Haute-N-Ready: The Food Court

The column takes a break from last-minute shopping.


Food & Drink
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.‘Tis the season when the crazed masses descend upon shopping centers in search of gifts for family, friends and other assorted acquaintances. Sure, jollity, fraternity and congeniality are all paid lip service, but there’s little room for ...   More
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Bitcoin ATM Now Dispensing Cash in Pioneer Place Food Court

The machine allows both buying and selling of the virtual currency


You can now buy Bitcoin virtual currency—and trade it for cold, hard cash—at Pioneer Place mall. Local company BitcoinNW has installed a Bitcoin ATM in the Pioneer Place food court as of November 15.Bitcoin is an electronic currency that is not tied to any state government—making it popular among web libertarians. But until recently, Bitcoins could be traded only on the Internet, and are ...   More
Monday, November 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Why Shit Balloons Shouldn't Float Around a Shopping Mall

Place PDX Gallery gets booted from Pioneer Place Mall, thanks to "shit balloons" and suicide celebrations


Arts & Books
Gallery-goers are hard to shock these days, but mall-goers may be a different story. As WW reported Wednesday, transgressive artwork appears to have gotten Place PDX Gallery kicked out of its space at Pioneer Place Mall. The gallery is on the mall’s third floor, as are two adjoining art spaces, Mark Woolley Gallery and The Peoples Art of Portland Gallery.According to Place gallery director Gabe Flores, ...   More
Thursday, March 27, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Punch Bowl Social: Mall Bar

Bar Reviews
Strictly speaking, Punch Bowl Social (340 SW Morrison St., 334-0360, punchbowlsocial.com) isn’t located on the third floor of Pioneer Place Mall. Punch Bowl Social is the third floor. The new mega   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

"World's Largest" Draft Beer Selection Coming to Portland


Food & Drink
The Portland Business Journal reported yesterday that restaurant chain Yard House is planning to open a Portland location at Pioneer Place mall. As well as "classic rock," the restaurant claims to offer the "world's largest selection of draft beer." The PBJ suggests the former Todai space on the shopping center's fourth floor will be the new location, and it's difficult to imagine another place in ...   More
Friday, August 19, 2011 RUTH BROWN

H&M Reminder and Update

Thursday, March 25, 2010 Retail Therapist


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