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Two Chainz

It’s snowing. A light-up sign says you should have tire chains or studded tires if you continue driving east on U.S. 26. What do you do?


Snow Report
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Turn the Page

Revisiting the restaurants that left us wondering over the past 12 months.


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the big secrets of the food-review business: After making three or four visits in quick succession, even the best restaurants look good in the rearview. Actually, the spots we’re most eager   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wine Review: Crémant De Portland Brut Urbanique (Division)


Drank
For such an approachable sparkling wine, Division Winemaking’s newly released 2013 Crémant de Portland Brut Urbanique has quite the name. Crémant is made outside of Champagne but using the French    More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Crud Busters

ON3P's skis are handmade and built for heavy powder.


Snow Report
The whole thing started with a big letdown. Scott Andrus was stoked to get his new skis, an $800 pair of Canadian-made Capitals. He waited three months. They finally arrived stiff and planky. "I really wanted to like them, but after about five days on them, I   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Interview

A better tiger scene than The Hangover!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Some people take a strong dislike to Katy Perry. There are a variety of stupid reasons for this, and it’s mostly pointless to argue with anyone who believes such a perspective indicates you’   More
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Gracie’s at Hotel deLuxe: Merry Christmas


Bar Reviews
Maybe it’s childhood church services, or maybe it’s just memories cribbed from movies, but there’s something reassuring about being in a large, ornate room during the holidays. A space that    More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW SINGER

UPDATED: Hollywood Theatre and Living Room Theaters to Open The Interview on Christmas Day

the-interview

UPDATE, 2:58 pm: Hollywood Theatre and Living Room Theaters have confirmed they will open The Interview starting Christmas Day. The Hollywood will screen the film at 9:45 pm Thursday, Dec. 25, while the Living Room will screen it at 9:50 pm. Both theaters...   More
 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Pizzeria Otto: Floppy Disc

Wood-fired pizza ain’t easy. Roseway’s new Pizzeria Otto gets it wrong.


Food Reviews & Stories
Oak, folks! Fuel of the future! Now’s the time! Oak’s where you want your money! Crazy? Like a fox. The electric oven is on its way out. In the last year, at least five new wood-fired pizz   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop: Bar Review

Tater Toss


Bar Reviews
Teaming craft beer with fancy french fries makes a lot of sense. So far, the smartest move made by the owners of the young Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop (621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com) is    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Pamplemousse Citrus IPA (Lompoc)


Drank
Lompoc Brewing is responsible for my favorite new Portland IPA of the year, a quickly disappeared one-off called White Album. That beer was a collaboration with Portland Brewing co-founder Fred    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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