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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

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


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)

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

#BadBrunches Be Like

Basic brunches do selfies with berry basil muffins, not Smallwares.

Food Reviews & Stories
The brunchlash is here. A few years after the pecancake displaced the vodkatini at the center of young bougiehood, the haters have come out to do what haters do. In August, the world got a boo   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cheer Up, Drunky

Pro tips for surviving 77 beers and massive crowds at the annual Holiday Ale Fest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Arrive early, but not too early: Portland's Holiday Ale Festival always gets packed—17,000-plus attendees will drop in over five days—which means you want to get there before sought-after    More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Zaatar: Double Generous

Tony Karam is back with an excellent new Lebanese place in the Pearl.

Food Reviews & Stories
The last crumbs of the appetizers have been cleared, and the salad plates are stacked with the pita basket atop. There are no unused glasses. Still, there’s no empty space on the table when th   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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