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Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Few places do one-pot meals better than Pambiche. The Northeast Portland favorite does the Cuban staple ajiaco some serious justice: a hot cauldron simmering with moist corn dumplings, slices of pork and beef so tender they fall apart in your mouth, tropical roots and a delicate topping of white ric   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
When it comes to dim sum, there’s no place in Portland, from Chinatown to 82nd Avenue, that comes close to matching Wong’s King. You can immediately taste the difference in the freshness of the ingredients: Staples like sui mai aren’t gristly lumps, but rather tender ground pork- a   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s fun to pretend to be European for a night. Few places in Portland give you as much opportunity for continental fantasy as Nate Tilden and Matt Piacentini’s stylish hangout in the Ace Hotel building, where any night you’re more than likely to see a local celebrity downing a coc   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s no doubt about the food at Sel Gris, WW’s 2008 Restaurant of the Year and a culinary inspiration in an unassuming section of Hawthorne. But Sel Gris is so much more than a restaurant—it’s an opportunity to watch master chef Daniel Mondok at work. The best seats in the   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Indian fare is often a delight in its simplicity: It’s hard to order anything besides aloo channa and dal tarka when it’s done just right. Vindalho, tucked in the same laid-back Clinton Street intersection as the Night Light lounge, takes traditional spices like nutmeg, cloves and curry    More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "FFunny FFrends" (Self-Released)


In the age of the Internet, it's very rare that a band can make it very far without being discovered. For all the great things that the net and digital media have given us, they've also caused an incredible proliferation of ideas, to the point where we are overexposed to not just...   More
 
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nick Jaina Writes Music For a Ballet


Last Friday, we got a press email tipping us off to the fact that Nick Jaina—one of our favorite local songwriters—is set to debut a ballet, titled Satellites Become Us, with members of the New York City ballet on August 11. Um, hello! I was obviously excited but skeptical about th...   More
 
Monday, July 19, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Parson Red Heads Officially Move to Portland


It's been a long time coming, friends! I've been hearing for a while now that the Parson Red Heads—one of the preeminent jangle rock bands on the west coast—are moving to town. It's all been through the grapevine, of course, but when    More
 
Friday, July 16, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: ASSS, Stay at Home (UHU Tapes)


Label: UHU Tapes
Color: White
Insert: Black, with drawings by Brace Paine of Gossip
Quantity: 30
Replayability: 7/10

At first I didn't notice it. Printed in tiny blue ink at the top of ASSS' Stay at Home tape is a number: 28. It might be a...   More
 
Thursday, July 15, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Corin Tucker Reveals Debut Album Details


Is Corin Tucker secretly a Twi-mom? Pitchfork has the details on Tucker's debut solo album, which is being credited to the Corin Tucker Band and features Sara Lund of Unwound and Seth Lorinczi of Golden Bears an...   More
 
Monday, July 12, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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