People new to Portland tell me that our city is very
passive-aggressive compared to other places. I’m sorry to say that I
agree with them. What gives Portland this reputation, and what, if
A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.
Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle.
According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later
and knocked on the door to find the Shins
Ava Gene’s could have rested very comfortably on its
laurels. A breakout hit from its first weekend, the avant-Italian
follow-up to Duane Sorenson’s first restaurant, the Woodsman Tavern,
Where WW staffers dropped their own fat wads of cash…
Apizza Scholls, Pok Pok and Enat Kitchen.
Navarre, Tanuki and Tarad Thai.
Pok Pok Noi, Podnah’s and Shigezo.
Biwa, Wolf a
Need to feed a large group? Here’s who to call and what to expect.
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-1286, apizzascholls.com.
The best pizza in town comes from a stylishly casual
restaurant complete with vintage arcade cabinets. The ever-popular
2329 NE Glisan St., 477-5779, slowburger.net.
Portlanders wouldn’t shut up about Slow Bar’s burger, so
it spun off to a place of its own. If you can’t fit a full-sized
1138 SW Morrison St., 997-3674, saintcupcake.com.
Open until 8 pm Monday-Saturday and 6 pm Sunday.
Until recently, you couldn’t get an after-dinner
buttercream cupcake or alder-s
2225 E Burnside St., 971-271-7166, pixpatisserie.com.
Open until 2 am.
Decadent macarons, eau de vie-filled chocolates and 11
pages of champagne before one hits midlist sparkling
Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.
Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social
media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down
Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was