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Pedal PaLooza Goes Vegas

Land Rover is helping to fund a parallel Pedalpalooza in Sin City.


Pedalpalooza is Portland’s annual celebration of all things bikey, with rides for devotees of just about everything—Morrissey, Dave Matthews, tweed, plaid, baby animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, yoga, zumba, ice cream, freemason architecture, nudity, drunkenness, drunken nudity.
This year, apparently Las Vegas wants in on the fun. On Sept. 11, Sin City is hosting an event called....   More
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Film Festival

What’s so Portland about this fledgling fest?

Movie Reviews & Stories
You might expect the Portland Film Festival to be some kind of bonanza for locavore cinephiles. You’d be wrong. Festival director Josh Leake hopes his event, now in its second year, becomes    More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The One I Love

Hit the reset button.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The One I Love is the sort of film that prompts critics to fill their reviews with warnings of spoilers and hammy pronouncements that “to reveal more would spoil the fun.” That overstates    More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

TeSoAria: Bull’s Blood Supply

Bar Reviews
We arrived at TeSoAria (4003 N Williams Ave., 971-229-0050, tesoaria.com) a half-hour before it was scheduled to close on a Thursday evening. We figured it would be a quick visit. Two hours, 10    More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Interview: The Weird and Wonderful Emo Philips

Oh, The Humanity.

Comedy and Variety
Last May’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival didn’t lack for jaw-dropping moments. But none quite compared to a one-liner—not even a complete sentence—from Emo Philips. On the Doug Fir stage du   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Founders of Inaugural Stumptown Improv Festival Make the Case for Improv Comedy

And swear there won't be any gags about three-armed babies at this weekend's shows.


Portland loves standup comedy. Mention improv, though, and you'll likely meet a chorus of groans from people imagining family-friendly schlock or scatological juvenilia. There’s no question that the democratic accessibility of the form—it's billed as an outlet for every yahoo who fancies himself a jokester, for every executive who imagines the inane games will catapult her performance in ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

NW Film Center Announces Reel Music Lineup

The opening-night film is Heaven Adores You, a new, Kickstarter-funded documentary about Elliott Smith.


Reel Music, the NW Film Center's annual celebration of music on film, turns 32 this fall, and the lineup has just been announced. It's a wide-ranging selection that's documentary-heavy, with films about jazz bassists, sax players, punk-rock venues, gospel musicians and—because why not?—Christmas music. The opening-night film is Heaven Ado...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Movie Review: Calvary

Truth will out.

Movie Reviews & Stories
John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary is not a film that shies away from big questions: about life and death, faith and doubt, virtue and sin. It also doesn’t shy away from eccentric personaliti   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Red and Black Cafe Raises $5,000 To Remain in Building

The vegan, worker-owned coffee shop continues to fundraise, with the goal of achieving greater financial sustainability.

Red and Black

Financial strain isn’t new to the Red and Black Cafe, the vegan, worker-owned coffee shop and restaurant on Southeast 12th Avenue. Still, when it announced it needed $5,000 by Aug. 15 to remain in its building, the call for donations was more urgent than in the past. This morning, it hit its...   More
Saturday, August 9, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

North Dakota Lefse: Norway's Answer to the Tortilla

The 50 Plates tour continues with buttery, sugary flatbread from Viking Soul Food.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour...   More
Saturday, August 9, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON
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