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Red Wanting Blue: Thursday and Sunday, Jan. 24, 27

After 15 years on the Midwestern college circuit, Ohio’s consummate bar-rock band arrives in Oregon.


Music Stories
[COLLEGE ROCK] If you attended college anywhere between Buffalo and Chicago in the last decade, you need no introduction to Red Wanting Blue. Founded when Tupac was still alive and Bob Dole wa   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Queen of Crust


Food Reviews & Stories
The eternal question: dessert or the check? In Portland, you’re usually better off with the check. Our town’s eateries can rarely afford a dedicated pastry chef, so even meals at excellent res   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Winter Guide 2013: The Nearest Mountain

Our mountain-bike scene sorta sucks. The Lumberyard helps.


Featured Stories
People move to Portland with high expectations for all things outdoors. Ask Will Heiberg. A decade ago, Heiberg, now 44, moved here from Washington, D.C., expecting the best of Western life. Mostl   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Lumberyard: Do the Brew


Bar Reviews
If you’re not riding or chaperoning, the best time to show up at the bar inside The Lumberyard (2700 NE 82nd Ave., 252-2453, lumberyardmtb.com) is about 8:15 pm on a Tuesday. That’s when riders    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Blue Star Donuts


Food Reviews & Stories
Fried chicken with fancy doughnuts is, apparently, a thing. The combination has taken the East Coast by storm, with four such shops announced in Washington, D.C., alone. But, as best as I can    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer: Hit the Lites


Bar Reviews
No one was expecting Lauren to show up at Beer (1410 SE Stark St., 233-2337, facebook.com/BeerPortland). Sure, on paper, Beer is just a generically named bar with $2.50 Miller Lites next to a shop   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Valley Weisse (Solera Brewery)


Drank
The tiny town of Parkdale doesn’t have a stoplight, but it has a brewery. Journeyman brewer Jason Kahler took over the shuttered Elliot Glacier Public House last April, making his own brews in   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: O’Dark:30 (Oakshire Brewing)


Drank
Oakshire’s O’Dark:30 is a brew born of war. Like other beers of the newish style known locally as Cascadian Dark Ale, it represents an audacious plot to force an alliance between piney, resi   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Lonesome Hearts Club

It’s time to take everyone’s favorite crazy pizzeria seriously.


Food Reviews & Stories
Lonesome’s Pizza was too weird to fail. Of course Portlanders fell for the quirky, late-night pizzeria like a nebbishy male lead playing opposite Zooey Deschanel. Toppings include edible glitter,   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Sweep the Stoop

The most polite yet expedient way to get strangers off your porch.


Headout
The Book of Mormon opens on a doorstep very much like your own. The smash Broadway musical, making a six-day Portland run this week, begins with the clear-eyed, full-hearted, short-sleeved prota   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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