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Art On The Water

A former Navy boat becomes a studio haven for Portland artists.


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The Labrador, a massive boat docked on the Willamette River near the edge of Sauvie Island, was once used to pick up the dead in World War II. The 135-foot craft looks out of place, dwarfing all the p ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

Tournament Of Hearts


Bar Reviews
“It’s survival of the fittest here,” says the bartender with a grin. She’s talking about pingpong, and if you can beat her in a game she’ll buy you a drink. That is, once ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

Frank Bruni Born Round

One man’s fight against fatness.


Books
Journalist and former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni has always been proficient in the language of eating. As a toddler he’d plow through two hamburgers, leaving his mouth covered ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

Buy Stuff on Sale, or Hang Out




Lizard Lounge in the Pearl District wants you to “Come in. Hang out. Have some coffee. Buy stuff. Browse stuff.” With their semi-annual warehouse sale running from Thursday...   More
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Roxanne Macmanus

Kathryn Schulz

A former Portland journalist explains why sometimes it’s right to be wrong.


Q & A
Former Portlander Kathryn Schulz is an expert on wrongness. Right or wrong, she wrote an entire book on the subject. Schulz, a journalist who’s written for The New York Times Magazine, The Natio ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

Fitness Boot Camp, Day One: In which we attempt to break our intern.




When I was given the opportunity to partake in FitCamp, an intense, month-long, four-day-a-week, all-women training program put on by Fulcrum Fitness, my first thought was: Hell no, I'm not waking up at 5:45 in the morning ev...   More
 
Monday, June 7, 2010 by Roxanne Macmanus

EAT: Cheap(er) Eats at Dining Month





Forty six restaurants in Portland, including Ten 01, Mother's Bistro and Bar, Gilt Club, Paley's Place and Bluehour are offering a three-course meal—appetizer, entrée and dessert—at the fixed price of $25 every day in June for    More
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Roxanne Macmanus

Beerville USA: It's not Portland




Asheville —a North Carolina burg of 70,000 people— has won the title of BeerCity USA 2010.

Asheville bested Portland via an online poll for American Craft Beer Week. It was a close fight with more than 19,000 votes and numerous livid comments en rout...   More
 
Friday, May 28, 2010 by Roxanne Macmanus

Alain Mabanckou Broken Glass

Barflies in the Congo.


Books
Biting humor permeates Alain Mabanckou’s slim character sketch of a Congolese watering hole in his new novel, Broken Glass (Soft Skull Press, 176 pages, $13.95). The L.A.-based African writer un ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

Shane Jones Light Boxes

The war with winter.


Books
New Yorker Shane Jones’ debut novel, Light Boxes(Penguin, 160 pages, $14),is a fable about the inevitability of sadness. It chronicles a town where misery takes the form of the perpetual gloom o ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus
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