The streets in the unnamed suburb of Detroit—which
is not necessarily set anywhere near the Motor City—evoke light.
Ultraviolet Lane. Fluorescent Avenue. Sunshine Way. Lightness, too:
Last weekend, the Great American Rape Joke Debate finally
hit Portland. It’s been a long-boiling controversy in the comedy world:
Who can joke about rape and when? These questions have also ra
2504 SE 50th Ave., 477-8778, bete-lukas.com.
[ETHIOPIAN ELEGANCE] With its
spare dining room, earth-toned walls and folded cloth napkins,
Bete-Lukas looks like it should be hosting a stodgy tech
304 SE 28th Ave., 517-9951, kensartisan.com.
[WOOD COASTER] Reclaimed
wood is everywhere in this damn town. Every cocktail bar, farm-to-table
restaurant and corn syrup-happy ice cream parlor seem
1134 NW Everett St., 241-1600, ovenandshaker.com.
[BOOZY NEAPOLITAN] On the east
side, the better pizza joints tend to shutter by 10 pm. But on the west
side, thanks to this royally pedigreed Pea
422 NW 8th Ave., 223-7275, parkkitchen.com.
For indecisive diners, tasting menus are a blessing and a curse.
Freeing you from the pressures of an overwhelming menu, they can pr
2039 SE Clinton St., 360-1281, stjackpdx.com.
[GALLIC GLORY] St. Jack is
resolutely anti-fad. Rather than fancying itself some imaginary
19th-century hunting lodge, this Clinton Street spot trans
8733 SE Division St., No. 101, 788-8883, wongsking.com.
[GIMME SUM MORE] When I last ate
dim sum at Wong’s King, I stood in the parking lot and watched as two
men loaded a pig—whole, fully co
Like most of Portland, I have
wondered over the past two years whether I might be gluten-intolerant.
At one point I went to a naturopath, who told me to eat nothing but
amaranth, mung beans and