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Clyde Common Nominated As The World's Best Hotel Bar


Clyde Common at the Ace Hotel has been nominated as one of the best hotel bars in the world in the 2011 Spirited Awards.

The awards are part of Tales of the Cocktail, the bartending industry’s incredibly drunken annual summer camp in N...   More
Thursday, June 2, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Low Bars

Do any energy bars taste good?

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The “energy bar” market is estimated to be worth billions, and grocery store shelves are packed with aggressive-looking packets promising “maximum energy,” “lean muscle” and lists of in   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Hog Wild

The Multnomah County Fair brings home the bacon.

Hey, it’s the Multnomah County Fair! Did you know Multnomah County has a fair? Apparently it does! And among the pony rides, floral exhibits and talent competitions, the weekend will feature some   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 RUTH BROWN

How to Eat Like a Ridgy-Didge Aussie in Portland


By far the most enjoyable part of putting together WW's Devour guide is poking around ethnic grocery stores, picking up random bottles, tins and packets of unidentifiable food stuffs and bringing them home for a taste test.   More
Monday, May 23, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

What Is "Planking" and When Is It Going Away?


I had recently noticed the word “planking” showing up on Facebook, but paid no attention to it until one of my colleagues sent me this article demanding I explain.    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach One Nation Under Sex

The political history of presidents’ pants.

“How the private lives of presidents, first ladies and their lovers changed the course of American history,” promises the cover of One Nation Under Sex (Palgrave Macmillan, 304 pages, $25), whic   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Devour 2011: Wok and Bowl High School

From baking cookies to slaughtering pigs—a primer on Portland’s cooking classes.

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In a city where eating is virtually a religion and chefs its deities, many of us harbor fantasies of baking the perfect croissant, hand-pulling noodles and creating our own porchetta from scratch.    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN

The Chocolate Maker

Portland’s first bean-to-bar chocolate is dreamy.

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Charley Wheelock is a man with big dreams. Sitting on his back deck in inner Southeast Portland, he talks of building a chocolate factory   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Petticoats, Not Pedophiles

Lolita fashion isn’t what it sounds like.

Wonder Northwest: It’s Portland’s newest geek convention, bringing together pop-culture subcultures from all walks of life. A read though the schedule is pretty much what you’d expect: comic-b   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 RUTH BROWN

What's With All the Thai Restaurants in Portland?

Crunching the numbers on Portland's ethnic eateries.


The ever increasing number of Thai restaurants in Portland is something of a preoccupation in the WW office. Don't get me wrong, I'd give my first-born for a good pad grapow, but given the number of actual Thai residents in the city—versus, say, the Vietnamese population, or the Indian population, and their respective eateries—the numbers seemed a little out of whack.So I sat down with a copy ...   More
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by RUTH BROWN
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