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Bike Guide 2014: Bike Courier Meghan Mack

20 years of wet pants and hot pizza.

Bike Guide
Imagine a bike messenger. You’re probably visualizing a reckless young man—perhaps Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush, or Puck from The Real World—weaving through traffic on a featherweight fi   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: Cycling Sojourner Author Ellee Thalheimer

The high-mileage Portland author on fabulous Italian men and Cuban abuelas.

Bike Guide
Something about Junior seemed odd. Junior, an elderly man with a fuzzy white beard and unkempt hair in a run-down pickup truck, was giving Ellee Thalheimer and her dad a lift along the Oregon coa   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: The Longhaulers, Shops and Rides

Bike Guide
SHOP Next Adventure 426 SE Grand Ave., 233-0706, nextadventure.net. 10 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. Your pit stop for all the camping supplies you’ll need o   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Pirates of Penzance

Batten down the hatches.

You can’t blame Bill Rauch for wanting to spice up The Pirates of Penzance. The 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta is a frothy affair with plenty of rascally swashbucklers and dewy-cheeked mai   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Picks by Day

Our recommendations for what to see this weekend.


Navigating the Bridgetown Comedy Festival can make you wish you had Hermione’s Time Turner. With four days, 15 stages and nearly 200 performers, it’s an overwhelming beast. The good news is that anywhere you throw a sandwich, you’re likely to hit talent, whether a big-deal headliner (Emo Philips, Reggie Watts, W. Kamau Be...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Learn to Be Latina (Milagro Theatre)

Is being the wrong kind of brown keeping you down?

Learn to Be Latina has a little something for everyone. A Missy Elliott dance routine featuring a backflip that transitions into twerking. A muff-eating puppet. AIDS jokes. The Macarena. A tende   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Rise and Fall of Portland’s Boy Mayor

Progressive-era Portland tried to stamp out juvenile delinquency with a child government. In 1914, Hollywood noticed.

Movie Reviews & Stories
A century ago, Portland faced a terrible scourge. The city’s newsboys were corrupting the city’s moral fiber. These inveterate ruffians, who numbered in the hundreds, were known for gambling   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Frice Pastry/Philippe’s Bread

Food Reviews & Stories
Ask Kurt Huffman how much his restaurant empire ChefStable used to spend on bread, and he’ll answer quickly: “A lot.” Bread markups are notoriously high, and for restaurateurs with a stake i   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Fleecing of America

Normcore Made Portland the Center of the Fashion Universe.

Not so long ago, Portland was a J.C. Penney in the grand plaza of high fashion, a place where mustachioed lumberjacks and yoga moms were the most stylish people in town. The city’s tiny cabal of   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

pool (no water) (Theatre Vertigo)

No lifeguard on duty.

Say a man dies of AIDS. Now say a friend collects his blood and bandages and condoms and catheters and makes them into art. Has this artist crossed the line between creation and exploitation? At   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
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