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Portland’s Got Talent

Would-be actors gather to emote, network and kick ass for the city’s next big thing.


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K.O. CAMEO: Tualatin’s Shane Ballenti and his fellow students in Leverage Boot Camp’s “thug” stunt class learn the rough stuff. IMAGE: leahnash.comWhile the rest of Portland wa ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 NATALIE BAKER

Fertile Ground Day 5: Pulp Diction and How the Light Gets In


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After a short break for press day, we're back with more of the Fertile Ground festival of new performance art.

Pulp Diction Presents: The Rewrite Man
Everyone has something to hide in this occasionally mystifying reading of a new spy thriller, written by Oregon Book Award winner Steve Patterson and delivered with a splas...   More
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010 by NATALIE BAKER

Nick Flynn The Ticking Is The Bomb

Torture ticks him off while his daughter’s on the way.


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In 2007, writer Nick Flynn was one of a handful of artists asked by a team of lawyers to act as witnesses in the interviewing of Abu Ghraib ex-detainees. In his second memoir The Ticking Is the Bomb, ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 NATALIE BAKER

Snuggie Pub Crawl Hits Portland


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You were born ready for this. The fuzzy fad of Snuggie pub crawls that's hitting the nation has made its way back to Portland with the help of The Meat Show's Emily Gibson. Prizes, karaoke, skee ball, and undoub...   More
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by NATALIE BAKER

Local events to benefit Haiti: What you can do to help this weekend and in the coming weeks.


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What can you do to help people affected by the horrific earthquake in Haiti?

Eat, drink, shop, party and be merry.

A huge number of local restaurants, venues and events are offering up a portion of their proceeds this weekend (and in the week...   More
 
Friday, January 15, 2010 by NATALIE BAKER


Food Reviews & Stories
When you first walk up to Solar Waffle Works (2314 NE Alberta St.), you might think you’ve just happened upon any old mobile grub-rustling outfit. But take a closer look. The ponytailed kid patiently grinning while you decide between the Good Gravy and Maple Bacon can’t be older than 19   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 NATALIE BAKER


Food Reviews & Stories
This member of the Mississippi Marketplace defines its cuisine—which is all vegan and organic, mostly local and gluten-free—through more of a nutri-political stance than a specific geographical origin. Curries drawing from Thai and Ethiopian inspiration, pancakes made with South American   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 NATALIE BAKER


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the members of the MarchFourth Marching Band opened this Venezuelan cart in the fall of 2009 on an empty corner lot at Northeast 23rd Avenue and Alberta Street, soon attracting additional waffle, juice and tapas carts to fill out the pod. If you can’t make up your mind, check out the &l   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 NATALIE BAKER


Food Reviews & Stories
The menu at Portland’s first tapas cart consists of bocadillos (little sandwiches) and sides like patatas bravas (tasty fried potatoes in spicy tomato sauce) and arugula salad with roasted beet. If you’re feeling especially famished, try raciones, a combination of four tapas for less tha   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 NATALIE BAKER


Food Reviews & Stories
The menu at Portland’s first tapas cart consists of bocadillos (little sandwiches) and sides like patatas bravas (tasty fried potatoes in spicy tomato sauce) and arugula salad with roasted beet. If you’re feeling especially famished, try raciones, a combination of four tapas for less tha   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 NATALIE BAKER
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