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Umai: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
To get to Umai, you need a little faith. Turn down a street that doesn’t look like a street, and behind the Hazel Room and Red Velvet Parlour, facing a wall with quotes about murder, you’ll    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bamboo Izakaya: Cod is Great

Bamboo Izakaya is a weird take on Japanese, but the fish is divine.


Food Reviews & Stories
Done right, the Japanese izakaya is a party that makes you forget the indignities of the 14-hour workday with a barrage of bold flavors and bolder liquor. Portland is drunk with them lately, fro   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Earl Blumenauer’s Fruitcake Ice Cream (Salt & Straw)


Food Reviews & Stories
Every year, bow-tied U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer sends fruitcake to friends, family and favored local news outlets. This year, there was a twist. Local ice-cream monolith Salt & Straw m   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Big Trouble: Little Chinatown


Bar Reviews
Why give Old Town caviar when spicy chicken fingers will do? Easy Company, the space’s former ChefStable bar, had heady ambitions for the old Ping restaurant space, slinging fancy cocktails, c   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Russian Horse: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
A Russian horse must be no-nonsense and a hard worker, built for terrible winters. But at Russian Horse food cart, stick with snacks and desserts—food for dawdlers and wastrels. The Sellwood   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Suicide is Pantyless

An oral history of Suicide Girls in Portland.


Culture Features
Suicide Girls seems quaint these days, when naked, tattooed women on the Internet are about as ubiquitous as naked women on the Internet.  But in 2001, when founders Selena Mooney (“Mi   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Mike Fors

He put a Bitcoin ATM in Pioneer Place. Now he hopes people will see why they should use it.


News Stories
There’s an ATM at Pioneer Place that turns virtual money into cash you can hold in your hand. The machine allows you to buy Bitcoin—currency backed by no government and that exists only on   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Richard Ford, Let Me Be Frank With You

Hell and high wind.


Books
Perhaps it’s inevitable that any attempt at the Great American Novel written today would end in ruins. Like John Updike’s Rabbit series, Richard Ford’s four Frank Bascombe books have been on   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Haan Ghin: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
Portland now has a second contender for an iconic food-cart chicken dish from Southeast Asia, and its name is mii gai. Nong Poonsukwattana, maker of Portland’s go-to Thai chicken-and-rice di   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 4, Christian Ricketts


Comedy and Variety
Christian Ricketts’ path to comedy began by getting drunk and sitting in a parked car with a loaded gun. “I thought of joining the Army and suicide,” he says of those days, “two things that    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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