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Drop-In Session: Tom Grant

Portland’s piano legend, Tom Grant, joined PRP’s Rebecca Webb and Michele Van Kleef in the studio for a drop-in session to share his new cd, Sipping Beauty. It’s Grant’s second album targeting the New Age market, but his 29th … Continue Reading

Is Wilsonville Author the Next J.K. Rowling?

He’s heard comparisons to author J.K. Rowling, and Wilsonville author C.W. Trisef agrees his books share magical elements with the “Harry Potter” stories. But Trisef’s “Oracle” series distinguishes itself by combining fantasy with real-life mysteries, geography and history.

In book … Continue Reading

Nov. 5, the Morning After : Election 2014

Why did Oregon voters approve pot, but not GMO labels? Why no scholarship fund for Oregon students, nor driver cards for undocumented immigrants? Journalist Jacob Lewin offers these observations on Election 2014:

“In opting to legalize marijuana, Oregonians were probably … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday, November 4, Steak Frites PDX

Using your fingers to eat steak may not seem the proper choice. At the Steak Frites PDX food cart it is not only the proper choice, it is the best choice. Located at Pod 28, SE 28th and Ankeny, eating … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday, Oct 28, Neue Southern PDX

The idea of ordering quail for dinner conjures images of linen table clothes, fancy silverware, expensive wine, snooty maître d’s, and a service bill large enough to erase the national debt of any one of several developing countries.

Well, things … Continue Reading

Portable Man: Del Goldfarb

The opposite of a material man, Del Goldfarb is a portable man. “If you’re not too attached to material things, you’re more portable. It helps you to travel.”

Goldfarb’s song, “Portable Man,” got its name when his then … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday, Oct 21, Gaufre Gourmet

You know you’re serious about makin’ waffles when you import your pearlized sugar all the way from Belgium. That, and you’ve got a waffle press that weighs a hundred pounds.

This is the kind of dedication and attention to detail Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday, Oct 14, kim Jong Grillin’

The phoenix of Portland food carts? Ask Han, of kim Jong Grillin’ (yes, with a lower-case “k.”) His food cart destroyed by fire, Han Ly Hwang and kim Jong Grillin’ rose from the ashes to once again produce their legendary, … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday, Oct 7, NW Ciderfest

Smashed apples make an intoxicating elixir. Ciders are fast becoming one of the preferred beverages of the discriminating fruit-based drink aficionado.

The NW Ciderfest will celebrate cider, and those who create cider, at a family-friendly event on October 11, 2014.… Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday, Sep 30, Caspian Kabob

It is the journey and not the destination that does the most to define us. Iran to New York to the Rose City is the journey that Victor Darchini took while following the love of his life.

In 2013 Victor … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday Podcast: Angry Unicorn

It’s nearly impossible not to notice the shade of green paint covering the Angry Unicorn food cart. The color is distinct, and so is the food: not your usual burgers and sides.

Angry Unicorn Artwork

Angry Unicorn proprietor John Kiphart brings us The … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Karel Vitek of Tabor

“I did not want to be buried, and I smelled opportunity,” said Karel Vitek, owner of the food cart “Tabor,” when asked why he left what was then Czechoslovakia to emigrate to the United States. After time in New York … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday Podcasts: August-Sept., 2014

The month of August 2014 was a very busy one for Tasty Tuesday. Rebecca Webb was happily occupied with her daughter’s wedding while Steven Shomler and Ken Wilson covered the on-air duties of the show. Consequently we’ve developed a back-log … Continue Reading