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Beyond TBA: Three Local Performances Piggyback on the Festival


As if there weren't enough interesting theater to attend this week, three local companies have jumped into TBA's ten days o' fun interesting work for cheap.
Seth Nehil, whom I profiled in this week's paper, is presenting a preview of his show Children's Games this Sa...   More
Thursday, September 15, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Sept. 12-15.

This week in OLCC applications


First, the big news: Kalé, everyone's favorite Japanese curry joint, which abandoned its Goose Hollow home in March, has applied for a liquor license at 900 SW Morrison St.—the former Bush Garden restaurant, shuttered since 2009.Also, as reported elsewhere, Lorenzo's Italian restaurant on North Mississippi Avenue cl...   More
Thursday, September 15, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

TBA Diary: Andrew Dinwiddie, Get Mad at Sin!

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It didn't take long for things to get very awkward last night at the first performance of Get Mad at Sin!, actor Andrew Dinwiddie's uncannily faithful reenactment of a Jimmy Swaggart sermon, delivered in Van Buren, Ark. and released on vinyl in 1971 under the title The Ring of Fire: A Message for the Young People of Today.Let me back up a moment: ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Fall Arts Guide 2011: Bring On the Rain

Dayglo landscapes, feral children, killer choruses and more art to keep you sane this fall.

Cover Story
The day is coming, not long from now, when you will have to go inside.

Future Drinking: Sept. 5-8

This week in OLCC applications.


A short list this week:Lyrik Cafe on Southeast 39th Avenue has new owners, who are seeking to turn the coffee shop into a bar.Lisa Lavochkin, according to her LinkedIn profile a former pastry cook at Manhattan's tony Core Club, has applied to open Barrel, a bottle shop, at 7401 N Burlington Ave. in downtown St. Johns...   More
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Happy Cliché

You've been to Skin & Bones before. But you’ll want to go again.

Food Reviews & Stories
Somebody hand Caleb McBee a pork-belly-shaped trophy. In his three-month-old Skin & Bones American Bistro, the former owner of much-missed Pearl-district bar Apotheke has succeeded in epitomizin   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Aug. 25-31

This week in OLCC applications.

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After last week's torrent, a smaller but still interesting batch of new license applications:A pair of women from Sherwood are opening Vine Gogh, an "artists bar and studio" in (of cours...   More
Friday, September 2, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Aug. 21-25

This week's liquor license applications, glossed.


Lots of applications in this week's OLCC blast: First and most exciting, Prost! owner Dan Hart is teaming up with Tasty n Sons/Toro Bravo chef John Gorham and prolific restaurant investment firm Chefstable (whose portfolio includes Ping, St. Jack, Grüner and others) to open a new bar,    More
Friday, August 26, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Rum Club: Yo-Ho-Ho

Bar Reviews
Michael Shea, the co-owner of Rum Club (720 SE Sandy Blvd., 467-2469, rumclubpdx.com), describes his month-old bar as geographically and philosophically at the midway point between Beaker & Flas   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Voodoo Doughnut Co-Owner Opening Putt-Putt Golf Palace


Tres Shannon, co-owner of Voodoo Doughnut, and Polly Bangs, the founder of the at-risk youth job skills training program Urban Opportunities, will soon open Portand P Palace in a former car dealership at Northeast 24th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

What's a P Palace? According to Bangs, it's "Portland's Premier Putt-Putt Course serving Potables and Provisions...and a lot of other things that...   More
Monday, August 22, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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