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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

Lang On Recipes

Lang Baan brings the long game to Portland’s top-level Thai food.


Food Reviews & Stories
You know this by now: Portland’s best Thai food is also some of the best anywhere in the country. We even had to donate our spare Pok Poks to New York City. Without leaving the city, Portland    More
 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Abbey Bar: The Belgian Resistance


Bar Reviews
Northwest 21st Avenue can be a bizarre place after dark, populated by slumming Pearlies, roving packs descended from the near-West Hills and the withering down-and-outers peeking in and out of J   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Candylands Before Time

The last two drugstore soda fountains in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
Sandy Boulevard is the Bob Barker of Portland thoroughfares, the one street that time has chosen not to visit. There are now only two old-time drugstore soda fountains left in Portland, and both   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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