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Wassail!


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Forget Snoop Dogg: If you want your gin ’n’ juice to be really old-school, pick up a bottle of Ransom Old Tom Gin. Local distiller Tad Seestedt paired with cocktail historian Dave Wondric ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Hannah Feldman

For Under $25

Ten Northwest gifts that won’t break the bank.


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Stand out on the evening walk with a “Support the Adoption Option” leash and collar from the Pixie Project. They’re bright green, reflective and sure to spark conversation. Leash $12 ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gifts For People You Hate

Because you hate them.


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Some gifts are white-elephant-party bad, and some are so crappy, awful and potentially harmful to your genitals that they simply must be foisted upon your enemies—or a close friend with a genuin ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

A Very Broke Christmas

We gave six writers $50 apiece to do all their holiday shopping at one store. Here’s what they came back with.


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Click on the image above for a closer look at the haul. Ross Dress For Less - India Nicholas 618 SW 5th Ave., 295-1171. Stainless steel Ruff-N-Tuff pet feeding dish. ($2.49). Fashion Faux Paw Ch ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Build A Better Box

Everything is better when the packaging is nice.


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Illustrations by Adam KruegerEver notice how toddlers don’t get past the unwrapping of the present because they’re too fascinated with the packaging itself? Well, there’s something t ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Shawna Mckeown

Kir’s Lemon Curd

A sweet heart attack in a jar.


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Illustrations by Adam KruegerKir Jensen, proprietor of North Mississippi Avenue dessert cart the Sugar Cube and an expert in all things sweet, sent us this recipe for the thick, delicious, obscenely r ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Easy Hot Chile Sauce

Crank up the heat the simple way.


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Illustrations by Adam KruegerHomemade gifts don’t get much cheaper, easier or more impressive than this bright-red hot sauce: It’s colorful, it tastes great and you needn’t tell anyo ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gift Guide 2009

Happy Holidays!


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Boy, aren’t you glad the recession is over and we can spend as much as we want again? Yeah, we know—for all the lunatic optimism we’ve been hearing from Wall Street, we’re stil ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

I Need A Present For: ...My Girlfriend

The Holiday Season is made for cozy fireside cuddle sessions.


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For the outdoors girl who already has too many pairs of Chacos and too many bumper-stickered Nalgene bottles, Portland Companion Walks is the perfect inspiration for outdoor dates. The book det ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 India Nicholas, Shawna Mckeown

...My Drinking Buddy

The ladies? They love the pink and green.


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Time for a game, boys. Something adult enough to engage our manly minds but nothing so complex that we can’t play it while completely blazed. No Candyland, no Settlers of Catan. How &rsqu ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE
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