The Portland Poly Scene

 John Donne said no man is an island, while Simon & Garfunkel said they were. But weren’t they all missing the point? Islands might be OK metaphors, sure, but they are much better as actual   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.

Food Reviews & Stories
There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Cheap Eats 2011: Ate-Oh-Ate

Food Reviews & Stories
This Hawaiian fast-food joint is an homage to co-owner Benjamin Dyer’s childhood in Kona, and also something of a parody. The name is a pun (Hawaii’s area code is 808), the website is intentiona   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

EAT: Simpatica Boys to Open Hawaiian Joint

The latest missive from Simpatica's (and Laurelhurst Market's) Benjamin Dyer contains big news: Dyer and his partners are opening a third east-side eatery, this time with a Hawaiian theme. The name? (Ate-Oh-Ate). It's a pun. Where? 2452 E Burnside St., in the building that used to house the Velveteria. The jist? Plate lunch, opening in August. The menu? Dyer gives a quick preview: "yes, we will ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


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