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Is the food at clarklewis, the new Southeast haute spot, worth all the hype?

Food Reviews & Stories
This time of year, Portland's restaurants are just starting to slough their winter layers--the dreary demiglaces, root-vegetable purées, plates of thick-cut pork and sauce-smothered steak. But ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Elizabeth Dye


Can a reliable downtown restaurant make it in a sleepy Northwest outpost?

Food Reviews & Stories
In a town filled with dozens of decent Thai restaurants, E-San Thai on Southwest 2nd Avenue continues to draw a loyal crowd of downtown eaters. The restaurant's take on Thai isn't the most inventive o ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 Elizabeth Dye

Hula Hoopla

Lovely Hula Hands mixes homestyle touches with island infections.

Food Reviews & Stories
Before Don Ho, before Hawaii Five-0, before dashboard hula dancers, the idea of Hawaii held a particular romance for mainlanders. In Hawaii's golden era--say, late '30s to early '50s--the mere whisper ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 Elizabeth Dye

High Style

In 2003, local fashion shaped up into one of PDX's best spectator sports.

It was a bumper year for style in Portland. Despite a sad-sack economy, a summer that burned hot and fast, and the ever-increasing boringness of mainstream retail, our local Look scene has never looke ...   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Shhh...It's Fashion

Linea hosts the softest runway show in town.

When a glass votive candle exploded midway through Jess Beebe's Linea fashion show at Holocene on Sunday night, it could have been choreographed. The burst of tinkling glass and extinguished light did ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Modern Before (and after) It Was Cool

Is Splinter a chip off the old Sit, Babe block?

Paul Forrest has always been ahead of the curve. Case in point. In 1993, before the busiest stretch of Southeast Belmont Street became home to vegan cafes and chic boutiques, his oddly named furniture ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

High Country Cuisine

Portland's Tibetan restaurants translate flavors of home for curious diners.

Food Reviews & Stories
"Some people are addicted to it!" says Tibet Kitchen owner Jigme Topgyal, referring to an order of lephing, a mung-bean cake flavored with soy vinegar, garlic, powdered chili and chives. "Cake" doesn' ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

How Bazaar

Shop (really) local this holiday season.

It's that time of year when the Look mailbox fills to bursting with perky pink postcards, each one advertising a holiday bazaar displaying the goods of local artists and designers.And really, why not ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Portland ain't Holland--yet.

Hurry, you only have a few more days to check out the Pacific Northwest College of Art's A Roadshow of Dutch Design. This collection of more than 250 works of poster art, as well as a few oddities ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

All Dolled Up

Art students join forces for a fashion experiment.

In the middle of "Night of the Living Dolls," a fashion show staged at Nocturnal last week, the lights went out.Models froze onstage. And my heart sank. After all, this was the first event this st ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Elizabeth Dye
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