Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1512-1-.html Fri, 29 Aug 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Punch Bowl Social: Mall Bar - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21030-punch_bowl_social_mall_bar_.html Strictly speaking, Punch Bowl Social (340 SW Morrison St., 334-0360, punchbowlsocial.com) isn’t located on the third floor of Pioneer Place Mall. Punch Bowl Social is the third floor. The new mega]]> Zombie Underground - For tiki geeks, karaoke at Alibi might as well be at Applebee’s. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20875-zombie_underground_for_tiki_geeks_karaoke_at_alibi_might_as_well_be_at_applebees.html The Polynesian invasion begins July 12, as Portland hosts the 11th annual Tiki Kon, a “weekend of exotica, surf and lounge music.” Enthusiasts from all over the world will descend on our city ]]> Automatic for the People - Portland has vending machines with Neil Young singles, guitar strings, pregnancy tests and lap-dance coupons. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21073-automatic_for_the_people_portland_has_vending_machines_with_neil_young_singles_guitar_strings_pregna.html Smitty’s Vending is where vending machines go when they die. At this metal graveyard on busy Southeast Main Street, Pepsi logos fade gently on a bed of broken glass behind barbed wire and a lock]]> The Power of Grayskull - Tom Cook drew your favorite Saturday-morning cartoons. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21152-the_power_of_grayskull_tom_cook_drew_your_favorite_saturday_morning_cartoons.html You’ve seen Tom Cook’s work. You don’t know the name, but if you’ve seen He-Man, The Smurfs, later Scooby-Doo or Flintstones, or a host of other Reagan-era cartoons, you’ve seen a panel or]]> Instant Karma - Our summer interns gorge themselves on worldly ramen. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20820-instant_karma_our_summer_interns_gorge_themselves_on_worldly_ramen.html How good can instant ramen get? Good enough for Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker, Portland’s best-known chef and the restaurateur behind one of The New York Times’ top restaurants of 2012, who likes Th]]> The Portland of Milk and Honey - As Feast presents the Rose City as foodie paradise, we taste-test the appropriate foodstuffs. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21154-the_portland_of_milk_and_honey_as_feast_presents_the_rose_city_as_foodie_paradise_we_taste_test_the_.html Milk It can be surprisingly hard to find local milk. Supermarket shelves are lined with dairy from megafarms in Wisconsin and Ohio, but what if you want something from a local megafarm? We wante]]> Headout: Redheaded Strangers - Who’s simply red, and who’s been dyin’ the drapes? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21008-headout_redheaded_strangers_whos_simply_red_and_whos_been_dyin_the_drapes.html According to South Park, gingers have no souls. So the superstitious might want to stay away from Pioneer Courthouse Square on Aug. 17. The Redhead Event is an attempt by aptly named Portland so]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Bun Bo Hue - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21284-restaurant_guide_2013_bun_bo_hue_.html Restaurant Guide 2013: Pure Spice - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21353-restaurant_guide_2013_pure_spice_.html Curtis White, <i>The Science Delusion</i> - Keep away from Curtis White’s brain! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20986-curtis_white_the_science_delusion_keep_away_from_curtis_whites_brain_.html If his new book, The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers (Melville House, 224 pages, $24), is any guide, Curtis White has the same nightmare every night: Richar]]> Headout: An Ode to the Big Pipe - It took $1.4 Billion to change our stream from open sewer to clean blue dream. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20896-headout_an_ode_to_the_big_pipe_it_took_%2414_billion_to_change_our_stream_from_open_sewer_to_clean_b.html Stretching out deep underground, it works to keep our river clean while swimmers race, tubers chain round: Willamette’s hero, unheard, unseen. Now as it helps us enjoy summer o’er a diseased ]]> Up to the <i>Jobs</i>? - The King of Apple gets Punk’d. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21020-up_to_the_jobs_the_king_of_apple_gets_punkd.html For cult-of-Apple devotees—Applets, let’s call them—Friday, Aug. 16, may be a dark day. That’s when Jobs, a new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder and tech messiah Steve Jo]]> Robert Boswell, <i>Tumbledown</i> - Robert Boswell: 103. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21130-robert_boswell_tumbledown_robert_boswell_103.html Tumbledown (Graywolf, 429 pages, $26) is a book about shallow love, lust and sex in a mental institution. The plot is a complicated web of love triangles, and by the end you’ll know exactly—]]>