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Angélica Gorodischer, Trafalgar

Oregonians cry for you, Argentina.


Books
Literature is the natural home of the impossible. But far too often the impossible is spurned in favor of the prosaic, as if truth dressed itself only in flannel. Argentine fiction, from Borge   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Dobre


Food Reviews & Stories
I fear saying good things about a still-obscure Polish spot like Bar Dobre. The last time WW brought attention to one (Grandpa’s Cafe), it made itself membership-only. Well, fingers crossed: The   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Simply Fed

Goat’s the go-to dish at a new Vietnamese spot on 82nd Avenue.


Food Reviews & Stories
Simply Vietnamese is anything but. Or, at least, it’s not one of the myriad bun or pho or banh mi shops that Portlanders have grown accustomed to. The menu is one of the most distinctive among   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brew Views: Wild at Heart

Burn, baby, burn.


Brew Views
“This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top,” says Laura Dern’s wayward Southern belle Lula, chest heaving as jailbird lover Sailor (Nicolas Cage in his Elvis phase) runs off to r   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dandy W-I-N-S, O-K?

Dandy Warhols keyboardist Zia McCabe beat mayor Charlie Hales, and eight others, in a spelling bee.

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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was the last man standing in a local celebrity spelling bee on Jan. 31 at the Portland Art Museum, held as a benefit for Schoolhouse Supplies, which provides free classroom supplies to local teachers.Trouble is, there were also    More
 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Alla Bomba: Visions of Venice


Bar Reviews
Rarely is a bar so obviously the product of its owner’s dreams as Bar Alla Bomba (1101 E Burnside St., 971-266-8756, barallabomba.com). The bar was at a very low simmer during a recent Thursday ha   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Quartet

A wheelchair musical.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You’ve seen this film before: A pack of love-drunk song-and-dancers needs a ton of money to save their home, so they band together to put on a big music show. Can they pull it off? Will the big    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Barney Blalock, Portland’s Lost Waterfront

What do you do with a drunken sailor?


Books
Of course you’ve heard the stories of victims disappearing in the night. Drunken and drugged tourists shipped through Portland’s vast network of turn-of-the-century Shanghai tunnels and sent a   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Winter Guide 2013

Indoor bikes, trash-bag sleds and settling Catan.


Cover Story
Let’s not sugarcoat the obvious: Winter in Portland is something to escape. Sure, we don’t have those malevolent Chicago winds that pierce the thickest wool and carve out pieces of bone. Our   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Big-Tent Cooking


Food Reviews & Stories
The Baowry, a charmingly domestic former hovel in St. Johns, recalls a vacationer’s eatery in a picturesque riverfront town—which, of course, St. Johns very much is. On weekdays, the spot’   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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