Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-667-1-.html Mon, 22 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Restaurant Guide 2011: Podnah's Pit, Restaurant of the Year - In its new home on Northeast Killingsworth, the five-year-old restaurant is better than ever. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18080-restaurant_guide_2011_podnahs_pit_restaurant_of_the_year_in_its_new_home_on_northeast_killingsworth_.html The secret to great barbecue, according to Rodney Muirhead, is this...]]> Best of Portland: READER'S POLL - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5927-best_of_portland_readers_poll_.html 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 ]]> Restaurant Guide 2010: A Moment, Please - Our favorite places to brunch, lunch and dine. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12638-restaurant_guide_2010_a_moment_please_our_favorite_places_to_brunch_lunch_and_dine.html ]]> Seven Habits For Highly Caffeinated People - Drink it fresh—really fresh. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17306-seven_habits_for_highly_caffeinated_people_drink_it_fresh%E2%80%94really_fresh.html So you’ve bought a $16 bag of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from your local microroaster. How long do you have to drink it before all that dollar-an-ounce specialness is gone? According to Courier Coffee ]]> Devour 2010 - A hungry shopper's guide to Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11881-devour_2010_a_hungry_shoppers_guide_to_portland.html Summer Guide 2011: Go Play Outside - You have 32 days off before the end of September. Here’s how you’re going to spend them. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17598-summer_guide_2011_go_play_outside_you_have_32_days_off_before_the_end_of_september_heres_how_youre_g.html
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Fall Arts Guide 2011: Bring On the Rain - Dayglo landscapes, feral children, killer choruses and more art to keep you sane this fall. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17964-fall_arts_guide_2011_bring_on_the_rain_dayglo_landscapes_feral_children_killer_choruses_and_more_art.html The day is coming, not long from now, when you will have to go inside.
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Restaurant Guide 2009 - 100 of our favorite places to brunch, lunch and dine. Including the Restaurant of the Year. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11167-restaurant_guide_2009_100_of_our_favorite_places_to_brunch_lunch_and_dine_including_the_restaurant_o.html Last Minute Gift Guide 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16512-last_minute_gift_guide_2010_.html Best of Portland 2011: Then & Now - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17775-best_of_portland_2011_then_now_.html 1985 - Best Pizza Thrower Dave Hite is something of a hero among working-class eaters. Before the bespectacled young man from Spokane, best known as the dapper saxophone player for the Fabulous K-T]]> Weed All About It - Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally adopts a reasonable marijuana policy? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18721-weed_all_about_it_will_2012_be_the_year_oregon_finally_adopts_a_reasonable_marijuana_policy.html Oregonians love marijuana. Take a walk along Southeast Clinton Street some summer evening and you’ll get contact confirmation.  The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from ]]> Restaurant Guide 2008 - Our 100 Favorite Restaurants and the Restaurant of the Year. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9718-restaurant_guide_2008_our_100_favorite_restaurants_and_the_restaurant_of_the_year.html Eat Mobile 2011: Pod Profusion - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17376-eat_mobile_2011_pod_profusion_.html The past 18 months have seen dedicated food-cart parking lots spread across the city like so many dandelions, springing from the ruins of failed condo projects, reclaimed vacant lots and the fever ]]> Food Cart Review: Robb’s Really Good Food - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16958-food_cart_review_robbs_really_good_food_.html “The cart was an accident,” says Robb Sloan. A tall, muscular man with a gentle demeanor, Sloan grew up in San Diego and moved to Oregon two years ago to work at a nursery.]]> Home To Roost - Why aren’t you eating here? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16878-home_to_roost_why_arent_you_eating_here.html Maybe you’ve noticed Roost from the fogged window of the Line 15 bus—a bright white cave, gleaming in the night, a table or two of diners like animals on display. Maybe you’ve wondered what]]> Stop Being Broke - Bills due? Babies need shoes? We can help. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19010-stop_being_broke_bills_due_babies_need_shoes_we_can_help.html So, you’re broke. Again.  