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Damn! Check This Building Out!

Lower East Burnside is about to be stunned and shocked, but mostly just straight prettified. Next door to the Plaid Pantry on a once cracked-out corner along the busy thoroughfare, a spankin' new seven-story building will rise from an empty lot later this spring. Designed by Portland's Works Partnership Arc...   More
Thursday, March 8, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Past, present, future lunch

Blueplate dishes a slice of yesteryear

Food Reviews & Stories
Buried under steaming bowls of pho, gigantic burritos and other dishes we've embraced as comfort food is a lost cuisine: traditional American. Unpretentious and simple by nature, biscuits, meatloaf an ...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Mike Thelin


The Portland Public Market's biggest fan tells his fellow foodies not to give up their dream project after seven years and counting.

Q & A
As you read this, Portland's Ron Paul is 8,000 miles away in Indiatouting a local project that's yet to leave the ground in his hometown.The 57-year-old restaurateur-turned-bureaucrat's proposed Portl ...   More
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Mike Thelin

Tram Jams, OHSU Says 'No Worries'

Portland's aerial tram stopped dead in its invisible tracks today, but OHSU insists everything is a-okay (whew, we feel better already).

About 30 passengers were riding on the space-aged sky pod around noon when it came to a screeching halt, leaving riders suspended over the Lai...   More
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown's $11,000 coffee makers

Caffeine addicts: brace yourselves for the next big player in your morning ritual. The Seattle-made Clover is a sexy robot-lookin' machine that brews coffee by the cup. There only exists about 100 of these $11,000 coffee makers, and    More
Thursday, February 22, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Coffeehouse NW

We know who has Northwest Portland's best coffee—it's in the name.

Food Reviews & Stories
PDX food writers can be a self-congratulatory lot: quick to tout Portland as a coffee haven on the merits of Stumptown Coffee and the Albina Press while overlooking the fact that lackluster brews&mdas ...   More
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Mike Thelin

Feast of Love

Portland chefs, bartenders and bakers share their ultimate "get laid" dishes.

Featured Stories
It's February and you live in Portland. You're pasty and sun-starved. You're tired of the rain. You need a reason to feel sexy. Well, Happy Valentine's Day! Don't let media-whoring schmucks like us ma ...   More
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Mike Thelin

Ace Hotel With Stumptown Officially Open Tomorrow

Portland's fourth Stumptown Coffee Roasters location made a soft opening Tuesday morning, pouring coffee and giving away pastries for free. The store officially opens tomorrow at 7 am, along with the Ace Hotel--just in time for Valentine's Day hookups. Why else would you get a room in the city where you pay re...   More
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Playboy.com's Top Microbrews: East Coast 5-Oregon 1

Playboy.com has placed Mirror Pond Pale Ale among the top ten microbrews in the United States. Other than Alaskan Brewing Company's Smoked Porter at No. 9, the 10th-ranked Mirror Pond is the only selection from the Pacific Northwest, which, along with Northern California, is the undisputed epic...   More
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Food Fights

A tasty history of other cuisine battles before trans fats.

News Stories
Rest easy, restaurants—for the moment.The local food police have backed off the prowl to ruin dinner, holding off on putting trans fats—also known as hydrogenated oils—on the choppin ...   More
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Mike Thelin
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