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Jack Ohman

How The Oregonian’s longtime political cartoonist discovered Portlandia.


Books
To appreciate Portlandia, you have to leave Portland. Take that from Jack Ohman. For 30 years, Ohman was The Oregonian’s editorial cartoonist and one of the city’s foremost satirists. But he   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pepper Box Cafe: Food Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Last October, the Pepper Box food cart was scrambling to move from a redeveloping lot, leaving Hatchheads to bemoan the city’s lack of decent New Mexican food. Things are very different now. O   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Prettyman’s General: Bar Review

Sitting Pretty.


Bar Reviews
You have a better chance of spotting a yeti than a random Humble Brewing handle, considering the homebrew-scale operation sold only about 100 kegs in 2013. So it’s reassuring to hear the bartend   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Padre Nat’s Tepache (Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider)


Drank
The label on a bottle of Reverend Nat’s tepache reads like something out of the J. Peterman catalog: “During a holiday in Veracruz I had a chance meeting with a peddler hawking traditional t   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.


Coffee Guide
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the    More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER

The Fields: Bar Review

Field Goal.


Bar Reviews
Picture a sports bar in the Pearl. OK, now add polenta fries, and you’ve got a game plan for The Fields (1139 NW 11th St., 841-6601, thefieldspdx.com), a sports-ish bar that opened in the former M   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Steinhaus: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Not so long ago, the northeast corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street was home to a blues bar called Steinhaus. Then, it was a rocker dive called Agenda. Then, a strip club called A   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Skidmore Western Lager (Hopworks Urban Brewery)


Drank
People so rarely go to the Brewery Blocks for beer anymore. Back in 1999, the old Weinhard Brewery was shuttered, and though the Henry’s Tavern that replaced it maintains a focus on regional    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: The Blue Goose

The new best New Mexican still has some quirks.


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s funny how fast we get accustomed to nice things, and want for nicer. A few years ago, Portlanders were happy to have any pepper-forward Sichuan restaurants. Now we want hot pot in every q   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Couch Select Lager (Burnside Brewing)


Drank
They say if you drink enough craft beer, you’ll come back to lager. After trying all those barrel-aged imperials and hop bombs, you find yourself just wanting something crisp and clean. I didn   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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