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Chowdah


Food Cart Reviews
Clam chowder generates strong opinions. Adding tomatoes to clam chowder in place of cream (making it “Manhattan-style”) was at one point so contentious that, in 1939, the Maine state Legislatu   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Kickstart my Heart: Constructing Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 Out of Lego

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Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.If you’ve ever considered constructing the realm of your favorite childhood video game out of your favorite childhood toy, Portland artist Zach...   More
 
Friday, April 13, 2012 by PENELOPE BASS

Drink 2012: In Search of Portland's Finest Spanish Coffee


Bar Guide
Spanish coffee does not seem like a particularly cool cocktail, especially in a town like Portland where career bartenders are continually concocting new variations of the tasty and bizarre. But   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Chimp Chat

Want to befriend an ape? Learn to speak his language.


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Apes seem like hairier versions of ourselves—playful, inquisitive and quick to throw feces when angered. For decades, we’ve been dressing them as bellhops, teaching them to ride tricycles an   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Make the Pie Higher

So You Finally Made Some Money. Now What?


News Stories
You may not be Mitt Romney rich—using $100 bills to polish your solid-gold doorstops—but let’s say you’re finally at a point in your life where you’ve saved a little nest egg. What kind    More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Drank: Bad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale (Alameda Brewing Co.)


Drank
The bubblegum-pink wax seal on Alameda’s Bad Bunny Easter-themed spring seasonal should have been the tip-off. But the concept of an imperial cream ale was just too interesting to pass up. Cre   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Headout: Potty Party

Is Vancouver ready for Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week?


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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:
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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
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