Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.
Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires
(Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003)
Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top
sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of
Food Reviews & Stories
Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now.
Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks
1203 NW 23rd Ave., 477-7133. Lunch and dinner Sunday-Friday, closed Saturday.
The Philadelphia cheesesteak is a stupidly simple creation, and exactly the sort of th
Milk Glass Market
2150 N Killingsworth St., 395-4742, milkglassmrkt.com. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
You really shouldn’t be in a hurry at Milk Glass Market.
Pollo Norte, 5427 NE 42nd Ave., 287-0669, pollonorte.com. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
When Pollo Norte opened, they did not advertise. But there
was a deafening chorus of whis
This was supposed to be the year the Portland food cart broke down.
Last spring, our cart pods looked like
they would all be tilled under by developers, from Hawthorne’s Cartopia
People have been bitching about the price of movies since
the days of penny matinees, but with multiplex prices hitting an
all-time high—most major-chain matinees start at $8.50, and that’s
The cheapest beers in town…
Sure, you’ve come to expect the $2 Pabst as your Portland
birthright, even at restaurants with $15 corkage fees. But why stop
there, when the beers get even cheape
$3.99 breakfast special at the Mock Crest Tavern
“Give me a fucking screwdriver!” booms a convivial man in a
Hawaiian shirt. It’s 9:30 a.m. on a weekday and the elderly,
Beer, dice and pizza at Guardian Games
345 SE Taylor St., 238-4000, ggportland.com.
The concept of #value is a mantra of sorts for local Magic: The Gathering
players, but the appreciation