Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-983-1-.html Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Restaurant Guide 2012: Just Desserts - The sweetest endings in town. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19804-restaurant_guide_2012_just_desserts_the_sweetest_endings_in_town.html Portlanders are not big on dessert. It’s not that we’re health conscious, exactly—it’s that we indulge elsewhere. Or so says Jeff McCarthy, the former pastry chef at closed-down Ten 01 and]]> Slap Happy - The best way to make pancakes? Make 'em your damn self, with help. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11495-slap_happy_the_best_way_to_make_pancakes_make_em_your_damn_self_with_help.html Whole Hog - Where there's smoke, there's drool-worthy barbecue. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10853-whole_hog_where_theres_smoke_theres_drool_worthy_barbecue.html Brew Views: <i>Fast Times at Ridgemont High</i> - Get ’em high. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21136-brew_views_fast_times_at_ridgemont_high_get_em_high.html Cameron Crowe was 22 years old when he persuaded the principal at San Diego’s Clairemont High School to let him pose as a student for a year. Crowe had felt caged in by the moral rigidity of his]]> Brew Views: <i>Kon-Tiki</i> - Rock the boat. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21019-brew_views_kon_tiki_rock_the_boat.html Whether you see it because it’s about a guy named Thor braving Mother Nature, or because you can watch ripped Norwegian dudes sailing the Pacific in their tighty-whities, or because you want to ]]> Don Jon - A lout learns to love. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21200-don_jon_a_lout_learns_to_love.html Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut as a triple threat—writer, director and star, a la Clint Eastwood—is appropriately festooned with the time-honored totems of macho masculinity. We’ve got carto]]> <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> - Teenage angst, paid off well. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19708-the_perks_of_being_a_wallflower_teenage_angst_paid_off_well.html The truest essence of this film can be stirred up from the angsty sediment in the YouTube comments section for its trailer. Here in the stinky, putrid underpinnings of the Web, pubescent humans ]]> <i>This Is 40</i> - Potty humor knows no age. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20046-this_is_40_potty_humor_knows_no_age.html Judd Apatow’s latest undertaking, This Is 40, revisits Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), the churlish yet lovable couple first introduced in Knocked Up. Fording the frigid waters of their]]> Brew Views: <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> - Teen dream. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20148-brew_views_the_perks_of_being_a_wallflower_teen_dream.html Like most teen movies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower harvests the raw power of adolescent passion in all its sloppy, horny glory to craft a cinematic confection that reflects, interprets and g]]> <i>This Must Be the Place</i> - Red lipstick, David Byrne and a Nazi manhunt. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19877-this_must_be_the_place_red_lipstick_david_byrne_and_a_nazi_manhunt.html This Must Be the Place is not a movie so much as a feature-length opportunity to gaze deeply into the creases of Sean Penn’s face. Penn plays forlorn and aging glam rocker Cheyenne, whose heav]]> Parkers Waffles And Coffee - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10916-parkers_waffles_and_coffee_.html Go Dutch - Lia and Hans Middelhoven keep the warm, fuzzy <i>gezellig</i> alive. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10965-go_dutch_lia_and_hans_middelhoven_keep_the_warm_fuzzy_gezellig_alive.html <i>Gimme the Loot</i> - Love and spray paint in the Bronx. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20589-gimme_the_loot_love_and_spray_paint_in_the_bronx.html There is something crushingly genuine about Gimme the Loot. In part, it’s the playful simplicity of the plot: Two Bronx teens try to rise to graffiti infamy by tagging a giant plastic apple that]]> <i>Hyde Park on Hudson</i> - The only things to fear are hot dogs and handshakes. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20018-hyde_park_on_hudson_the_only_things_to_fear_are_hot_dogs_and_handshakes.html Like so many great romances in history, the affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cousin began with a timid hand job. At least, that’s how his paramour Daisy (Laura Linney) remembers ]]> <i>Like Someone in Love</i> - A needy hooker makes an elderly friend. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20378-like_someone_in_love_a_needy_hooker_makes_an_elderly_friend.html It may be hard out there for a pimp, but it’s definitely harder for a prostitute. Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami makes that awfully clear in his plodding, bittersweet tale of a Tokyo college ]]> <i>White House Down</i> - ’Cause baby, you’re a firework. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20834-white_house_down_cause_baby_youre_a_firework.html In a time of international turmoil, divisive politics and increasing moral vacancy, two all-American truths remain: Channing Tatum is smokin’ hot, and watching big explosions is fun. These are t]]> Brew Views: <i>A Late Quartet</i> - Brut force. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20019-brew_views_a_late_quartet_brut_force.html If Jägermeister is the beverage of rock stars, then for a string quartet it must be a vigorously shaken bottle of champagne: refined, expensive and on the verge of exploding into an effervescent pudd]]> <i>It’s a Disaster</i> - In which the movie’s title speaks for itself. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20566-its_a_disaster_in_which_the_movies_title_speaks_for_itself.html When writer-director Todd Berger was developing the characters for this apocalypse-themed dramedy, in which eight attendees at a couples’ brunch discover they’re about to die in a biochemical ]]> Brew Views: <i>Darkman</i> - Skin flick. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20346-brew_views_darkman_skin_flick.html Before Sam Raimi got his hands on Spider-Man, he had to make up his own comics to adapt for film. He tried and failed to secure rights to Batman and The Shadow at the end of the ’80s, and from the l]]> Devour 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16140-devour_2010_.html Dish Review - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16141-dish_review_.html Dish Review - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16158-dish_review_.html Cheap Eats 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16142-cheap_eats_2010_.html Dish Review - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16143-dish_review_.html Cheap Eats 2010 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16191-cheap_eats_2010_.html