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St. Jack: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
1610 NW 23rd Ave, 360-1281, stjackpdx.com [DE LUXE] St. Jack is less of a saint this days. The bouchon moved this February from a cozy Clinton Street home to the bottom flo   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Yuzu: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
4130 SW 117th Ave., Beaverton, 350-1801[HIDE THE NOODLE] Yuzu is about as conspicuous from the outside as a mafia betting parlor; multiple friends have wandered aimlessly nearby, convinced the   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Typographer’s Dream: Theater Review

Labor relations.

You are where you work, we’re told. Lawyers are argumentative assholes, and nurses are either cold or caring. It’s a trope common in fiction since Dickens. In The Typographer’s Dream, writ   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Kachka, 2014 Restaurant of the Year

The party of the year is vodka drunk and fish happy.

Restaurant Guide
Kachka is like a party at Mom’s house—if your mom grew up near Minsk and had a weird thing for Lenin.  In a room decorated with both Soviet propaganda posters and carved window frames from   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Top Five Restaurants of 2014: Number 4, American Local

Road-tripping from Wisconsin to Japan.

Restaurant Guide
The American Local was made on the road—in a cheese-logged Wisconsin bar called the Old Fashioned, and amid the cream and sugar of Iowa’s Waffle Stop Grill. It was made in the piled, loose   More
Saturday, October 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fireside: Restaurant Review

Fireside is a hot spot thanks to two great new hires.

Food Reviews & Stories
Fireside doesn’t poach eggs—but damn if they can’t pull a chef and lead bartender. When it opened a year ago, the restaurant had already dramatically transformed the catacomb of Northwes   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.

Coffee Guide
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the    More

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.

Food Reviews & Stories
Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fenrir: Restaurant Review

Fenrir charms, but execution often falls short of ambition.

Food Reviews & Stories
Fenrir is a second story for the space that held 2nd Story, the impossibly twee upstairs-downstairs restaurant run by Cellar Door Coffee Roasters until late last year. The new tenants have mai   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Test of Time

Sex and mythical America in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.

The first week of the Time-Based Art Festival brought mind-boggling sonic manipulation, walrus imitations, doughnut-themed drag queens, aggressive confrontation of gender expectations and lots a   More

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