Home · Articles · By PENELOPE BASS
 

Headout: Potty Party

Is Vancouver ready for Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week?


Headout
If Ally McBeal taught us anything, it’s that unisex public restrooms would not lead to total social degradation, but rather to zany plot twists and dance numbers. Yet for all of our societal p   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

New Things to Put in Your Mouth

The Portland Farmers Market returns this Saturday. Meet the new vendors

Farmers Market

Judging by the soggy snow and the barely-concealed despair in people’s eyes, it must be springtime in Portland. But there is hope for better and more delicious days ahead with the opening day of the Portland Farmers Market on the PSU campus this Saturday, March 17.

Joining the ranks of the butchers, bakers and pickled-food makers will be three new vendors offering their edible wares:
...   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012 by PENELOPE BASS

Mi Mero Mole

Nick Zukin is your new Mexican grandmother.


Food Reviews & Stories
The aroma inside Mi Mero Mole is like entering the kitchen of a Mexican grandmother—a heavenly blend of freshly made corn tortillas and simmering spices. She would insist you stay for dinner and   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Funhouse Lounge: Tomfoolery Awaits


Bar Reviews
A room full of clown paintings—from thoughtful oils to black velvets and a Christ-like Ronald McDonald—would be enough to give anyone nightmares. But the “clown room” at Funhouse Lounge (2   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Splash Bar: Spray-Tan Paradise


Bar Reviews
Ah, the debaucheries of spring break—dancing on bar tops, ill-advised shots, regret-filled mornings. Now every day can be filled with the hedonistic joy of sophomore year in Cancun at Splash B   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Schmear Apparent

We miss Kettleman’s bagels, too. Who can replace them?


Food Reviews & Stories
Kettleman Bagels is in zombie mode. Things have slipped fast since the beloved local bagelry sold out last November to Colorado-based Einstein Bros. Kettleman’s superb boiled bagels...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Zwickelmania 2012 Picks for Portland

Almost every brewery in Oregon will open its doors to the public this weekend. Here's where you should go.

zwickelmania-widmer-poster

Ever been on a statewide pub crawl? Unless your designated driver has a batmobile, you’re not going to make it to all 60-plus participating breweries for this year’s Zwickelmania before day’s end. (You’d probably also need Superman’s liver).
Luckily, the Oregon ...   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2012 by PENELOPE BASS

The New Hate, Arthur Goldwag

Haters gonna hate.


Books
We love to hate. Reality television aside, few arenas highlight our hatred better than politics. In the 1800 presidential election, Thomas Jefferson’s campaign called John Adams “a hideous h   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline (PCS)

Scaling down the Bard of Avon.


Performance
It just wouldn’t be Shakespeare without a little sexual subterfuge. Though it’s one of his lesser-known tales, Cymbeline employs many of the playwright’s favorite plot devices—mistaken ide   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

The Box Social: Drink In A Box


Bar Reviews
A stuffed peacock roosts high on a shelf above the bar at The Box Social (3971 N Williams Ave., bxsocial.com). It’s a bold flash of décor for a bar, yet it doesn’t seem out of place in the in   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 PENELOPE BASS
Top Articles from PENELOPE BASS
No articles in this section
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close