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Brasserie 3: The Brassering

Brasserie Montmartre returns from the grave—again.

Food Reviews & Stories
Our story thus far: In 1978, the same year voters approved the creation of the nation’s first urban growth boundary and WW declared the Bee Gees artists of the year   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Hairspray (Broadway Rose)

A big, campy dance party—in Tigard.

John Waters is not a good filmmaker by any conventional measure, but he is relentlessly original. His work cannot be mistaken for that of another artist. So what happens when you take his most succ   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

A Roundup of Interesting Portland Kickstarter Projects

Insert Caption...Credits: Insert Credits...By now most Portlanders are likely familiar with Kickstarter, the web site that enables individuals to solicit funds for art projects and new businesses from the general public. We wrote about several local Kickstarter projects last summer. Here are several m...   More
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Bar Bikes Are Upon Us


Okay, this has gone far enough: In the last six weeks, I've received press releases from three different operators of beer-themed bike-buses, each claiming to be Portland's first, each with a cheesy portmanteau: Pedalounge, CycleSaloon and, today,    More
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Restaurant Guide 2011: We Want Your Tips

And there are prizes.

Tasty N Sons RG 2010

It's getting close to that time of year when I have to decide what restaurants to send reviewers to for our Restaurant Guide. While the Guide is always a list of our 100 favorites, we review many more each year that don't make the cut. I try to consider the broadest possible swath of Portland's restaura...   More
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE


A Whitman’s Sampler of new Northwest performances.

As unlikely as it sounds, Portlanders have many more opportunities to see the world’s great contemporary performers than one would normally expect in a city our size. Thanks largely to the efforts   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Summer Guide 2011: Go Play Outside

You have 32 days off before the end of September. Here’s how you’re going to spend them.

Dinner In Lyon’s Den

Aaron Barnett’s St. Jack puts its best pig’s foot forward.

Food Reviews & Stories
Having thoroughly Portlandized the cuisine of the American Southeast, our local restaurateurs have cast their gaze eastward   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Trap: Bait And Switch

Bar Reviews
The quest for authenticity is often a well without bottom, but if there were a bottom, The Trap (3805 SE 52nd Ave., 777-6009) wouldn’t be far from it. This is a serious dart bar, its four spot-lit    More
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Has Stumptown Coffee Been Sold?


Twitter is blowing up in the wake of a post on Esquire magazine's website, written by coffee importer and critic Todd Carmichael, alleging that Stumptown Coffee Roasters has been sold "to the highest bidder.""So what will become of culinary coffee's nemesis, Stumptown, now ...   More
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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