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Cabezon: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
5200 NE Sacramento St., 284-6617, cabezonrestaurant.com [HIDDEN IN HOLLYWOOD] First, let me apologize to the good people of Hollywood and Rose City Park for outing this gem to the    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Hotseat: Erika T. Wurth


Books
Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and Cherokee, but she did not grow up on a reservation. She was raised in a culturally mixed Denver suburb, where she witnessed both the stereotypes and bea   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Just Opened: Dreamgirls

A review of Portland Center Stage's season-opening musical.

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Mirroring the meteoric rise and personal turmoil of the Supremes, the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls is steeped in Motown rhythms, racial struggles and lots of sequins. Young Chicago trio the Dreamettes finds early success singing backup for Jimmy “Thunder” Early (played with fiery aplomb by David Jennings, he’s the show’s most interesting character). The power-hungry...   More
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by PENELOPE BASS

Poet Carl Adamshick

A self-taught poet learned to write at the public library and in the aisles of Powell’s Books.


Fall Arts
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about love. Letters, books, plays, songs, movies and certainly poems have all been patched into shapes that try to tell us how love feels. Some s   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Portland Fall Book Picks


Fall Arts
James Ellroy James Ellroy’s novels inhabit a nostalgic zone, where women are dames and cops throw back whiskey to take the edge off after a day at a grisly crime scene. His “L.A. Quartet”��   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Just Opened: Tick, Tick... Boom!

A review of Jonathan Larson's musical at Triangle Productions.

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Jonathan Larson is feeling anxious. He’s about to turn 30 and is still waiting tables in New York while struggling to get his long-slaved-over rock musical produced. Of course, he did ultimately succeed in getting a rock show on Broadway, but not before his untimely death at age 35. You’ve probably heard of it. That show was Rent. But before his work became widely known, Larson wrote   More
 
Monday, September 8, 2014 by PENELOPE BASS

Diana Gabaldon


Books
Like any good drug offering a temporary escape from the banality of life, serial fiction can quickly become addictive. I speak from the experience of a user. I’ll be clean for months, dutifully    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Bar Guide 2014: Cheese Bar


Bar Guide
Cheese Bar6031 SE Belmont St., 222-6014, cheese-bar.com, 11 am-11 pm Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday.Just as the cheese comes before the bar in its name, the Cheese Bar considers itself first and foremo   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Bar Guide 2014: Prost!


Bar Guide
Prost!4237 N Mississippi Ave., 954-2674, prostportland.com. 11:30-2:30 am Monday-Thursday, 11-2:30 am Friday-Sunday.Building more loyalty than the Reichswehr (though less intent on world domination),    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Bar Guide 2014: The Spare Room


Bar Guide
The Spare Room4830 NE 42nd Ave., 287-5800. 7-2:30 am daily.Like the Room of Requirement that magically appears in Hogwarts Castle offering exactly what its seeker is in need of, so the Spare Room Rest   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 PENELOPE BASS
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