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Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Pambiche is one of those restaurants that inspire culinary ESP: Even before the first bite, you just know this food will make the tummy sing. Even the building's exterior, painted in Miami-bright pinks and greens, hints at the hardcore Cuban flavor you'll find inside. The menu is extensive, offering   More
 
Friday, October 20, 2006 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Carlyle is the kind of place to meet an illicit lover. The ambience screams romance: low-lit mahogany walls, intimate square footage and a remote location under the Fremont Bridge give Carlyle an advantage in the excitement category. Same goes for the food. The French-American menu offers truly uniq   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
We're going to say this right up front: Tabla has small portions. The point of the Mediterranean restaurant's carefully designed menu (which, by the way, offers half and full sizes) is quality, not quantity. It's about enjoying the flavor, the way it subtly fills your mouth with savory or sweet&mdas   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
For those of you wondering where the New Orleans grub joint Lagniappe went after leaving Northeast Broadway, look no further: It's settled on Alberta in a much bigger space. Customers can sit down now—inside, or outside on the huge patio. Seats, shmeats...we just want us some NOLA cookin', and   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Although we adore Echo's loft-like space (a former prostitutes' den on MLK), we wish it weren't so, well, all alone: With such a remote locale, it's hard to remember it even exists. It's a shame, since Echo is finally hitting its stride. Already notorious for vintage drink recipes like the taste-bud   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Laura Shinn

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
It's been three years since this Mediterranean-inspired "Kitchen" opened its fabulous doors, and the restaurant is still packed nightly. That, along with Lauro's no-reservations policy, is often annoying—think hour-long waits featuring lots of plate envy and salivation—but it's worth the   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Laura Shinn

NYC Fashion Diary-hea

Taking notes on New York's notable Fashion Week.


Featured Stories
OH...MY...GAWD. Willamette Week attended Olympus Spring '07 Collections IN NEW YORK FRIGGIN' CITY!That's right, bitches. We were there, right in the front row! Well, OK, maybe not the front row, but w ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 Laura Shinn

Survival Of The Fittest

What is the state of the city's fashion scene? On the eve of the first of Portland's two Fashion Weeks, it all depends on whom you ask.


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Let's talk fashion, folks. And not just what Portlanders are wearing. We're talking non-corporate, independent fashion design—the kind that deserves a show, complete with a backstage flurry of m ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Laura Shinn

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
There's not a lot of fanfare when it comes to Ristorante Roma. The owners of this quiet, unassuming and uncluttered hole-in-the-wall aren't exactly using ambience to create a dining "experience." The same is true for the food—it's a straight-up Roman-Italian food without an ounce of mystery—which is   More
 
Friday, March 31, 2006 Laura Shinn

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
There's not a lot of fanfare when it comes to Ristorante Roma. The owners of this quiet, unassuming and uncluttered hole-in-the-wall aren't exactly using ambience to create a dining "experience." The same is true for the food—it's a straight-up Roman-Italian food without an ounce of mystery—which is   More
 
Thursday, March 30, 2006 Laura Shinn
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