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Two new ice-cream shops help usher in the season.

Food Reviews & Stories
"Why does your ice cream look so strange?" mumbles an earnest young man in red and black Nikes, wandering in to peer at the brightly tinted tubs at Staccato Gelato. The mint is white. The contents ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Skid Row a-Go-Go

Meet PDX's Lower East Side.

The area that includes the eastern foot of the Burnside Bridge is prosaically titled the "Lower Eastside Industrial District." But local business owners have other ideas. The presence of arty anch ...   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

UP WITH '62!

Redo your look la Down with Love.

Once in a paper moon comes a movie so gorgeously inspired and passionate in vision that you're tempted to torch your closet and outfit yourself entirely from its costume racks. Grab a gas can, bab ...   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Vogue, Ink

Fashion (world) victims tell all.

Hell hath no fury like the editor of a fashion magazine. Two fluffy spring releases, The Devil Wears Prada and Fashionistas, dish dirt about the garb, the excess and the shallow, cruel (say it isn't ...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Elbows on the Table

The new incarnation of Ken's Home Plate keeps in mind where the heart is.

Food Reviews & Stories
Mmmm....butter.It's practically legislated that in times of strife, Americans turn to comfort food. It's not just meat loaf and mashers: Consider "comfort food" any cuisine that evokes the feeling ...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

New York to New Eden

How to look big-city (but live in Portland) in five easy steps.

Dear Ms. Dye:I am in need of your help. On a recent trip to New York, I was introduced to a cool woman, and we hit it off to such an extent that she is coming out in the end of May to check out Po ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


High-concept lounge shines on West Burnside.

The race is on for the slickest, hippest, icy-hottest designer bar. And with every opening, along come the scenerati, swooping down in fragrant gaggles to appraise the lighting, the finishes and t ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Me vs. Madonna

Fashion still matters, you chicken.

Dear Madonna,I stand corrected. Your recent interview in the fashion magazine W and a decision to shelve the video from your about-to-be released American Life album convince me that, far from bei ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Dressing Man and Superman.

Le fin de siecle was a funny time for fashion.The world hadn't yet tired of Victorian womanly curves, but modernity was forcing bust-lines lower and hemlines higher. Add a fad for feathers so crazed ...   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Hip maternity fashion--really!

New-mom-to-be Brooke Shields bursting out this month as the first pregnant supermodel on the cover of Vogue. A resplendent (or gaudy, depending on whom you talk to), Catherine Zeta-Jones fanning h ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Elizabeth Dye
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