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Headout: Checklist Charlie

On Dec. 6, Mayor Charlie Hales opens his Eastmoreland home to the public. Here’s what we’ll be looking for inside his “graciously decorated” abode.


Headout
□ Choo-choo room. Scale model of Portland showing planned streetcars
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: King Me

Crowning the best everyday imperial stout from the grocery-store cooler.


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Big, black monsters have invaded local bottle shops. If you’ve got a kingly budget and schedule, early December is the best time to buy limited-edition barrel-aged imperial stouts. But let��   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Mark Russell, God Is Disappointed in You

The gooder news Bible.


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In 1966, someone had the radical idea of publishing the Bible in the everyday American language. The translation technique was called “dynamic equivalence,” which holds that good translation   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Pearl Jam


Music Stories
Dear 13-year-old Marty, You figure you’re going to be a lawyer, huh? People have been telling you that since you were, oh, 8 or so. You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you Pearl Jam    More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Gamay Nouveau (Bow & Arrow)


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Seven weeks ago, the grapes in Bow & Arrow’s gamay noir were on the vine. Four weeks ago, they were in the urban winery’s fermentation tanks in the basement of the Bindery building on No   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland, Pre-Pilgrim

Thanksgiving 1621 found Portlanders eating camas, wapato, salmon—and maybe a passing seal.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the autumn of 1621, sometime between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, a three-day feast took place in Massachusetts. No one knows if there was turkey on the table. According to the only surviving firsthan   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Megafauna (Laurelwood) / Notorious (Boneyard)


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Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo is credited with inventing the double IPA, but the brewmaster’s triple IPA has arguably been more revolutionary. Doubling everything in the American IP   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Live Review: Broadway Across America, American Idiot

american idiot

Some of the punk rock ethos is safety-pinned to sincere concerns about our rotting society. The rest is a blue-faced hissy fit about the tyranny of a midnight curfew. It's usually pretty easy to see which is which.
American Idiot, the Green Day album released at the height of the Bush-Kerry election battle, has always seemed to me a relatively mature attempt at political commentary from ...   More
 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Both Ends Burning

Roman Candle by day and by night.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the morning, Roman Candle tends to be busy, all four planks of communal walnut splattered with laptops and coffee mugs. The brightly lit room is inviting from the street—warm smells and white   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Album Review: Various Artists

Portland Smiles: A Tribute to the Beach Boys (Tender Loving Empire)


Album Reviews
[POP REHAB] It took some time to rehabilitate Smiley Smile. The Beach Boys’ lackluster 1967 follow-up to Pet Sounds and remnant of the aborted Smile sessions was recorded in Brian Wilson’s mansi   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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