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Isaac Brock On Portland: "What a collection of human turds."

The Modest Mouse frontman tells Poland about the dark side of weirdness.

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Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse just played the Heineken-sponsored Open'er music festival in Gdynia, a little Baltic port town in Poland best known for the Heineken-sponsored Open'er music festival, which also featured Mumford & Sons, a band that is the musical equivalent of Heineken.Anyway, the Poles were super excited to know about Portland. Via Isaac Brock, this is what the people...   More
 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Culmination: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
LAGERED BREWERY: The story of Culmination Brewing (2117 NE Oregon St., 353-6368, culminationbrewing.com) reads more like slow accumulation than capstone. When the taphouse opened three months ago, the   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Apple and Cinnamon Vodka (Wild Roots)


Drank
The world of “infused” vodkas is an awful place—a wasteland of rocket-fuel liquors spruced with car-freshener aromas. But Portland’s Wild Roots is one of the few liquor makers to use real frui   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Welcome to the new age of weed porn.


Potlander
Sure, pot coffee-table book Green (Chronicle, 400 pages, $30) is subtitled A Field Guide to Marijuana, but that’s kind of like calling a Victoria’s Secret catalog a field guide to women. Green i   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pow to the People

Kung Pow dresses up and gets down with American Chinese.


Food Reviews & Stories
When you see the dragon on that takeout menu, you know what you’re in for. Not to mention the exclamatory name (Kung POW!, a typography our copy editors won’t allow in our paper outside of these p   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Salt & Straw's New Street-Food-Based Ice Creams


Food Reviews & Stories
On paper, it looks wonderful. Ice-cream collaborations from some of our favorite food carts—Nong’s Khao Man Gai, Wolf and Bear’s, Viking Soul Food—available all June as seasonal flavors. Thing   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Shift Drinks: Bar Review

Quittin' time.


Bar Reviews
The West End’s Shift Drinks (1200 SW Morrison St., 922-3933, shiftdrinkspdx.com) is a dog whistle, named after the free booze that service staffers get after they punch out. Because, yes, Portland c   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cider Riot: Portland's Three Newest Cider Bars


Bar Reviews
The cider bar is having a moment. When Southeast Portland’s Bushwhacker opened in 2010, its eight taps made it the only dedicated cider bar in the nation. But now, even Sasquatch Brewing has   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Water Falling

Cliff jumps and high dives near portland.


Summer Guide
 When I was a child, manhood came at age 12. This was when I was first allowed to plummet from the 20-foot high dive at the Oregon City pool, thus proving my mastery of both fear and death. But i   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, Adrienne So, AP KRYZA

Seek Cider

Experience Oregon Cider Week June 18 to 28.


Summer Guide
Oregon Cider Week will kick off the summer from June 18 to 28, and it’s huge, with 50 cideries pouring at Cider Summit PDX, plus a multitude of cider tap takeovers and cider pairing dinners. Here ar   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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