Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1487-1-.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Keeping it Kosher - Five local rabbis pick Portland’s best bagel. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20513-keeping_it_kosher_five_local_rabbis_pick_portlands_best_bagel.html Five out of five rabbis agree: Portland is still suffering from the closure of Kettleman Bagel Company. Despite the efforts of many who have stepped up to fill the bagel-shaped void, nothing has b]]> U-Lock or You Walk - Some surprising bike-theft facts from cops and bike shops. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20473-u_lock_or_you_walk_some_surprising_bike_theft_facts_from_cops_and_bike_shops.html Brian Leber watched an imposing figure roll into Bike Gallery with a road bike that had been sprayed black with truck bed-liner paint. “I knew right away it was our bike,” he says. A $2,00]]> Urban Winery Tour - Our guide to getting mashed in your own neighborhood. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21416-urban_winery_tour_our_guide_to_getting_mashed_in_your_own_neighborhood.html Everything you need to know about your local wineries, including hours, directions and drink picks.1. Boedecker Cellars  2621 NW 30th Ave., 224-5778, boedeckercellars.com.  It’s not ca]]> Pickin’ Apples - A massive blind taste test of Portland-area apple ciders. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20600-pickin_apples_a_massive_blind_taste_test_of_portland_area_apple_ciders.html Like the national census or U2’s popularity, a cider boom recurs about once a decade. We’re nearing the crest of a wave right now, according to Wandering Aengus co-owner James Kohn. “The n]]> Pot Meet Kettle - Cannabis is better for smoking than eating. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20274-pot_meet_kettle_cannabis_is_better_for_smoking_than_eating.html Toasted, rolled, burnt and baked—can one exist solely off cannabis? Hemp advocates trumpet the many great qualities of this “wonder crop,” which has been cultivated since the dawn of civil]]> Chez Dodo - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20544-chez_dodo_.html You don’t have to know where Mauritius (moh-RISH-us) is to delight in cilantro chutney-embellished vegetarian samosas ($5) at Chez Dodo. Once you pinpoint the tiny island nation in the Indian Oc]]> Yoga Issue 2014: Know Your Yoga - A guide to navigating five different types of Portland yoga studios. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22136-yoga_issue_2014_know_your_yoga_a_guide_to_navigating_five_different_types_of_portland_yoga_studios.html Kick Your Asana How to spot it: You arrive in a lobby with all the charm of a Starbucks location and need a scan card to get into class. Two or three simple class types, like “slow” or “f]]> Drank: Chocolate Orange Wine (Shallon Winery) - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20249-drank_chocolate_orange_wine_%28shallon_winery%29_.html Chocolate orange wine from Astoria’s Shallon Winery is all about love. Octogenarian winemaker Paul van der Veldt opened his doors in 1980 and has single-handedly run the operation since. Van d]]> Andina: Restaurant Guide 2014 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23210-andina_restaurant_guide_2014_.html 1314 NW Glisan St, 228-9535, andinarestaurant.com [EL OFFICIO] Pearl District "Novoperuvian" mainstay Andina is eerily pristine in coordinated earth tones and overseen by]]> <i>Pride and Prejudice and Kitties</i> - I can haz crumpetz? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20488-pride_and_prejudice_and_kitties_i_can_haz_crumpetz.html As if cat memes haven’t vociferously enough taken over the interwebbed world, they’re digging their claws into classic literature. Pride and Prejudice and Kitties (Skyhorse, $16.95, 195 page]]> Beer Guide 2014: Seattle Day Sip - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21931-beer_guide_2014_seattle_day_sip_.html Reuben’s Brews 1406 NW 53rd Ave., 206-784-2859, reubensbrews.com. Reuben’s tasting room is an industrial block filled with families, tours and the Ballard neighborhood’s larger social groups]]> Top Five Films To See At POW Fest - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20350-top_five_films_to_see_at_pow_fest_.html Beat Down A runaway teen squeezes into scintillating pink spandex as she follows her wrestling dream. Deanne Foley’s film congenially captures showy wrestling, pubescent awkwardness and familia]]> Pure Spice: Restaurant Guide 2014 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23277-pure_spice_restaurant_guide_2014_.html 2446 SE 87th Ave., Suite 101, 772-1808, purespicerestaurant.com. [PURE EXPERIENCE] This tiny Chinese eatery across from the old A-1 Bird Baths may have been forced into cha]]> Drank: Little Saison (Pfriem Family Brewers) - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20432-drank_little_saison_%28pfriem_family_brewers%29_.html Pfriem Family Brewers, which opened in Hood River last year, has a lofty goal: capture sunlight in a bottle. Pfriem’s Little Saison, light but not little, almost gets there. Saisons began as t]]> Headout: Getting Juggy With It - Grab an old bottle and start blowing. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20359-headout_getting_juggy_with_it_grab_an_old_bottle_and_start_blowing.html Orange juice cartons, cherry-cola bottles and a wine jug litter the tables in Arlo Leach’s attic music room. He’s neither a lush nor a hoarder: He’s a jugger. According to Leach, there a]]> Nostrana: Restaurant Guide 2014 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23262-nostrana_restaurant_guide_2014_.html 1401 SE Morrison St., 234-2427, nostrana.com [UPPER CRUST] Got something to celebrate? Nostrana is one of Portland's favorite places to hoist a negroni ($12) to a recent p]]> <i>St. Nicholas</i> (Corrib Theatre) - That’s some bloody good craic. