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Border Crossing

I went to the Oregon State Fair and all I got was this knock-off Mexican rodeo.

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SALEM—“It’s a Taco Bell version of a Mexican rodeo,” says Matt Richards. For the past month or so Richards, a handlebar-mustached cattleman from Independence, has traveled our ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Byron Beck

Walk Art

Hot design is everywhere. Here’s 11 places to spot it.

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Admit it: You’re a design whore. Your wedding registry was at Design Within Reach. Your mantra is “In Eames we trust.” When you watch TV or DVDs—even pornos—you’re ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Breakin’ Balls

WW intern learns from “The Pearl” and “The Scorpion” that he’s got a weak stick.

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Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer breaks an eight-ball rack like he is having savage, powerful sex. I break a rack like your baby sister. Earl “The Pearl” Strickland is a five-time ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Kevin Stark

Swill Merchant

Jacques Boyreau blurs the lines between bad movies and great drinking.

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Jacques Boyreau pauses from talking. This is not something the 42-year-old film promoter does very often, and when he does, there’s a very good chance what he says next is going to be memorable. ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 AARON MESH

The Obamapreneur

Johnny Richey makes change with bootleg Barack t-shirts.

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Until last spring, Johnny Richey had never voted in a presidential election. “I always say, ‘Mine ain’t gonna count no way,’” he explains. “Who am I going to vote f ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 AARON MESH

The Trophy Wife

Lucier is sleek, sexy and eager to please. But how’s her cookin’?

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Bold. No matter what you think about Lucier—the eye-popping new restaurant that opened in late May on the west bank of the Willamette at RiverPlace—you’ve got to admit it’s bo ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Heidi Yorkshire

BEST OF PORTLAND: By the People, For the People

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This is America. And in America, dammit, we vote. For presidents, idols, dogs, city commissioners, you name it—we live and breathe and sweat beautiful, shimmering beads of democracy. And with W ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

Wash, Rinse, Compete

Portland stylists head to Las Vegas for the ultimate hair showdown.

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“There’s nothing like a convention full of hairdressers. It’s like tropical fish and an orgy all in one,” says Crae Hasler-Elliot, co-owner of Portland salon Hello Gorgeous. Sh ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Sara Moskovitz

Berry Good

The time’s ripe for DIY pickers.

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The sweet allure of picking your own berries for cheap prices has dulled a bit this summer, considering that after you make the drive out to one of Portland’s neighboring farms, your gas intake ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Leigh Van Der Werff

Face To Spinnaface

Who is Portland’s King of the Chrome?

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Meet Spinnaface. An animated—and anonymous—force on the local hip-pop scene, this chromatic emcee has been performing at local venues since 2007. You can’t miss him—he’s ...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Sara Moskovitz
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