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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.


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 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

Drinking My Grandfather's Leftover Louis XIII de Remy Martin

Poor freelancer finds $3,000 bottle of liquor in cabinet, drinks it.


Liquor cabinets are funny things. You fill them up with liquor, you drink the liquor, and then you fill it up again. And yet, some bottles just disappear in the back, never to be found until you have to clean it out while re-doing the shelves. It was only during this that I found bottle engraved with fleur de lis and a rubber stopper smiling at me in the very back next to some long expired ...   More
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Low Brow Lounge

Bar Guide
Low Brow Lounge1036 NW Hoyt St., 226-0200. 3 pm-2:30 am Tuesday-Sunday.The Pearl isn’t where you’d expect to find a dive bar. As you walk past the bouncer—who looks about one phone call away fro   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Luc Lac

Bar Guide
Luc Lac835 SW 2nd Ave., 222-0047, luclackitchen.com. 4 pm-midnight Monday-Thursday, 4 pm-4 am Friday-Saturday. There comes a point in every night of drunken debauchery when your mind drifts from getti   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Matador

Bar Guide
Matador1967 W Burnside St., 222-5822, thematadorbar.com. Noon-2:30 am daily.The Matador is one of those bars that said “Fuck it” at some point in its 43 years of serving Portlanders. And I mean th   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Rookery

Bar Guide
Rookery1331 SW Broadway, 222-7673, ravenandrosepdx.com. 4 pm-midnight Tuesday-Saturday. Located above the Raven & Rose restaurant in the historic Ladd Carriage House, the massive fireplace, cavern   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Headout: Pioneer John

As Portland’s living room celebrates 30 years, an underemployed writer tests its livability.

Melting into the thick cushion of my light-blue butterfly chair, I pick up a copy of The New Yorker from my mahogany TV tray. The dense, dry articles are a welcome companion on this lazy afternoon   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Oregon Ducks Open Spring Practices to Journalist-Turned-Oregon Publicist

Media, fans still not allowed.


The Oregon Ducks football program kicked off spring football practice today. With a likely top 10 ranking entering the upcoming season, all eyes are focused on whether the team can play its way into the inaugural four-team college football playoff.
There are three things Oregon fans and reporters alike have been able to count on over the past five years: points, wins and not being abl...   More
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Yoga Issue 2014: This Is Why I’m Hot

A toxin-filled writer sweats it out during 30 days of Bikram yoga.

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Wiping the sweat from my brow, I bend forward, fingers interlocked, and kick my right leg back. I’m ostensibly trying to form a “T” but I’ve managed only a cursive “J.” This is not goi   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

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