Haute-N-Ready: Sonic Hand-Crafted Soda

The column travels to a drive-in to drink "guilt-free" soda


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. Soda, that sweet, effervescent beverage that comes with your combo meal, is gradually growing more and more unpopular as the decades go by. Per a Gallup poll this past summer, 63 percent of Americans claim to actively avoid ...   More
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Fizz Without Buzz

Food Reviews & Stories
If I wanted to get rich and famous in Portland, I’d open an old-timey soda fountain. I’d call it Dr. Pickwick’s Tonics & Elixirs. I’d fill it with vintage pharmacy bottles and old pa   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Sugar Fee Soda

A proposed tax on sweetened drinks could raise $35 million for Multnomah County.

News Stories
Soda pop, energy drinks and even some juice mixes will get more expensive in Multnomah County if voters approve a new tax proposal bound for the November ballot. As first reported Jan. 9 at ww   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Three Dudes on Soda

A local trio on what it takes to make a mean non-alcoholic beverage.


Food & Drink
It's hard to choose between chunky drinks and jelly ones. Harder yet to even consider downing a "White Fugus Bird's Nest" (Wonderfarm). Thankfully, Portland's got a trio of dudes who don't scare easily when it comes to liquid libations...as long as they're non-alcoholic. Thirsty Dudes is a new local site started by three straight edge guys who love binge drinking.They rate their experiences with various ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Mitch Greenlick Back in the News, This Time for a Proposed Soda Tax

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For a five-term state representative who we expect most Oregonians couldn't have picked out of a lineup before this month, Democrat Mitch Greenlick has certainly vaulted into prominence with the 2011 Legislature barely one week old. Last week, Greenlick got blasted by bicyclists for his bill that proposed to outlaw carrying children in bicycle trailers if the child is younger than 6 years old This ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 HANK STERN


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