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Condo to Replace Hungry Tiger

A four-story condominium will anchor the corner of Southeast 28th Avenue and Burnside Street with 32 homes and 6,000 square feet of retail space in an increasingly popular neighborhood where housing and retail are in short demand.

The proposed SunRose Condominiums were the subject of th...   More
Thursday, January 25, 2007 by Mike Thelin

County Adopts Resolution on Trans Fats

As state agencies insist the county has no authority to regulate trans fats at restaurants under its jurisdiction, Commissioner Lisa Naito pressed on with an amended resolution “intended to spur the conversation our community needs to have on a known health hazard,” she said in her testimony.

The resolution adopted 5-0 by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners Thurs...   More
Thursday, January 25, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Oregon Truffles? HELL YES!

The Pacific Northwest in one of only a handful of places on Planet Earth where wild truffles occur naturally. Few people who live here know this, let alone anyone else. That gives local chefs ample reason to celebrate with this weekend's 2nd Annual Oregon Truffle Festival in Eugene.

The festiva...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 by Mike Thelin

"Our Dead Are Better Than Your Dead" — Body Worlds 3 in PDX

Today's announcement that the Body Worlds 3 exhibit will appear in Portland at OMSI this June is already being cast a critical eye by some residents, but sponsors are saying "not so fast."

The upcoming Portland exhibit, which claims to be the original of its kind, is not the same gig as...   More
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Rogue Chefs to Redefine Restaurants in PDX

Once again, some Portland chefs are on a self-declared mission to "redefine the restaurant." Teaming up with local gourmet food purveyors, Jake Nelson, formerly of the esteemed Auberge du Soleil of Napa (and currently with Genoa), and other local "Rogue Chefs" will offer dinners at revolving undisclose...   More
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 by Mike Thelin

ODOT's Mandate to Chain Up: Too Little Too Late

In an announcement that came several hours too late to be of any help to morning commuters, the Oregon Department of Transportation said at 10:40 a.m. that chains or traction devices are required for all vehicles on Portland-area highways.

The declaration was made as thousands of cars were already stalled on freeways and bridges, and as numerous accidents and spin-offs have turned h...   More
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Upscale Burritomania

Proprietors of the local taqueria chain Cha! Cha! Cha! will soon debut what they envision as "an upscale yet affordable" Mexican eatery in Northwest Portland. Opening in February in the historic Star's Antique Mall on Northwest 21st, "Cha" will seat 100 patrons in the dining room with room for more in the bar, and on the patio during the warmer months. While favorites familiar to Cha! Cha! Cha! pa...   More
Friday, January 12, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Beckham Brings Game, Fantastic Hair, Savings to our Time Zone

Soccer jet setters: David Beckham has saved you a fortune. Cancel your non-direct 15-hour flight to Madrid's stunning Barajas airport ($1200), your hotel room in the posh Barrio Salamanca ($250), and your hard-to-find tickets to Santiago Bernabeu stadium ($300 without binoculars)--David Beckham is coming to LA...   More
Thursday, January 11, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Souk Provides Office Space For 'Creative Class'

Julie Duryea created her business out of necessity. Working for a Portland nonprofit, telecommuting from home and coffee shops, Duryea felt she was lacking valuable networking opportunities and a reliable copy machine. Enter Souk. Housed on the second floor of a historic Old Town building at 32...   More
Friday, January 5, 2007 by Mike Thelin

Food Reviews & Stories
El Gaucho is like a parallel universe, separated from the Portland we know by rifts in space and time, where a unique brand of luxury and excess are the rule of the day. To the sounds of live Latin guitar, friendly tuxedo-clad servers will do anything short of massaging your feet to make you feel at   More
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