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J.C. Hallman, B & Me

Putting the need back in reading.


Books
J.C. Hallman thinks book culture has been ruined by the academics. In part, this is because they take the human element out of reading. His new book, B & Me, is a high-stakes gambit, inter   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Charlie’s Deli: Food Review


Food Reviews & Stories
It all started on Facebook. We saw pictures of sandwiches at this place called Charlie’s Deli in Old Town, all seemingly 6 inches thick, plus fresh slabs of brisket and pork belly and prime ri   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Blue Butterfly Cider (Hedgerow)


Drank
While most Oregon cideries struggle to get any Old World cider apples at all, Hedgerow’s Robert and Opal Morrow have planted no fewer than 58 varieties of English, French and American cider    More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Apizza Scholls Weekend Brunch


Food Reviews & Stories
For nearly a decade, Portland’s best pizza has been anachronistically named and a royal pain in the ass to buy. And for just as long, waiting for Brian Spangler’s perfectly chewy, char-spo   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Donnie Vegas: Old, Not Dirty Vegas


Bar Reviews
IMAGE: jenniferplitzko.coAlberta’s new Donnie Vegas (1203 NE Alberta St., donnie.vegas) isn’t the Vegas that stays in Vegas. It is the Vegas that endures in Sammy Davis Jr. films and faded m   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Smith Henderson, Fourth of July Creek

More live in heartbreak.


Books
Cheryl Strayed got the fancy movie premiere. Chuck Palahniuk gets the comic book. But probably the most significant book to come from a Portland writer in the past year is Smith Henderson’s Fo   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Life: Free Pool...


Featured Stories
Like swimming pools, pool tables should always be free. Here’s why: If you’re terrible, it’s no fun, and if you’re excellent, it’s too fast. Anyway, here are the free Portland tables,    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2015


Cheap Eats
This was supposed to be the year the Portland food cart broke down.  Last spring, our cart pods looked like they would all be tilled under by developers, from Hawthorne’s Cartopia to Bel   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Down-Home Duet

Tapalaya’s Viet-Cajun mash-up brings the real flavor of modern New Orleans.


Food Reviews & Stories
Vietnamese and Cajun are like the main characters in every movie starring Jennifer Aniston: You wouldn’t think they belong together, but OMG. Both are French Creole cuisines, both river cultur   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Black Water: Hail Seitan


Bar Reviews
Vegan punk spots in Portland are like the Hydra. Cut the head off, and more will grow to take its place. Fast on the heels of Slabtown’s closure, punk-metal Black Water (835 NE Broadway, 546-1   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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