BORN in Brazil, reared in Washington D.C. and Thailand, former artist's model, archaeologist, cannery roe-puller, investigative reporter, and food-wine magazine editor. Still a Portland writer, editor, gardener, and diner-outer.

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10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
     Portland Bureau Chief, Northwest Stir (www.nwstir.com)
What I'm listening to:
     Never Never Land by Art Blakey, on Kyoto
What I'm reading:
     Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
What I've just seen:
     Bertolucci's 1900: Young Robert de Niro and Gerard Depardieu, buck-naked
What I believe in:
     "Energy is eternal delight."
What pisses me off:
     Greed, indifference, lack of curiosity.
What I really think of NFT:
     All for it!
The question I really wanted to answer was:
     Q: Have you ever eaten a geoduck?
    A: Still working up to it.
Further contact info:
     @ajabine on Twitter
What sanctifies me:

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ajabine's Reviews & Comments
Resale Therapy 1/18/2011
Sadly, Bonnie's has closed its doors.
Breakfast of Champions 8/21/2010
Latest news: Tasty N Sons reported will be open for dinner starting September 9, 2010. I anticipate good things!
Tasty n Sons 6/28/2010

ajabine's Radars Tasty n Sons
Breakfast of Champions
8/2/2010 Restaurants, All Portland — Some might say opening a breakfast/brunch restaurant is the mark of a lazy chef. The hours are less...

Movie Madness
Cinema Paradiso
7/27/2010 Shopping, All Portland — When the big-box movie rental chains finally bite the dust, Portland will still have Movie Madness,...

Resale Therapy
7/22/2010 , All Portland — Even when the wolf's at the proverbial door--sometimes especially when the wolf's at the proverbial...

Bipartisan Cafe
Politics and Pie
7/16/2010 Restaurants, All Portland — It's almost a zoning requirement that Portland cafés must offer perfectly brewed Stumptown coffee, W...

Alpine for You...
6/23/2010 Restaurants, All Portland — From Zefiro to Bluehour, Chef Chris Israel's local restaurant lineage is unimpeachable, so his new G...

Submitted Listings

¡Oba!  Dress up for this cheerfully chic Nuevo Latino dining room.
23 Hoyt Upscale dining for the Nob Hill elite.
3 Doors Down Its fans are legion but service can be overbearing.
50 Plates Eclectic, upscale Americana, from cheese steaks to clam chowder.
Academy Theater Cheap second-run films, beer, pizza, and babysitting!