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Fill ’Er Up

A survey of Portland’s gas-station food spots.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the heartland, where the towns that survive are built along the great and open freeway, no gas station is just a gas station. It’s the town square, the place everybody goes, home to fresh   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Big Apple

Why local artisan cidermakers are at the core of a national boom.


Cover Story
The tree wasn’t all that special. It was just too damn big. Back in 2004, Nat West’s friend and neighbor in North Portland, Norris Thomlinson, had a large and craggy tree in his backyard t   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pickin’ Pubs

Where to go for draft and bottled ciders.


Drank
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider 1813 NE 2nd Ave., 567-2221, reverendnatshardcider.com. The hardwooded taproom at Nat’s runs eight taps with only his own product, which is wide-ranging enough you��   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Upcoming Portland Cider Events


Drank
Thursday, Feb. 26 Cider Riot Tap Takeover Civic Taproom, 621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com. Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s garage cidery will take over a bar larger than his cidery. Expect the   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Farina Bakery


Food Reviews & Stories
The macaron is an unlikely feat of wizardry—tender and crisp in turns, a bright-hued confection every bit as stratified as Detroit economics. There is voodoo involved, folklore about whether   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Verdigris: Restaurant Review

French-accented Verdigris serves some terrific brunch, but dinner is a work in progress.


Food Reviews & Stories
When your mom asked to go to a “nice” restaurant back in the day, she maybe pictured something like Verdigris. Chef Johnny Nunn’s French-tinged spot opened very quietly in December on Nort   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Likewise: Not Really Like Anything


Bar Reviews
Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., likewise.website) is part bar, part performance art—a callback to the money-free, improvised ’90s, when Miranda July was still making origami out of Port   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Death Wish Bunny (Hi-Wheel)


Drank
It is not wine. It is not mead. It is not cider. Until its mead program gets off the ground in six months, Portland’s Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. mostly makes “fizzy wines”—fermented,   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Prospect Bottleshop & Bar: Good Apple


Bar Reviews
Like any good prospector, Prospect Bottleshop & Bar (1611 NE Killingsworth St., 971-229-0422, prospectbottleshop.com) understands the importance of location. Northeast 16th Avenue and Killin   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Stoopid Burger: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
Some of the best french fries in Portland are served crinkle-cut and salty in a crumpled paper bag, in a rain-slicked parking lot, by two guys who seem as if they’re having the time of their l   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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