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Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Known for its kitschy sports pennants and decorative plates, this old-school Pearl District diner serves up hearty fare for a day of gallery-hopping or navel-gazing. Try the Turnpike sandwich ($7.75), a BLT jazzed up with avocado. An old-fashioned milkshake ($3.75) comes in a traditional silver cani   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Brian Libby

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The dinner menu at J&M was, unfortunately, a fleeting venture, but this Southeast Portland mainstay still cooks up a fabulous breakfast. The housemade sausage in the chorizo scramble ($6.95) is pungent and delicious. Eat healthy and love it with homemade granola ($3.50). The exquisite J&M pl   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Brian Libby

Le Samouraï

Director Jean-Pierre Melville amd actor Alain Delon make a killing.


DVD & TV
Eight years after theatrical re-release, Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 masterpiece has finally, mercifully, been released on DVD. If that sounds reverential, it's because this movie, and the watching of ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Brian Libby

Revenge and Redemption

With the final episode in his trilogy of Star Wars prequels, Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas finally gets it right.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It started with 10 simple words-"Vader was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force." In George Lucas' original Star Wars, Alec Guinness' aging Obi-Wan Kenobi gives Luke Skywalker only the faintest hint ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Brian Libby

Subversion with a Smile

The Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival returns with a lineup of tightrope walkers, View-Masters and misdemeanors.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Nine years ago, Matt McCormick launched the Peripheral Produce screening series by showing hand-picked experimental films in various Portland punk music clubs. That DIY filmmaking attitude is still pa ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Brian Libby

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Cheap-eats aficionados know the way to eat well on a budget at this longtime downtown Indian cuisine destination is the lunchtime buffet ($6.95), which always includes three chicken or lamb dishes, three vegetarian dishes, and appetizers like samosa and naan bread. You can also order off the menu fo   More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Brian Libby

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
An unassuming North Portland storefront is home to this modest but delicious French cafe, serving pastries and Stumptown coffee at breakfast with an array of sandwiches and soups at lunch. Buttery, oversized scones ($2.25) start the day right, but stick around for a grilled panini sandwich with brie   More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Brian Libby

Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition


DVD & TV
It's not cool for film critics to like Top Gun. After all, the movie represents Hollywood's exasperating preference for testosterone-heavy cliché-fests with frenzied editing and lowest-common-d ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Brian Libby

Designing Tom Potter

Will the new mayor put his stamp on Portland architecture?


News Stories
When former Mayor Vera Katz stepped down from City Hall last month, architects and designers lost an ally. "People complained about her all the while during her tenure," says architect and former plan ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Brian Libby

The Films of Joanna Priestley


DVD & TV
Portland has long been a Mecca for animators, and one of the most prolific and gifted is Joanna Priestley, whose work is now collected on two DVDs: Fighting Gravity and Relative Orbits.Both the newest ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Brian Libby
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