Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds: Let’s Go To The Fair

Our 50 Plates tour continues with Savoy Tavern’s Culver’s-style take on a deep-fried classic.

cheese curd savoy

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 fried cheese curds from Wisconsin, which joined the union on May 29, 1848. The state: ...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

President of Beers: #33

Spotted Cow: New Glarus Brewing, New Glarus, Wisconsin


Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.#33 Spotted Cow: New Glarus Brewing, New Glarus, WisconsinState: Badgers. Cheeseheads. The Cunninghams. That spin-off show about the two roomies who work at the Shotz brewery. That '80s Show. Scott Walker and Paul Ryan, but also three socialist mayors in Milwaukee ...   More
Monday, September 10, 2012 Brian Yaeger

Portland Students Rally Against Wisconsin Union Bill


More than 100 people gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square this afternoon to show solidarity with thousands of Wisconsin students who participated in a walk-out today to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill.The bill, which the Republican governor signed into law today, limits collective bargaining rights for most unionized public employee workers in Wisconsin. In Portland, students ...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Teachers Rally in Portland for Wisconsin

Teachers Fountain at Director Park in Portland

Protesters will descend on Salem tomorrow to show support for collective bargaining in Wisconsin. But pro-union Portlanders have another chance to do the same closer to home today.At 4 pm today, hundreds of teachers from National Education Association's Pacific Regional Leadership Conference in Portland will gather downtown at Director Park, home of Portland's Teachers Fountain. The rally, which will ...   More
Friday, February 25, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Solidarity Saturday in Oregon for Wisconsin Public Employees

You might have heard about some protests in Wisconsin. If you've been itching to feel that fervor in Oregon, you've now got your chance to show your solidarity with Wisconsin public employees by participating in a rally in Salem this Saturday, Feb. 26. This weekend’s event is part of a nationwide campaign by MoveOn.org to stage demonstrations in all 50 states to protest Scott Walker, the union-busting ...   More
Thursday, February 24, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Rose Bowl: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ohio State, We're Going To Ask

In this installment of my pre-Rose Bowl exchange of questions and answers with Ohio State fanatic Noah Litton, I ask about one commonality that surfaced between Buckeyes and Ducks fans: a recent Sports Illustrated survey of fans in different conferences concluded that Ohio State and Oregon fans were both voted the rudest in their respective conferences. My question to Noah: How accurate is that ...   More
Monday, December 21, 2009 HANK STERN


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