Scoop: Looking Back, Falling Forward

Portland culture in 2012, by the numbers.


Scoop
The most successful local theater production of the year was Sweeney Todd, which sold 19,859 tickets at Portland Center Stage. Patton Oswalt wasHelium Comedy Club’sbiggest draw, selling outall three   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Growing Rogue

Medford’s Porter Lombard makes wine unlike anyone.


Drank
Porter Lombard’s laboratory is dim and cluttered, its shelves packed with mismatched bottles of purple and red fluid surrounded by knives, beakers, notebooks, plastic tubing and one giant wood   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Future Drinking

An urban winemaking collective, Bipartisan at Milepost 5 and more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Food & Drink
The latest scoop on new places to eat and booze in Portland, via the week's OLCC license applications:Four Portland "urban" wineries, Vincent Wine Company, Bow & Arrow, Helioterra Wines and Division Winemaking Company, are all moving into a single winemaking facility (ala Carlton Winemakers Studio), Southeast Wine Collective, at 2425 SE 35th Place. According to the presser, the space will feature ...   More
 
Friday, June 29, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Island Mana Wines: Aloha Lite


Bar Reviews
When a bar plays lilting ukulele tunes on its website and sets up speakers underneath its sidewalk sandwich board, I expect a full-on luau. I want a flower lei around my neck, the heat cranked up    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Courtney Taylor-Taylor Releases His Own Wine

"You'll shit. It's awesome."

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Food & Drink
We can't believe we missed this: After dabbling as a graphic novelist earlier this year, Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney-Courtney Taylor-Taylor has a new side gig: winemaking. The Portland singer announced via the band's website last month that his new wine label, Chateau Taylor-Taylor, has released its first drop: "Bocca d’Avolo 2010," a blend of 90 percent Nero d'Avola and 10 percent Grillo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Building Block


Drank
 In 1965, a young upstart arrived in Oregon “with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory.” As the story goes...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Devour 2012: Beer, Wine & Spirits


Market Guide
Top Picks: Clear Creek Distillery to meet the master.CorksCru to feel the chill in your bonesHollywood Fred Meyer for volume.Saraveza ’cause it’s so darn cute.Stone Barn Brandyworks to    More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Taste on 23rd: Wine House


Bar Reviews
The notion of a new wine shop and bar in the toniest, most made-over stretch of Nob Hill is worrisome. One imagines managers from Pottery Barn giggling incessantly over comically large glasses of    More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Bullshit Beliefs

Oregon biodynamic winegrowers use mystical cow crap to make great wine.


Food Reviews & Stories
The founder of biodynamic agriculture, Rudolf Steiner, believed in fire spirits, ghosts and gnomes. Oregon winemakers following Steiner’s biodynamic practices often overlook the gnomes—they’re   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 LIZ CRAIN

Name Game: Vino Paradiso Becomes Coppia

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Food & Drink
It seems like a bad idea for a restaurant to let its diners rename their business, but the ploy has worked out well for Timothy Nishimoto and the crew at Vino Paradiso. The longtime Pearl District wine bar, which has been working hard to retool its food program and up its profile with a remodel and the hiring of former Genoa man Aren Steinbrecher and sous chef Jason Bokros, revealed its new name today: ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

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