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Cat-upuncture

Ethan Smith becomes a pussy for his cat.


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Love can force us to defy our instincts, betray our character and sacrifice our principles. Such love brought me to the waiting room of Dr. Nancy Curran’s Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic. The objec ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Ethan Smith

Captain Beef Heart

Del Inti’s got heart, and other parts.


Food Reviews & Stories
To the right kind of eyes, no more enticing pair of words can be printed on a menu than “beef heart.” There’s a savage appeal to ingesting a bloody symbol of another animal’s v ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Ethan Smith

Spencer Beebe

Ecotrust founder has a plan to save the environment—and our economy.


Q & A
The world is staring down a double-barreled disaster. Economic and environmental crises are threatening to blast apart our way of life, if not life itself. President-elect Obama campaigned on the idea ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Perched in the Southwest hills, Alba is quietly turning out some of Portland’s best and most adventurous Italian food. Carne cruda (raw chopped beef), lengua (cow tongue) and sweetbreads (veal thymus glands) all make appearances on the menu, largely to good effect. But try starting with someth   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Sometimes restaurants that try to please everyone wind up pleasing no one at all. Castagna doesn’t have that problem. Between the elegant main restaurant and low-key but still high-minded Cafe Castagna, there really is something for just about everyone. Castagna proper specializes in luxuriant   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
This intimate, high-ceilinged Pearl space turns out simple, well-balanced Italian dishes built around local and seasonal ingredients. Fratelli’s lengthy menu spans antipasti, bruschette, salads, polenta and pasta, rounding out with meaty main courses and finally desserts—all of which var   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Formal and elegant, Pazzo, tucked into downtown’s Hotel Vintage Plaza, feels like nothing so much as fine dining circa 1950. Amid dark wood and deep booths, the restaurant serves high-caliber Italian food, progressing through the piatti from starters and salads to pastas to premium meat and fi   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Stationed at the western tip of the Hawthorne Bridge, venerable VQ’s space is as warm and inviting as its menu. The dining room meanders through an autumn palette, past exposed brick and large windows. The menu wanders through France and the Mediterranean, and finally through Oregon farmland.    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Sometimes restaurants that try to please everyone wind up pleasing no one at all. Castagna doesn’t have that problem. Between the elegant main restaurant and low-key but still high-minded Cafe Castagna, there really is something for just about everyone. Castagna proper specializes in luxuriant   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
In 1992, Pho Van transformed the humble Vietnamese noodle soup pho into the steamy sweetheart of Portland foodies. In 2002, the mini-chain started plating up a more refined side of Vietnamese cuisine at its sleek Pearl District bistro, now called Silk. The swanky cocktail list reminds you just how f   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ethan Smith
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