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

PDX Pop Now! Announces Show at City Hall

Sam Adams sure does love local music. Just a week after announcing that the city is replacing its old hold music with tunes from local bands, today PDX Pop Now!—P...   More
Monday, July 12, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: Mattress, WFMU Tape

Label: Eggy Records
Color: Red
Insert: Hand painted on blue construction paper
Replayability: 9/10

Rex Marshall was born to record music straight to a cassette tape. Or at least, I like to imagine that this was all in the cards at some point; that...   More
Thursday, July 8, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
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