FOOD & DRINK
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Cats Of clackamas, OR Need You!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around clackamas.
A Taste of Clackamas: Discover the 3 Outstanding Bakeries in Town
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional bakeries in Clackamas. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? We'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!
Machetes PDX Specializes in Colossal Quesadillas of the Same Name
It’s machete season in Portland. No, that’s not a reference to Danny Trejo, or Jason Voorhees’ weapon of choice, but to the new pop-up Machetes PDX, which has been selling out of its Mexican street food all over town since July. Started by husband-and-wife team Diego and McKenna Palacios, the business gets its name from long, folded quesadillas shaped like a blade. And when I say long, I mean long. Every one of the pop-up’s machetes comes draped across two paper plates, which barely contain their length.
The Clinton Street Theater Is Screening the Beautifully Demented Provocations of the Kuchar Brothers
The Clinton Street Theater is screening the provocative underground melodramas of the Kuchar brothers. To measure the impact of the Kuchar brothers’ one-of-a-kind underground film oeuvre, there are myriad metrics. Go by film history, as twin brothers George and Mike were trailblazers of openly queer cinema. Go by volume,...
The Ultimate Bakery Guide: 3 Sandy Bakeries Worth Your Visit
This piece presents an exploration of three delightful bakeries located in Sandy. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Savoring Gladstone: Discover 3 Traditional American Dishes You Must Try
This article presents an exploration of three traditional American cuisines found in Gladstone. Have you had the chance to taste any of these culinary delights yet? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
‘Go See a Play’ campaign draws Portlanders back to the theater post-pandemic
During the pandemic, stages were empty and seats left unfilled in Portland’s live theater scene.
Clackamas Fire launches Operation Santa Claus with community parades, new online tracker
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Clackamas Fire is kicking off their Operation Santa Claus” this week, part of a charity tradition that dates back 49 years. The operation collects toy and monetary donations that go to families in need through the holiday season. Clackamas Fire said there will be five...
A Foodie's Guide to 3 Must-Visit Portland Restaurants
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we dive into the vibrant food scene of Portland, exploring three diverse restaurants that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Recently, I had the chance to visit Heart Bar, a local spot where I indulged in their coffee beans. The food was decent, though it didn't quite hit the mark for my vegan palate. The service could use a bit of a boost in the friendliness department. On a brighter note, their drinks were top-notch and the karaoke was a blast. While it may not be my first choice for vegan options, it's a great place for a fun night out.
Where to Eat This Week
5345 SE Foster Road, 503-788-0866, mng890.wixsite.com/an-xuyen-bakery. 7 am-6 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 7 am-3 pm Sunday. For nearly 25 years, An Xuyên Bakery has sat unassumingly on Foster Road. The self-proclaimed “Authentic Artisan Pan Asian Pacific Bakery and Deli” serves an array of sweet and savory goods for almost absurdly affordable prices. Upon walking in, you better make up your mind fast, since a line will form behind you almost immediately. Start with a lunch item like a jalapeño-filled bánh mi prepared on the same crusty yet fluffy baguettes that the bakery supplies to numerous restaurants around town. Once your main course is checked off, end with dessert—we recommend a meticulously decorated red velvet cupcake.
North Portland Nonprofit's Mission for Inclusive Playgrounds Becomes Global Movement
Discover how a North Portland nonprofit's mission to make play accessible for all turned into a global movement. From a local playground to projects worldwide, Harper's Playground is creating inclusive spaces for children, with their biggest project in Vancouver and future plans in Alabama and New York.
The Haunting Enigma of Scouters Mountain: A Nexus of Nature and Supernatural Lore
Nestled in the verdant landscapes of Oregon, Scouters Mountain is an idyllic retreat for hikers and nature lovers. Beneath its tranquil beauty, however, lies an enigmatic urban legend that has captured the imaginations of the local community and visitors alike. Whispers of eerie, unexplained phenomena such as spectral visions, ghostly lights, and disembodied sounds have given rise to tales of a haunting presence that envelops the mountain, with some claiming to witness the inexplicable amidst its panoramic vistas.
You, too, can watch final concert for KISS — and Portland-area guitarist Tommy Thayer
OK, folks, it has all come down to Dec. 1 and 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, as the band KISS — which includes Portland-area native Tommy Thayer on guitar — plays its final touring shows ever (supposedly). The band’s “End of the Road World Tour” has been making stops all over the world in recent years, including the Portland area and Seattle. And, it’s on the final swing now as co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, as well as Thayer and...
MusicPortland Announces This Year’s Echo Fund Winners
MusicPortland, a grassroots nonprofit that advocates for local music, has announced this year’s Echo Fund winners, a group of independent musicians whose works ranges from hip-hop to jazz to rock and beyond. A program that supports independent musicians by funding non-performance projects, the Echo Fund will this year award...
Lake Oswego Mexican restaurant Toreados closes
Another restaurant hoping to establish itself at the Mercato Grove mixed-use development in Lake Oswego has come and gone. Restaurant group ChefStable announced last week that Toreados Tequila Bar & Kitchen would close Nov. 30. Tasty closed at the same location on Boones Ferry Road in 2022. ChefStable Managing Partner Kurt Huffman had hoped that a family-style Mexican restaurant would work well at the site, but said that it simply...
Readers respond: Hospitality’s post-pandemic hangover
In your article on taprooms attempting to rebuild their customer base, you fail to mention the biggest reason that people, post-COVID-19, are staying away from taprooms, restaurants and other venues like this, (“Portland taproom owners come together to dream up ideas amid a post-pandemic hangover,” Nov. 5). It is that the price of food and drink has risen significantly. While I applaud the efforts to raise the minimum wage high enough so that people on it don’t qualify for food assistance and other taxpayer-funded social programs, doing this has changed the nature of entertainment and reduced demand for it. There will be a fallout, and it is inevitable that some restaurants and taprooms will fail as the market shrinks. People would do well to remember that the vibrant food and drink entertainment scene that we had in years past was funded on the backs of countless low-paid food workers.
Discovering Clackamas: 4 American Traditional Dishes to Delight Your Palate
Welcome to this article where we explore four traditional American cuisines in Clackamas. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these dishes yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Skyline views and mushroom dessert: Our dinner at The Ritz-Carlton's 20th-floor restaurant, Bellpine
Downtown Portland's newest tower offers two new dining experiences: an enchanted forest-themed lobby bar and a signature restaurant.
Indulge in Canby: Uncovering the Top 3 Bakeries in Town
This article presents a tour of three remarkable bakeries situated in Canby. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? We welcome your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Echoes of the Past: Exploring the Ghost Towns of Corbett, Oregon
In the verdant heartland of Oregon, Corbett stands as a silent custodian of history, its ghost towns Latourell and Bridal Veil serving as gateways to a bygone era. Once animated by the bustling timber industry, these towns now lie in tranquil repose, their stories etched into the crumbling facades and deserted streets. Latourell, named after an early settler, and Bridal Veil, christened for the misty falls nearby, beckon history enthusiasts with their haunting beauty and whispers of a vibrant past.