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Selectees for the Oregon Biennial 2006 announced.


Visual Arts
Jennifer Gately, curator of Northwest art at the Portland Art Museum, has just released her final list of selectees for the Oregon Biennial 2006. The Biennial, to be held July 29-Oct. 8, is arguably t ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 RICHARD SPEER

A Femme Fatale Evolves

You think you know local photographer Marne Lucas? You don't.


Featured Stories
In the popular mind, Andy Warhol was known as much for his blond wig and quirky demeanor as for his famous soup cans. He knew and exploited the power of persona to attract attention, if not always cre ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 RICHARD SPEER

The Best Of 2005

Glass totems, blood transfusions and PAM's new wing make 2005 a hit.


Visual Arts
BEST PAINTING SHOW: Scott Wayne Indiana's virtuoso gestural abstractions at Residence Gallery.BEST SCULPTURE SHOW: Harry Hillman Jr.'s glass totems at Elizabeth Leach.BEST PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: It's a thr ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 RICHARD SPEER

The Fuzz That Was

Beaver or Brazilian? The latest Bush War has Portlanders tearing their hair out.


News Stories
On the night of Nov. 4, Aleks Weir stumbled off the Line 20 bus onto East Burnside Street—and into the middle of a cultural trend."I realized I'd gotten off at the wrong stop," the 21-year-old P ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 RICHARD SPEER

Freak Chic

2Gyrlz EnterActive Language Fest turns transgression into art one last time.


Featured Stories
No one ever accused Llewyn Máire and Lisa Newman of timidity. The co-founders of gonzo arts group 2Gyrlz Performative Arts, Máire and Newman are currently mounting the city's fourth annu ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 RICHARD SPEER

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
If you're tired of upscale Italian-by-the-numbers clones, try Piazza Italia for an authentic alternative. The Italian-parlando staff yell at one another across the noisy dining room, gesticulating so energetically, you'll think you've stepped onto the set of La Dolce Vita. The flavors can't be beat,   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 RICHARD SPEER

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The in-house dining room of Fifth Avenue Suites, this restaurant has a magisterial feel, owing to its warm woods and high ceilings. But no sooner have you sized the place up as hoity-toity, than you peek at the menu and find fare for the common man: root-beer floats, for crying out loud! And baby-ba   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 RICHARD SPEER

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Tuscany Grill's dining room has been a Northwest Portland Italian-row favorite for nearly a decade, first under Viande's main man, John Gorham, and with chef Paul DiCarli in the kitchen the past three years. Among the recent antipasti, the pancetta-wrapped prawns interact nicely with their accompany   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 RICHARD SPEER

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
With its high-backed banquettes, off-kilter chandeliers, and darkly romantic ambience, the Gilt Club has kicked the class level of Everett Station Lofts up several notches. A menu of American cuisine incorporates seasonal local ingredients, such as the Oregon goat cheese that tops a salad of organic   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 RICHARD SPEER

GILDED PLEASURE


Food Reviews & Stories
The darkness is what hits you first. Walk into the Gilt Club and a sexy, silky darkness envelops you-it would evoke an old-school steak house, were the decor not so au courant. You notice the bar next ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 RICHARD SPEER
 

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