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ROFLcon Summit: The Internet Is, In Fact, Serious Business

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On Saturday morning, two of America’s most influential cultural figures were sitting in the bowels of Wieden + Kennedy, arguing about pictures of cats and My Little Pony fans, while several hundred people stared and took notes. It was just one of many slightly surreal scenes at ROFLcon Summit—a spin-off of the larger ROFLcon Interne...   More
 
Monday, October 3, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

We're Having a Dinner Party at Our 2011 Restaurant of the Year

...but we're not going to tell you where it is

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WW's annual Restaurant Guide will hit the streets Oct. 19. As always, it features our pick of the 100 best restaurants in Portland—but only one will receive the coveted title of Restaurant of the Year.
This year, we'll be releasing the guide with a special dinner at that restaurant, and you're invited.
Just one catch: we aren't going to tell you where it is until the day of the event.   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Portland Now Has a Cocktail Cart

Yes, with actual booze.

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Forget beer carts, Portland now has a cocktail cart. With actual booze.

To promote the second annual Portland Cocktail Week—a four-day festival of liquor-centered events, seminars and competitions coinciding with the Great American Dist...   More
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Rogue's Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

"A foul abomination"

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Rogue Ales' latest creation appeared in the WW office this morning, a collaboration with Voodoo Doughnuts called the Bacon Maple Ale, based on That Doughnut. Whilst we're loath to give any attention to this blatant gimmickry, after tasting it, we feel a civic obligation to warn anyone who might be considering splashing $156 on a case....   More
 
Friday, September 23, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Stumptown's Duane Sorenson Selling... Flowers?

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It's no new news that Stumptown Coffee founder Duane Sorenson is opening a restaurant on Southeast Division Street next to the original Stumptown Coffee location (though here's a little factoid: the business was originally registered as Haymaker in 2008,...   More
 
Thursday, September 22, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Dig a Pony: Size Does Matter


Bar Reviews
Dig a Pony (736 SE Grand, 971-279-4409) is a big bar. Housed in the former Niki’s Restaurant building near the Morrison Bridge, its high, exposed wood-beam ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and    More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker To Expand Empire

So what the hell is kaeng kiaw waan kai, anyway?

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As reported everywhere this week, Thai restaurant tycoon Andy Ricker has announced he will be opening a third eatery on Southeast Division Street, already home to Pok Pok and Whiskey Soda Lounge. Ricker has scored the building soon to be vacated by Kappaya Restaurant at Southeast 33rd Avenue, where he plans to open a restaurant based on a Tha...   More
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Jump Around

Climb inside an elephant’s rectum. It’s art.


Headout
“Don’t forget to close the flaps!” That’s the last thing you’ll hear as you climb into the rectum of a 20-foot elephant. Don’t worry: It’s art. Oscar’s Delirium Tremens is the star at   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Still Slaying After All These Years

10 minutes with Buffy comics editor Scott Allie

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Cult sci-fi television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer may have ended its seven-season run in 2007, but the Buffyverse lives on—in Milwaukie, OR.

Milwuakie-based Dark Horse comics has been continuing the story of ass-kicking Buffy Summers and her gang of variously magical, demonic and undead misfit friends in two-dimensional form, u...   More
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Warrior

Brothers in armpits.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It may be unfair to compare mixed martial arts flick Warrior with last Christmas’ widely acclaimed boxing biopic The Fighter. But they’re both about two brothers punching other men—and sometimes   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 RUTH BROWN
 

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