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Shaking Out The Bacon

The world’s most expensive publicly auctioned painting arrived in Portland on Dec. 20. But who owns it?


News Stories
The most famous Pacific Northwest mysteries have often involved serial killers. But our city’s current whodunit is about something we’re much less known for: a great deal of money. Three Stu   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Maine Street Lobster


Food Cart Reviews
The Maine Street Lobster cart is a mess of improbable. A streetside lobster seller might be normal at a wharf in the other Portland, where the beast actually exists, but here it’s a logistical nightmare: The   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Glitz Gets Real

David O. Russell’s brilliant American Hustle finds truth in the con.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Director David O. Russell’s vision of America has always been Winesburg, Ohio, hopped up on trucker speed: a place of frantic grotesques distorted by their own need. In his new film, American Hu   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Teote


Food Reviews & Stories
Teote bills itself as an areperia, after the Venezuelan corn cakes that accompany most of the plates on the menu. But that’s a bit like calling a Chinese restaurant a rice house. However delight   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Nutcracker

Busby goes big.


Dance
The Nutcracker makes Busby Berkeley seem like an austere minimalist. Compared to that ballet’s sumptuous, self-satisfied bliss, synchronized swimming might as well be a hockey fight. Oregon Ba   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

JD Chandler, Hidden History of Portland, Oregon

Localizing Howard Zinn.


Books
JD Chandler’s Hidden History of Portland, Oregon (History Press, 190 pages, $19.99) isn’t the usual cult Portland chronicle of Shanghai Tunnels or tittered-about former brothels. Rather, it�   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Vinn Whiskey (Vinn Distillery)


Drank
The founders of Vinn Distillery were once stuck alone at sea on a raft for 47 days while searching for a good place to land. They’d been deported   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Broken Circle Breakdown

Belgian bluegrass.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Broken Circle Breakdown is a very American romance. It is also a very European tragedy. For Flemish couple Didier and Elise, the dream of America is that you can pick up, move on and become    More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Coffee Issue 2013: Gadget Inspector


Food Reviews & Stories
A roundup of inexpensive coffee-brewing gadgets made and sold in Portland.   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Coffee Issue 2013: Coffee Talk

A brief coffee glossary for the guilt-minded.


Food Reviews & Stories
If you prefer coffee without the exploitive economic impact of, say, the cocaine trade, you might look at those reassuring labels on your coffee bag. Here’s what they mean: Fair trade: This i   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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