Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, August 2-9

Of cupcakes and roast beef.


 We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. We wrote about the last African-American family on a block that historically had more diverse demographics, who face losing their home. Some readers wish we had ...   More
Saturday, August 9, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 27

Saint Cupcake

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Food & Drink
Day 27 of our 31-day ice cream feast, we visit a cupcake shop that's getting into the ice cream business.Saint Cupcake3300 SE Belmont St., 235-0078; and 1138 Southwest Morrison St., 473-8760, per scoop: Sundae cups $3, push-it pops $3, ice cream sandwiches $4.Most popular flavor: Coco caramel push-it pops, smokey chocolate flake push-it pops, and Galore-e-o cookiewichesThe person ...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Portland's Gluten-Free Crave Bake Shop to Compete on Food Network's Cupcake Wars Tuesday Night

Food & Drink
Local gourmet gluten-free baker Kyra Bussanich is getting some sweet national TV face time this week. The Portland woman, owner of the custom order operation Crave Bake Shop, will compete on the holiday-themed season premiere of Food Network's Cupcake Wars 9 pm Tuesday, Dec. 7. The former Clarklewis assistant pastry chef says she switched to a gluten-free diet after being diagnosed with an auto-immune ...   More
Monday, December 6, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Mother's Day Gift Ideas, Part 3

It's Friday and Retail Therapist knows there isn't much time left to shop for Mother's Day. With that in mind, here are two ideas to start you off. More to come! Let's start out with this classic: A hanging plant to spruce up Mom's front porch, $25, Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark, (503) 231-5050. Show Mom some appreciation for all the home-baked goods she made you growing up by ...   More
Friday, May 7, 2010 Retail Therapist

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Being a grown-up sucks. Every year after the age of thirteen is a depressing downward spiral into responsibilities, body image issues, and shoes with laces instead of Velcro. Plummeting further away from the joys of childhood to perish in a khaki-colored, cubicle-shaped abyss, some lose hope and give in. But not Cupcake Jones. For two years, the specialty bakery on Northwest 10th Avenue has been ...   More
Monday, July 6, 2009 EMILY JENSEN


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