Haim is the world’s favorite new band. Do not resist them.
“Every day is the best surprise party ever,” says Danielle
Haim, describing the past year in the life of the band that bears her
surname. Indeed, when you’re the buzziest group in music, the
In 1983, a magical shithole opened on Northwest 6th Avenue
in Old Town. In the 27 years that followed, Satyricon grew into
Portland’s CBGB, an epicenter for freaks and art-damaged weirdos of a
A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.
Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle.
According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later
and knocked on the door to find the Shins
10 years after his death, Elliott Smith is still estranged from Portland.
Elliott Smith sang it himself: Pictures of him are always wrong.
So the photo of him
at Disneyland, taken in 1996, must be Photoshopped, right? The saddest
songwriter in the world—a man who co
48 NE Division St., Gresham, 491-0323, elinkarestaurant.com.
[LOS POLLOS HERMANOS] Shoved away
in a nondescript strip mall alongside a greasy Mexican joint and a
party-supply store, Pollos a la B
2103 N Killingsworth St., 289-3709, mextiza.com.
[PAN-MEXICAN] Mexican restaurants can impress most Portland gringos simply by serving
burritos that manage to stay inside the tortilla. Mextiza owne
10 NE 28th Ave., 232-3555, navarreportland.blogspot.com.
[SIPS AND SMALL PLATES]
Navarre wowed Portland when it opened in 2001, serving Italian-,
French- and Spanish-inspired small plates with fo
[MONSTROUS ROCK] In the clash of stoner-metal titans, Red
Fang isn’t going to out-sexy Queens of the Stone Age or out-melody
Torche or out-conceptualize its labelmate Baroness, but it will bully
[REDISCOVERED PUNK] Ninety seconds into this excavation of
the deceptively named late-’70s proto-riot grrrls the Neo Boys, the
band flubs a part, stops, and starts the song over, as a live crowd
Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.
Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social
media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down
Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was