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Helvetia Tavern: Hell of a Time

Bar Reviews
You’ll drive down a long farm road and under a wooden train trellis before arriving at the doors of Helvetia Tavern (10275 NW Helvetia Road, Hillsboro, 647-5286, helvetiatavern.com). Since it firs   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Food Cart Review: Retrolicious

Food Cart Reviews
Kimberly and Roy Swope, owners of Retrolicious, believe the emotional benefits of comfort food outweigh the caloric costs. Roy’s father worked for an oil company, so he spent an itinerant childh   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Headout: Space Bags

What would you take to Mars?

The rover Curiosity lands on Mars this Sunday, bringing us one giant leap closer to colonizing the red planet. If airlines have told us anything, it’s to expect a not-so-distant future where w   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

Unexpected nuance from a firebrand cartoonist.

Political cartoons are drawn in stark black-and-white, snapshots that leave little room for nuance. As a political cartoonist, Tim Kreider was limited by the speech bubbles, but his collection of    More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 22

Via Delizia

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Day 22 of our month-long ice cream feast, we're eating the bougiest of frozen confections in the bougiest neighborhood.
Via Delizia
1105 NW Marshall St., 225-9300, viadelizia.com.
Price per scoop: $2.75 Most popular flavor: Salted caramel
The...   More
Sunday, July 22, 2012 by KIMBERLY HURSH

Gone Batshit

Ten hours. Five Batman movies. No sleep.

Movie Reviews & Stories
When DC Comics created Batman, my parents weren’t alive. And when George Clooney nearly tarnished his career by donning the nipply Batsuit in 1997’s Batman and Robin, I was playing with Barb   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Scoops' out for Summer, Day 13


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We decided to only do a few fro-yo places for Scoops' out for Summer, mainly because they're all made with YoCream. But as YoCream is a local company, and there's just so dang much of it around town, we had to pay respect. And where better place to do that than YoCream HQ.
YoCream Company Store
10209 NE Cascades Parkway, 28...   More
Friday, July 13, 2012 by KIMBERLY HURSH

Jesse Bering, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

Also, why do people eat other people?

As its provocative title suggests, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? (Scientific American, 320 pages, $16) is a book unafraid of topics most of us don’t typically have the balls to bring up. It   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Market Watch: Could Portland Reach Farmers Market Saturation?

There are already 50 farmers markets in the metro area, but new rules make it easier to open more.


Portland seems to be saturated with breweries, coffee roasters and food carts. In similar cities, farmers markets are on that list, too. Could Portland be next?
Last month the city finally passed new regulations on farmer's markets, market gardens, community gardens and CSA distribution sites to increase access to healt...   More
Friday, July 6, 2012 by KIMBERLY HURSH

Market Watch: Sample the Salad at Buckman


Your mom and Portland Farmers Market want you to eat your vegetables. But while your mom gave up on you years ago (maybe around the time you started partaking of that other leafy green), the PFM is still at it. Especially when it comes to first-time or infrequent shoppers.It isn't difficult to spot these shoppers. They fearlessly navigate baked goods and cheese—stands that offer samples a...   More
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by KIMBERLY HURSH
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