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Smokin’ Section

After a fire fells Mack & Dub’s, Dub brings his soul food to St. Johns.


Food Reviews & Stories
“Meet me at the counter,” the song says. “I’ll be here every day, smokin’ on through the night.”  Every day except Sunday, as it turns out. The song, “Mary Jane,” by Mack &   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Sudra


Food Reviews & Stories
The Sudra doesn’t serve Indian food, whatever they try to tell you. Nowhere that cheerily offers a sweet-but-sadistic strawberry habanero sauce with your “calabacitas” kofta is an Indian spo   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Straight Escape

Two New York pizza spots, one recipe.


Food Reviews & Stories
No good deed goes unpunished, it seems, and the only law never broken is the one about unintended consequences. Straight From New York Pizza and Escape From New York Pizza—just six blocks from   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

B Squared: Half-Baked


Bar Reviews
In Oregon, food goes south to make money. Sizzle Pie, Voodoo Doughnut and Mio Sushi have all cashed in on Portland cachet to serve Eugene’s college kids and street activists. Rarely do Eugene’   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Future Drinking: Fenrir in the 2nd Story Space, Cheese and Crack shop, Maria Pizza

Plus Yard House finally filed a liquor license at the mall.

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Our sorta weekly roundup of gossip about new openings and change-ups in the bar and restaurant biz, courtesy of OLCC license applications:Remember that supper club that started in November with chef Ian Wilson, sommelier Tyler Hauptman and server and cocktail dude ...   More
 
Friday, January 17, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Comfortable Davenport

Kevin Gibson’s new restaurant is a paragon of refined simplicity.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything about Davenport is quiet. But the new East Burnside Street restaurant from former Evoe chef Kevin Gibson and wine expert Kurt Heilemann, ensconced in the cozy former June space, started   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

BrewStop: Pedalpearlooza


Bar Reviews
Tucked behind a lighted garage housing bicycles built for 12, the BrewCycle touring company’s new Pearl District BrewStop (1425 NW Flanders St., 971-400-5950) is a cleanly cut zigzag of a bar in h   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Langdon Cook, The Mushroom Hunters

You can’t spell fungus without fun.


Books
There’s a bit of a vogue in mushroom pickers. From Burkhard Bilger’s picaresque 2007 piece in The New Yorker to a photo essay published this year on Slate.com that might as well have been fund   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Road Runner Barbecue


Food Cart Reviews
After dark, as the eateries begin to close and dim, the sprawling Carts on Foster lot begins to look less like a food pod and more like a spooky trailer park—the sort of backwater roadside spot    More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Voices 2014: Bring Urban Beaches To The Willamette

Will Levenson, founder of Human Access Project


News Stories
A beach in the middle of Portland? Will Levenson wants three of them. Until a couple of years ago, it would have been a ridiculous thought: Regular sewage overflows had Portlanders viewing the W   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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