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Top of the Papua

The polymathic Jared Diamond on what we can learn from tribal customs.


Books
Jared Diamond doesn’t think small. At various points a physiologist, ornithologist, ecologist, historian and geographer, Diamond gained renown in 1997 with his book Guns, Germs and Steel, fo   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Buzz Boom Bust

…And boom? Inside Portland startup Carbon Audio’s roller-coaster year. Can it finally put the world on blast?


Cover Story
The wine cost $12,000 a bottle. It was a ’71 Chateau Petrus, maybe a ’73—Jason Martin can’t remember. But he does know it was Las Vegas in January 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show,    More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Urban Winery Tour

Our guide to getting mashed in your own neighborhood.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything you need to know about your local wineries, including hours, directions and drink picks.1. Boedecker Cellars  2621 NW 30th Ave., 224-5778, boedeckercellars.com.  It’s not ca   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, ENID SPITZ

Hat Trick

Tasty N Alder is John Gorham’s latest great restaurant.


Food Reviews & Stories
Much like a Montessori school, Portland chef John Gorham seems to operate on a three-year development cycle. His Northeast Russell Street tapas joint Toro Bravo—famed for its slow-marinated, t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Burrasca


Food Cart Reviews
With Wolf and Bear’s stacked falafel wraps, Guero’s rich tortas and Captured by Porches beer around a fireplace, the little cart pod on Southeast 28th Avenue and Ankeny Street was already on   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ava Gene's


Restaurant Guide
3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com. [PORTLANDIA ALLA RUSTICA] Duane Sorenson’s ode to Italy (and, apparently, to his daughter, Ava) is a lovely, hearth-cooked affair of comfort wr   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: The Baowry


Restaurant Guide
8307 N Ivanhoe St., 285-4839, facebook.com/baowrystjohns. [BAO CHICKA BAO BAO] The Baowry, a charmingly domestic former hovel in St. Johns, recalls a vacationer’s eatery in a picturesque riverf   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Bar Dobre


Restaurant Guide
3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 477-5266, bardobre.com. [POLE POSITION] With its deep-toned wood panels, framed mirrors and cast-iron chandelier, the homey Bar Dobre is the front room of your alcoholic    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Block and Tackle


Restaurant Guide
3113 SE Division St., 236-0205, blockandtacklepdx.com. [A FISHHOUSE DIVIDED] On the one hand, newly opened Block and Tackle is the mild-mannered River Queen fish house of chef Trent Pierce’s yo   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Castagna


Restaurant Guide
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 231-7373, castagnarestaurant.com. [PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD] Castagna is Portland’s most carefully curated dining experience—held in a minimal-eclectic, neutral-toned r   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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