PICA Announces 2009 Time-Based Art Festival Lineup


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Portland Institute for Contemporary Art announced Friday the lineup for this year's Time-Based Art Festival. The Festival begins one week earlier this year, starting Labor Day weekend and running Sept- 3-13. Notable artists include Young Jean Lee, Amyro and the Slow Food Movement. This is the first year of new guest artistic director Cathy Edwards' tenure, and it has a very different tone from ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Anthony Bourdain Live (a.k.a. Vegetarians: They're Just Fuckin' Rude)


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I'm not sure if I am able to write about chef/writer/traveler Anthony Bourdain without sounding like I have my head up his ass. But if I didn't already think he was the coolest and most rock food “celebrity” out there before I went to see him speak at the Keller Auditorium last Friday night, I totally do now. Why Bourdain rules: 1.Because the man has paid his dues. After putting ...   More
 
Monday, June 1, 2009 JOANNA MILLER

Food Fame: WW's Summer Recipe Contest.


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Let Willamette Week make like Jesus and multiply your loaves and fishes to feed the multitude. We want you to share your favorite summertime recipes—legendary strawberry shortcakes, magnificent baby back ribs, Granny's potato salad—and we'll choose the best concoction to whip up and serve at Susan Tedeschi's upcoming concert at the Oregon Zoo on Friday, Aug. 21. The winner gets VIP ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Pickle Power: Portland's First Ever Fermentation Fest


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Okay, so you probably don't get as irrationally excited about pickled and fermented foods as I do (why yes, there is a plastic bucket in my garage used exclusively to make kim chee). But if you've ever enjoyed slurping miso soup, loading sauerkraut on a sausage or chugging cider then, well, you already dig fermentation. Thursday, Aug. 27 we can all celebrate the power of rot together as Ecotrust ...   More
 
Monday, August 10, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Holy foodgasm: Travel Oregon's "Cuisinternship" Contest


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Okay, I get a lot of emails about contests and promotions, but this is a genuinely amazing opportunity for all you food geeks out there. Travel Oregon is sponsoring a new contest in which seven food-obsessives will get a chance to hang out with an, ahem, “notable Oregon culinary personality” for a week-long “cuisinternship” plus win six nights free lodging and $1,000 in ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Portland Fermented.


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"How many people here have problems with surface molds?" asks Sandor Katz, the wild haired man standing on a chair in the middle of Ecotrust's second floor conference room. A ton of hands shoot up from the crowd, which is packed into the room like, well, hunks of cabbage in a crock. They are here to share information, troubleshoot and generally geek out at all things pickled here at Portland's ...   More
 
Friday, August 28, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Name Game: Sungari Pearl morphs into Seres.


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New name, same game—kind of. Sungari Pearl, the Pearl District's white tablecloth Chinese bistro will morph into Seres Restaurant and Bar come October 1...even though they're not changing the menu, decor or ownership. So why the shakeup? The powers that be say the new name highlights the eight-year-old restaurant's new focus on sustainability and organic goods, which it apparently has been ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Recess! Our top picks for the weekend of Aug. 28-30


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FRIDAY 6:30 pm: Get seduced by Al Green at Edgefield Forty years and running, Al Green remains a pre-eminent source of baby-makin' with his forceful voice and slick grooves. The secret to Green's staying power is the timelessness of his butter-smooth vocals, the kind of voice that will remain on bedroom mix tapes eternally. McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St. 669-8610 6:30 pm. $40. 7:30 ...   More
 
Friday, August 28, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! WW’s Top Picks for the Weekend of Aug. 21-23


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FRIDAY 5 pm-late: Rock the fuck out at SMMR BMMR Tired of wimpy folk rock? The first day of the SMMR BMMR festival features some of the noisiest bands around, including Thee Oh Sees, Eat Skull and Sic Alps. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 5 pm. $12. 21+. 5:30 or 8:30 pm: See Ingluorious Basterds at St. Johns Twin Cinemas & Pub. A hymn to the crass, disreputable power of cinema. ...   More
 
Friday, August 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

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