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Eat Mobile 2011: Cartache

Food Reviews & Stories
What can I possibly tell you about food carts that you haven’t already heard? There are a lot of them, and they open and close with such frequency that trying to keep track of them all is a futile e   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Opus (Portland Center Stage)

Scandalous sex and violins!

This is a story of four men and a fiddle. And a woman and a viola, too, but let’s not complicate matters overly. Michael Hollinger’s very funny chamber-music drama is all about the experience o   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Eyesore of the Week: Eeargh!

That's a big bear.

Terrifying sculpture at Sniff

This terrifying creature, welded from various bits of metal castoffs, stands outside the front door of Sniff Dog Hotel on Northwest Raleigh Street.

Sniff, where your pup can stay in a 70 square-foot, climate-controlled penthouse with a TV and "skylights with city views" for $75/night and receive a $16 "p...   More
Friday, April 15, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Countdown to Bridgetown: Kristen Schaal

kristen schaal

You know her from Flight of the Conchords and The Daily Show (do follow that link; it's five minutes of perfection). She has a very strange voice, she looks like every woman on Alberta, and she's also good live. He...   More
Thursday, April 14, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Portland Playhouse)

Don’t step on Levee’s shoes.

Having enjoyed great success with Brian Weaver’s 2010 production of August Wilson’s final play, Radio Golf, Portland Playhouse now returns to the playwright’s work to end its season with his fir   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary

Beverly and Clarence Cleary

Beverly Cleary, the beloved author of Henry Huggins, Beezus and Ramona and many more children's books set in Northeast Portland, is 95 today. Given the lack of rain, perhaps a trip to the Beverly Cleary sculpture garden in Grant Park is in order, followed by a stroll down   More
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Countdown to Bridgetown: Erin Lennox

I actually don't know anything about Erin Lennox, except that she lives in New York and I want to invite her to all my parties.
...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Eyesore of the Week: Oh, It's Art!

douglas senft awning

I must have walked past this metal assemblage, on a pedestrian trail just west of Keller Auditorium, hundreds of times. But it was only this past weekend that I realized that it is not a garish and whimsical air vent, but a work of art. It's called Awning,...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Eat Mobile: Meet the Judges


There's more to Eat Mobile than eating samples from 40 Portland food carts. The gathering of mobile kitchens is also the occasion for the sort-of-prestigious Carty Awards. While the first two Carty Awards came with awesome trophies, they have, until now, been of purely intangible value.
No longer: This year's winner will take home a seven-piece knife set from    More
Friday, April 8, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

There Is Power in a Tutu: Billy Elliot Reviewed


If you've watched any TV at all lately you've seen the ads: Billy Elliot The Musical! Based on that British ballet movie! With music by Elton John! It won all the Tonys! It has dancing kids, and miners, and nigh-unintelligible working-class accents!Well, that's all true...   More
Thursday, April 7, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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