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Pickin’ Apples

A massive blind taste test of Portland-area apple ciders.


Drank
Like the national census or U2’s popularity, a cider boom recurs about once a decade. We’re nearing the crest of a wave right now, according to Wandering Aengus co-owner James Kohn. “The n   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Quarter Stories

Turning Portland pay phones into time portals.


Culture Features
Portlanders are slow to part with public relics. Rather than phase out the iron hitching rings that line our curbs from the days when people actually rode horses in Portland, the city repairs and    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Chez Dodo


Food Cart Reviews
You don’t have to know where Mauritius (moh-RISH-us) is to delight in cilantro chutney-embellished vegetarian samosas ($5) at Chez Dodo. Once you pinpoint the tiny island nation in the Indian Oc   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Keeping it Kosher

Five local rabbis pick Portland’s best bagel.


Food Reviews & Stories
Five out of five rabbis agree: Portland is still suffering from the closure of Kettleman Bagel Company. Despite the efforts of many who have stepped up to fill the bagel-shaped void, nothing has b   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties

I can haz crumpetz?


Books
As if cat memes haven’t vociferously enough taken over the interwebbed world, they’re digging their claws into classic literature. Pride and Prejudice and Kitties (Skyhorse, $16.95, 195 page   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ENID SPITZ

U-Lock or You Walk

Some surprising bike-theft facts from cops and bike shops.


Culture Features
Brian Leber watched an imposing figure roll into Bike Gallery with a road bike that had been sprayed black with truck bed-liner paint. “I knew right away it was our bike,” he says. A $2,00   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist

The birds and the beers.


Books
Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist (Algonquin, 400 pages, $19.95) is a quirky exploration of the plants behind every drink menu. Part field guide for invested gardeners or bartenders, part 1,000   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Drank: Little Saison (Pfriem Family Brewers)


Drank
Pfriem Family Brewers, which opened in Hood River last year, has a lofty goal: capture sunlight in a bottle. Pfriem’s Little Saison, light but not little, almost gets there. Saisons began as t   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

St. Nicholas (Corrib Theatre)

That’s some bloody good craic.


Theater
Deep into Conor McPherson’s St. Nicholas, our devilish, graying narrator is engulfed by the irresistible spell of otherworldly figures, swept into their London mansion of dark wood paneling an   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Fire and Forget

Born on the 11th of September.


Books
Fire-and-forget missiles are launched and then left to their own devices, whizzing toward inevitable destruction. The veteran authors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories From the Long War (Da Capo   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ
 

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