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Restaurant Guide 2009

Food Reviews & Stories
Most of us can’t afford a $54 sirloin, or even $27 baby-back ribs, especially when said steaks come virtually unadorned. So thank goodness El Gaucho has a happy hour. This money-saving meal is a great way to try the food without emptying your sparse bank account. Order the steak frites ($14) f   More
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Kate Williams

Roberto Casanueva

City Repair organizer talks dumpster diving.

Q & A
It’s mid-December. Holiday planning and shopping usually take top priority. For City Repair’s ReWare organizer Roberto Casanueva, however, all of this shopping is completely absurd. He, al ...   More
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Kate Williams


The goose isn’t the only one getting fat.

Special Section Stories
Want something sweet? Indulge Caramels, made in Portland by Jennifer Bell, are wonderfully gooey drops of browned butter and sugar. The plain caramels are great, but the cayenne version, which carries ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Kate Williams

Don’t Be Home For Christmas

Cooped up with your entire family? Distract them with a plethora of holiday happenings.

Featured Stories
Illustrations by Hawk KrallPerformanceNov. 20-Dec 20. Holidazed (Artists Repertory Theatre). Alder Stage, 1516 SW Alder St., 241-1278, artistsrep.org. 7:30 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 pm and 7:30 pm Sund ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Kate Williams

...A Foodie

You can buy only so many cute aprons.

Special Section Stories
Bakery treats are nice, but it’s easy to empty your wallet with daily­—I mean, um, weekly—special treats. Perhaps it’s time to try baking at home. Piper Davis and El ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Kate Williams

Portobello Vegan's "Meat"balls Rank in the Nation's Top Ten (says PETA)

PETA has finally said something with which we can all agree. The normally dissident organization compiled a list of the country's best faux-meat spaghetti toppers and listed Southeast Portland's own <...   More
Thursday, November 19, 2009 by Kate Williams

Thanksgiving For Lazy People

They roast, baste, bake and clean up this holiday so you don’t have to.

Food Reviews & Stories
IMAGE: Kim ScafuroThanksgiving—it’s the time of year when we all come together at a table creaking with the weight of pure American gluttony. Spending hours shoving forkful after forkful o ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Kate Williams

Top Chef in Portland (finally!)

Bravo's best reality show finally jumped on the Portland-happy bandwagon—casting producers stopped by last Sunday to hold open castings for Top Chef. All those with passable cooking knowledge and a vocal personality were invite...   More
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 by Kate Williams

Live Review: BodyVox's Chronos/Kairos

By means of audience response, BodyVox's current show, Chronos/Kairos was certainly successful. The guests laughed when they were supposed to laugh, gasped when they were supposed to...   More
Monday, November 16, 2009 by Kate Williams

Thanksgiving for Lazy People 2009: Market & Restaurant Guide.

Thanksgiving—it's the time of year when we all come together at a table creaking with the weight of pure American gluttony. Spending hours stuffed into a chair, shoving forkful after forkful of turkey and pie into our mouths, is pretty freaking fantastic...   More
Friday, November 13, 2009 by Kate Williams
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