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[CHEESE, BEER] Steve Jones has upgraded his digs from the back corner of Square Deal Wines to a chic, slate-gray chamber at the foot of Mount Tabor, but his fabled cheese case is still front and center—and still filled with a personally vouched-for selection of amazing fromage from small produ   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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Food Reviews & Stories
[HOMEY WINE] With a tagline like “great wine doesn’t have to be expensive,” it’s tough not to love this homey little Northeast Alberta Street vino nook. Owner Beth Boston stocks about 400 wines from around the world, many of them priced $9 to $15, and she’ll open any of   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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Food Reviews & Stories
[COOKIES!] Let your nose lead you to Marius Pop’s subterranean shoebox of a bakery in the Pearl. The pastry man, who runs a successful wholesale bakery and cake biz (place orders at order@nuvrei.com), offers only a dozen or so treats at a time at his tiny retail counter, but each is worth its    More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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Food Reviews & Stories
[CHOCOLATE] Hidden off West Burnside Street across from Fantasy Video, this cute-as-a-button chocolate shop offers its own moan-worthy delights, from exploding caramels and spice-infused palets to sour-cherry chocolate bark, all made by owner and Amelie look-alike Elizabeth Montes. The rotating menu   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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Food Reviews & Stories
[JAPANESE] This sturdy Japanese market has been open in one location or another in Portland since 1905 (aside from the family’s “free government vacation,” as third-generation owner Hiroshi Matsushima terms the store’s 1941-1946 hiatus). These days, a happy jumble of Asian gr   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[MIDDLE EASTERN, MEDITERRANEAN] The Lebanese answer to New Seasons, Ya Hala owner John Attar’s lovely Southwest Portland market carries specialties from countries ranging from Thailand to Bulgaria and back to American junk food, but its heart belongs to the Middle East and Greece. Grab marinat   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[EAST INDIAN, FIJIAN] You could get lost for hours in this cramped, incense- and spice-perfumed mashup of East Indian and island goods, stuffed with golden idols, bright saris and towering stacks of Bollywood DVDs. This place is an under-the-radar Indian-seasoning jackpot, with multiple kinds of mas   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[BAKERY] If I crave one thing in Portland, it’s a moist, cakey, nutmeggy glazed applesauce cake doughnut from Annie’s. Two things? Add an Annie’s cinnamon-and-sugar-sprinkled applesauce doughnut to my order. Although it has changed owners, the nondescript shop at the junction of No   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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Food Reviews & Stories
[BEER] This is where Beervana’s most giddy, evangelical followers come to worship. The hallowed space is filled with more than 1,000 kinds of beer (plus mead, sake and cider), much in fridge cases, stored under UV-filtered light, and organized by country—from big, 25-ounce Champagne bott   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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Food Reviews & Stories
[WINE DEALS] For dirt-cheap pricing and a wide, deep selection of labels from around the globe, it’s the wine department at the Hollywood outpost of local big-box Fred Meyer that gets high marks from oenophiles. “We’re the largest wine department in Oregon or Washington. We have mo   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE
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