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Future Drinking

Sorenson to open Ava Gene's, Stark Naked Pizza now Baby Doll, and more new places to eat and drink

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Our weekly reading of the bureaucratic tarot cards that are OLCC liquor license applications:

Stumptown don Duane Sorenson has purchased the former Lauro Kitchen at 3377 SE Division St., where he will open a new restaurant called Ava Gene's. The application offers little else in the way of information—the old license forms used to make you write a bit about your menu, but the newer...   More
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Where the Tech is She?

Portland’s software industry is booming. So where are all the women?


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On a warm morning last June, Mayor Sam Adams stood in front of a crowd of computer geeks at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Building Block


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 In 1965, a young upstart arrived in Oregon “with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory.” As the story goes...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Andy Baio Announces the XOXO Festival

Can he bring Etsy, 4Chan and Kickstarter to Portland?

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Andy Baio is one of Portland's most influential geeks. The former Chief Technology Officer of Kickstarter, he's been writing his hugely influential blog waxy.org for a decade and done a bunch of other stuff you can read about on his Wikipedia page.This morning, Baio—along with B...   More
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking

Native Tap House, N.W.I.P.A., 24th & Meatballs and more new places to eat and drink

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Our weekly glimpse into the future of Portland's restaurant and bar scene...Das Beer, an upcoming online beer store, has applied for a license to offer on-site customer pick-up at 211 SE Madison two days a week.Bill Hayden has applied for a full license to Pub @ The Yard, a bar at the L...   More
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Voted Yet? Find an Election Ballot Drop Box Site in Portland

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If you haven't voted yet, you have until 8 pm tonight. But because you were too lazy to mail a letter, now you now have to go to a drop box to get your ballot in.
For some reason, the State of Oregon only maintains this really clunky map of ballot drop locations. The Bus Project has put together    More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Take Me to the River: Spring Chinook Fishermen

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Reader David Schaerer writes:

Last week’s feature on Portraits of the Willamette left out the most avid group of river users – spring chinook fisherman. On any given day in April and May there are hundreds of “springer” fishermen on the Willamette angling for the most prized salmon i...   More
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Take Me to the River: Mermaids, Squatters' Shacks and Tall Ships on the Willamette

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Continuing Willamette Week's "Willamette week," we've put together collection of vintage images of the river—including an Oregonian article from 1904 claiming "Only photo ever taken of a mermaid." Anybody who complains that the O has gone downhill may want to check that out.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Drank: Hops Cider (Anthem)


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Previously only available on draft in the odd bar, Anthem Cider is now being bottled and sold under its own slickly designed label. The inaugural release of the new line from Salem cidery Wander   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Championship Coffee

Portland places fourth in U.S. Barista Championships

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The number of really silly moustaches in Portland increased ten-fold last week as the Specialty Coffee Association of America's annual "Event" and the U.S. Barista Championships came to town.  
While sweaty salespeople and momtrepreneurs flogged labeling equipment and smoothie mixes at the SCAA expo, the cool kids were in ...   More
 
Monday, April 23, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
 

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