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Headout: Gaijin Style

Learn some basic izakaya etiquette.


Headout
The Jupiter Hotel will play host this week to the massive Izakaya pub fest—with representatives of almost every Portland sake “dining bar” and distiller (not Tanuki, see here) serving up m   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brew Views: Arbitrage

Gere as Icarus.


Brew Views
Arbitrage may not be directed by Paul Verhoeven, but feature-film rookie Nicholas Jarecki so thoroughly channels the hollow-man ambitions, smug moral posturing and incongruous driving-synth atmo   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Merritt’s System

As a miserable season ends, the Portland Timbers again gamble on a first-time MLS coach.


News Stories
Portland Timbers fans have learned one thing for certain about the team’s owner, Merritt Paulson: He’s not afraid to gamble. He launched the team’s freshman season in Major League Soccer las   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Todd Grimson, Stabs at Happiness

Tell the creeps to come and get her.


Books
The title story of Todd Grimson’s new collection, Stabs at Happiness (Schaffner Press, 216 pages, $24.95), is made almost literal: It recounts an art-punk lesbian—Wavves’ “Surf Goths” on   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2012: Off the Hook

The secrets of good sushi.


Restaurant Guide
Discriminating sushi fans assert they would never eat Midwestern sushi, pronouncing it much too far from the dwindling seas of salmon and snapper. Portland diners, presumably, are a mere two-hou   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Creeper Crawl: The Fear Asylum

Mental in Milwaukie

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Who's the weird old person hanging around the packs of high school kids at Portland-area haunted houses? The one who reeks of good coffee and cheap gin? Yeah, that’s a Willamette Week writer out reviewing local haunts for Creeper Crawl 2012.
The F...   More
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brew Views: Reservoir Dogs

Kool thing.


Brew Views
Reservoir Dogs is a shut-in child’s mescaline dream of criminal cool. It is also the film that launched Quentin Tarantino’s brilliantly infantile oeuvre. The 20-year-old Reservoir is, on one h   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fluoridation Opponents Gather More Than 20,000 Signatures

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With a week left before their signature-gathering deadline, fluoridation opponents announced today they've already gathered 20,000 signatures toward a ballot referendum that would halt the fluoridation of Portland's waterPortland's city council voted unanimously last month to <...   More
 
Thursday, October 4, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Trouble With the Curve

Get off Clint Eastwood’s field of dreams, you damn dirty vegans!


Movie Reviews & Stories
 If you wanted to know whether Clint Eastwood yells at chairs in his new movie, the answer is a resounding yes. He yells at chairs, bleachers, doors, garages and Amy Adams. He...    More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

House Co-Chair Peter Buckley Endorses Marijuana Ballot

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Oregon State Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, has today become the highest-level state elected official to endorse Measure 80, the marijuana legalization initiative.In a statement, Buckley wrote:It makes absolutely no sense to me that we continue to waste millions of dollars every year to prohibit adults from making the choice of whether to con...   More
 
Monday, September 17, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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