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...The Tough Get Naked

Banish the winter blues! Have a Naked Lady Party!

Problem: You're un- or under-employed, and the party season is in full gallop. Your wardrobe has hit its lowest low since the angora batwing trend of early '01. What's a fashionable gal to do?Solu ...   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Elizabeth Dye


The Oregon History Center goes under the knife.

The Oregon Historical Society's artifact collection, which represents the most comprehensive archive of Oregon history around (specimens include a sagebrush sandal from 8,000 B.C. and a Lewis & Cl ...   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

Everybody Baan-Thai Tonight

This ain't your average slouchy student hangout.

Food Reviews & Stories
Two words: Volcano Chicken.Normally, a dish whose name is derived from geothermal eruptions should send diners scattering for shelter, but in Baan-Thai's case, you can go with the flow. Dig, if yo ...   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

cold cuts

Portland fashion even a man could love.

Of all the requests this columnist receives from readers, none is more persistent than a deep-voiced clamor for decent men's retail. Men of Portland, I feel for you. I want to help you make a last ...   More
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 Elizabeth Dye


Trick or Treat Yourself to Cheap (or Free!) Cosmetics

You may be a soap-and-water Sally 364 days of the year, but All Hallows Eve demands a little drama of the cosmetic type. Even after you retire that Gwen Stefani costume, fall is a great time to ge ...   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 Elizabeth Dye


Morale-boosting winter warmups, '60s style.

In Portland, the onset of fall means ignoring fresh fashion directives in favor of the tried and true "hot cider and a good book" look. If you must hunker down by frumping it up (and you know you ...   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Elizabeth Dye


Smash-and-grab burglaries daunt local boutiques.

Local clothing designer and shop owner Genna Golden was in New York for a wedding Sept. 14 when the Portland Police Bureau called her to say a motion sensor in her small Alberta Street fashion bou ...   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

Supper Club

Milo's City Cafe makes a play for the dinner crowd.

Food Reviews & Stories
Milo's City Cafe built its chops--and its following--on breakfast. The queue outside on Sunday mornings is testament to the Northeast sidewalk cafe's enduring popularity. But as Jake Barnes mused ...   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

Babes in Tween-Land

What's wrong with back-to-school bootywear.

What hath Lolita wrought?Somewhere between Nabokov and Swimfan, a great idea got lost--the idea that girls start out as kids. Sure, we all knew that children could be sexualized (Shirley Temple--w ...   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

fender benders

Overkill Furniture takes rock 'n' roll to the rec room.

One visit to the Southeast furniture showroom it calls home might convince you that Overkill Design is a slick outfit. There are neatly arrayed business cards in the reception area. There are floo ...   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 Elizabeth Dye
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