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Election ’08: You Are What You Eat

Are you an ellie or an arss? A red or a blue? A Dem or a ‘Pub? Well whichever direction you lean politically, Portland-based company Moonstruck Chocolate has made you a treat (unless you're an Independent, in which case, no t...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Java Jugs

And you thought caffeine was addictive.

Objectification-schmectification. At Bikini Coffee Co. in Salem, every order comes extra-hot. Barista uniforms consist of a bikini, shorts and tennis shoes. The baristas (who sign modeling contracts) ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Summer FREE for All

Gas is expensive and I've seen festering turds that look better than the current state of the economy. But the demand for fun has not changed. Portlanders still need to have a good time on summer nights and weekends. And even though that trip to    More
Monday, July 7, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

While They Slept, Kathryn Harrison

A triple murder hits close to home.

“He came up. He had blood all over him, and he said they were all dead.” Those are the words 16-year-old Jody Gilley said to the 911 operator after her 18-year-old brother, Billy, beat the ...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Summer Camp for Adults: It's Trouble Time!

OK, adults, it's time to be a kid again. Grass Hut, a Portland art cooperative headquartered on East Burnside Street, has organized the Grass Hut Camp Scout program for people to fine-tune their rabblerousing skills while ...   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Village People

We haven’t visited the Rose Fest’s Waterfront Village for years. So we sent our intern instead.

Featured Stories
I’m being hit with culture shock in my own goddamn town. Why is that Wayne Campbell look-alike wearing two fanny packs? Should I call someone about that screaming woman dragging her toddler on a ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

GoTellMama! About Obama

Ray Noland is an artist who is totally smitten with Barack Obama. Noland is the man behind GoTellMama!, a Chicago-based, independently operated political art campaign that makes the freshest, ...   More
Thursday, May 29, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Openings, closings and dishy gossip

Food Reviews & Stories
NICK OF TIME: When Frank Nudo closed Southeast Hawthorne’s Nick’s Famous Coney Island last March, a PDX icon slipped from hotspot status to legend of the past. But, as it turns out, the lo ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Voodoo Child: A peek at Voodoo Doughnut Too

Tres and Cat Daddy are at it again. And in addition to the legal weddings and Swahili lessons, this time there will be Wiffle ball, a DJ booth, bike-in movies, and possibly a hot tub on the roof of the storage shack (this last one is just a dream). Five years after the duo opened Portland's infamou...   More
Thursday, May 22, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Where is the best place in Portland to whiz?

Where is the best place in Portland to drop trow and whiz? This question is one of those unanswerable black holes. Like, where does the food in the garbage disposal go? Or, why can't I lick my elbow even though I try really hard? The website    More
Monday, May 19, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE
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