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The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
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The companion cookbook to the hit show Portlandia by the Emmy-nominated stars and writers Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, with 50 delicious recipes for every food lover, freegan, organic farmer, and food truck diehard. Food plays a very special... (read more)

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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
Staff Pick
This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
by Peter Stark
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In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent. At... (read more)

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Loitering: New and Collected Essays
Loitering: New and Collected Essays
by Charles D'Ambrosio
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"D'Ambrosio hasn't published anything less than brilliant, but Loitering is remarkable even by his standards." Portland... (read more)

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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
Staff Pick
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in so long! Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town, this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines into your ear. They are that real. Brian Doyle breaks all the so-called "rules... (read more)

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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's Arturo the Aquaboy, who has... (read more)

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Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode
Staff Pick
Having once lived in Thailand, discovering Andy Ricker's Portland restaurant was a revelation. Pok Pok is the only Thai restaurant I've been to here that truly tastes (and smells, sounds, and feels) like Thailand. Now, with this part cookbook, part food... (read more)

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Above Portland
Above Portland
by Bruce Forster and Chet Orloff
Staff Pick
Finally, my fantasy of seeing Portland from the air is fulfilled! Not by riding in a traffic copter, as I'd imagined, but by turning the pages of this gorgeous book. Celebrated Oregon photographer Bruce Forster's low-level aerial photos (including a few... (read more)

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Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars
Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars
by Marisa McClellan
Publisher Comments
Seasonal Canning in Small Bites Marisa McClellan was an adult in a high-rise in Philadelphia when she rediscovered canning, and found herself under the preserving spell. She grew accustomed to working in large batches since most “vintage”... (read more)

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Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
by John Gorham and Liz Crain
Staff Pick
Gorham creates Spanish-style dishes with layered and complex flavors. Recipes are augmented with the personal history of their evolution in Gorham's kitchen, making Toro Bravo a bit like enjoying dining at the chef's table at this favorite Portland... (read more)

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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
by Chuck Palahniuk
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"Fugitives and Refugees is more than a book about the weird people and dark corners of Portland. Tucked surreptitiously between chapters are eleven 'postcards,' which, cobbled together, make up a sort of memoir of Palahniuk's years in his adopted city... (read more)

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Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
by Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Martha Holmberg
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Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building... (read more)

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The Plover
The Plover
by Brian Doyle
Staff Pick
The Plover is not exactly a sequel to Mink River — more of a companion piece — but fans of the latter will be thrilled to find out what happened to one of the most beloved characters. After sailing his little boat off the final pages of Mink... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
by Lidia Yuknavitch
Staff Pick
Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir, The Chronology of Water, is fierce and voluptuous. Intimate and expansive. Hard, hard stuff presented in gorgeous language. I picked it up on impulse, read the first line, and was crying before I reached the end of the opening... (read more)

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Of Walking in Rain
Of Walking in Rain
by Matt Love
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Nestucca Spit Press announces the release of Of Walking in Rain, by Matt Love, who calculates that 1.5 tons of rain have fallen on him during his 16 years living on the Oregon Coast. In October 2012, as the longest summer drought in recorded Oregon... (read more)

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The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition
The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition
by David Allen Sibley
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The Brothers K
The Brothers K
by David James Duncan
Staff Pick
As a Northwesterner (or recovering Southerner) and a baseball fanatic, I highly recommend The Brothers K. From laugh out loud funny to tear in your eye sad, this book does everything you hope a novel will. It's a love letter to everything that's great... (read more)

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A Simplified Map of the Real World
A Simplified Map of the Real World
by Stevan Allred
Staff Pick
Stevan Allred guides us through the devious pathways of the human heart in this debut collection of linked short stories set in the fictional town of Renata, Oregon. Acts of neighborly kindness rub elbows with acts of raw prejudice. A rejected son learns... (read more)

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The Free (P.S.)
The Free (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
Staff Pick
In The Free, the shattered dreams of a suicidal vet, a family man without a family, and a helper unable to help collide, and what is left is... hope, humanity, and a whole lot of heart! Vlautin's latest is soulful, uplifting, and, in the end, beautiful.... (read more)

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