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Drank: Hops Cider (Anthem)

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


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

Kickstart my Heart: Dr. McNinja's Radical Adventures!


Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.
Since 2005, webcomic The Adventures of Dr. McNinja has b...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Code for Portland


Code for America, a buzzy non-profit which hooks technologists up with city governments (or, as the Washington Post called it "the technology world’s equival...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Mayoral Madness Finalist Gert Boyle Weighs In On the Real Race


The intrepid Aaron Mesh has been hunting down our Mayoral Madness semi-finalists in real life, ambushing them at their places of work with a flip cam and an unquenchable thirst for the truth. You can see his revealing interviews with legal eagle Jody Stahancyk and University of Portland soccer wu...   More
Friday, April 13, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Drank: Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass Sake and Momokawa Diamond Junmai Ginjo (Sakeone)

“Sake Fest PDX is next week; you should review some sake,” said my editor, plonking two bottles from local producer SakeOne on my desk. The first, a Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass sake, poured t   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Raid Kills Thugs Dead

Cops fight door-to-door to put Indonesian action on the map.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Perhaps you hadn’t noticed, but the Indonesian film industry has taken its share of blows over the years. In many ways...   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Fizz Without Buzz

Food Reviews & Stories
If I wanted to get rich and famous in Portland, I’d open an old-timey soda fountain. I’d call it Dr. Pickwick’s Tonics & Elixirs. I’d fill it with vintage pharmacy bottles and old pa   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Headout: Puddin’ Slam

Ladies rassle in white goop: “It’s empowering.”

Forget mud, vegetable oil and Jell-O. In Pittsburgh, the ladies wrestle in pudding. Ashley Ryon, the woman who invented the sport, is hoping her particular brand of custard-based chaos will take off   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Enough! There Are Nowhere Near 695 Food Carts in Portland


With news that the Cartlandia food cart pod on 82nd Avenue has been granted a license to serve beer and wine, Mayor Sam Adams has been hysterically tweeting</...   More
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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