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Future Drinking

Din Din supper club goes brick and mortar, and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


It feels like forever since I've done a Future Drinking post. I'm not lazy, there just haven't been many Portland liquor license applications lately. This post will cover about three weeks' worth of apps, and it's still brief.Biggest news first: Looks like chef Courtney Sproule's roaming supper club, Din Din, is settling down. Sproule h...   More
Monday, July 30, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PHOTOS: WW's Best of Portland Party

Best of Portland Party 2012

Photos by Catherine Moye.
Every year, WW celebrates its Best of Portland issue by closing off the street in front of our office and throwing a huge block party. This year's was a blast, featuring (but by no means limited to) acrobats, an ass car, drinking, dancing and Jefferson Smith's d...   More
Monday, July 30, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 30

Breakfast Lunch Today

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We're eating ice cream every day for 31 days and we're almost there! Today we visit a reader suggestion...

Breakfast Lunch Today
1313 NE Alberta St. Facebook.Price per scoop: $3
Most popular flavor: OK, I forgot to ask    More
Monday, July 30, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 27

Saint Cupcake

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Day 27 of our 31-day ice cream feast, we visit a cupcake shop that's getting into the ice cream business.

Saint Cupcake
3300 SE Belmont St., 235-0078; and 1138 Southwest Morrison St., 473-8760, saintcupcake.com.Price per scoop: Sundae cups $3, push-it pops $3, i...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Best of Portland 2012

Cover Story
The “Best of” edition is a tired staple of the newspaper industry. Every year, alt-weeklies across the country, from The Athens News to the Wausau City Pages, anoint their city’s best happy ho   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 18

Salt & Straw

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OK, we've put this off long enough. We're hitting an ice cream store a day every day in July, and eventually we had to go back...
 Salt & Straw
2035 NE Alberta St., 208-3867; and 838 NW 23rd Ave., 271-8168, saltandstraw.com.Price per scoop: $3.75
...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Primer: The Wiggles

Music Stories
Formed: In 1991 in Sydney by a group studying early childhood education.  Sounds like: Sixties pop songs about eating fruit instead of making out with girls. For fans of: Afternoon naps, Fisher   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: Ramez Naam

Better living through biotechnology.

Q & A
Ramez Naam wants to build a better human. Formerly a program manager at Microsoft, Naam is a “transhumanist”: someone who believes humanity can and should be improved through biotechnology.    More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

The Jack London Bar: Chic Lit

Bar Reviews
After walking through a brightly lit hall of middle-aged men playing pool and watching UFC, it’s vaguely disconcerting to descend a staircase and suddenly find yourself in a dim room full of e   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Vanillas in the Mist

Finding the best local grocery-store ice cream.

Food Reviews & Stories
“Vanilla” has become a dirty word. It’s now synonymous with bland and uninspired, but the ancient Totonac people believed the vanilla plant sprang from the spilled blood of a beautiful princ   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 RUTH BROWN
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