Hotseat: Mike Daisey

The controversy-courting monologuist professes love for an industry that has savaged him.


Q & A
Mike Daisey is sucking up to the industry that pilloried him. After it emerged that he’d lied in an episode of This American Life about Apple’s factories in China, journalists raked Daisey over th   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Can You Trust a Chef to Write About Food?

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Food & Drink
Chefs can be great food writers: They certainly know the product, the players and the trade. If they’ve got a way with words, they can be a joy to read. But chefs don’t—can’t—have objectivity. They have allies and enemies. They owe favors. They too often see things through the lens of their own career.Or so it seems to me.Which is why something in a Portland Mercury blog post caught ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Bar-B-Confusion

The Oregonian savages Southland Whiskey Kitchen as the Portland Mercury praises it: So who’s right?

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Food & Drink
Southland Whiskey Kitchen (1422 NW 23rd Ave, 224-2668) is somehow the most controversial restaurant in town right now.The newish joint on Northwest 23rd Avenue is a big and fancy outlet for meat and whiskey from the people who own the Casa del Matador chain. It’s right around the corner from the WW office but, honestly, I didn’t expect it to be reviewed at all, let alone get big-time treatment ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Scoop: Quartet Rises From Lucier’s (Incredibly Expensive) Ashes

Gobble down some fat, juicy gossip.


Scoop
LUCEY DEUCEY: Big news for the space that formerly housed the massive high-end restaurant Lucier, which took a spectacular belly flop on the South Waterfront in 2008. Until recently, it was so well-   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Culture Staff

The Old Gold: Solid Gold


Bar Reviews
There are plenty of reasons for Willamette Week to dis new North Portland bar The Old Gold (2105 N Killingsworth St., 894-8937). For starters, it’s co-owned by former Portland Mercury music editor E   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Portland Mercury: Mayor's Property in Foreclosure


News
Credit goes to the Portland Mercury for breaking this piece of news about a sign of Mayor Sam Adams' financial troubles: A property Adams owns in Kenton is on the list of local homes in default. The paper reports that Adams is behind on his monthly mortgage payments by $4,995 and quotes him responding that "This is a private issue, but if you must know, I've had to pay some significant upfront legal ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 HANK STERN

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