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Lucky Strike: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-8292, zluckystrikepdx.com [WANT A HIT?] In a meek-tongued city like Portland, spice-pushers Lucky Strike are like shady guys sitting in a Camar   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Ned Ludd: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 288-6900, nedluddpdx.com [CULTURED LUMBERJACK] "Ned Ludd" sounds like the name of a plumbing-supply wholesaler, but it's actually a   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Ocean City: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3016 SE 82nd Ave., 771-2299, oceancityportland.com [SUM OF THIS, SUM OF THAT] To the uninitiated, the process of getting dim sum can seem like utter chaos. From the moment    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Toro Bravo: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
120 NE Russell St., 281-4464, torobravopdx.com [SMALL PLATES, BIG WAITS] Before Portland waited for foie gras ice cream, it waited for Toro Bravo. Opened in 2007, the flags   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Once Again, A Portland Hip-Hop Show Gets Shut Down—But Not By The Cops

The Alhambra Theatre pulls the plug on Sir Michael Rocks for smoking weed and throwing water...so he finishes the show in the street.

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Another hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early this past weekend—though this time, the police had nothing to do with it.  Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled the plug on a headlining performance by Sir Michael Rocks on Oct. 11, after the Illinois rapper’s tourmates �...   More
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

From The Vault: Doug Fir's Grand Opening

"But can this overhyped lounge love affair last?"

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Ten years ago today, a swanky lounge-cum-rock club posing as a retro-futurist ski lodge opened on East Burnside. A decade later, the Doug Fir Lounge is a Portland institution. It is arguably the best-sounding venue in town. Rolling Stone declared it    More
 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Video: Hustle & Drone x Damian Lillard, "Again & Again"

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Well, It was only a matter of time before someone set Damian Lillard's #4BarFriday verses to a beat, and we probably should've guessed Portland synth-pop maestros Hustle and Drone would be the ones to do it. After all, the group's last video was actually shot on the court inside an em...   More
 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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Every week, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records, Everyday Music and Beacon Sound, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on    More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Flirting With The Flicks

The new Elliott Smith documentary puts the focus where it belongs: His music.


Music Stories
The phrase “a documentary on Elliott Smith” must induce a twinge of post-traumatic stress in fans of the late singer-songwriter, not to mention those who actually knew him. The last time s   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Iconic Lounge: Bar Review

Hollywood Babylon


Bar Reviews
When one thinks of classic Hollywood, certain images immediately leap to mind. A brooding Marlon Brando in a tight T-shirt, cigarette perched between his fingers. Dustin Hoffman being seduced by   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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