Portland’s festival of bacchanalian extravagance is back. Here are budget alternatives to the marquee events.
Feast is perhaps the most conspicuously consumptionary
event in Portland, a four-day mess of chefs from Portland and elsewhere,
with sold-out little dinners and huge bazaars that cost up to $175 f
Picture a sports bar in the Pearl. OK, now add polenta fries, and you’ve got a game plan for The Fields (1139 NW 11th St., 841-6601, thefieldspdx.com),
a sports-ish bar that opened in the former M
St Jack’s new bar gives the burger, dog and fries a whole new accent.
Food Reviews & Stories
St. Jack is less of a saint these days.
The old eastside bouchon—which closed in February, when the restaurant
hopped the river to Northwest 23rd Avenue—was a cozily domestic Portland
Typically, when film programming
highlights the seedy noir world of femmes fatales, crooked detectives,
rainy streets and double crosses, it focuses on well-known classics like
James Ellroy’s novels inhabit a nostalgic zone, where
women are dames and cops throw back whiskey to take the edge off after a
day at a grisly crime scene. His “L.A. Quartet”��
This downtown institution, with its mirrored bar, wood
paneling and smoked windows, is a prime post-show sanctuary for Artists
Rep, Portland Center Stage and Third Rail. Ev
How would you photograph the end of the world? Christopher
Russell takes up that question in a new series of altered photographs, Dissonance, Coincidence & Errant Gradations
Oregon Country Fair goers will be familiar with these meta-retro numbers, but the acts have been juiced up for Time Warp,
a circus show and dance party. Wanderlust Circus’ acrob
Park rangers seek higher wages and better training as the city questions their worth.
It’s not the first time Dustin Meyer and Angela Wilson have caught the man drinking with his pals in the South Park Blocks.
The two Army green-
and khaki-clad Portland park rangers stand betwe