Shop and Sip: Grocery Store Bars

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Shop and Sip: Grocery Store Bars
by Thomas Ross

The Arbor Lodge New Seasons, my go-to grocery store, recently opened an evening beer-and-wine bar in its dining area. This adds to its already perplexing program of live music and DJs, an unnecessary move to introduce more passive bodies to its already famously cramped floor plans. It’s one of those touches of well-meaning chaos that makes New Seasons the most Portland of Portland grocery stores.

Wine and beer tastings in grocery stores are fairly standard, but the full sit-down bar … Read More

Shop and Sip: Grocery Store Bars

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Shop and Sip: Grocery Store Bars
by Thomas Ross

The Arbor Lodge New Seasons, my go-to grocery store, recently opened an evening beer-and-wine bar in its dining area. This adds to its already perplexing program of live music and DJs, an unnecessary move to introduce more passive bodies to its already famously cramped floor plans. It’s one of those touches of well-meaning chaos that makes New Seasons the most Portland of Portland grocery stores.

Wine and beer tastings in grocery stores are fairly standard, but the full sit-down bar … Read More

Yonder: Every Dish Tells a Story

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Yonder: Every Dish Tells a Story
by Andrea Damewood

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f you’ve met her, it’s immediately apparent that Chef Maya Lovelace cares so damn much about the Southern food she makes: a tribute to her grandmother, to hot summers in North Carolina, and to telling a story through a simple benne seed.

(Full disclosure: While Lovelace and I have formed a food-based friendship, as always my allegiance lies with my readers, and I applied the same lens to reviewing Yonder as any other restaurant.)

Lovelace catapulted into Portland’s consciousness in … Read More

The 42 Best Movies and Shows to Watch in Portland: June 21-July 4

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The 42 Best Movies and Shows to Watch in Portland: June 21-July 4
by Erik Henriksen

Aladdin
Disney’s live-action remake of 1992’s Aladdin is a loud, obnoxious concoction of demographic targeting, corporation-backed nostalgia pandering, and ugly CGI. It has all the urgency of a (very expensive) piece of community theater and all the artistry of a quarterly earnings report. Yet this ungainly, garish thing is not as detestable as these ingredients would lead you to believe. Mind you, it’s not good—lord, it is not that—but this Aladdin is like a messy, smelly dog that belongs … Read More

The 42 Best Movies and Shows to Watch in Portland: June 21-July 4

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The 42 Best Movies and Shows to Watch in Portland: June 21-July 4
by Erik Henriksen

Aladdin
Disney’s live-action remake of 1992’s Aladdin is a loud, obnoxious concoction of demographic targeting, corporation-backed nostalgia pandering, and ugly CGI. It has all the urgency of a (very expensive) piece of community theater and all the artistry of a quarterly earnings report. Yet this ungainly, garish thing is not as detestable as these ingredients would lead you to believe. Mind you, it’s not good—lord, it is not that—but this Aladdin is like a messy, smelly dog that belongs … Read More

Fox News Is Awful, and The Loudest Voice Isn’t a Whole Lot Better

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Showtime’s limited series is a missed opportunity to expose Fox and Roger Ailes for the blights they are.

by Robert Ham

The turnaround time for converting news into filmed entertainment is short, and getting shorter. Maybe too short—sometimes it feels like the rush to fictionalize recent history has resulted in films and TV shows that aren’t fully realized. Maybe we could benefit from a little distance from the subject.

That’s the failing of The Loudest Voice. The Showtime limited series—developed from Gabriel … Read More

Fox News Is Awful, and The Loudest Voice Isn’t a Whole Lot Better

Best Microsoft Access Programmer Portland OR

Showtime’s limited series is a missed opportunity to expose Fox and Roger Ailes for the blights they are.

by Robert Ham

The turnaround time for converting news into filmed entertainment is short, and getting shorter. Maybe too short—sometimes it feels like the rush to fictionalize recent history has resulted in films and TV shows that aren’t fully realized. Maybe we could benefit from a little distance from the subject.

That’s the failing of The Loudest Voice. The Showtime limited series—developed from Gabriel … Read More

Just Like the City, The Last Black Man in San Francisco Is Beautiful and Confused

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I wish that, like the city itself, the scenic views weren’t the best part.

by Jenni Moore

There’s no denying The Last Black Man in San Francisco’s opening slo-mo skate scene is powerful and gorgeous. But I wish that, like the city itself, those scenic views weren’t the best part.

Inspired by a true story, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is about the city’s rapid gentrification and those crazy looks white folks give Black and brown people for daring to … Read More

Just Like the City, The Last Black Man in San Francisco Is Beautiful and Confused

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I wish that, like the city itself, the scenic views weren’t the best part.

by Jenni Moore

There’s no denying The Last Black Man in San Francisco’s opening slo-mo skate scene is powerful and gorgeous. But I wish that, like the city itself, those scenic views weren’t the best part.

Inspired by a true story, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is about the city’s rapid gentrification and those crazy looks white folks give Black and brown people for daring to … Read More

Wm. Steven Humphrey’s Adventures in Newspapering: How the Mercury Got Its Stupid Name

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by Wm. Steven Humphrey

History lesson time, motherforkers! In my continuing battle to educate the public on how print media works, today’s seminar is titled, “How the Mercury Got Its Stupid Name.” It was the early 2000s. Lizzie McGuire was in, JNCO jeans were out, and a brash upstart newspaper was preparing its Portland debut. A sister paper to Seattle’s the Stranger, this alternative weekly was intent on choosing a name that was equally memorable… so why the hell did … Read More

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