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Ravel: in Comic Form

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


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


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

Stumptown Does Chicago


Portland's home-brewed coffee empire Stumptown is expanding to Chicago, according to Time Out Chicago.Bean baron Duane Sorenson told the paper he not only plans to open a coffee bar there, but also a roastery, which would presumably put the company is a position to ...   More
Thursday, March 31, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announces Full Lineup

Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Kristen Schaal and 170 others


The 2011 Bridgetown Comedy Festival has announced its full lineup, with some big-name headliners in Margaret Cho, Andy Dick and Kristen Schaal, along with some 170 others. Now in its fourth year, the festival returns to Hawthorne Blvd. April 21-24. You can nab a ticket to all four days for $60 until March 31 (yes that's tomorr...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Fifty and Fifty

Designing Oregon's state motto


Fifty and Fifty is a neat group art collaboration based out of New York, in which designers from all 50 states illustrate their state's motto.
The honor of visualizing Oregon was bestowed upon Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. ...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Crust Punk

Sizzle pie is only rock ’n’ roll—but we like it.

Food Reviews & Stories
With no real indigenous pizza style to call our own, Portland’s late-blossoming pizza scene is often defined by its torchbearers   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Jane Eyre

What a bunch of miserable assholes.

Movie Reviews & Stories
A word of warning for fans of sweeping period romances: This is not the Jane Eyre you are looking for. Young director Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter Moira Buffini pull everything dark out of Charlot   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Out Of Sorts

A group of Portland printers revives the lost art of metal type casting.

Featured Stories
Once upon a time, before fonts came packaged in .zip files and people still owned pens, creating a page of printed text    More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 RUTH BROWN

The Portland Farmers Market Returns

Farmers Market

Huzzah! The Portland Farmers Market at PSU returns tomorrow, for its 20th year of selling locally grown, raised, baked, pickled, slaughtered, cured and fire-roasted food to the good people of Portland. The forecast is for rain (surprise!) but the market is boasting 11 shin...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 by RUTH BROWN

Cheap Eats 2011: Prasad

Food Reviews & Stories
7:30 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 9 am-7 pm Saturday-Sunday. When vegan institution Blossoming Lotus vacated Yoga Pearl for a slightly more granola part of town last year, Prasad stepped in    More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN
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