Strain Review: Jilly Bean

A cross between the heady Space Queen and the rare, flavorful Orange Velvet

jillybean

Features
Jilly Bean is not the most potent nug on Portland’s Collective shelves, but it’s among the most genetically interesting hybrids in town. Of practically royal descent, it comes from the pairing of Space Queen (a popular, heady strain) and the rare Orange Velvet. With today’s focus on high THC content, milder strains like Orange Velvet are less widely grown. However, its striking flavor and scent ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Mary Romano

Strain review: Grand Hustle

A comfortable, stimulating high has potential for awkward oversharing and unfiltered confessions.

grand hustle

Features
Cannabis in Portland will one day be like every other consumable in Portland. Which is to say, some people will produce great marijuana, others will not, and the jet set will decide which legends live on. Like bacon jam and double IPAs, the quality of your bud will depend on the grower. We’ll aim to shine a spotlight on the growers who’ve made Oregon a world-class stop on the Marijuana Express. ...   More
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 Mary Romano

Sun$hine (Tahni Holt)

A cardboard world, shiny and sequined.


Dance
A towering wall of used cardboard boxes stretches diagonally across the stage, clear packing tape glinting in the light. Robert Tyree enters, tall and long-limbed and dressed head to toe in sequ   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Aria Portland Dry Gin (Aria)


Drank
Stodgy old gin has seen something of a renaissance of late, with West Coast craft distillers livening it up with lavender, caraway and malted barley. “Gin” is broadly defined, with spirits f   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Judyth Vary Baker, Me & Lee

Love means never having to say you shot the president.


Books
As the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination nears, in 2013, two out of three Americans still believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in murdering the president. Judyth Vary    More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Making Old Tricks Feel New

With Skyfall, the Bond franchise marks its 50th birthday.


Movie Reviews & Stories
James Bond should be forgiven a little creakiness. Ian Fleming’s super-spy has spent 22 films and 50 years getting punched and shot. His jet lag has to be excruciating. Let’s not even think of   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 AP KRYZA

Smashed

Beer me! Wait, maybe don’t.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Though there’s no dearth of films about alcoholism and recovery, Smashed reeled me back not to Barfly or Days of Wine and Roses, but to Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry’s 1947 modernist novel. L   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

This Must Be the Place

Red lipstick, David Byrne and a Nazi manhunt.


Movie Reviews & Stories
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   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Cultured Caveman


Food Cart Reviews
Our club-wielding ancestors would have a rough time making chicken tenders the Cultured Caveman way. Considering Paleolithic hominids couldn’t reliably control fire, they’d have  to hand-   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Album Review: The Slants

The Yellow Album (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[DANCE ROCK] However constant and far-flung their touring—last year’s breakneck schedule capped by a New Year’s Eve jaunt through Kosovo entertaining the troops—the Slants remain Portland�   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 JAY HORTON

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