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20434-st_nicholas_%28corrib_theatre%29_thats_some_bloody_good_craic.html Deep into Conor McPherson’s St. Nicholas, our devilish, graying narrator is engulfed by the irresistible spell of otherworldly figures, swept into their London mansion of dark wood paneling an]]> Sauvage: Oenogeek Chic - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20398-sauvage_oenogeek_chic_.html Although the bar is dubbed “savage” in French, nothing at Sauvage (537 SE Ash St., No. 102, 971-258-5829, sauvagepdx.com) falls below perfectly refined—except maybe the taxidermied goose imp]]> Yoga Issue 2014: Ancient Practice - An oral history of yoga in Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22135-yoga_issue_2014_ancient_practice_an_oral_history_of_yoga_in_portland.html In Portland, yoga began with talks. As early as 1912, when this was a city of 200,000 people, enlightened Portlanders gathered in a grand old building across from today’s Paranoid Park. Clad in ]]> Quarter Stories - Turning Portland pay phones into time portals. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20573-quarter_stories_turning_portland_pay_phones_into_time_portals.html Portlanders are slow to part with public relics. Rather than phase out the iron hitching rings that line our curbs from the days when people actually rode horses in Portland, the city repairs and ]]> <i>Fire and Forget</i> - Born on the 11th of September. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20410-fire_and_forget_born_on_the_11th_of_september.html Fire-and-forget missiles are launched and then left to their own devices, whizzing toward inevitable destruction. The veteran authors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories From the Long War (Da Capo]]> <i>Winemakers of the Willamette Valley</i> - More boxed than bottled. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21513-winemakers_of_the_willamette_valley_more_boxed_than_bottled.html In conversation with Oregon oenophiles, California is a curse word. John Vincent and Vivian Perry capitalize on this fiery state pride with Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners]]> Amy Stewart, <i>The Drunken Botanist</i> - The birds and the beers. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20435-amy_stewart_the_drunken_botanist_the_birds_and_the_beers.html Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist (Algonquin, 400 pages, $19.95) is a quirky exploration of the plants behind every drink menu. Part field guide for invested gardeners or bartenders, part 1,000]]> Cheap Life: Workouts… - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24271-cheap_life_workouts%E2%80%A6_.html Crunch, Boom and Planet Fitness You can get a two-hour spiel on free weights, a contact testosterone high and five pounds of chemicalized protein dust any day, any time, at a range of chrome-]]> White Christmas - Going home for the holidays: Portland Center Stage’s <i>Other Desert Cities</i> packs plenty of baggage. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24167-white_christmas_going_home_for_the_holidays_portland_center_stages_other_desert_cities_packs_plenty_.html If you miss the turnoff for Palm Springs, big green signs on Interstate 10 announce the approach of “other desert cities.” Director Timothy Bond and Portland Center Stage have a more precise]]> <i>The Invisible Hand</i> - Politics play at Artists Rep. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24199-the_invisible_hand_politics_play_at_artists_rep.html Apparently it’s easier to stage Driving Miss Daisy in Bangladesh than an off-Broadway political thriller in Portland. At least when the U.S. State Department gets involved. Local director Allen ]]> 10-Ring Circus - Portland playwrights take us to the circus at the Ten Minute Play Festival. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24298-10_ring_circus_portland_playwrights_take_us_to_the_circus_at_the_ten_minute_play_festival.html Circus extravaganzas have long been theater’s eccentric, mustachioed cousin—glitterized spectacles for audiences packing peanuts over opera specs. Monkey With a Hat On puts performance back ]]> <i>The Box Marked Black</i> - Checking in. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24169-the_box_marked_black_checking_in.html In 2013, as an intern at WW, I wrote this about local actress, teacher and dancer Damaris Webb’s one-woman show The Box Marked Black: “In the absence of easy description, ‘delightful’ will]]> Michael McDonald - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24258-michael_mcdonald_.html The Michael McDonald headlining Helium Comedy Club is not a silver fox serenader from the Doobie Brothers. But he is silvering, and that’s rare in standup. While SNL retirees go silver on the ]]> <i>The Invisible Hand</i> (Artists Repertory Theatre) - Stockholm syndrome at Artists Rep. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24300-the_invisible_hand_%28artists_repertory_theatre%29_stockholm_syndrome_at_artists_rep.html Spending time with stock traders is usually about as enticing as a terrorist jail cell. But somehow director Allen Nause makes both captivating in Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s The Invis]]>