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Ava Gene's: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com [ITALIAN NOUVEAU] Duane Sorenson's Italian eatery looks like a cross between a third-wave coffee shop and a mafia hangout,   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Dar Salam: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2921 NE Alberta St., 206-6148, darsalamportland.com [BAGHDAD'S BEST] It's hard not to root for a restaurant with a story like Dar Salam's. Two grade-school friends from    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Le Pigeon: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
738 E Burnside St., 546-8796, lepigeon.com [ORIGINAL GANGSTA] When Gabriel Rucker opened his shoebox-sized, softly lit restaurant in 2006, this was a scruffy stretch of Eas   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Natural Selection: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3033 NE Alberta St., 288-5883, naturalselectionpdx.com [STILL LIFE OF VEGETABLES] In a more perfect world, the approach to vegetarian cooking at Natural Selection would fil   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Olympic Provisions: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
107 SE Washington St., 1632 NW Thurman St., 954-3663, 894-8136, olympicprovisions.com [YOUR RIGHT TO PÂTÉ] The bottom of every receipt at Olympic Provisions contains an i   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Tanuki: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
8029 SE Stark St., 477-6030. [BUT CAN MY KID GET SOME SUSHI?] Tanuki likes to build its identity on what it's not. Per a sign on the Montavilla izakaya's door: "THIS IS NOT A JAPANESE    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Beast: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
5425 NE 30th Ave.,841-6968.[GOOSE TAMER] For years, the only way to experience chef Naomi Pomeroy’s remarkable culinary prowess was to throw down $75 and spend nearly three hours plowing through   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

No Nonsense

Comedian Kate Berlant on academia, therapy and pope jokes.


Comedy and Variety
People trip over themselves trying to describe comedian Kate Berlant. The 27-year-old takes the stage with discursive, high-energy monologues dense with academic jargon. Her digressions about    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Top Three Best Bets For All Jane No Dick


Comedy and Variety
Phoebe Robinson, Kate Berlant and Friends Kate Berlant has an inimitable, digressive style that skews more toward performance art than straight standup. Phoebe Robinson, meanwhile, has Broad City   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Just Opened: The Homecoming

A review of Imago Theatre's production of Harold Pinter's landmark 1964 play.

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Harold Pinter never revealed what his plays were about. Indeed, the British dramatist would probably have chafed at the mere suggestion that his plays were “about” anything. For Pinter, the stage was a place for ambiguity—and for combat. His characters use words less to transmit meaning than to launch ammunition, which often renders them less-than-pleasant company. That’s the case ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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