There’s nothing left in the liquor cabinet but orange bitters and banana schnapps, you’ve smoked down all the butts in the ashtray, and your car is still par]]> The Scene (Portland Playhouse) - How to succeed in show business without really trying. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16975-the_scene_%28portland_playhouse%29_how_to_succeed_in_show_business_without_really_trying.html “It’s fantastic!” Says the fallen man to the means of his ruination. “You look like that, you screw like a bunny and you have no soul! Seriously. It is ]]> Mio Seafood Market - Mio wants you to make your own sushi. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17744-mio_seafood_market_mio_wants_you_to_make_your_own_sushi.html The eight Portland-area outlets of Sonny Kim’s Mio Sushi empire go through a lot of fish any given day—so much so that the chain buys its sashimi fodder in very, very large quantities, and distrib]]> Drink Guide 2010 - Where we're drinking in 2010. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12008-drink_guide_2010_where_were_drinking_in_2010.html <i>99 Ways To Fuck A Swan</i> (Theatre Vertigo) - Ever wondered what Leda saw in that bird? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16371-99_ways_to_fuck_a_swan_%28theatre_vertigo%29_ever_wondered_what_leda_saw_in_that_bird.html A lot goes on in Kim Rosenstock’s survey of sexual deviance, directed in its world premiere production by Megan Kate Ward. Not, as the title suggests, a swan sutra, the show crosses centuries an ...]]> Editor’s Picks: For Argument’s Sake - The 10 best restaurants in Portland, in alphabetical order. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12625-editors_picks_for_arguments_sake_the_10_best_restaurants_in_portland_in_alphabetical_order.html Beaker & Flask: Because no one does both fish and offal better than Ben Bettinger.Castagna: Because Matt Lightner is making something new under the sun.Ken’s Artisan Pizza: Beca ]]> Pigeon Palace - Gabe Rucker’s Little Bird both sings and squawks. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17242-pigeon_palace_gabe_ruckers_little_bird_both_sings_and_squawks.html The menu at Little Bird Bistro, the new French restaurant opened in December by Le Pigeon chef Gabe Rucker, takes a page from Larousse Gastronomique, the authoritative encyclopedia of Gallic eating. ]]> Drank: Churchkey Can Co. Pilsner - Lousy beer in a stupid package—just like dad used to drink. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19251-drank_churchkey_can_co_pilsner_lousy_beer_in_a_stupid_package%E2%80%94just_like_dad_used_to_drink.html The modern beverage can is the product of 100 years and millions of dollars of research, at least some of which involved a particle accelerator. It weighs half an ounce. It is easily recyclable.]]> Lutz Tavern: Happy Returns - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18201-lutz_tavern_happy_returns_.html In its previous life—which ended last year after 63 years—Lutz Tavern (4639 SE Woodstock Blvd., 774-0353) was known nationally as the bar where hipsters discovered Pabst Blue Ribbon. It was a ]]> Bring On the Apocalypse - The 29 best New Year's Eve parties in Portland http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18566-bring_on_the_apocalypse_the_29_best_new_years_eve_parties_in_portland.html In a mere 10 days, 2011, with its awful progression of disasters and revolutions...]]> How Do You Afford Your DIY Lifestyle? - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19017-how_do_you_afford_your_diy_lifestyle_.html We Portlanders love doin’ stuff ourselves. Unlike the pioneers who preceded us in this land of clouds and kale, we can buy whatever goods we want with the click of a mouse. Yet we nonetheless ]]> Expose Yourself to Bikes - The mountain’s out! Time to air up the 10-speed. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17525-expose_yourself_to_bikes_the_mountains_out__time_to_air_up_the_10_speed.html Spring in Portland is a series of small victories. We celebrate the day every camellia blooms at once; the first dry weekend; the first day Mount St. Helens peeks through the mist.
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Best of Portland 2011 - The people, places and things that make this city great—now, and for the past 26 years http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17783-best_of_portland_2011_the_people_places_and_things_that_make_this_city_great%E2%80%94now_and_for_the.html “I have an idea,” our publisher said, charging headlong into my cubicle, “for Best of Portland. This is the 26th year. ]]> <i>Bust</i> (Portland Center Stage) - Lauren Weedman gets the jailhouse blues. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17438-bust_%28portland_center_stage%29_lauren_weedman_gets_the_jailhouse_blues.html On any given day, the Los Angeles County jail system holds over 18,000 men and women in custody—160,000, all told, in 2010. Seven or more men share cells built for four in buildings so foul that,]]>