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Letter from New Orleans

A report on the Newhousing of the Times-Picayune


News Stories
Dear Portland:Sorry to hear about your paper. We in New Orleans got “Newhoused” a year ago, and readers of The Times-Picayune are still grousing. Advance Publications promised us, and yo   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Kevin Allman

Nathan McCall, Them: A Novel

Here comes the neighborhood.


Books
In Them , Nathan McCall’s debut novel (Atria Books, 338 pages, $25) , the title refers both to the black residents of one Atlanta inner-city ward and the young white “urban homesteaders&rd ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Kevin Allman

Clarklewis, Reloaded

A new cast and crew bring stellar starters and desserts to one of Portland’s most talked-about restaurants, but the middle act still needs work.


Food Reviews & Stories
I never made it to clarklewis’ first incarnation, and always had the feeling I’d come to The Producers just after Nathan Lane had left the show. A Portland transplant, I missed the initial ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Now in its seventh year, Bluehour is still perfect for the pretty Pearl District: pretty décor, pretty dishes, pretty servers—and pretty expensive. Actually, it’s two restaurants. By day it’s a sunny power-lunch lair. By night, it’s one of the few Portland settings whe   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Now with a new owner (Bruce Carey has replaced ripe’s Michael Hebb and Naomi Pomeroy) and a new chef (Daniel Mattern in, Morgan Brownlow out), clarklewis has grown past its enfant terrible stage. It has settled into providing Portland with some of the best salads, appetizers and cocktails in t   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Two years ago, Roux staked a Northwest-meets-Creole claim by bringing New Orleans-influenced food to an eclectic crowd on North Killingsworth Street. Several chef changes later, it’s still good, if lacking a unified overall vision. Grab one of the wooden booths, order a New Orleans cocktail fr   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Kevin Allman

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
This spare little storefront eatery in Northeast Portland is a destination for its finger-licking Texas- and Carolina-style barbecue. Smokemaster Rodney Muirhead’s dry rubs and puckery vinegar-based sauces are good enough to convert those who swear by wet ’cue. It’s hard to choose    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Kevin Allman

Boomsday

Christopher Buckley advocates for the final Big Chill.


Books
Cassandra Devine is one pissed-off 29-year-old. An overworked whiz at an evil Washington PR firm (is there any other kind?), she's broke and miserable, and her taxes keep getting raised to boost the B ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Kevin Allman

Recovering From Storm, Large

Hurricane Katrina relief efforts live on in Portland through the arts.


News Stories
In early April, Mayor Tom Potter, local businessman Sho Dozono and several dozen other Portlanders will jet to New Orleans on a "Flight of Friendship," meeting for four days with dignitaries and glean ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Kevin Allman

Small Town Punk

John Sheppard remembers a Lost Generation sprinkled among the Lacoste generation.


Books
1980 was a rotten year to be a teenager. On the plus side, there was no AIDS and no MTV, but since we didn't know about them, it was hard to appreciate their absence. On the minus side was, well, almo ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Kevin Allman
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