Drinkin’, Smokin’ and Off-Leash Doggin’

Where to do forbidden things while picnicking in portland parks.

Summer Guide
Colonel Summers Park or the Skidmore Bluffs might as well be Portland’s collective backyard—with one glaring exception. In your backyard, as of July 1, you can legally crack a beer and smoke a rel   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 JENNIFER GILROY

Future Drinking

Din Din supper club goes brick and mortar, and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


Food & Drink
It feels like forever since I've done a Future Drinking post. I'm not lazy, there just haven't been many Portland liquor license applications lately. This post will cover about three weeks' worth of apps, and it's still brief.Biggest news first: Looks like chef Courtney Sproule's roaming supper club, Din Din, is settling down. Sproule has applied for a full license for 920 NE Glisan St. According to ...   More
Monday, July 30, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Best of Portland 2012: Best Bites

Featured Stories
Best Fantasy Espresso Machine How do you make a coffee shop stand out in a city full of them? Connect it to a motorcycle shop. Even better: custom-paint your espresso machine to resemble the colo   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Staff

After Two Years, Picnic Finally Opens

This food cart's no flash in the pan.

picnic food cart

Food & Drink
Yeah, I know, we're a little bit food cart-ed out, too, but I couldn't let this one pass without comment because I have been waiting and watching so long: For the past 2 1/2 years, John Dovydenas has been planning to open a food cart. For all those (including us) who criticize the flash-in-the-pan, bandwagon-jumping wannabe chefs selling junk out the back of a camper van, Dovydenas should serve as ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Food Fame: WW's Summer Recipe Contest.

Let Willamette Week make like Jesus and multiply your loaves and fishes to feed the multitude. We want you to share your favorite summertime recipes—legendary strawberry shortcakes, magnificent baby back ribs, Granny's potato salad—and we'll choose the best concoction to whip up and serve at Susan Tedeschi's upcoming concert at the Oregon Zoo on Friday, Aug. 21. The winner gets VIP ...   More
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 EMILY JENSEN


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