As a defense mechanism, the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
was equal parts identification and repression. Having weathered a
decade of attacks from the
For the first 45 minutes of Profile Theatre’s My Children! My Africa!,
you may think a latter-day Mr. Chips has single-handedly defeated the
entire edifice of 1980s-era South African apartheid w
Jawohl! Maifest, Germany’s oldest sausage party, is here.
Oktoberfest gets a lot of column inches—the legislated
purity of Bavarian beer, the goofy hats, the giant urinal troughs—while
Maifest always gets short shrift.
And who does not excite himse
Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby remakes the ’20s for the tweens.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby
begins, appropriately enough, with decoration—a gold-filigreed frame
that accordions outward in 3-D before suddenly cutting to a swimmy shot
While the world around it bathed in
filthy lucre, now-defunct dive bar Chin Yen was a dimly lit, dirt-cheap
holdout of turpentine drinks and oil-slick Chinese food, home to old men
who fought th
After long marches through Portland’s
bars, pubs, lounges, taverns and brewpubs, we’ve come to believe that
bars age a lot like the wine or whiskey served at them. Only a few are
at their ve
Rare that a name is as felicitous as Victory Bar’s. Willamette Week’s first-ever Bar of the Year isn’t shiny or new or even particularly fashionable. It’s just a goddamn winner.
The bar came
“Best-looking women in Portland!” says the man in the street. He wasn’t talking about anyone nearby: He was making an offer.
Promising immediate access to “40 of
Portland’s hottest women,
Former Fin chef Trent Pierce works wonders in Wafu’s back room.
Food Reviews & Stories
Going to Roe is a bit like passing into the Egyptian
afterlife. Before you reach its peaceful space, you must first pass
through the land of wish fulfillment—in this case, the lively food
The Tannery Bar (5425 E Burnside St., 236-3610)
is the location’s former business, Skin & Bones, stripped of fat
and cured in alcohol. The tiny room consists of a one-plank bar, a pair