521-rebecca_lerner_dandelion_hunter_book_review_rebecca_lerner_dandelion_hunter.html Like any Portlander, you’ve no doubt already planned your survival tactics for the impending zombie apocalypse—weapons, allies, a practical yet fashionable ensemble. But how long would canne]]> Headout: Potty Party - Is Vancouver ready for Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18980-headout_potty_party_is_vancouver_ready_for_gender_neutral_bathroom_week.html If Ally McBeal taught us anything, it’s that unisex public restrooms would not lead to total social degradation, but rather to zany plot twists and dance numbers. Yet for all of our societal p]]> <i>Christmas on Broadway</i> (Broadway Rose) - Like an eggnog enema. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19958-christmas_on_broadway_%28broadway_rose%29_like_an_eggnog_enema.html Christmas is a divisive holiday. There are those who decorate their lawns in November and revel in each tinsel-strewn moment with the slack-jawed grin and open wallet of a Midwesterner at Disney]]> <i>Ithaka</i> (Artists Repertory Theatre) - The Herculean task of traveling home. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20733-ithaka_%28artists_repertory_theatre%29_the_herculean_task_of_traveling_home.html When home is a destination in your mind as much as a physical space, it’s an arduous journey to overcome the obstacles that hinder your arrival. After fighting the Trojan War for 10 years, it to]]> <i>November</i> (Jane, A Theater Company) - A very Mamet Thanksgiving. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19365-november_%28jane_a_theater_company%29_a_very_mamet_thanksgiving.html Abraham Lincoln was the first president to spare a turkey’s life at Thanksgiving. Not everyone followed suit. In 1947, Harry Truman was gifted a turkey by the National Turkey Federation, which]]> Chowdah - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19076-chowdah_.html Clam chowder generates strong opinions. Adding tomatoes to clam chowder in place of cream (making it “Manhattan-style”) was at one point so contentious that, in 1939, the Maine state Legislatu]]>