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The Invisible Hand

Politics play at Artists Rep.

Apparently it’s easier to stage Driving Miss Daisy in Bangladesh than an off-Broadway political thriller in Portland. At least when the U.S. State Department gets involved. Local director Allen    More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Check Out the New $34 Million Art School in the Old Post Office

PNCA opens its new main campus


Pacific Northwest College of Art made themselves a new main campus out of the 100-year-old post office wedged between Union Station and While-U-Wait Passport Photos. The historic North Park Blocks building is now the artsiest place in the city and they want you to see why. $34 million dusted off the federal office cubicles and a hundred years of bad remodels that covered the two-story ce...   More
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

The Box Marked Black

Checking in.

In 2013, as an intern at WW, I wrote this about local actress, teacher and dancer Damaris Webb’s one-woman show The Box Marked Black: “In the absence of easy description, ‘delightful’ will   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 ENID SPITZ

White Christmas

Going home for the holidays: Portland Center Stage’s Other Desert Cities packs plenty of baggage.

If you miss the turnoff for Palm Springs, big green signs on Interstate 10 announce the approach of “other desert cities.” Director Timothy Bond and Portland Center Stage have a more precise   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 ENID SPITZ

2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Lineup Announced

Big names include Jonathan Katz, Jessica Williams and Dana Gould.


Bridgetown Comedy Festival has announced its 2015 lineup. The big names include Jonathan Katz, the namesake of the early Comedy Central cult favorite Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, and Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams,   More
Friday, February 27, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

Andina: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
1314 NW Glisan St, 228-9535, andinarestaurant.com [EL OFFICIO] Pearl District "Novoperuvian" mainstay Andina is eerily pristine in coordinated earth tones and overseen by   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 ENID SPITZ

Nostrana: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
1401 SE Morrison St., 234-2427, nostrana.com [UPPER CRUST] Got something to celebrate? Nostrana is one of Portland's favorite places to hoist a negroni ($12) to a recent p   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 ENID SPITZ

Pure Spice: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
2446 SE 87th Ave., Suite 101, 772-1808, purespicerestaurant.com. [PURE EXPERIENCE] This tiny Chinese eatery across from the old A-1 Bird Baths may have been forced into cha   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 ENID SPITZ

Just Opened: The Tempest

A review of Portland Shakespeare Project's production of Shakespeare's stormy play.


The Tempest, generally believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, is both a bumbling island adventure and a philosophical meditation on humanity. This Portland Shakespeare Project production will disappoint purists or those craving weighty intellectualism, but it will satisfy just about everyone else, thanks to Michael Mendelson’s lighthe...   More
Monday, July 14, 2014 by ENID SPITZ

Yoga Issue 2014: Ancient Practice

An oral history of yoga in Portland.

Featured Stories
In Portland, yoga began with talks. As early as 1912, when this was a city of 200,000 people, enlightened Portlanders gathered in a grand old building across from today’s Paranoid Park. Clad in    More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 ENID SPITZ
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