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Tarad Thai


Food Reviews & Stories
Tarad Thai’s interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega designed by Hollywood, a home away from home to Viet-vet expats who moved to the Thai countryside to find their souls. And it is ind   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Market Guide 2013: Introduction


Cover Story
From the Editor In this Market Guide, we’re making a few assumptions. We figure you know where you get your daily bread and your weekly milk (or rice milk, as the case may be). The decision to do    More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Kargi Gogo


Food Cart Reviews
Perhaps in keeping with their precarious geography, located at the Asian-European border between Turkey and Russia, Georgians are known both for their quick hospitality and equal speed at giving   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Gary Greenberg, The Book of Woe

Crazy for claims forms.


Books
As a defense mechanism, the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was equal parts identification and repression. Having weathered a decade of attacks from the    More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Know Your Sausage

Jawohl! Maifest, Germany’s oldest sausage party, is here.


Headout
Oktoberfest gets a lot of column inches—the legislated purity of Bavarian beer, the goofy hats, the giant urinal troughs—while Maifest always gets short shrift. And who does not excite himse   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

My Children! My Africa! (Profile Theatre)

Starts with sugar, ends with meat.


Theater
For the first 45 minutes of Profile Theatre’s My Children! My Africa!, you may think a latter-day Mr. Chips has single-handedly defeated the entire edifice of 1980s-era South African apartheid w   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pretty, Dumb

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby remakes the ’20s for the tweens.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby begins, appropriately enough, with decoration—a gold-filigreed frame that accordions outward in 3-D before suddenly cutting to a swimmy shot of    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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
 

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