Haute-N-Ready: Pumpkinsanity

The blog goes basic and gets a PSF, among other things


Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man. There is a crispness, albeit mostly soggy, to the air. An Oregon team with national title hopes prepares to play its annual dasher of said hopes on Saturday. Excited children and drunklings alike eagerly await All Hallow’s Eve. Basic dudes ...   More
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Secrets of the Mermaid

The Starbucks underground is ruining baristas’ lives.

Coffee Guide
Even in Portland, there are people who care deeply about Starbucks. Like, really care. Sure, the Seattle chain’s ham-fisted Big Brother approach to one of our city’s most precious commodities    More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Washington's Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino: Seattle in Liquid Form

The 50 Plates tour continues with the beverage that best defines modern Seattle.


Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino from Washington, which joined the union on November 11, 1889.If you’d ...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Time Mag Asks: Is Stumptown the new Starbucks?

Okay, the answer to that question is HELL NO. Starbucks is all about cushy lifestyle porn. Stumptown is all about beans. (And the tight pants—Ed.) Still, the born-in-Portland, beloved-by-New Yorkers coffee roaster reached a new level of notoriety today when it was heralded in a story in Time magazine titled, "Is Stumptown the New Starbucks—or Better?" Writer Josh Ozersky (who won ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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