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Matt McCormick takes a look in Oregon’s rear-view mirror.

These are golden days for local filmmaker and artist Matt McCormick. His first feature film, Some Days Are Better Than Others, debuted last week at the Portland International Film Festival, and than   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 RICHARD SPEER


Political cables and sidecars at Rontoms.

Following WikiLeaks’ release of diplomatic cables in November 2010, a media beast was born that’s still rearing its head in the national news. Now the WikiLeaks circus is coming to Portland, but   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Meat The POTUS

Nothing goes better with presidents than pork.

What do you usually do to celebrate Presidents Day? Oh, that’s right, nothing. Well, not this Monday, Feb. 21. Right now one patriotic Portlander is saluting our nation’s leaders with pork and o   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT, KELLY CLARKE


What to do on Valentine’s Day if you really don’t want to do anything.

Don’t swap out the five-course dinner and Champagne for Swanson’s and Jim Beam just yet. If you find yourself alone on Valentine’s Day—or sharing the day with a date who hates every commerc   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

So This Is The New Year?

Celebrate the dawn of 2011...again.

So, it’s one month into 2011 and you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution. You’re smoking again; driving to work when you should be biking; losing patience with family members; watch   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Great Scots

If it’s not Scottish, it’s...you know.

 Oy, Portland! Ya call yerself Beervana? Ya might as well drink yer grandmother’s piss. India pale ales an’ high-’n’-mighty organic ales? More like fock-off ales. Ef it’s not Scottish, it’s piss.    More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 AP KRYZA

The Fakers

They sound too good to be true because they are.

If you’ve ever stumbled upon a random cluster of words you thought would make the best band name ever, you’ll understand part of what excites San Francisco musician Sonny Smith about his l ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Christina Cooke

Mix Master

A Well-Drinker’s Guide to The Great American Distillers Festival.

ILLUSTRATION: chibirmingham.comIt’ll be a wet weekend in Portland, regardless of the weather. The Great American Distillers Festival is bringing 35 microdistilleries to the Tiffany Center to sho ...   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


Get blitzed the Japanese way.

IMAGE: cameronbrowne.comAs more izakayas arise around Portland, so too has the popularity of sake as the de rigueur accompaniment to snacking on karaage and pretending not to hate natto. But in Japan, ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Forgive Me Satan

My top five metal confessions.

ILLUSTRATION: Lukas KetnerBless me, Satan, for I have sinned. I have not taken heavy metal seriously until just this year. If it’s any consolation, I’m taking it very seriously now. Case i ...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 ROBERT HAM

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