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Goodbye, Doris

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GENTLE READERS, When a beloved Portland restaurant decides to call it quits, fans go through many of the five Kübler-Rossian stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and accept ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks

The Plural Form of Yum

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GENTLE READERS, For years, suds lovers in Portland have kept Chimay close to their hearts. This Trappist beer originally brewed by monks in Belgium has a loyal following, both internationally and ...   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks


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GENTLE READERS, It would be easy to make some grandiose analogies about what's soon to take place at 911 SW Taylor St. You could say the Vat & Tonsure's return to downtown Portland after a fi ...   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks


One carnivore's journey into Portland's meatless marketplace.

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Most Portlanders can point to the herd of steakhouses in this city--Morton's, El Gaucho, Ruth's Chris, et al.--as a trend. Eating meat seems de rigueur; clogged arteries be damned. Scratch a littl ...   More
Tuesday, June 25, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks

American Idol

The Gossip's Beth Ditto sings of love and war.

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By the middle of the Gossip's show last month at Seattle's Sit & Spin, Beth Ditto hasn't taken her shirt off yet. Maybe she will or maybe she won't. The threesome sprung from Searcy, Ark., and tra ...   More
Tuesday, June 25, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks

Celebrity SKINNED

EMP's latest exhibit, (Un)Common Objects, puts rock-'n'-roll artifacts

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We treat our celebrities, regardless of artistic merit, like an untouchable royal family, which causes most of us to act like dribbling serfs despite the value of our individual lives.... The implicat ...   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks

No Pizza for You

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GENTLE READERS, So where does the notoriously picky Jerry Seinfeld eat when he's in town to kill 'em at the Schnitz? Seems like pizza's his game. According to Brian Coffelt (he goes by "Big Brian ...   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks

Writing Off the Arts

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The day after U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury trounced his opponents in the Democratic primary, he sat down for breakfast with a bunch of Portland media types. Bradbury, who is also Secretary ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks

San Doggy Dog

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GENTLE READERS, Miss Dish gets lots of mail from readers. They love to tell her about their favorite places to eat. And Miss Dish relishes such information.A recent email from a gent pitched the fi ...   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks

Swing Your Loaf

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GENTLE READERS, Take a bite of the Poilane (the bread named for and made by France's most famous loafer, Lionel Poilane), shipped all the way from Paris. Now chew on chunks from other local baker ...   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Caryn B. Brooks
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