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MusicfestNW 2013: Drink Before, Eat After

Where to get a good pre-show buzz and a satisfying post-show burger.


Food Reviews & Stories
Drink before, eat after. Take it from a 32-year-old veteran of a couple thousand concerts. Why? First, alcohol is more effective on an empty stomach. Second, a large meal often leaves one groggy   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hook, Sinker

Trent Pierce’s Block and Tackle contains bright surprises, dull familiars.


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Trent Pierce’s Block and Tackle—in the former Wafu space—is like a four-eye butterflyfish. That is to say, it’s hard to tell where its head is. On the one hand, Block and Tackle is the   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Devil’s Dill


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If you’re not from the Midwest, you might wonder why anyone would keep a sandwich shop open until 3 am. But drunken college kids without much to do require massive sandwiches to soak up the bo   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Strip Steak

One man’s quest for the best exotic meat in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
It all started on a Friday night at Mall 205. I found myself at Falco’s Pub, a tiny bar with a giant vinyl sign advertising $1.50 PBR and a $5 steak special. Steak? At a dive across from a mall?   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 PETE COTTELL

A Broken Spoke

Township & Range is a pedestrian addition to Ladd’s.


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Southeast Portland’s leafy Ladd’s Addition neighborhood is spoiled. Its stately homes are set back from tall oaks lining a Eurocool hub-and-spoke compass of streets that radiate out from the   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MICHAEL C. ZUSMAN

901 Take Out


Food Reviews & Stories
901 Take Out—an unassuming shack just uphill from a pair of gas stations—is home to something rare: a vegan, gluten-free food item even better than its meaty, carb-laden original.  The    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

El Modernito

Ración makes joyful, high-tech tapas.


Food Reviews & Stories
The world has found three great Spanish loves in the past decade. First, tapas bars with cheap bites of interesting food meant to be sampled and shared. Second, the wide range of safety-glasses-re   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Verdant Fields of Cully

Old Salt is a Renaissance restaurant.


Food Reviews & Stories
Old Salt contains multitudes. A stately 6,000-square-foot pleasure dome of food in the otherwise barren Cully neighborhood, the venture encompasses a butchery that works only from whole animal c   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bluebird Not For Early Birds

A very short play.


Food Reviews & Stories
A veteran news reporter and a grizzled editor are having a discussion in the Willamette Week newsroom. Reporter: So we go to this new bakery, Bluebird, at 24th and Thurman, to talk about a story. Ed   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS , BRENT WALTH

Sok Sab Bai


Food Reviews & Stories
Sometimes it’s the simple things that leave you reeling. Remember your first Ike’s Wings? Even if you’d known great chicken wings, there’s something special about Pok Pok’s signature dis   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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