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Block Party

Micah Camden wants to feed you.

ILLUSTRATION: Jason RaineyWhen most people wanna say thanks, they send a card or an email. When Micah Camden wants to say thanks, he makes the whole city dinner. Camden is the goofy, endearingly blovi ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Strange Brew

What happens when you ask brewers to make art outta beer?

IMAGE: vivianjohnson.comA handful of people in this town have elevated beer-making to an art form, but never before have the brewers of Portland been asked to create, well, art beer. That’s exac ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Take The Green Line!

The newest MAX route opens up an undiscovered country of attractions.

Couldn’t afford a vacation this summer? It’s not too late! The new MAX Green Line, beginning service this Saturday, Sept. 12, opens up new horizons for a “staycation” within 39 ...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 AARON MESH

Freeze Frame

Whitey McConnaughy rocks standing still.

At The Drive-In IMAGE: Rob “Whitey” McConnaughyAlthough you may not know his name, Rob “Whitey” McConnaughy has created some of Portland’s most compelling moving images. ...   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Get Your Pickle On

Portland fermenters unite.

PICKLE POWER: Home fermenter Victoria Schneider. IMAGE: Darryl JamesSome things just get better the longer you let ’em sit around and rot—OK, ferment. Get it right and your friends yeast a ...   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Queens Of The Hill

The soapbox derby goes to the chicks.

PHOTOS: Mike PerraultAt 10 am this Saturday, Aug. 22, 39 handmade cars, some of them rickety art projects, some of them marvels of engineering, all of them piloted by dedicated maniacs, will careen a ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Visceral Art

Grass Hut wants to do bad things with you.

IMAGE: Hellen JoSkeleton arms reaching out of a grave, fondling a terrified, half-naked woman; a ghostly geisha girl having sex with a freaked-out teenage boy; an innocent baby being spirited away by ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 RICHARD SPEER

Red Letter Day

The movable-type crowd gets festive.

IMAGES: Mike Perrault“We like paper. We tend to be quiet...and a lot of us play Scrabble.” That’s how Red Bat Press’ Carye Bye describes her fellow letterpress lovers. They&rsq ...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Love, Honor And Obey

What do we want? Dog weddings! When do we want them? Now!

ILLUSTRATIONS BY chriskuzma.comIt is not possible to get your gays married in Oregon. It is, however, possible to get your dogs married in Oregon. And now is the time to seize that opportunity. This S ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 AARON MESH

Strange Brews

Among the 81 beers on tap at the 2009 Oregon Brewers Festival are dozens of mind-blowingly excellent stouts, ales and tripels. And then there are a few ostentatiously weird beers, brewed with everything from lemongrass to pomegranate juice. We tasted thre

ILLUSTRATION BY DENNIS CULVER Hell or High Watermelon21st Amendment Brewery, San FranciscoA watery wheat beer flavored with watermelon during fermentation, lending it a Jolly Rancher character. One ...   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

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