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Cardinal Club: Direction Unknown


Bar Reviews
While the world around it bathed in filthy lucre, now-defunct dive bar Chin Yen was a dimly lit, dirt-cheap holdout of turpentine drinks and oil-slick Chinese food, home to old men who fought th   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2013: Editor's Note


Bar Guide
After long marches through Portland’s bars, pubs, lounges, taverns and brewpubs, we’ve come to believe that bars age a lot like the wine or whiskey served at them. Only a few are at their ve   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar of the Year 2013: Victory Bar


Bar Guide
Rare that a name is as felicitous as Victory Bar’s. Willamette Week’s first-ever Bar of the Year isn’t shiny or new or even particularly fashionable. It’s just a goddamn winner. The bar came    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2013: Old Town Drag

Where nobody knows your name.


Bar Guide
“Best-looking women in Portland!” says the man in the street. He wasn’t talking about anyone nearby: He was making an offer. Promising immediate access to “40 of Portland’s hottest women,   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

In a Neat Little Roe

Former Fin chef Trent Pierce works wonders in Wafu’s back room.


Food Reviews & Stories
Going to Roe is a bit like passing into the Egyptian afterlife. Before you reach its peaceful space, you must first pass through the land of wish fulfillment—in this case, the lively food tunn   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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
 

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