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WW's Secret Supper is Back

Dine at our 2012 Restaurant of the Year (but we're not going to tell you where it is)

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WW's 2012 Restaurant Guide hits streets on Oct. 24, and once again, we'll be holding a "secret supper" at our Restaurant of the Year the evening before.Where is it? We're not telling. You lay down $100, and we promise you'll get a four-course meal, drinks and the pleasure of our company at one of Portland's best (in our opinion) restaurants. On the day of the dinner, we will contact you wit...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Weekend Reading

Wordstock authors on sex, dystopia and Fifty Shades of Grey.


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Portland’s annual literary festival, Wordstock, is back and it’s…roughly the same size as ever. For two days, the hallowed halls of the Oregon Convention Center will play host to some 200 vi   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

The Rose: Frickin’ Laser Beams


Bar Reviews
What, exactly, is the Rose? The impressively generic name, covered windows and website that promises only “Portland’s newest nightlife destination” give away very little about the business t   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Sideshow


Food Cart Reviews
The food at Sideshow has a very limited lifespan. The new downtown food cart specializes in Belgian-style pommes frites, poutine and beignets—all best devoured immediately after ordering before    More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Pitch Perfect: PIE Demo Day

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Disclaimer: PIE co-founder Rick Turoczy works for WW's PDX conference.
Local tech startup incubator PIE "graduated" its second class on Friday, Oct. 5 (yes, I'm behind on my coverage) at the Gerding Theater, with its now traditional "demo day," in which the participants pitch their new businesses to a public audience. Matthew Korfhage alread...   More
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 1-7

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Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Relish Takes Over the Woods; Junior's Sold

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Our weekly roundup of bar and restaurant news gleaned from OLCC liquor license applications:The former funeral parlour that was previously home to music venue the Woods at 6637 SE Milwaukie will soon be Relish Gastropub. The O    More
 
Friday, October 5, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Jeff Parker and Erika Moen, Bucko

The director’s cut.


Books
In the age of DVRs, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and, let’s be honest, BitTorrent, there’s very little reason to buy DVDs of movies and TV shows—unless they come packed with extras. That’s the at   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Sept. 24-30

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Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Burning Money: Behind This Week's Cover Shoot

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Occasionally we pull back the curtain on the wizardry behind our art department's fantastic covers. This is such a week. 
So how did art director Ben Mollica and photographer Matt Wong get smoke to billow out of a fire helmet for this week's cover story, "Burning Money?" Dry ice and the advanced graphic ...   More
 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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