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Rainbow Connection

Where to get hitched for Vancouver’s first same-sex unions.


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The Clark County Recording and Marriage License Department is preparing for a flood. On Dec. 6, gay and lesbian couples can file for marriage licenses in Washington for the first time.  Rec   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

High-5 North to Vansterdam

A primer for potential pot tourists.


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Vancouver is rarely touted for its progressive politics, but Portland’s sister city to the north now may now have one solid, um, high point. With passage of ballot initiative I-502, Washingt   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Jenna Burrell

A Portlander researches African internet scams—by actually going to interview the scammers in Ghana.


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Few with email haven’t had the privilege of a Nigerian “official” requesting their assistance to transfer the sum of $47,500,000.00...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Gift Guide 2012: The Unaccredited Professor


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Your friend belongs to no university but somehow knows everything under the sun and moon, as he is careful to remind you on each and every occasion. When you bought Fifty Shades of Grey last yea   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Holiday Gift Guide 2012


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Ah, well. It’s 2012, and for seemingly the 80th time, the world is ending. If the predictions are true, it’ll all wrap up five days after Hannukah, four before Christmas and well ahead of the    More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: November of the Penguins

Meet the new penguinarium’s coolest residents.


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The penguins have come home to roost at the Oregon Zoo. After two years of shivering next to the polar bear exhibit (“They could definitely hear the bears through the walls,” says birdkeeper M   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Anna Karenina

The new Tolstoy adaptation is a faithful affair.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Tom Stoppard and Joe Wright’s new filming of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina might be a love story, but it has nothing to do with seduction. This Anna is all about the aftermath. In many ways, Sto   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Future Drinking: Vacant Lucier Space Resurrecting as Quartet

And other new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Some activity at the site of Portland's massive failed experiment in high-end fine-dining, Lucier, which until recently was so well preserved it looked like it had been cleared by neutron bomb. Three of Portland's most prominent African-American entrepreneurs—Frank Taylor of Portland Prime, Bernard Foster of    More
 
Monday, November 19, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Raccoon Redux

Tanuki is a mysterious creature: Eat first, ask questions never.


Food Reviews & Stories
Tanuki is a strange little world. Known for its food but appointed as a bar, chef-owner Janis Martin’s Montavilla izakaya is a dim, nearly unmarked space frequented mostly by a small, self-selec   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Gaijin Style

Learn some basic izakaya etiquette.


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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
 

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