Murmurs: Election Shows Portland Still Divided

Cutting the cords at food-cart pods.


Murmurs
What can you say about a once-promising politician who lost? That he showed, even in a crushing defeat, Portland’s east-west divide still persists. State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) say   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

El Diablito


Food Cart Reviews
Demographic shifts have profoundly altered the Alphabet District lunch crowd. In the last few months, redevelopment of Slabtown warehouses has brought the neighborhood a hungry and frugal blue-col   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Shut Up, Lardo

A bun-based battle of rival Southeast sandwich shops.


Food Reviews & Stories
Yo! Asshole! Youse can plainly see I’m eatin’ at dis sandwich shop. And youse gonna eat at d’otha sandwich shop? In South Philly, where partisans yell insults across the street as they line    More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2012: A Space Pod-yssey


Restaurant Guide
Now that the hype has died down, food carts have settled into the Portland landscape. We could just name our top five carts, but they’re notoriously bad at keeping to their posted hours, and s   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Staff

Scoop: Alberta's Nest Up In Smoke

Easy-sippin’ 190-proof gossip.


Scoop
HOT IN HERRE: What’s up with random Alberta Street businesses catching on fire? In a scene reminiscent of the blaze that engulfed Aviary restaurant and Barista coffee shop a couple Fourths of    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Sideshow


Food Cart Reviews
The food at Sideshow has a very limited lifespan. The new downtown food cart specializes in Belgian-style pommes frites, poutine and beignets—all best devoured immediately after ordering before    More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Scoop: The Real World, West-Side Only Edition

Gossip that’s prepped a few zingers.


Scoop
THE TRUE STORY: In June, the face of Portland screwed into a collective cringe of faux-disgust as MTV announced that our humble city...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Miss Kate’s Southern Kitchen


Food Cart Reviews
The Help ain’t got anything on the sentimental backstory behind Miss Kate’s Southern Kitchen. According to owner Charles Hude, the recipes for his Mississippi Marketplace comfort-food cart w   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Papa-Pau

Sonoran dogs on Southeast 82nd


Food Cart Reviews
It’s not about the bacon. Yes, wrapping a hot dog in breakfast meat gets people riled like that mutt in the Beggin’ Strips commercial. But, frankly, it’s insulting to the Sonoran dogs serv   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cheese And Crack-Down


Food Cart Reviews
When news came that someone in Portland was raising money to open a cheese-and-cracker food cart, Willamette Week dedicated a whole paragraph of print space to mocking it as “artisan Lunchables,”    More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

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