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Drank: 2014 Whité (Jackalope Wine Cellars)

Cabernet franc is a workhorse of a grape. The gnarly-branched red fruit flourishes in cold, gravelly soil and is mostly used to give heft to red blends. But Jackalope Wine Cellars’ new wine    More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Stop-Motion On A Roll

Northwest Animation Fest celebrates its fifth year with more than 250 films at the Hollywood Theatre.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The Northwest Animation Festival is bringing an anthropomorphic mammoth longing for cryogenic sleep, Medusa as a stay-at-home mom, and a competitive Iranian lifeguard to the Hollywood Theatre.   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

The Blues Project (Dorrance Dance)

New Yorkers swing into Portland’s untapped tap scene.

This ain’t your mama’s tap dancing. There is a drummer on stage. She starts up “this slow and sticky 12-beat blues.” Then the violinist comes in, and the audience starts clapping early   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

4000 Miles (Artists Rep)

Portland stages keep on trucking through Amy Herzog plays.

New York playwright Amy Herzog became contemporary theater’s darling when her play 4000 Miles was the first from Lincoln Center Theater’s prolific new works program to get an off-Broadway ru   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

New New Year

Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.

In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April. After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha statues in fl   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ENID SPITZ


Post5 is switching things up in Sellwood.

Post5 Theatre Company is on the move. It started in 2011 with a summer program of Shakespeare plays in the courtyard of Milepost5, a Montavilla artists collective. Every show was free, and the    More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Columbinus (Oregon Children’s Theatre)

The Children’s Theatre goes dark.

When two teens in black trench coats marched through the halls of Columbine High School, most of the cast of Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Columbinus were just 2 years old. Now the age that    More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Slammer Stage

Hand2Mouth Theatre brings Pep Talk to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

After the scripted lines are spoken, Hand2Mouth’s Pep Talk turns into a public forum. The show’s actresses play macho coaches, re-enacting speeches from the likes of Al Davis, the late Oakla   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 ENID SPITZ

On Fire: Big in Japan Reviewed

big in japan

In 1966, protesting Japanese nationalists almost stopped The Beatles from opening their Revolver world tour at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan martial arts center. But they played on, laying the foundation for later concerts by Bob Dylan, Beyonce and Japanese favorites Cheap Trick.
What is it about rock stars making it big in Japan? Like Napoleon, so many forge East (albeit with Gibsons instead of caval...   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

10-Ring Circus

Portland playwrights take us to the circus at the Ten Minute Play Festival.

Circus extravaganzas have long been theater’s eccentric, mustachioed cousin—glitterized spectacles for audiences packing peanuts over opera specs. Monkey With a Hat On puts performance back    More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 CURTIS COOK, ENID SPITZ

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