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Haute-N-Ready: Doritos Locos Tacos

#DoLoThroDo14 draws nigh

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
Whether it was a subtle raised eyebrow or the thud of a jaw dropping to the floor, every person can rememb...   More
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

MOD Pizza: Fast Food Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Given that it only takes a few minutes to cook a pizza with the right equipment, it’s odd that burgers, burritos and the like have a stranglehold on fast food. Sure, there was the short-lived    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

So Sue Us

Why the Portlandia statue failed to become an icon.


Cover Story
The Statue of Liberty is a defining symbol of the United States. Her likeness appears on everything from quarters to tacky bobbleheads. She’s had a cameo role in countless films. This story    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: #7 Sparty vs. #3 Oregon

Michigan State brings defending Rose Bowl champion, tired humor to Autzen

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Here you have it, kiddos: the grandaddy of all this year’s nonconference games. #7 Michigan State (1-0) at #3 Oregon (1-0). A battle between the team that beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl and the team that the Cardinal ran roughshod over last year to get there. The Fighting Ducks of Oregon are favored by just a hair under two touchdowns today—about the same as they were over Stanford last yea...   More
 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Review: Bootleggers Whiskey Bar

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Bar Reviews
Strolling down Broadway Street in ye olde Beaverton, you’ll notice some large barrels with tabletops standing outside a dark, nondescript storefront. Bootleggers Whiskey Bar (12424 SW Broadway   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Quesarito

At long last, Taco Bell wraps a burrito in a quesadilla

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
Taco Bell has long been unafraid to boldly go where no fast food has gone before. The pseudo-Mexican chain...   More
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Jack In The Box Munchie Meals

Jack In The Box plays to its base with new meal marketed directly to marijuana enthusiasts

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.Back in 2006, Taco Bell invented the Fourth Meal, sparking a long race to the bottom for fast food chains seeking to produce the cheesiest, greasiest, thriftiest...   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

KFC Double Down: Fresh From the Colonel’s Deep Fryer

Our 50 plates tour takes a detour to the world’s second-largest restaurant chain

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with th...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

South Carolina Shrimp 'n' Grits: They Call it "Breakfast Shrimp"

The 50 Plates tour saunters on over to Bernie’s Southern Bistro for South Carolina comfort food.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with sh...   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

World Cup 2014: Soccer-Stat City


Sports
Sports cities are an interesting, albeit neurotic, lot. With one swish of the net as the buzzer sounds, the streets are filled with strangers hugging strangers. A blown lead can leave a pall over    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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