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Developer Plans Condo Complex on New Old Lompoc Site

Rock Soft Futon, too.

New building coming to NW 23rd

Public documents show that C.E. John Company plans to construct a four-story mixed-use building at Northwest 23rd Avenue and Raleigh Street, on the lot presently occupied by the   More
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Restaurant Guide 2011: The Map


We've received a number of requests from readers for an interactive map of the restaurants in our 2011 Restaurant Guide, so we made one: View Willamette Week's 2011 Restaurant Guide in a full screen map...   More
Monday, October 24, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Oct. 17-20

Kells applies to open a brew pub


Here are the details on this week's new liquor license applications:Downtown Irish-themed bar chain Kells has applied to open Kells Brew Pub in the currently empty building at 210 NW 21st Ave.Al...   More
Friday, October 21, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Notes on our Restaurant Guide


As you may have noticed from the scroller on the home page, our Restaurant Guide is out today. I think it's pretty good. It is not, however, perfect. Four errors have so far been brought to my attention. The person who finds lucky number five (should it exist) will receive his or her choice of...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Restaurant Guide 2011: Podnah's Pit, Restaurant of the Year

In its new home on Northeast Killingsworth, the five-year-old restaurant is better than ever.

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The secret to great barbecue, according to Rodney Muirhead, is this...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Restaurant Guide 2011: Road Trip

Eating well beyond the UGB.

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WILLAMETTE VALLEY: A stop for Mexican mariscos in Woodburn is mandatory; our favorites are Nuevo Aranda’s (450 N 1st St.) and Mariscos El Zarandeado (1032 N Pacific Highway). In Silverton, treat you   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Restaurant Guide 2011: Introduction


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In late September I was invited to watch Justin Woodward, the endlessly inventive chef at Castagna, prepare several items from his signature “snack” course in the restaurant’s immaculate kitc   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Pain and the Itch (Third Rail)

Christ, what a family of assholes!

“Don’t you understand the rather comic dimensions of it all?” Cash (Duffy Epstein), the martini-swilling plastic surgeon, asks Mr. Hadid (John San Nicholas), a vaguely Asian cab driver, in the   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Oct. 10-13


It looks like Mount Hood is about to get a second brewery, albeit not as high up the slope as the venerable Ice Ax Grill. Solera Brewery has applied for a brewpub license at 4945 Baseline Drive, some 16 miles south of Hood River.Speaking of hood river, someone has applied for a limited license for a business called Cascade Pet Camp, which   More
Friday, October 14, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Pepper Resembles Comedian

mutant pepper

Reader Joe Gonzalez writes, "Votes were taken and the winning face of this mutant Bell Pepper from my wife's garden is Buddy Hackett." I think it it rather resembles Geoffrey Palmer. You?
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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