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The Book of Nonsense

With his first foray into young-adult fiction, Beaverton middle-school teacher David Michael Slater demonstrates genuine flair for the genre, and manages to avoid enough familiar YA fantasy tropes in *THE BOOK OF NONSENSE*.

05/19/2009 By Ben Hogan

CHEAP DATE

Bar Avignon

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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Taste Test

One of Portland’s most eclectic oenophiles opens up *Kir*, a tiny, unpretentious East Side wine bar that passes with flying colors.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cycling

Roll With It

Clever Cycles caters to the commuter cyclist.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

EAT THIS NOW

Chicken & Waffles at Simpatica

Get thee to Simpatica for a breakfast of fried chicken and golden waffles that hails from either Harlem or somewhere in the South.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

INTRODUCING…

A Cena

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Review

Worth Its Salt?

Sel Gris is a new, upscale restaurant on Hawthorne and should be able to live up to its seemingly elemental name.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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Lucier

Lucier has been open for only a few weeks. Yet the dining room is full, mostly with groups of men and women in business suits sipping champagne and feasting on structurally arranged food.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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Japanese Rising

At Tanuki, a diminutive eatery in Nob Hill, sake may be king, but the food that’s paired with it is what holds us captive.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Libraries

Checked Out

If you’ve looked around your school library lately, you may have noticed something missing. Namely, the librarian.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

INTRODUCING

Introducing... Tanuki

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cheap Date

My Brother’s Crawfish

Forsaking My Brother’s Crawfish because of its out-of-the-way location or its owners’ seemingly tenuous relationship to authentic N’awlins fare would be a mistake. In fact, we can say with little doubt that this modest restaurant offers the best Creole cu

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Restaurant Review

Faulty Fusion

A San Diego chef opens Isabel, her fifth West Coast restaurant in Portland, but is this bastion of healthy cuisine built to last?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Literature

Writer's Block

We Portlanders like to call ours a literary city. The trouble is, we have a hard time putting our money where our mouths are.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

NOW SEE THIS

Dead Reckoning

El Día de los Muertos Festival

05/19/2009

Light a Fire

The Givers

On October 28, we dined at The Nines with our heels on and our checkbooks out in celebration of the 2008 Light A Fire awards. Lucky for us, there are lots of opportunities in Portland to do-good in high style. See the calendar below for upcoming events.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon and Stacey Wilson

INTRODUCING…

Aquariva

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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Culinary Matador

A new Spanish-inspired restaurant teaches us to grab the bull by the horns and sing its praises like we mean it.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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Cheap Date

Noho’s Hawaiian Café

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis