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Second Source Confirms Stumptown Buyout


Another coffee industry executive has come forward to confirm Stumptown Coffee's sale to investment firm TSG Consumer Partners.

Tony Dreyfuss, co-owner of Chicago’s Metropolis Coffee Company, t...   More
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Stumptown Coffee Has Been Sold, Industry Sources Tell WW


Stumptown, the iconic and fiercely independent company that helped define coffee in this city, has been sold to a New York investment firm, according to records and interviews with industry officials.
A coffee industry executive has confirmed for WW that Stumptown’s new investors claimed to have bought 90 percent of the Portland company. The sale ends the company’s 12-year life as a local...   More
Sunday, June 5, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Why Is Portland Google's Guinea Pig?


Google has been all over Portland lately. Billboards, stickers, concerts, promos—there are more rainbow "o"s downtown than rainbow flags these days.
Of course, the big news this week has been Google debuting its much-hyped new Groupon rival Google Offers in our little neck of the woods before all others. ...   More
Thursday, June 2, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

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?

Featured Stories
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.

Food Reviews & Stories
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
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