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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Ned:

Finally, Some Good Beer News: Level Beer Is Expanding to Multnomah Village

It's been a bleak time in the Portland beer scene, but today Brewpublic reported a bit of good news for lovers of Portland craft beer. Level Beer, the charming brewpub located in the Argay neighborhood in deep Northeast Portland, is opening a second location in Southwest Portland. The Multnomah Village space was formerly home to O'Connor's, a long-standing neighborhood restaurant, bar, and live… → Read More

The Portland Location of the Rock Bottom Brewpub Chain Is Closed

Another Portland brewpub, sort of, has closed its doors, following last week's announcement that Lompoc Brewing would be closing this week. The Portland outpost of the Denver chain brewpub Rock Bottom closed on Sunday, as first reported by Jeff Alworth on his Beervana blog and subsequently reported by the Oregonian today. There are no further details into the closure at this time, although the… → Read More

Lompoc Brewing Is Closing

Lompoc Brewing, one of the city's OG brewpubs, is saying goodbye. A press release was sent out today that detailed the upcoming closure, which will happen next week on Tuesday, October 23. The Lompoc's two pubs—5th Quadrant and Sidebar, both located on North Williams—will shut their doors, as well as the brewery itself. An affiliated pub, Oaks Bottom Public House, will remain in business as an… → Read More

Modern Love's Sketches of Romance Are Mostly Beige and Boring

This is a busy weekend for television and streaming: In addition to the fascinating and very worthwhile Watchmen, which debuts on HBO this Sunday, Netflix is dropping the Paul Rudd/Paul Rudd comedy Living with Yourself today, while Hulu’s releasing Looking for Alaska, a miniseries based on the John Green novel that’s accruing good buzz (I haven’t seen it). But Amazon Prime refuses to be left out… → Read More

Living with Yourself Is a Double Stuf Oreo Where Paul Rudd Is the Crème

Paul Rudd started trending on Twitter today, which seemed to alarm a lot of people, who weren’t sure why the actor would be in the news unexpectedly. Don’t worry, everybody! Paul Rudd is not dead! He’s not in trouble! He simply has a new Netflix show premiering tomorrow! It’s called Living with Yourself and it’s totally okay! Rudd’s trending on Twitter specifically seems to be the result of a… → Read More

HBO's Watchmen TV Show Has the Volatility of Kerosene

How you react HBO’s Watchmen will likely depend on what type of TV viewer you are. Are you looking for a cozy Sunday night diversion, with a straightforward plot and clearly demarcated character motivations? Watchmen will leave you cold. But if you’re the type of person to spend your lunch break seeking out episode recaps and scrolling through message boards for the latest wild fan theory,… → Read More

El Camino: Netflix’s Breaking Bad Movie Is Completely Unnecessary and Entirely Wonderful

Breaking Bad gave Jesse Pinkman the perfect ending. So what’s the point of El Camino, a new Netflix movie that picks up Jesse’s story where the show left off? The point’s not so much to tie up any loose ends, but for Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan—who wrote and directed El Camino—to simply pay a visit to the world he and the Breaking Bad team so carefully constructed over that… → Read More

TV Review: Godfather of Harlem Is a 1960s Harlem Crime Epic That's Not Quite as Good as It Sounds

The outside signifiers all point to Epix’s Godfather of Harlem being something exceptional: It stars the excellent Forest Whitaker as “Bumpy” Johnson, a real-life Harlem crime boss who rubbed shoulders with Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Mary Wells, and Muhammad Ali. The cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio as Johnson’s rival, a vicious Italian mob boss; Giancarlo Esposito as the smooth-talking… → Read More

3 Doors Down Café Is Changing Ownership

The owners of Hawthorne district eatery 3 Doors Down Café and Lounge—located on Southeast 37th, just north of Hawthorne—are selling off the restaurant. Kathy Bergin and Dave Marth, who have operated 3 Doors Down for more than 25 years, have sold the business to Michael Galloway and Jeff Saulsbury. Per a press release: No major changes are anticipated and the menu will still include staples like… → Read More

TV Review: On Becoming a God in Central Florida Has Great Elements But Plateaus Too Soon

