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Gourmet kitchen

The gourmet recreation of classic deli cuisine, recently identified as a movement in the national media, has made an ambiguous appearance here in Portland in the form of Nosh Kitchen Bar.
Nosh satisfies with answers to many questions
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 23, 2010

The Big Hurt: What would Jesus download?

True, I may be the wrong guy to review the top tracks on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. I’m not religious, so songs about Jesus mean about as much to me as songs about Popeye.
Who charted? Billboard's Top Christian Songs edition
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 26, 2010

Allah people in the house

“Muslim hip-hop is not like Christian rock,” says Yusuf, the Merrimack Valley half of the Allah-inspired Boston-Lowell tag team Blak Madeen.
Blak Madeen stay true on Sacred Defense
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 13, 2009

David Bazan | Curse Your Branches

The "Christian music" tag is still a puzzling cross on David Bazan's back. Sure, he writes a lot about Christianity, but he mostly sticks to its failures in the face of depression, death, and doubt.
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By JAKE COHEN  |  August 28, 2009

Portland Music News: April 3, 2009

Make sure to swing by the White Heart April 3 to see THE LIN , who's part of the DIRT COALITION hip-hop collective and has released a five-song EP called Metal on Metal . What you might call post-hip-hop,
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 01, 2009

'Who Charted'

Having paid my dues by wading through the alt-rock and godawful-country charts, I've earned the right to tackle the steamy stuff.
Billboard's Hot Adult Top 40
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 24, 2009

Mod Night

Mod isn’t always mod. My mod isn’t necessarily your mod, or their mod.
Music seen at the White Heart, January 29, 2008
By TODD RICHARD  |  February 06, 2008

Decisions, decisions

Portland’s club scene is diverse enough to be almost confusing.
Where to go, what to do
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 30, 2008

Dance, Monkey: Gary Petersen

I’m predicting I’ll die as the villain in the remake of Wild Hogs .
We put a comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 29, 2008

MC Homeless

MC Homeless has a lot on his mind, and he was more than willing to share
Music seen at the White Heart, October 9, 2007
By TODD RICHARD  |  October 17, 2007

Comics for Christ

Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007


Readers' picks 2007: Arts and Entertainment

SPACE Gallery, Dock Fore, the White Heart, and more.
Best bar, best gallery, best jukebox, best happy hour, and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 27, 2007

Dead End Armory

Don’t you love it when an already solid band just gets better?
Music seen, February 17, at the White Heart
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 21, 2007


Purists often debate the definition of “DJ.”
At the White Heart, January 14
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  January 17, 2007

Local motives

As is tradition (well, four years old, anyway), I’ll sum up my wishes from last year before I get to wants for 2007.
Wishes for the year in local music
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 27, 2006

Esther’s Mixtape Collective

Congress Street was empty of people, and the White Heart had but a half-dozen patrons at 8:30 on Sunday. Perhaps these few were pondering the same question: who is Esther, and what’s up with this mixtape business?
At the White Heart Sunday November 5
By TODD RICHARD  |  November 08, 2006


Who is that girl?

Petra Haden is making a career out of covering the un-coverable.
Petra Haden, Museum of Fine Arts, October 25, 2006
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 26, 2006

Aging warnings

Each night smiles three times, the aged and jaded Madame Armfelt (Maggie Mark) tells her young granddaughter Fredrika (Hannah Forsley): first for the young, who know nothing; second for the fools, who know too little; and finally for the old, who know to
It's not just you who's getting old
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 20, 2006

Portland scene report: August 4, 2006

Longtime Portland music-scene staples John and Ally Althoff seemed to have a good multi-generational thing going with the White Heart.
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King of Kingpins

Kingpin Wrecking Crew are set to release their sophomore album and label debut, Abolition Strategy , so it’s worth writing about how they are and are not just like all the other bands in town.
The Wrecking Crew’s Abolition Strategy sounds like a winner
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 28, 2006
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Get ready for summer, punks

What has already been an active year on the local scene only ramps up for summer.
Releases from Pete Kilpatrick, Emilia Dahlin + Subject Bias are just the beginning
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 14, 2006

White Heart list photo 4/7/06


The White Heart has real style, good drinks, and a friendly atmosphere, but it's not exactly laid back.
Sweetness, sass, and spice at the newest spot on Congress
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 05, 2006

Wish list

For 2006, I’ve decided to reach for the stars, going with the old adage that if I come up short, I’ll likely still have the moon, or some clouds, or something.
Portland beat report: the year ahead
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 09, 2006