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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

Southwest By Northwest


Food Reviews & Stories
The smoked pork shoulder quesadilla at Trigger—the Bunk Bar crew’s new Tex-Mex-ish joint underneath Wonder Ballroom—is far from what one might expect from that classic modified grilled-che   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pix Patisserie: Champagne Wishes


Bar Reviews
Near cases bursting with a rainbow of decadent macarons and $3 eau de vie-filled chocolates, patrons at the new Pix Patisserie location (2225 E Burnside St., 271-7166, pixpatisserie.com) can sift th   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

La Sangucheria


Food Cart Reviews
Whatever the country’s culinary variety of multilayered causa or thick-brothed casuella, in Peru sandwiches rule the city streets. At night, lines form around the block at sangucherias that are some   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Les Misérables

More of a nightmare than a dream.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables lives up to its name. With the exception of about 10 minutes, the nearly three-hour film is an endless wallow in the fields of squalor, filth, chancre and herpes.    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

No More Year 2012

This year in gratuitous party themes.


Featured Stories
New Year’s Eve events are always a little bit falsely inflated; they’re the party equivalent of a real-estate bubble that bursts at about the same time as your liver. The bar parties usually   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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