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Jun 9, 2009
In terms of price, happy hour should feel a little like 1982. The best happy hours should feature high-quality fare at prices that seem out of place in the modern world: one where twelve-dollar...
Jun 5, 2009
I embrace the summer cocktail season with vigor. Just as crucial to my personal summer well-being as bike rides, pool parties, and barbecues, my after-work negroni (gin, Campari, and red...
Jun 3, 2009
From a glossy spread in Bon Appétit to several articles in the New York Times, Portland’s Stumptown Coffee has become the local darling of the so-called “third wave” coffee movement. Yes, its...
May 29, 2009
Anthony Bourdain is the world’s foremost gastronomical tourist, and tonight the colorful television star and best-selling author will be at the Keller Auditorium for your enjoyment.
The New York...
May 28, 2009
Yesterday I waited fifteen minutes for my weekly fix of Nong’s Khao Man Gai, which is why I’m somewhat hesitant to talk about such a good thing. Nong’s is a one-dish wonder, a food cart that...
May 27, 2009
May is always a busy month for restaurant openings, and despite the foul economy, May 2009 is turning out to be no different. Three new eateries have popped up in the past week, and another is...
May 20, 2009
This just in: The boys from Simpatica and Viande Meats have opened the doors to their new East Side butcher shop and meat counter today. For fans of their former location in the City Market in...
May 14, 2009
My biggest beef with Portland happy hours has to do with portion-size trickery. To those establishments who offer a half-size happy-hour portion for two dollars off the original price, know...
May 12, 2009
Those unlucky enough to have visited the former Days Inn restaurant and bar would never recognize its latest incarnation. Veteran restaurateur David Machado, along with the Hotel Modera and...
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