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Saving Pelican 895

One greasy bird with a very human story.


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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

What Would Jesus Chew?

A world tour of Easter eats.


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Easter is a magical time of the year—when carpenters rise from the dead and bunnies poop out chocolate eggs. There are hundreds of regional riffs on the celebration around the world: In the Czech    More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN, KAREN LOCKE

What The Hell is a "Fork to the City"?

And How Do You Get One?

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Two Portland chefs have made high-profile appearances on reality television cooking shows lately—first Beast's Naomi Pomeroy, who is currently competing on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and Sunday night, Paley's Place chef Vitaly Paley appeared as a challenger on the Food Network's Iron Chef America.At the respective local premieres of each show, the City of Portland (Pomeroy got an appearance from ...   More
 
Monday, April 18, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Celebrate Easter—At IKEA!

IKEA's Påskbord Celebration

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I've been putting together listing for the many Easter events happening in Portland this year, but couldn't include this one because for some reason it's happening the week before Easter:The IKEA Restaurant—a long-time standby for insanely cheap food and a respite from impulse-buying lampshades and dodging screamin...   More
 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Couponocalypse

The Battle for Portland's Pennypinchers

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Another day, another coupon site. Today sees the arrival of yet another "deal-a-day" website in Portland: Scoutmob. Its schtick is that you don't have to pay for the deal, just pull it up on your smart phone and go to the business within a certain time to redeem it—more like a virtual 50% off voucher than ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Free as in Free Lecture

Richard Stallman Speaks at PSU Thursday

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Richard Stallman is one of the more important and controversial figures in the tech and open source communities. In 1983, he started the GNU Project— an operating system wholly comprised of "free software." That's this definition of free—or, as it says: "'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer'."Since...   More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Nature Lover

Doing it like they do on the Sundance Channel.


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Italian-born Isabella Rossellini was formerly best known for her famous parents, modeling career, roles in over 40 films, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, three books and shacking up with Martin    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Drip City

Everything old is new again in Portland’s coffee scene.


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Why is Portland, of all places, the capital of American coffee culture? There’s no overt explanation why a city celebrated for its slacker attitude also devotes so much energy to the roasting and    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE, RUTH BROWN

Ravel: in Comic Form

Cartoonists tackle L'Heure Espagnole and L'Enfant et les Sortileges

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Not widely publicized outside the niche worlds of Portland's comic drawing and opera going communities, every time Portland Opera debuts a new show, the company invites local cartoonists to one of the final dress rehearsals to sketch the performance. It's a bit of a gimmick, but hey: opera comics! And much of the work is very good, offering a fresh perspective on an art not typically known fo...   More
 
Saturday, April 2, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Fifty Licks Finally Gets an Ice Cream Truck

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For a city with 40 gazillion food carts, Portland is severely lacking in the most quintessential of mobile food vendors: the ice cream truck. Some might argue that's because the city is cold and wet most of the year, but that's exactly the kind of defeatist attitude that keeps delicious cones of sunshine and butterfat from brightening our streets.Thus, we were excited to    More
 
Friday, April 1, 2011 by RUTH BROWN
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