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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

Masa? No Mas.


Food Reviews & Stories
At Uno Mas, the new taco shop from Oswaldo Bibiano (Autentica, Mextiza), the al pastor pork is carved off a spinning spit and paired with a shard of pineapple in a taco’s 3-inch corn masa enve   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Future Drinking: Hopworks to Make Cider? Plus, Local Mezcal by Meteca.

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Our sorta-weekly recap of gossip    More
 
Friday, March 1, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Timbers 3.0

Can a new coach with an aggressive scoring strategy give Portland a team that can win?


Sports
Portland Timbers striker Ryan Johnson’s second of three goals against the San Jose Earthquakes on Feb. 17 probably won’t show up on any highlight reels. But the buildup to Johnson’s scor   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2013: Teatime for Tightwads


Cheap Eats
Tea, like any comfort essential to being human, should always be offered freely. But hospitality at a restaurant rarely comes without cost, and in Portland it is mostly just Chinese and Vietnamese    More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Angélica Gorodischer, Trafalgar

Oregonians cry for you, Argentina.


Books
Literature is the natural home of the impossible. But far too often the impossible is spurned in favor of the prosaic, as if truth dressed itself only in flannel. Argentine fiction, from Borge   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Dobre


Food Reviews & Stories
I fear saying good things about a still-obscure Polish spot like Bar Dobre. The last time WW brought attention to one (Grandpa’s Cafe), it made itself membership-only. Well, fingers crossed: The   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Simply Fed

Goat’s the go-to dish at a new Vietnamese spot on 82nd Avenue.


Food Reviews & Stories
Simply Vietnamese is anything but. Or, at least, it’s not one of the myriad bun or pho or banh mi shops that Portlanders have grown accustomed to. The menu is one of the most distinctive among   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brew Views: Wild at Heart

Burn, baby, burn.


Brew Views
“This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top,” says Laura Dern’s wayward Southern belle Lula, chest heaving as jailbird lover Sailor (Nicolas Cage in his Elvis phase) runs off to r   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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