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Leave the Fork, Take the Pen


Books
Nobody goes to a food festival to eat. Anyone who can afford a $465 ticket to Feast, which will occupy visiting food nerds and local Twitterazzi for the next four days, knows this. In the best m   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Mulligan Imperial IPA (De Garde Brewing)


Drank
It’s dangerous to mix your vices: drinking and gambling, drinking and sex, drinking and bungee jumping…drinking and anything, really. So I approached Mulligan, from Tillamook’s new De Gard   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Lost & Found: Blue Skies and Cheese


Bar Reviews
Around the corner from the Hop & Vine and the Naked Sheep, at the crossing of Killingsworth and Gay, you may find yourself at The Lost & Found (5426 N Gay Ave., 477-7313, lostandfoundpdx.c   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Grassa-Fed Cattle

Wait in line, get some oily pasta.


Food Reviews & Stories
Grassa and Lardo share more than just a back door. Rick Gencarelli’s new housemade pasta restaurant is indeed adjoined to the West End outpost of his sandwich empire, which is expanding even fas   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Welcome to TechfestNW

Willamette Week's Portland festival of all things tech.


TFNW 2013
You know this, of course, but here’s the thing: It sneaks up on you. One second you’re worried about media shipping and distribution channels, the next you learn   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Drone Attack!


TFNW 2013
Whatever you’ve heard on the news about Iran or Pakistan, Oregon is ground zero for drones. Tad McGeer, a Hood River pacifist and inventor, founded the Columbia Gorge company, Insitu, that manu   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Aesthetic, Synesthetic

Duet installation offers a heat map of MusicfestNW.


TFNW 2013
Above the grassy knoll and the cracking skate park, in the couplet that marks the east end of the Burnside Bridge, there will—during TechfestNW—stand a city of pyramids. It will be built on    More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

An Inventory of The Canyons

A very serious accounting of a very serious film.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The puffy eyes of Lindsay Lohan. The deadened eyes of James Deen. The frozen faces of the forever tan. Vast and elegant interiors as two-dimensional as they appear in lifestyle magazines—the v   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Story About the Story II

A book criticizing critics of books.


Books
No offense, high-school English teachers, but you’re ruining books for everybody. Or, more to the point, the people who designed the curriculum are making you do so. That five-paragraph essay    More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hook, Sinker

Trent Pierce’s Block and Tackle contains bright surprises, dull familiars.


Food Reviews & Stories
Trent Pierce’s Block and Tackle—in the former Wafu space—is like a four-eye butterflyfish. That is to say, it’s hard to tell where its head is. On the one hand, Block and Tackle is the   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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