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Is there a nonlethal way to stop Garrison Keillor?


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Garrison Keillor claims he’ll go quietly. The host of A Prairie Home Companion, which comes to the Oregon Zoo this week, has promised to retire from his show sometime next July. If   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sun Made Cucumber Berliner Weisse (Oakshire)


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The only thing I like better than a traditional Berliner Weisse—a mildly sour German wheat beer named for the city where it was born—is a traditional Berliner Weisse with a little woodruff or rasp   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Review: Splash Bar & Brewing


Bar Reviews
DOLLAR BEERS: Once, seven strangers were picked to live in a house in Portland to find out what happened when people stopped being nice and started being real. Mostly, they hung out at Splash Bar, whe   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Review: The Firefly


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One of the few annoying things about most portable loose leaf vaporizers is the inability to tell when you need to reload. Since they gently bake the intoxicating oils out of the flower, even when you   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

It's just all a little too much for a two-and-a-half hour movie.

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The D.O.C was a great MC.Had his larynx not been crushed in a freak car accident, there's a good chance the Texas-bred protege of Dr. Dre would be a household name today. As the original running buddy and muse of the greatest producer in hip-hop history, he would have fallen into the sideman role that eventually went to Snoop Doggy Dog, throwing down the first verse on Nuthin' but a 'G' ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Dayz of Wayback

Straight Outta Compton will be cool, but not exactly real.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Uh, no. Remember that phrase as you watch the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton this weekend. It will surely be an incredible film—but not nearly what it could have been were it no   More
 
Monday, August 10, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Daddy Rock

How to talk to your baby about her first Wilco show.


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Hello, little Isla! How are youuuu? There’s a sweet little smile from my little girl! OK, Isla, Daddy needs to talk to you. You’re just 3 months old, so Daddy doesn’t know how much of th   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Review: Parkway Pilsner (Crux Fermentation Project)


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I’ve spent a lot of money—a couple hundred bucks, at least—on Crux Fermentation Project beer. Until recently, it all was in vain. The Bend upstart from former Deschutes brewmaste   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Southern Soul

Fine-dining Italian is dominated by northern fare. Can Bellino make the south rise again?


Food Reviews & Stories
In the first century of Italian-American cuisine, nothing north of Naples mattered. The vast majority of the Italian immigrants who migrated to this country in the late 1800s and early 1900s came from   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Review: Loyal Legion


Bar Reviews
BACK IN BLUE: Kurt Huffman’s 99-Oregon-tap beer hall had quite an opening week. Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave, 235-8272, loyallegionpdx.com) had a line down the block when it first cracked the doors    More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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