There are a lot of things to like in On Becoming a God in Central Florida, although I doubt any two people are going to like exactly the same things about it. In its best moments, On Becoming a God hits upon a worthy blend of comedy, humanism, and bug-nuts surreality that’s unlike anything else on TV. Unfortunately, it also has qualities that are like a lot of things on TV—namely, that it burns… → Read More

TV News: The Crown Returns, a Teensy Glimpse of Apple TV+, and More

Biggest news first—Netflix has finally announced when The Crown is coming back: November 17, nearly two full years after season two. (Unusually for Netflix, this is a Sunday, not a Friday, the day of the week they typically unload new content so as to make for easy weekend binging.) The third season of the sumptuous, elegant drama, which follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II, features new… → Read More

You'll Never Look at Monster Energy Drink the Same After Watching This Viral Twitter Video

Well THIS is bonkers.... My brain is broken— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 8, 2019 This woman, while clearly ga-ga for Jesus, has a real knack for knitting together conspiracy theories. I wonder if she's ever thought about writing airport mystery novels; she's at least be better than Dan Brown.... → Read More

The Upcoming Love, Antosha Remembers Actor Anton Yelchin—Plus, a Small Yelchin Retrospective

Director Garret Price's heartfelt documentary explores the extraordinary life and death of Anton Yelchin, the actor who died at age 27 when his Jeep Grand Cherokee—a model that had been recalled—crushed him against his front gate. The son of Soviet figure skaters who defected to the US, Yelchin began as a successful child actor before appearing in dozens of independent movies (including the… → Read More

Demarco’s Will Soon Be Selling Fantastic Italian Sandwiches from a Food Cart Next to Kim Jong Grillin’

Demarco’s Sandwiches, a new food cart serving note-perfect Italian American sandwiches, has been testing the waters this week on Southeast Division, right next to Kim Jong Grillin’ (4606 SE Division). Reuben Demarco (the cart’s namesake) and Kim Jong Grillin’s Han Hwang are trying out the sandwiches on a limited schedule, which included yesterday and today. They hope to be fully open for… → Read More

Comics Store Books with Pictures Has Opened Its New Location

Tippy says: Now Open!! #lcs #ncbd #NewComicBookDay @unbeatablesg— BookswithPictures📚 (@bookswpictures) June 26, 2019 Books with Pictures, the comics store with a mission of carrying all-inclusive fare, has opened the doors of its new location at 1401 SE Division, the former home of Longfellow’s Books. The building is a distinctive landmark along Southeast Division,… → Read More

Cinetopia's Three Portland-Area Theaters Are Being Taken Over by AMC Theatres

A short Facebook post today, from the Cinetopia movie theater chain, answered some recent questions about the future of the Portland-area company. The post simply says, "Cinetopia is now part of the AMC family. This Facebook page will shut down soon." Earlier this week, we reported on the closure of all three Portland-area Cinetopia theaters. (A fourth Cinetopia, located in Kansas City, has also… → Read More

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 7: Alela Diane

Pickathon is less than three months away, which means summer is well and truly just around the corner. To help you stave off your unbearable anticipation, here's another video from our Pickathon Starlight Series, in which we showcase some of the great performances from last year's Pickathon that took place on the intimate Starlight Stage during the wee hours of the Portland-area festival.… → Read More

The New Billy Ray Cyrus Video Officially Makes Weed Uncool

It’s official. On May 10, 2019, weed became definitively uncool. While weed—AKA cannabis, AKA dope, AKA grass, AKA trees, AKA one of a million other nicknames—has steadily marched toward the mainstream since states began legalizing it this decade, its instant transition from “cool” to “uncool” status comes as something of a surprise. How did weed become uncool seemingly overnight? The answer… → Read More

Assembly Brewing Has Detroit-Style Pizza, Session-Style Beers, and Absolutely No Kids

The new Foster brewpub boasts a great space with exposed Douglas Fir beams. → Read More

Tonic Lounge Is Closing at the End of the Summer

Tonic Lounge made a sad announcement yesterday afternoon: The Northeast Sandy Boulevard music venue—which has been through several incarnations and currently specializes in dark and heavy music—said it will be closing at the beginning of September. In a Facebook post, the owners of the venue break the news:Tonic Lounge will be closing permanently after August this year. A year ago the building… → Read More