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The News on Fox

Renard is a comfort-forward French bistro just now finding its stride with a new chef.

Food Reviews & Stories
Renard is named after a fox—the unpredictable charmer of French folk tales. And so far, the tiny restaurant has been equally unpredictable. At this new Frenchified bistro in the old St. Jack space,    More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Intel Futurist Genevieve Bell

Intel’s resident futurist on the iPhone of the ’40s and why it’s weird to thank your computer.

Culture Features
Genevieve Bell has a team of 100 people at Intel who do strange things. They spent a year photographing messy car interiors all over the world. They developed a robot that runs apps the same way a pho   More
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

32 Possible New Slogans for Tacoma

"Tacoma: We’re Chihulytown, Bitch!"


Oh Tacoma, you try so hard! This weekend, Travel Tacoma are really, really hoping to get people to come visit their city with a full on PR blitz at Pioneer Courthouse Square when "100 hand-blown glass coasters from Tacoma will be hidden near 10 local landmarks" and there will be "free giveaways, glassmaking demo by Tacoma artis...   More
Monday, September 21, 2015 by LIZZY ACKER

28-Year Institution Starky's Closed to Become Apartments

A 46-unit complex is planned at the site of the longtime gay bar


Southeast Portland bar Starky's is closed after 28 years. A 46-unit apartment complex is planned to take its place.The little mountain chalet on Southeast Stark Street was a friendly little neighborhood bar catering to longtime regulars in the gay community with raucous karaoke, home-style food and a Sunday brunch that offered up bottomless cheap-bubbly mimosas unless you misbeh...   More
Monday, September 21, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Tour de Tabor

Charming hilltop bistro Coquine has some fine, fine chicken.

Food Reviews & Stories
A visit to Coquine is like traveling to a vacationers’ town in the center of Portland. High up in the tree-canopied, winding streets of Tabor, the little bistro may as well be up in the French count   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Book Review: Joy Williams, The Visiting Privilege

Not funny ha-ha.

It is a mistake to read Joy Williams’ fiction in public, I have learned—especially after a drink. Far too often her stories will catch me unprepared and leave me choking on a sentence in near-meta   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Feast on This

The unofficial side events of the mostly sold-out food festival.

Food Reviews & Stories
The barricades are going up at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Feast Portland is back and, of course, almost completely sold out. The city’s most decadent and expensive food festival be   More
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Got Ribs?

Food Cart Reviews
“We’re out of ribs,” says Matt Vicedomini from inside his food cart. It’s 11:02 am. His cart, Matt’s BBQ, has been officially open for two minutes. “There were people camping out here when   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Art of Losing

Patrick Dewitt scrapped a novel and turned fairy tales inside out.

Fall Arts
A little over three years ago, Patrick deWitt sold his car, flew to Paris and moved into a former convent. It didn’t necessarily change his lifestyle much. The Portland novelist was already living   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top 5 Fall Literary Events

Fall Arts
Wordstock Whenever anything closes for “retooling,” we usually file our obituary. But the huge Wordstock book fair is coming back for real, not in a sad Convention Center meant fo   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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