Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.
Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires
(Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003)
Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top
sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of
Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks
1203 NW 23rd Ave., 477-7133. Lunch and dinner Sunday-Friday, closed Saturday.
The Philadelphia cheesesteak is a stupidly simple creation, and exactly the sort of th
Milk Glass Market
2150 N Killingsworth St., 395-4742, milkglassmrkt.com. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
You really shouldn’t be in a hurry at Milk Glass Market.
Pollo Norte, 5427 NE 42nd Ave., 287-0669, pollonorte.com. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
When Pollo Norte opened, they did not advertise. But there
was a deafening chorus of whis
This was supposed to be the year the Portland food cart broke down.
Last spring, our cart pods looked like
they would all be tilled under by developers, from Hawthorne’s Cartopia
People have been bitching about the price of movies since
the days of penny matinees, but with multiplex prices hitting an
all-time high—most major-chain matinees start at $8.50, and that’s
$3.99 breakfast special at the Mock Crest Tavern
“Give me a fucking screwdriver!” booms a convivial man in a
Hawaiian shirt. It’s 9:30 a.m. on a weekday and the elderly,
Beer, dice and pizza at Guardian Games
345 SE Taylor St., 238-4000, ggportland.com.
The concept of #value is a mantra of sorts for local Magic: The Gathering
players, but the appreciation
Newly available data on Airbnb shows the company’s impact on Portland.
Airbnb is all for sharing—except, of course, when it comes to its own data.
site has been under scrutiny in Portland and other U.S. cities for its
effect on neighborhoods
POWgirls offers girls a seat in the director’s chair.
Movie Reviews & Stories
The statistics for women filmmakers are
dismal: In 2013, only 6 percent of the 250 top-grossing domestic films
had female directors. Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival took aim at