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Portland's Best New Business Names

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Without comment, our favorite business names registered in the City of Portland in August 2011:Chubby Cartwheels
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Dolicious Street Foods of Vietanam, registered by a Brain DoFearoticaWell Kneaded MassageMy Daddy's SausageMeowhaus...   More
 
Friday, September 2, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

The Write Stuff

Field Notes makes paper fashionable again. Just don’t tell the designer.


Books
Most new products are designed to fill a need, create a new market or just make something better. Aaron Draplin’s product is none of these things. It’s three staples, paper and cardboard with a    More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Steak Frites and Smartphones

Brasserie's bizzarre "Willy Wonka-esque" promo

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Today in bizarre publicity stunts: We realize the economy is in the shitter and Portland's restaurant industry is a little over-stuffed, but this attempt from downtown French bistro Brasserie Montmartre to bring in more customers on slow Tuesday nights seems a...curious choice for a classy joint flogging $22 steak frites. Cue the press release:Brasserie Montmartre is launching "Folie du Mardi" in ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

"World's Largest" Draft Beer Selection Coming to Portland

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The Portland Business Journal reported yesterday that restaurant chain Yard House is planning to open a Portland location at Pioneer Place mall. As well as "classic rock," the restaurant claims to offer the "world's lar...   More
 
Friday, August 19, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

A Woman's Place is in the Brewery

10 minutes with filmmaker and beer lover Alison Grayson

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Today is the first day of PDX Beer Week, a new beer festival—because there just aren't enough in this city—celebrating Portland's craft beer community. The event will also host the premier of local filmmaker Alison Grayson's new documentary    More
 
Friday, August 19, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

The Melting Pot

A local prep kitchen incubates Portland’s next generation of food businesses.


Food Reviews & Stories
Michael Madigan owns the best kitchen in Portland. It’s 3,200 square feet of gleaming stainless steel, filled with stoves, grills, mixers, slicers, smokers and fryers, manned day and night by a w   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Sweet Hereafter: Vegan Swank


Bar Reviews
I’m not cool enough to know what the current zeitgeist is, but I’m guessing Sweet Hereafter (3326 SE Belmont St.) has well and truly captured it. On a warm Friday evening, it was absolutely pack   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 RUTH BROWN

First Bite: Salt and Straw Ice Cream

The best publicized ice cream in Portland

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New ice cream scoop shop Salt and Straw only opens its doors on Northeast Alberta Street today, but you've probably already heard about it.Since May 2011, the ice cream company—which has been operating a small cart on the same street for three months—has been featured on E...   More
 
Friday, August 12, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

SOLVED: The Mystery of the Baptism in the Willamette

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On Monday, we asked readers to help us identify a gathering taking place in the Willamette River at Sellwood Riverfront Park last Friday at 4 pm.Although many wrote in to tell us how stupid we were for not knowing about    More
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Portland on the Menu in Seattle

What, exactly, are "flannel fries"?

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Seattle restaurant 5 Spot is apparently known for its regularly changing special menu. Its previous “Tornado Alley” themed menu copped plenty of flack for (figurative, at least) lack of taste.

Last mon...   More
 
Thursday, July 14, 2011 by RUTH BROWN
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