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See the Old Believers on Jan. 12th!


LISTEN: A free set from folk-pop darlings the Old Believers at cozy Valentine's. 232 SW Ankeny St., 248-1600. 9 pm Monday, Jan. 12. Free. ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 by jsword

Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen: "Happy Hour at the Deli"


Can a restaurant with a kids' menu and really good food coexist? Yes. Bridging the divide is Ken Gordon and Nick Zukin's big, busy deli in the Ace Hotel building, where you can stuff yourself with an absurdly large sandwich of incredible house-cured pastrami and corned beef or a boat-size Cobb salad while your tyke tackles a much more manageable grilled cheese or bowl of buttered noodles. They'll ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 by jsword

Belly: "An Appetite for Food"


Although some Portlanders see a dark shadow over the newly opened restaurant in the space that last housed short-lived and stigmatized Terroir, the restaurant is as earnest and promising as they come. The roster: fresh/local/seasonal dinner and Sunday brunch. Bamboo tables and wicker chairs, deconstructed wine barrels, and a framed photo of humble russets set the scene in the 60-plus-seat dining r...   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 by jsword

Screen Door: "boisterous Southern gem"


This boisterous Southern gem woos diners with chicken 'n' waffles, spicy pimento-cheese scrambles and praline bacon waffles—piping hot, studded with sweet-savory hunks of perfection and topped with fresh whip and maple syrup. Bonus: Bloody Marys.Wait time: A breezy 20 minutes after 10:30 am.2337 E BurnsidePortland, OR 97214Phone: (503) 542-0880...   More
 
Friday, January 2, 2009 by jsword

Tabla: "Fresh pastas, excellent wine list, flawless service"


Tabla (and Ten01 and Nutshell and whatever else they'll think of next) co-founders Adam Berger and Michael Rypkema are looking to build on their Laurelhurst neighborhood joint's already large and fiercely loyal customer base with a revamped menu that adds staples like pizza, steak and a burger to the well-loved lineup of fresh pastas, light-on-lettuce salads and oven-roasted meats. It's a move tha...   More
 
Friday, January 2, 2009 by jsword

Binks on Alberta Street




Binks is a neighborhood bar located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. They serve fresh-squeezed cocktails, beer, wine, pizza, and salads. It's a great bar in all kinds of weather. Snuggle up to the cozy fireplace in the winter or enjoy the open garage door while you play pool in the summer. They have some great sidewalk tables that are...   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by jsword

Mother's Bistro & Bar: "You Should Eat So Good"




Mother's Bistro & Bar

“Just like Mother's” has a dual meaning at this downtown favorite dedicated to all things Mom. In addition to chef Lisa Schroeder's comfort-food greatest-hits menu—featuring such standards as slow-cooked chicken and dumplings, braised pot roast and Strawberry Mountain beef meatloaf—recipes from a real live “Mother o...   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by jsword

$1 Martinis with Oyster Purchase




SLURP: Eat: An Oyster Bar is mixin' three-ounce Palace martinis for a buck with purchase of an entree or dozen oysters for lunch. 11:30 am-4 pm daily at 3808 N Williams St., 281-1222....   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by jsword

Director Cuts: How to Disappear Completely Video Contest!





Tell us what pisses you off in a 60 second video.


Together with Portland Center Stage, Willamette Week is hosting a film shorts video contest based on Fin Kennedy's play, "How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found." In this thrilling production, a young advertising executive reaches the breaking point and decides to drop out as quickly as possibly by ...   More
 
Monday, December 22, 2008 by jsword

Dec. 31st: Old Town Get Down NYE '08!



It's time for the 2nd Annual Old Town Get Down!
What's Old Town Get Down, you ask? Join Willamette Week as we collaborate with two awesome venues/bars in the Old Town district of downt...   More
 
Monday, December 22, 2008 by jsword
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