From the Editor
In this Market Guide, we’re making a few assumptions. We figure you know where you get your daily bread and your weekly milk (or rice milk, as the case may be).
The decision to do
Food Cart Reviews
Perhaps in keeping with their precarious geography,
located at the Asian-European border between Turkey and Russia,
Georgians are known both for their quick hospitality and equal speed at
For the first 45 minutes of Profile Theatre’s My Children! My Africa!,
you may think a latter-day Mr. Chips has single-handedly defeated the
entire edifice of 1980s-era South African apartheid w
Jawohl! Maifest, Germany’s oldest sausage party, is here.
Oktoberfest gets a lot of column inches—the legislated
purity of Bavarian beer, the goofy hats, the giant urinal troughs—while
Maifest always gets short shrift.
And who does not excite himse
As a defense mechanism, the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
was equal parts identification and repression. Having weathered a
decade of attacks from the
Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby remakes the ’20s for the tweens.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby
begins, appropriately enough, with decoration—a gold-filigreed frame
that accordions outward in 3-D before suddenly cutting to a swimmy shot
While the world around it bathed in
filthy lucre, now-defunct dive bar Chin Yen was a dimly lit, dirt-cheap
holdout of turpentine drinks and oil-slick Chinese food, home to old men
who fought th
Former Fin chef Trent Pierce works wonders in Wafu’s back room.
Food Reviews & Stories
Going to Roe is a bit like passing into the Egyptian
afterlife. Before you reach its peaceful space, you must first pass
through the land of wish fulfillment—in this case, the lively food
Bar Guide 2013
After long marches through Portland’s
bars, pubs, lounges, taverns and brewpubs, we’ve come to believe that
bars age a lot like the wine or whiskey served at them. Only a few are
at their ve
Bar Guide 2013
Rare that a name is as felicitous as Victory Bar’s. Willamette Week’s first-ever Bar of the Year isn’t shiny or new or even particularly fashionable. It’s just a goddamn winner.
The bar came