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Food Cart Reviews
Decades before food-cart chefs competed in reality-TV smackdowns and gave inspirational TED talks, there were the humble food trucks. The “roach coaches” did not specialize, or congregate in   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drunken Noodles

Biwa ramen spinoff Noraneko serves up killer pork and booze.


Food Reviews & Stories
Some go for the burger, but I don’t care for such people. For years, the late-night happy-hour ramen at basement izakaya Biwa has been a pilgrimage for me, a $5 antidote for skipped post-work    More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

To Catch a Bike Thief

Will bike locks of the future finally end 120 years of thieving bastards?


Bike Issue
The first recorded bike thief in Portland was shot with a rifle. Deterrent? Nay. A scant four years later, in 1899, The Oregonian—a turn-of-the-century daily newspaper—wagged its inky finger t   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2015


Bar Guide
I didn’t know there would be cake. But there was cake. The Standard, a little neighborhood bar just off East Burnside (page 46), was marking the retirement of its bartender and chef. Annelies   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Foster: The People

Foster-Powell just may be the most beautiful bar neighborhood in Portland


Bar Guide
Damn the West End luxury malls and the cranes of Division, and let the budding skyscrapers of Burnside do their grim work. The most important neighborhood in Portland right now is probably that    More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bing Mi


Food Cart Reviews
Most tourists come back from China with just a T-shirt, or a cheap, stolen iPhone from a Shenzhen back alley. But Alisa Grandy returned with a deep hankering for jian bing—Chinese breakfast cr   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Chizu: Jones Dreams of Chizu


Bar Reviews
There are more than 90 dudes named Steve Jones in Portland. We know, because we checked. But we’re wondering if some of the Joneses might just be clones of Portland’s famous cheesemonger.    More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Poppin’ Tops

Five Portland strip clubs with great beer.


Headout
1. Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7 am-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 am Sunday. Oh, the Acropolis. Weird statues. Three stages. Salad bar. Cheap steaks from the    More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Jon Ronson, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Everybody must get stoned.


Books
On Dec. 20, 2013, Justine Sacco, a PR rep for Tinder parent company IAC, tweeted a very poorly received joke: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” By th   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Charlie Horse Saloon: Bucks, Shot


Bar Reviews
Every age needs a metaphor. In Portland’s construction-craned Southeast, it’s apparently the Wild West frontier, from Double Barrel to the incoming Bit House to the brand-new Charlie Horse S   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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