Spotted: Dollini at Pastini

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Thursday, April 3, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

When I See an Elephant Fall: Demolition Begins on PDX Icon “Packy” Mural

[Packy activist and Voodoo Doughnuts co-owner Tres Shannon protests Packy's demolition at Mercy Corps' new heaquarters.] Demolition began today at the site of Portland-based nonprofit Mercy Corps' new global headquarters in Old Town's Skidmore Fountain Building (28 SW 1st Avenue, just off West Burnside Street). And when contractors Marsh Construction Co. began taking down the upper sections ...   More
Thursday, April 3, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Spotted in Portland: A. O. Scott Screens Harold and Kumar at the Lloyd Center

Is the New York Times surreptitiously setting up a bureau in Oregon? Chief film critic A. O. Scott is the latest Grey Lady scribe to make his way to the Rose City -- and last night, he could be found in his natural environment, a dark theater (the Regal Lloyd Center Stadium 10), watching Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. As we waited for the movie to start (and I tried to pretend ...   More
Thursday, April 24, 2008 AARON MESH

Gay vs. Not Gay: Is Portland Outdoor Store Adjusting to its New Neighbors?

Waltzing down SW 3rd Avenue I noticed something new in the window of The Portland Outdoor Store. The traditional western wear and equipment shop, which has catered to Oregon cowboys and cattlemen for over 75 years, had what looked like a new advertisment for jeans tucked in between the hats, boots and other country-living classics that fill the windows of its old-school store. It was an ad for ...   More
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 Byron Beck

Novick backed by Big Booster?

At this point in the political season, it's not unusual to see campaign signs making strange flower-bedfellows (such as the Obama-Ron Paul pairing I passed today). But a fortuitous placement of a public-service billboard at the corner of Northeast 28th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard makes us wonder if Steve Novick, the 4-foot-9-inch Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, has the powerful booster-seat ...   More
Thursday, May 8, 2008 Ian Gillingham

Look at the Big Brain on Barack!: Obama Takes Tech-Sector Questions in Beaverton

Hours after defeating reporters in a vicious game of Taboo, Barack Obama swung into Oregon for two days of stumping—and started his visit at a Beaverton tech-sector office park, where he took questions from software-designer employees. The immediate lessons? Unlike other people he could name, Barack Obama believes in science. And he's already started campaigning against John McCain. Though ...   More
Friday, May 9, 2008 AARON MESH

"Help Is Here," and It's in the Form of a Drug Bus

"The Help Is Here Express" bus tour made a stop in Portland Monday morning, June 2, outside of Portland State University's Millar Library. "Funded by America's pharmaceutical companies," the tour, which started in 2005, has reached all 50 states and over 2,000 cities with the the goal of making it easier for Americans to obtain prescription drugs "free or nearly free." Actor Joe Pantoliano, who ...   More
Monday, June 2, 2008 Shawn Stott

CineMagic Discovers an Exciting New Way to Promote Batman

Earlier this month, I stood in line under the bright marquee of Hawthorne's CineMagic to catch a midnight screening of The Dark Knight. If only I'd known where that marquee had been. Major props to my colleague Shawn Levy, who discovered this photograph of CineMagic employees switching signs from Hancock to The Dark Knight, and forwarded it along to Hollywood Elsewhere uber-blogger Jeffrey Wells. ...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2008 AARON MESH

Person Who Is Almost Certainly James Franco Spotted at Milk Premiere! UPDATED with NW Film & Video Fest Winners

(Photo by Maggie Gardner) Is this a photograph of pansexually smoldering actor James Franco at the swank Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall premiere of Gus Van Sant's Milk on Friday night? We're reasonably sure that it is! Everybody who is anybody in Portland was at the Outside In benefit (we weren't; we were buying groceries at Wal-mart), and several sources have confirmed that the heartthrob who ...   More
Monday, November 17, 2008 AARON MESH

Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser Coming to Portland... To Fight Rare Diseases?

Indiana Jones is meeting the Mummy in Portland. And they will fight autosomal recessive metabolic disorder. The Oregon Film and Video Office has confirmed reports that Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser will arrive in Portland this April to begin shooting Crowley, a medical drama about a father and a researcher who team up to find a cure for Pompe disease. The movie, directed by What Happens ...   More
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 AARON MESH


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