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Drink 2011: Tanuki

Bar Guide
Janis Martin’s endearingly odd bar has a lot in common with inexpensive restaurants all over Japan, in that it is tiny, cramped and not quite level with the sidewalk, pays little attention to decor, and serves food so strange and delicious it might make you cry.   More
Monday, January 24, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Imaginary Invalid (Portland Center Stage)

Who’s up for some 17th-century fart gags?

Why has Molière endured? No other non-Anglophone playwright of any century has anything approaching the 17th-century Frenchman’s presence in the English-speaking world. Colleges don’ ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

99 Ways To Fuck A Swan (Theatre Vertigo)

Ever wondered what Leda saw in that bird?

A lot goes on in Kim Rosenstock’s survey of sexual deviance, directed in its world premiere production by Megan Kate Ward. Not, as the title suggests, a swan sutra, the show crosses centuries an ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Native Soil

Portland’s Fertile Ground fest turns three.

For the theatergoer weary of endless revivals of The Odd Couple and To Kill a Mockingbird, it’s a bonanza: In the next 10 days, Portland will see no fewer than 68 performances of new works of th ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Superior Donuts (Artists Rep)

Tracy Letts’ latest is a finger-choppin’ sitcom.

Tracy Letts made his name with an act of one-upmanship: August: Osage County, which earned Letts both a Pulitzer and a Tony, is the dysfunctional family drama to end them all, an emotionally draining ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Live Review: Hair

 The snow in New York having finally begun to subside and the jumbled mess of east-coast aviation having finally unwound, the tour of the    More
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Party Planner

What’s happening where this New Year’s Eve.

Culture Features
Well, that was a miserable year. Between the earthquakes, the oil spill, the moribund Oregon economy, the rampant insanity of right-wing rhetoric and the lack of decent summer movies to break up the t ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Choir of Angels Needed at Washington Square Saturday

There will be a sudden, unannounced performance of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" this Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Washington Square mall in Tigard, outside of See's Candies (9536 SW Washington Square Road, at the center of the complex) at 3 pm on Saturday. This should be delightful. Joi...   More
Thursday, December 16, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Last Minute Gift Guide 2010

Special Section Stories
Problem: Christmas is 10 days away, and you still haven’t found the time or willpower to drag yourself out shopping. Now you have to brave the crowds of other late present-seekers, trudging mise ...   More
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Our Top Picks at the Holiday Ale Festival

The FBI invested a lot of time and money convincing a 19-year-old kid he could wreak firey havoc upon a crowd of thousands at Pioneer Courthouse Square. They could have saved the cash and taken him to the Holiday Ale Festival, where thousands of Portlanders get bombed every year at no cost to the federal govern...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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