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Still Slaying After All These Years

10 minutes with Buffy comics editor Scott Allie


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


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

Portland's Best New Business Names


Without comment, our favorite business names registered in the City of Portland in August 2011:Chubby Cartwheels
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.

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


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


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


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


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
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