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Drinking with Destroyer’s Dan Bejar.


Music Stories
More than any other current songwriter, Dan Bejar’s lyrics beg for a good unpacking. For 15 years, Bejar has written twisting, expansive and eccentric songs for his own Destroyer project as well a   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Video: Menomena, "Taos"

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It's here, folks: Menomena's new Alicia J. Rose-directed clip for Mines standout "Taos" takes the reconfigured band—can we call it Menomena 2.0 yet?—on a journey to a wrestling ring, where a smattering of costume-clad women live out all their fantasies for multi-instrumentalist Justin Harris. Basically, Harris gets humiliated, but there's a twist that's too good to spoil here. Rose has directe...   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Morning Teleportation

Expanding Anyway (Glacial Pace)


Album Reviews
[THE LONESOME CROWDED NORTHWEST] Ever since moving to Portland in 2008, Morning Teleportation has been tagged the Next Big Thing.   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Lovecraft: Every Day Is Like Sunday


Bar Reviews
“I’ll buy a free drink for anyone who sings an Erasure song!” yells the bartender, her face hidden behind dry ice and a series of red and green laser lights straight out of a televised Muse Christmas special. Welcome to Sunday-night karaoke at The Lovecraft (421 SE Grand Ave.   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Cheap Eats 2011: Slabtown Ribs & BBQ


Food Reviews & Stories
Remember when you were in grade school and you had a shelf to display all the awards you won playing soccer and baseball? Slabtown Ribs is decorated like that, with nearly every inch of the space ad   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Cheap Eats 2011: Whiskey Soda Lounge


Food Reviews & Stories
Whiskey Soda Lounge opened in December 2009 as a place to grab a drink during the inevitable 45-minute wait at Pok Pok, but it quickly became that little brother that outshines its older siblings. L   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Cheap Eats 2011: Atomic Pizza


Food Reviews & Stories
Every real neighborhood needs a pizza joint. And though Portland is far from replicating New York City’s shop-on-every-street-corner scene, Atomic Pizza is a good hangout spot for anyone in the Ov   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Cheap Eats 2011: Junior's


Food Reviews & Stories
8 am-2:30 pm Monday-Friday, 8 am-3 pm Saturday-Sunday.  What a novel concept—a brunch place where you don’t have to wait 30 minutes! But don’t take the lack of weekday overflow as a sign    More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Cheap Eats 2011: Matchbox Lounge


Food Reviews & Stories
Many bars in Portland advertise a happy-hour menu that is cheap, convenient and delicious, but few actually live up to the hype. But let me tell you, the $5 happy-hour burger at Matchbox Lounge is t   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Cheap Eats 2011: Pad Thai Kitchen


Food Reviews & Stories
Greasy Thai food, like cold pizza and lasagna, is almost as good, if not better, the next day. So the fact that Pad Thai Kitchen’s servings are so ginormous that no one person could finish a heapi   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
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