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Thale

A tense Norwegian tale of the tailed.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A brief synopsis of Norwegian folklore: Nature is scary as shit, and everything’s out to get you. In a vast and frigid nation still so afraid of wolves it almost eradicates them each year, the   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Nudi Scene

Asian-European fusion from an Asian perspective.


Food Reviews & Stories
About halfway through a meal at Woodstock’s Nudi Noodle Place, my dining companion looked up and said, “This tastes good, but I feel like I don’t understand what’s going on anymore.” T   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rookery: Empty Nest


Bar Reviews
The cavernous Rookery bar (1331 SW Broadway, 222-7673, ravenandrosepdx.com)—above Raven & Rose in the ancient Ladd Carriage House—looks like the thick-raftered parlor of a man whose things   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: The Pitiful Princes

Disney princes offering themselves as escorts for hire.


Headout
When we saw that the Star Theater was hosting scantily clad Disney princesses getting down with a stripper pole, it looked a bit familiar: Heck, it’s basically the plot of Spring Breakers, excep   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sam Lipsyte, The Fun Parts


Books
Sam Lipsyte chortlingly revels in the warty and the ruined of America, the wounded strivers who live in the world of spit, shit and piss. He’s also an unrepentant self-amuser prone to the lite   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Leaky Roof: Flight to Dub


Bar Reviews
The Leaky Roof (1538 SW Jefferson St., 222-3745, theleakyroof.com) may be across from Lincoln High School, but its patrons are distinctly longer of tooth and eyebrow. The bar serves its once-blue-   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Masa? No Mas.


Food Reviews & Stories
At Uno Mas, the new taco shop from Oswaldo Bibiano (Autentica, Mextiza), the al pastor pork is carved off a spinning spit and paired with a shard of pineapple in a taco’s 3-inch corn masa enve   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Future Drinking: Hopworks to Make Cider? Plus, Local Mezcal by Meteca.

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Our sorta-weekly recap of gossip    More
 
Friday, March 1, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Timbers 3.0

Can a new coach with an aggressive scoring strategy give Portland a team that can win?


Sports
Portland Timbers striker Ryan Johnson’s second of three goals against the San Jose Earthquakes on Feb. 17 probably won’t show up on any highlight reels. But the buildup to Johnson’s scor   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2013: Teatime for Tightwads


Cheap Eats
Tea, like any comfort essential to being human, should always be offered freely. But hospitality at a restaurant rarely comes without cost, and in Portland it is mostly just Chinese and Vietnamese    More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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