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Portland Wins Two (More) James Beard Awards

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Portland chefs have taken out two more James Beard Foundation Awards.

Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon and    More
 
Monday, May 9, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Oregon Online: State Agency Maps Broadband Coverage

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The State of Oregon has created an ugly but functional interactive map of broadband services across the state.
Thanks to the Oregon Public Utility Commission, you can now see how much of the state still has no broadband access and write angry letters about that, or, more usefully, enter your address and find all the ...   More
 
Friday, May 6, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Portland Wins Two James Beard Awards

More to come?

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And by “Portland,” we mean “people who live in Portland.”
Tonight, the James Beard Foundation Awards (essentially the food world's equivalent of the Academy Awards, but with a significantly higher collective BMI and likely more cocaine) announced its book, broadcast and journalism award winners.    More
 
Friday, May 6, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Pancakes and (the Dude From) Pavement

Rock & Roll Pancake Brunch with Stephen Malkmus and Rebecca Gates.

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Pencil this one in: Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) and Rebecca Gates (the Spinanes) will be performing sets at a "Rock & Roll Pancake Breakfast Benefit" for New York-based artist and activist Dara Greenwald on Sunday, May 22.
Greenwald is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and artists around the country ...   More
 
Thursday, May 5, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

After Two Years, Picnic Finally Opens

This food cart's no flash in the pan.

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Yeah, I know, we're a little bit food cart-ed out, too, but I couldn't let this one pass without comment because I have been waiting and watching so long:

For the past 2 1/2 years, John Dovydenas has been planning to open a food cart.

For all those (including us) who...   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Portland's Food Deserts

That's deserts, not desserts.

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The USDA has just cobbled together a ton of data on access to food around the U.S. (sadly hosted on some of the worst, slowest servers on earth). One of the tools it has created is an interactive map of "food deserts," which it defines as: "a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store."    More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Going Pommy in Portland

Have a royal weekend

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As a citizen of the Commonwealth, I'm a bit baffled by the amount of attention being paid in this country to the impending nuptuals of Wills and Kate. You got out! You don't have to care about this pack of antiquated inbred Germans any more! Have the clean-living Obamas left you desperate for sex scandals and animal hunting? Did The King's Speech mislead you into believing British royals are as at...   More
 
Thursday, April 28, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Thingmakers’ Mark

The branding boys at OMFG make Portland look cool, one Pop-A-Shot at a time.


Culture Features
It’s 5 pm Friday, and the area around Southwest Stark Street and 10th Avenue is heaving. Pretty young things crowd the bar at Clyde Common, drifter hipsters lounge in the lobby of the Ace Hotel, a   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: James E. McWilliams

Why Your Locally Grown Heirloom Tomatoes Won't Save The World.

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For much of his academic career, James McWilliams was writing about some pretty unsexy subjects: bugs, insecticides, 17th-century Massachusetts. But around four years ago, the Texas State University associate professor and historian began tackling a much more controversial topic: the “locavore” food movement.

His 2009 book, Just Food: How Locavores are Endangering the Future of Food an...   More
 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Saving Pelican 895

One greasy bird with a very human story.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Local documentary filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky often captures stories of small human triumphs in the face of adversity—an Indian polio victim’s effort to immunize slums against the disease in    More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN
 

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