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Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Mixed messages prevail at this sweet yet confusing Northeast brunch spot. Some of Bumblekiss' gestures are meant to charm but awkwardly misfire, and many menu items suffer from multiple personality disorder. But while disparate elements can create chaos, they can also work together to imbue a sense    More
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Owned by Brenda Drain (formerly of Urban Grind), Tour de Cr�pes recently took over the Airstream trailer and converted garage that once housed Fold Cr�perie. The rough-around-the-edges restaurant displays a juxtaposition of quirky hedonism and radical guilt that is slightly jarring but very Albe   More
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Bumblekiss

Bumblekiss thinks you deserve to have it all—whether you want it or not.


Food Reviews & Stories
Mixed messages prevail at this sweet yet confusing Northeast brunch spot. Some of Bumblekiss' gestures are meant to charm but awkwardly misfire, and many menu items suffer from multiple personality di ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Protest Eats

Alberta's Tour de Crepes makes this hard life a little sweeter.


Food Reviews & Stories
The words "Northeast Alberta Street" once brought to mind a stereotype of wall-to-wall health-food stores, yoga studios and radical vegans. But the strip's growing presence of Food Network-friendly ar ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Sauce Box

The new Acme fires up the grill and lays it on thick.


Food Reviews & Stories
A little, midcentury cinderblock box in inner Southeast Portland is gradually moving up in the world. Once a '70s truck stop, then an indie-rock-ish bar, the space currently known as Acme is now home ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Nob Hill Old Pharmacy Cafe

An old Northwest cornerstone changes its formula but keeps holding down the 'hood.


Food Reviews & Stories
Obvious choices for a cafe in a converted drugstore might have been a Johnny Rockets-style fake-retro affair or an ironically medicine-themed hipster joint where your espresso comes in a urine-sample ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

The Unsettling: Stories By Peter Rock

A Reed College professor mines Portland's landscape for chills.


Books
A misreading of the review copy's cover led me to believe the title of local author Peter Rock's newest collection was "The Unsettling Stories." It's not very far off for this bunch of odd, thought-pr ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Clock Blockin'

Almost every hour is happy hour in Portland.


Special Section Stories
Why be happy for only an hour? Portland bars invent so many creative, off-hours happy hours that you could eat and drink (on a shoestring) all day long. With options from Jell-O shots to breakfast spe ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Moxie's Betty Crocker-meets-Pee Wee's Playhouse-at-a-flea-market decor, from glass cake stands and bright floral tablecloths to fresh flowers, creates a surprisingly homey atmosphere for a restaurant with no dining room. Menu items are as carefully presented as they are concocted, like the breakfast   More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Although this stand is seemingly pieced together from a folding table and black-and-white plastic tarp, serious gourmets can get their dessert fix here without having to deal with a pretentious cafe or crashing a wedding. Chef Marius Pop's pastry stand exists mainly to pimp his wholesale business ne   More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen
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