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Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
The Farm captures the spirit of Portland—at least, the one that every national magazine seems to have touted lately. Nestled on booming East Burnside Street a block west of the Doug Fir, this converted house tickles the hot Portland troika: local, organic and vegetarian—well, mostly vege   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Ever tried goat? You should. Many who have no problem eating sweet little lambs still shy away from their barnyard cousin. But Karam’s goat bil riz can put an end to that. Tender hunks of the beeflike meat are stewed with garlic, tomatoes, cilantro and potatoes. Spooned over basmati rice, it&r   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
With its high windows, wooden built-ins and pastel paint job, Mother’s lives up to its namesake. An ever-busy downtown restaurant, it’s also as inviting as your mom’s kitchen (that is, if your mama is as accomplished as owner-chef Lisa Schroeder). Mother’s makes classic, simp   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Ethan Smith

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Meat lovers go to expense-account-friendly Morton’s for one thing: steak. That sounds obvious, but it’s worth repeating about this oft-maligned mega chain. Massive hunks of premium, well-marbled, bloody beef makes Morton’s a good fit for those who favor flavor over price. Sides lik   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Ethan Smith

The Shoe Must Go On

Nike makes shoes aimed for sale to Native Americans. WW considers other niche markets for the Swoosh.


News Stories
Richard Pryor once said, “Tight shoes are a motherfucker, brother.” True. And Nike also seems to agree. Last week, Nike debuted the Air Native, a training shoe tailored to the wider Nativ ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Ethan Smith

Streets Of Dreams

Cesar Chavez Boulevard? How about a sop to some other interest groups in Portland?


News Stories
Last December, the City Council renamed Northeast Portland Boulevard as Rosa Parks Way, after the African-American civil rights icon. And now the council is considering changing North Interstate Aven ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Ethan Smith

SOUND ADVICE

Pick the brains of music industry masters and mavericks at MusicfestNW’s panelpalooza.


Special Section Stories
Today, any kid with a laptop and a dream can record, promote and sell his or her own album. And in Portland, everyone seems to be doing just that. In the past decade and a half, the meteoric rise of d ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Ethan Smith

GIVE IT UP

Good is the new bad. Huh?


Special Section Stories
In Portland, everyone’s a do-gooder. Whether we’re saving the ice caps one fixie at a time or just sticking infuriatingly close to the speed limit, Portlanders are nothing if not socially ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Ethan Smith

Let My People Kvetch!

Last week, we bitched. This week, your turn.


News Stories
Last week, I penned Kvetchfest, a string of bitter rants against Portland’s annoying quirks. And I expected that cover story to reap a decent crop of hate mail. The kind worth quoting to friends ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Ethan Smith

School's Out Forever

Exploring Portland's less, uh, conventional education institutions.


Special Section Stories
So far, Schooled has told you what you already know: If you're willing to "play ball," the Man will give you a pretty piece of paper that says you're somebody. Go ahead, get a master's—you'll st ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Ethan Smith
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