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Project: Hot Tub


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With summer on the wane, your swimming days are numbered. But if people with fancy hot tubs get to splash around all through the winter, then why shouldn’t you? So long as you’ve got a yar ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Leigh Van Der Werff

Berry Good

The time’s ripe for DIY pickers.


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The sweet allure of picking your own berries for cheap prices has dulled a bit this summer, considering that after you make the drive out to one of Portland’s neighboring farms, your gas intake ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Leigh Van Der Werff

DIY, Dammit!

Going from junky to funky is easier than you think.


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The dilemma most non-art-school-graduates face when attempting some crafty DIY project is that whatever goal you’ve undertaken—whether knitting a sweater or building a table—ends up ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Leigh Van Der Werff

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
With the proliferation of gourmet tofu scrambles in this town, it’s refreshing to be able to get something as down-home as pigs in a blanket ($8.95) at this airy Alberta joint. Though nine bucks might seem like a high price to pay, wait till your plate arrives overflowing with four hefty butte   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Leigh Van Der Werff

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
This green-and-gold-flecked Southeast stalwart has undergone a subtle revamping over the past few years, adding locally farmed, organic produce, tofu and meats to dishes like the chorizo- and green-chili-filled Texan scramble ($8.50) and the hallowed Greek potatoes ($7), with feta, spinach, garlic a   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Leigh Van Der Werff

Devour 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
[U-PICK PRODUCE] Seeming like less of a farm than a sun- and fruit-lover’s mall, Kruger’s also sells straw hats and Bolga baskets, canning kits, pre-picked fruits and veggies (local and otherwise), and sunscreen. On weekends, bands and burgers appear. Instant-gratification folks flock he   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Leigh Van Der Werff

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Pop in to this sweet little shotgun lunch spot if you want to nab your favorite sandwich from the always-changing selection. Lately, they’ve been offering a cheapie “Homage to Amy Winehouse” ($5.50)—a grilled cheese, apple and mango chutney combo. Or act tough and order a Blo   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Leigh Van Der Werff

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Pop in to this sweet little shotgun lunch spot if you want to nab your favorite sandwich from the always-changing selection. Lately, they’ve been offering a cheapie “Homage to Amy Winehouse” ($5.50)—a grilled cheese, apple and mango chutney combo. Or act tough and order a Blo   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Leigh Van Der Werff

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Sagittarius flirts with astrological cheesiness, but comes out a winner thanks to gourmet twists on old favorites and sassy, knowledgeable service. Burgers here come with unexpected accessories like prosciutto, mango chutney and avocado ($7.50), and tofu gets a macho treatment in the barbecue-sauce-   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Leigh Van Der Werff

Devour 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
[U-PICK BERRIES] This is a great place to take your children if they can’t behave. Baggenstos offers chubby pygmy goats in small cages and a playground beside a picnic area, along with enough ice-cream bars (75 cents each) to quiet the little ones. On an average summer Saturday, about 800 peop   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Leigh Van Der Werff
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