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The Tannery Bar: Go to the Mountain


Bar Reviews
The Tannery Bar (5425 E Burnside St., 236-3610) is the location’s former business, Skin & Bones, stripped of fat and cured in alcohol. The tiny room consists of a one-plank bar, a pair of    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ticket Masters

Timbers Army members take the fight against scalping into their own hands.


Sports
Matt Braddock wasn’t about to let a fellow Portland Timbers fan pay $80 for a $25 ticket. Before the Timbers match against the San Jose Earthquakes on April 14, Braddock saw a scalper trying t   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, AARON MESH

Starbuck

Galactically dumb. Means well.


Movie Reviews & Stories
This is the sort of movie that critics were invented to despise: a crowd-pleasing, oafish, wildly implausible pile of sentimental dreck. But just like its main character, a French-Canadian meat-   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pedaling Their Wares

Which Portland bike delivery services are worth the price?


Culture Features
Setting aside the obvious ecological benefits of bicycles over idling cars, bike couriers have always been an efficient choice in dense city environments because they don’t have to worry about s   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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
 

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