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Liz Prince, Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Challenging what it means to be a girl.


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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir opens with the cries of a 2-year-old. They belong to a young Liz Prince, who fears nothing more in her little life than the frilly, pink cloth that hangs from her moth   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Smooth Operator

A phone-sex veteran takes her x-rated calls to the stage.


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Tonya Jone Miller received her first call as a phone-sex operator 10 years ago. Miller, dark-haired and half-Vietnamese, was in her late 20s. She imagined herself as a 19-year-old blonde. Over   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Happy Beaverton Day!

How to enjoy a most joyous Beaverton Celebration Day 2014.


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This weekend, Oregon’s sixth-largest city will celebrate itself at Beaverton Celebration Day. If you’re headed out for the 5k fun run or the first annual “Pooch Parade,” figuring out w   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Preparatoria de Tequila: Tequila 101 Before Tequila Fest PDX

Take Tequila 101 before heading to Portland’s first-ever agave-based festival.


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When most Americans think of tequila, they picture sodden nights of salty wrists and possibly offensive sombreros. That’s a lot like thinking of bourbon as Early Times, Coke and a NASCAR infie   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Food and Drink Near MusicfestNW

MusicfestNW allows re-entry. Here’s how to use this privilege.


Food Reviews & Stories
Did you eat at past editions of MusicfestNW? It’s hard to remember. Maybe, while scurrying between venues, you were able to stuff a burrito down your gullet. Maybe you waited until the house l   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KATHERINE MARRONE

MusicfestNW 2014: Eight Awesome Things About MFNW—That Aren’t Music

The art, food and exfoliation to sample between bands.


MFNW 2014
It might seem counterintuitive, but MusicfestNW isn’t only about watching a bunch of bands. There’s also breakfast sandwiches to eat, local art to admire and humanitarians to support. It’s   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Montana Elk Burger: It's All About the Game

The 50 Plates tour continues with a juicy elk burger from Deschutes Brewery.

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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...   More
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 by KATHERINE MARRONE

South Dakota Fry Bread: The Story of Survival

Our 50 plates tour continues with South Dakota's official state bread at Teepee's.

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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...   More
 
Sunday, August 10, 2014 by KATHERINE MARRONE

Just Opened: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

A review of Broadway Rose's production of the 1978 musical.

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In the early 1900s, the Chicken Ranch opened its doors in small-town Texas. Except this wasn’t a ranch at all. Instead of hens, this ranch sold blowjobs. Instead of farmers, there were scantily clad women and scads of men who came and went. This was a successful hotel-turned-brothel, and it remained in operation until 1973, when it shuttered forever. The battle over...   More
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 by KATHERINE MARRONE

Portland's Big Transformation Viewed Through the Lens of Google Street View

Check out Director Park, Salt & Straw and Hair of the Dog Brewing way back in the Bush years.

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We all know Portland is changing. Who hasn’t walked down Division and marveled at the changes over the past two years alone?Google Street View now allows you to look at images from back in 2007, you can directly compare the streets of today to the way they looked back in the day.    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by KATHERINE MARRONE
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