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Fireside: Restaurant Review

Fireside is a hot spot thanks to two great new hires.


Food Reviews & Stories
Fireside doesn’t poach eggs—but damn if they can’t pull a chef and lead bartender. When it opened a year ago, the restaurant had already dramatically transformed the catacomb of Northwes   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.


Coffee Guide
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the    More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.


Food Reviews & Stories
Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fenrir: Restaurant Review

Fenrir charms, but execution often falls short of ambition.


Food Reviews & Stories
Fenrir is a second story for the space that held 2nd Story, the impossibly twee upstairs-downstairs restaurant run by Cellar Door Coffee Roasters until late last year. The new tenants have mai   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Test of Time

Sex and mythical America in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.


Performance
The first week of the Time-Based Art Festival brought mind-boggling sonic manipulation, walrus imitations, doughnut-themed drag queens, aggressive confrontation of gender expectations and lots a   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KAITIE TODD

Too Poor to Feast

Portland’s festival of bacchanalian extravagance is back. Here are budget alternatives to the marquee events.


Headout
Feast is perhaps the most conspicuously consumptionary event in Portland, a four-day mess of chefs from Portland and elsewhere, with sold-out little dinners and huge bazaars that cost up to $175 f   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Movie Review: Starred Up

Behind bars.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“Gritty prison drama” is usually a dog whistle for either a tumbledown redemption story or the human equivalent of disaster porn. But the main elements of gritty British prison drama Starred   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

St. Jack: Restaurant Review

St Jack’s new bar gives the burger, dog and fries a whole new accent.


Food Reviews & Stories
St. Jack is less of a saint these days. The old eastside bouchon—which closed in February, when the restaurant hopped the river to Northwest 23rd Avenue—was a cozily domestic Portland take   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Food Cart Review: Kim Jong Grillin’


Food Cart Reviews
Kim Jong Grillin’ went down the same year as its namesake. In 2011, on the same night it won a judge’s choice award as the favorite food cart at Willamette Week’s Eat Mobile festival, Han    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Produce Row Bar Closing Tonight After 40 Years

Owner reportedly told staff on Labor Day their jobs would end the next day

produce row

Portland stalwart Produce Row will be shutting its doors tonight, September 2, after 40 years, they've announced on their Facebook page. First opened in 1974, the bar became a ramshackle hangout for multiple incarnations of Portland's music scene, from Pete Krebs and Hazel in the '90s to the ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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