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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

Lab Report

Radiolab’s new touring show is all about endings.


Theater
Is oil really made of dinosaur bones? You’ve heard the expression, but have you stopped to consider whether the liquid in your gas tank actually came from a long-dead Apatosaurus? In their n   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Green Day


Music Stories
Dear 13-Year-Old Marty, How’s it going? I’m Martin—which will become your name at 17—and I’m here to talk to you about Green Day, the band you’re going to see on Sept. 10, 1994, three   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hapa Ramen


Food Reviews & Stories
October has to be the worst month to open a food cart. The cold and damp has set in, but it’s still five months until spring brings hordes of pale, undernourished diners out of hibernation cra   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Eagle Eye: Extreme Makeover, Bar Edition


Bar Reviews
This one’s a heart-warmer. Way out in Lents, at the corner of Southeast Foster Road and 92nd Avenue, sat a bar named Riley’s where old men drank piss-water beer and fed their SSI checks back   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: RPM (Boneyard Beer)


Drank
We tend to think of beers as either consistent or flawed. Either it’s the same brew we fell in love with or there’s an interloper hiding behind a trusted tap handle. We forget that beer is an    More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Who Needs Chalupas?

Boomshakalaka! New Blazers arena food is on fire!


Food Reviews & Stories
These are uneasy days for Trail Blazers fans. Tonight, Portland’s NBA team begins what it hopes will be a Cinderella season, ending with the Western Conference’s eighth playoff seed and the    More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Basement Brew

Step into Dean Pottle’s never-ending house party.


Drank
First rule of Dean’s Scene: You cannot buy beer at Dean’s Scene. You can drink beer—there’s plenty of suds spouting from four taps inside the pub Dean Pottle built in the basement below    More
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Urban Winery Tour

Our guide to getting mashed in your own neighborhood.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything you need to know about your local wineries, including hours, directions and drink picks.1. Boedecker Cellars  2621 NW 30th Ave., 224-5778, boedeckercellars.com.  It’s not ca   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, ENID SPITZ
 

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