Market Watch: Could Portland Reach Farmers Market Saturation?

There are already 50 farmers markets in the metro area, but new rules make it easier to open more.


Food & Drink
Portland seems to be saturated with breweries, coffee roasters and food carts. In similar cities, farmers markets are on that list, too. Could Portland be next?Last month the city finally passed new regulations on farmer's markets, market gardens, community gardens and CSA distribution sites to increase access to healthful, affordable food. The rules have been a decade in the making. There are already ...   More
Friday, July 6, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

More Creative Class Backlash

Richard Florida vs. the Minotaurs


Travel writer and former Portlander Frank Bures has published an essay attacking that half-forgotten economic development shibboleth, the "creative class." The term was shorthand for theories of the pop economist Richard Florida, whose books espoused the importance of the MacBook-in-the-coffee shop set to society's greater well-being."Today," Bures writes, "Cre­ative Class doc­trine has become so ...   More
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by Corey Pein

LocalCut's Live Reel: St. Even (Exclusive Video)


We are happy to announce the first installment of Live Reel, a new LocalCut video series that features local artists performing live songs in various locations—meaning, pretty much wherever we can find that will fit musicians and their instruments. The goal is to capture unique and intimate performances specific to Portland’s music scene by getting up close and personal with the city’s bands. ...   More
Friday, June 15, 2012 EMILEE BOOHER

Live Review: Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

The theatrical circus returns with its genetically engineered super-humans.


Arts & Books
In case you missed the newspaper ads, radio and TV spots, Internet flash ads, billboards and plastered buses and Max trains, Cirque du Soleil is back in town. This time around the French-Canadian circus is exploring the secret life of insects in a new show, dubbed OVO. Not for those with entomophobia, the show begins in a warm and humid tent with the sounds of buzzing, clicking and whirring ...   More
Monday, April 9, 2012 by Penelope Bass

Almost Live: March Madness Edition

Live from the Rose Garden, it's the NCAA tournament.


We'll be liveblogging the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden all day, right here. While you wait, work out who to cheer for in our "Should I Cheer for this College Basketball Team" Decision Tree.UPDATE 10:51 AM: Competitive basketball is being played at the Rose Garden. Better updates soon.10:58 AM: Welcome to soggy Portland, Oregon where the Davidson College Wildcats are attempting to avenge shocking ...   More
Thursday, March 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Upper Extremities #30: Batmen Q&A


I’ve listened to the four songs on Batmen’s 2010 demo hundreds of times since getting hipped to this mysterious (to me) Portland band early last year. During the months it took to log those hundreds of listens, I checked in on Batmen’s Facebook page once in a while to scope the scene, hoping for an update about new material, upcoming shows, t-shirts, head colds, whatever. But nope—nothing. ...   More
Friday, March 9, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Almost Live: Heat at Blazers (Heat Fan Edition)


hello cyber world. testing testing hopefully this works. trevor solomon here a big miami heat fan from the seikaly pearl washington days till the championship (thanks dwayne) and to even last year when we were really close and lost out. this year feels like a mission i tell you 8 straight wins, a broken nose, and very nice lead in the east i think our heat is looking good. ok starting lineups. heats ...   More
Thursday, March 1, 2012 Trevor Solomon

Cut of the Day: Don't, "Too Young"


Portland’s Don’t came together late in the members’ musical careers, and the experience and quality of influences they all bring to the table in this collaboration is evident from 2011 album Away Away's first track, “Too Young.” The track opens with an understated, melodic and fuzzy guitar riff before singer Jenny Don’t begins a casual wail eerily similar to the mellow cadence found with ...   More
Thursday, March 1, 2012 COLLIN GERBER


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