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Where are the Yaks of Yesteryear?




Riding through the country, looking at cows out the car window, what do you think of? Haiku was the obvious answer for Anna and Clara Gustafson, of Portland's St. Mary's Academy. But these two sisters weren't taking just any old ride through the country. They were in Ti...   More
 
Monday, February 4, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Portlanders Create Prime-Time Nipple Shock



Although Oregon's lack of a pro football team prevents its playing in the big game, Portland's own Food Chain Films scored a touchdown in what's arguably more important—Super Bowl commercials.

Food Chain is the filming force behind th...   More
 
Monday, February 4, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Cannon Beach's Ritz Beater




As usual, when Condé Nast Traveler published its 2007 Reader's Choice Awards, the most cosmopolitan cities nabbed all the top spots for Best US Hotel. Chicago. New York. Los Angeles...   More
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Q&A with Tech Superstar Claire Evans




[Photo: Evans, right, with boyfriend and business partner, Jona Bechtolt.]

Much to her surprise, Portland writer and Universe science blogstress Claire Evans—a WW freelancer—...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Props to Palahniuk: Chuck's "Choke" Sells at Sundance




Chuck Palahniuk on the set of "Choke" [photo from chuckpalahniuk.net]

Portland author Chuck Palahniuk—of Fight Club fame—just got some great publicity at Sundance Film Festival. ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Molotov Mojito: Dr. Laura Detractors Sip Drinks to Show Dissent



On Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 pm, about 15 trendy young men and women gathered in Art Bar, the bistro in the lobby of Portland Center for the Performing Arts. They sat by the ornamental glass fireplace, sipping microbrews and comparing iPhones. But unlike the other patrons of Art Ba...   More
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Portland's Pantsless Commuters Confirm Surrealist Dream Theory




Andre Breton once said, “I insist that anyone should be treated as an idiot if they fail, for instance, to see a horse galloping across a tomato”. It was exactly the same with No Pants on MAX, which took place on Saturday, Jan. 12. I had told some friends abo...   More
 
Monday, January 14, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Slabtown Scribbler Gets Her Bunny Ears





Clown Girl, the debut novel of Portland writer Monica Drake, has been named Best Book of 2007 by Chuck Palahniuk in the December issue of Playboy Magazine. Click    More
 
Monday, January 14, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
This modest joint just north of Clackamas Town Center isn’t a destination restaurant, but when you’re on a mall run you’ll do well with the typical lineup of curries and classic noodle dishes ($8.99). Take advantage of the menu’s wide array of offerings: Yum Talay ($9.99) is    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
An affordable lunch in the Pearl? Be still, my beating heart. At this kitschy cafe—the centerpiece of which is an enormous plastic tree, dangling above the tables—we recommend you stick to the basics. The Toscano panino ($7.95) is good, and the Torino panino ($8.70)—a delicious san   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 JOHN MINERVINI
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