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Bike Guide 2014: The Ronde PDX Bike Ride

Oregon’s most intense road ride is a rite of passage.


Bike Guide
About 10 miles into the Ronde PDX ride, every cyclist hits the wall.  The wall is called Northwest Brynwood Lane, and it’s a monster: a relentless hill over a quarter-mile long that tops out   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Chef

I <3 Carts


Movie Reviews & Stories
Imagine a movie written entirely by focus groups in Portland, Brooklyn and Silver Lake. In Chef, Jon Favreau plays an all-star cuisinier who’s stymied by his corporately conservative, Dustin Hof   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Deutschland Curry


Food Cart Reviews
If you are what you eat, Berliners are made of currywurst. The homegrown flavor of postwar Berlin is Herta Heuwer’s patented sauce of English curry, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup, slathered   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Carmella’s: Mellow Mella


Bar Reviews
Despite its generic brick, hardwood and neutral-green décor, Carmella’s (1320 SE Water Ave., 232-1633, carmellaswines.com) reveals unexpected comforts. And unexpected strangeness. Bedford will    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Gastro Mania


Food Cart Reviews
Foie gras is like steroids for meat flavor: shamelessly fatty and mildly illicit, so effective it feels like cheating. In Tokyo, Wendy’s puts foie gras on a hamburger. French burger chain Quic   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fading Gigolo

Big pimpin’.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Here’s the punch line: Woody Allen sells old men to young women. Now where’s the joke? Fading Gigolo casts Allen as a retired bookseller and unlikely pimp, enlisted by his dermatologist (Sharo   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rua


Food Cart Reviews
In Vietnam, pistachios are a rare imported luxury. At Jason Myers’ new Vietnamese cart, Rua, they’re a baseline. His green papaya salad subs in pistachios for the customary peanuts, and the    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Market Guide 2014: Introduction

From the Editor


Market Guide
Look, you gotta eat every day. We get this. And because the demands of your growling stomach are as incessant and irritating as A Prairie Home Companion on NPR weekends, it’s easy to fall into routi   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Benjamin Ross, Dead End

Why the rent is 2 damn high.


Books
Your mom lives in a failed socialist experiment. At least she does if she’s out in the ’burbs, where covenants and zoning laws are mostly meant to stop low-class apartment dwellers or commer   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: River Pig Saloon

River Berkshire Pig


Bar Reviews
If Restoration Hardware opened a Western-themed bar, it would look a lot like River Pig Saloon (529 NW 13th Ave., 971-266-8897, riverpigsaloon.com). Billed in its press materials as a gritty throwba   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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