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Oso Market: Bear Necessities


Bar Reviews
Just down the road from Hawks PDX sex club and My Father’s Place, Oso Market + Bar (726 SE Grand Ave., 232-6400, osomarket.com) joins Enso, Clay Pigeon and Sauvage wine bars at the frontier of g   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hook It To My Veins

Portland runs on a steady drip of high-grade coffee.


Cover Story
We write to you bleary-eyed and shaky. In recent weeks, we imbibed countless cups of caffeinated brew—at cafes early in the morning, at the office all day, and in espresso martinis late at nig   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Richmond Bar: A Well-Cut Cookie


Bar Reviews
The Matchbox Lounge was once an improvised haunt for off-shift bar staff, with stiff drinks, friends’ art on the walls and surprisingly good late-night food. Wholly by accident—before upwardly   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Multnomah Village People

A disco squad of Portland archetypes.


Headout
ILLUSTRATION: Devon DevereauxBike Mechanic Interests: Lubrication, pulling the crank off the bottom bracket, chain tugs, down tubes, quick releases, couplers, saddles, thumb shifters, racks, nipp   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Squatch Watch


Drank
Tom Sims built Sasquatch Brewing on Craigslist. He picked up a used lagering tank from the Vermont von Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music. His mash tun is an old dairy tank he p   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Best of McSweeney’s

Eggers’ omelette.


Books
My first encounter with McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern was at Reading Frenzy bookstore in the summer of 1999. The literary journal looked like nothing else. The cover of Issue 3 was filigreed w   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Il Futuro

Flush of youth.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“The future is in small, exclusive places,” Bianca tells her brother. “The future,” he replies, “is only in artificial intelligence, computers, neural networks.” To the characters in I   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Kill Your Darlings

Less a howl than a moan.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Sometimes in film, actors so fully inhabit the roles of historical figures that they don’t just capture the essence of the human being, they become even more vivid and convincing than footage of   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Cracking the Code

Night Train Express


Headout
Oregonian wine writer Katherine Cole has a new book out that demystifies the often confusing information on wine bottles from Italy, France and Portugal. We enjoyed her Complete Wine Selector but    More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Duende


Food Cart Reviews
In flamenco, duende is the thing that makes you cry, or dance, or play at all—sort of the gypsy version of what James Brown meant when he said “soul.” It’s this spirit that inspired An   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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