You like it hot? You like it Sichuan ? This is the place for you!
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On a daring visit about a week ago, we had to try the latest and greatest in Asian food. Friends had recommended it, so why not? My brother from Florida, my world-globetrotting mom, and my up-for-anything S.O. journeyed out to far SE Powell for culinary daring-doo.
This is NOT General Pao’s chicken in cornstarch sauce. This is apparently straight-up vocanic Sichuan cooking. Our table of 4 ordered the Seafood pancake, green beans, plain rice, beef with broccolli , and the plain asian vegetables.
The seafood pancake was delightful. Chock full of briny squid, shrimp and other flavors, and served with a spicy (but not overwhelming ) peppers in oil dipping sauce.
The green beans were smothered in easily avoided red chile peppers. They had a delightful salty clean flavor, balanced with a mouth numbing peppercorn. (I later found in this yelp review, it’s called “huajiao”).
The Beef and Brocolli was listed as “on the safe side” on the menu. Being vegetarian, I tried the broccolli only. Nice, garlicky and bland!
If I had do-overs, I’d take my mother and brother to a ‘safer’ Asian joint, like Om Seafood or Powell Seafood, both also on SE Powell. This is not so great for non-meat eaters, but glad I tried it!
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The IPRC offers access to workspace and tools to aid in the production and distribution of zines and hand-bound books. This includes computer workstations for writing, graphic design & desktop publishing, and high-speed internet access for research and networking purposes; two copiers, four table-top letterpresses, three Gocco printers, and a mimeograph; and various other tools for creating, binding, and assembling publications.
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Special merchant samples and more sale Feb 1 2009
Sweet! Bargain Hunting 101
Next Sale: February 1st, 2009 12-6 pm
at the Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside, PDX 97209
From the web site:
Bargain hunting is an opportunity for shoppers to find rare, one-of-a-kind, samples and limited run clothing, furnishings and more. Shoppers can expect to see apparel, art supplies, home and garden furnishings, local designs, unique fashions, premium denim, handmade hats, and other fabulous accessories all at discount and clearance prices.
The downside is of course many local merchants are strapped and some smaller businesses are closing down. So remember to shop local!
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Someday Lounge offers
SOMEDAY INCUBATOR —8pm, FREE! at the door which i believe is your 5-10 minutes of performance in front of a captive audience. Once a month, looks like. See http://www.somedaylounge.com/
A long running monthly showcase of dance, monologue, storytelling, clown performace, roller skating, hula-hoop dancing, you name it! You can be a part of it. Monthly. Full houses, to boot! To watch, get there by house opening at 8:30 to get a seat.