Name Game: Vino Paradiso Becomes Coppia

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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

Get blitzed at Burgerville starting this Friday.


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Updated with more info: It's really happening! Tomorrow, Friday, May 1, Burgerville will start serving local wine and beer at its Salmon Creek location in Vancouver. That's right—order a Widmer Hefeweizen to go with your pepper bacon cheeseburger. Genius! (We've got a call in to Burgerville to find out when Portland might start getting some sudsy action too). According to the Burgerville ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Holy foodgasm: Travel Oregon's "Cuisinternship" Contest


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Okay, I get a lot of emails about contests and promotions, but this is a genuinely amazing opportunity for all you food geeks out there. Travel Oregon is sponsoring a new contest in which seven food-obsessives will get a chance to hang out with an, ahem, “notable Oregon culinary personality” for a week-long “cuisinternship” plus win six nights free lodging and $1,000 in ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Rogue Update: OLCC Says it Can't Help Home-Brewers/Winemakers This Year


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The Oregon Liquor Control Commission earned Rogue of the Week dishonors earlier this month for its decision to crack down on home-brewers and amateur winemakers who offer their products at contests around the state. The OLCC said then that it was "actively working on a solution" and working with state lawmakers to devise a fix next year for the problem. Today, the OLCC said definitively in this ...   More
 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 HANK STERN

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