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PROTOTYPE: Please Do Not Sit

Show 2003 shows off.

As I watched folks fawn over Christopher Douglas' "Knock-Down/Drag Out" table, I heard one woman say, "I love this! Oh my God, I love this. If we get the house, this will go great." Douglas' belov ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Small Screen, Big Dream

Local cool-hunter anchors early-morning spot.

To look at her, you'd never guess that Nia Gray is a sleep-deprived former high-tech trainer who, two years ago, got kicked to the curb by yet another failed dot-com. The bubbly 28-year-old in the ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Two local landmarks are in the cross hairs.

We Oregonians are house-proud. We not only recognize architectural treasures but also set out to do whatever we can to preserve them. Case in point: Remember the cliffhanger cause cél&egrav ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Holocene is an architecturally stunning new music club that also happens to be a restaurant.

Food Reviews & Stories
Portland likes familiar restaurant formats: the terra-cotta trattoria, the white-tablecloth steakhouse, the picnic-bench brewpub. Holocene, a new music venue that also offers light-handed cuisine, ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

We'll Take Manhattan

New York gets the (fashion) show on the road.

Calling New York the "city of the moment" is like calling French fashion legend Coco Chanel this year's "It" Girl. For some reason, though, the big Granny Smith back east is sizzling hot right now ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Kiehl on Over

Because you're worth it (and psst...so are they).

Kiehl's Since 1851 is a quiet, little no-frills skin-care company based out of the East Village in New York City. It doesn't advertise in slick mags--or anywhere else, for that matter. Its primary pac ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Ah, the tang of burning oil, the heady huff of fresh gasoline: In summer, Portland's an auto-racing town. From the June CART cruises at Portland International Raceway to the weekly squeals of fury ...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Thye Graduates

Talking futures with AI's fashion class of '03.

The graduation ceremony at the Art Institute of Portland last weekend not only ushered another group of grads out into the real world--it also commemorated the first group of students to leave AI' ...   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Groove to the 'Couv

You love Vancouver (you just don't know it yet).

The 'Couv is on the move.I'm not talking about the go-kart track or the Westfield Shoppingtown or the bland suburbs that ooze from the outer edges of North Portland all the way to Hazel Dell. Vanc ...   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

All the Stars in Heaven

A local jeweler unveils gems of a legendary screen goddess.

Marlene Dietrich is in town. Well, actually one mighty piece of her is in the Pearl District.Gari, a local estate and period jewelry business that has been owned by Pamela Martin's family for 50-p ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Elizabeth Dye
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