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Moberi


Food Cart Reviews
How does a cart sell smoothies in rainy, tightfisted Portland? Any chump with a Cuisinart, bananas, Nutella, ice and yogurt can press “blend” in the warmth of his own home. So Moberi has a twist.   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

The Portland Beard

Touring the city with native proto-foodie James Beard.


Theater
James Beard would probably be very proud of what Portland has become. When the foodie icon was born here in 1903, Portland was barely out of its pioneer days. But Beard’s young adult life was    More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Nastasya Filippovna (Moscow New Drama Theatre)

Crime, punishment and improvisation.


Theater
She’s a gorgeous parasite, a kept woman and a deranged femme fatale, but Nastasya Filippovna Barashkov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, is not easy to pigeonhole. Director Viacheslav Do   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Nicole J. Georges, Calling Dr. Laura

An ambitious memoir from a twee local zinester.


Books
Zinester and pet portraitist Nicole J. Georges has juicy secrets. The knowing-your-mother’s-lying-to-you kind. The living-queer-but-keeping-your-family-in-the-closet kind. She’s shared some    More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Sky Club: Send in the Clowns


Bar Reviews
Sky Club (50 SW 3rd Ave., 223-1375, skyclubpdx.com) is a stage in a corner. A trapeze and silken strands are suspended from the corner’s beams, while hoops and glowing tethered balls whiz around   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Brew Views: Miracle Mile

Bombing out.


Brew Views
After a chance meeting, Harry (Anthony Edwards) and Julie (Mare Winningham) fall in love, and the miracle in 1988’s Miracle Mile seems realized. But when Harry blows a date and learns of impending   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Lunch Pail Tales

Adult story time, with sandwiches.


Books
Don’t worry, there aren’t any beanbag chairs, and these books of stories don’t have any pretty pictures. Lunch Pail Tales: A Story Hour for Grown-ups is exactly what it sounds like: an adult   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Hidden Bay Cafe: And the Tide Was Way Out


Bar Reviews
In the summer months, I understand Hayden Island bars are occasionally hoppin’ with jet skiers and yachtsmen. This time of year, it’s Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Island Cafe is closed until A   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Headout: The Zero Train

Columbia River Crossing for dummies.


Headout
Vancouver is actively disinterested in joining Portland’s transportation grid. Twice in recent years, voters there have been asked to approve a tiny sales-tax increase to pay for a light-rail br   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Double Brewed

The best coffee beers available in Oregon.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland is known for coffee and beer. But not coffee beer. Despite having the nation’s best crop of small-batch coffee roasters and making some of the nation’s best suds, few Portland brewe   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MITCH LILLIE
 

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