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06.20.2014 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

A culinary shakeup on Downer Avenue

By Norman Ware
VIA Downer is closing after more than four years in business, the pizzeria announced today. The restaurant at 2625 N. Downer Ave. will close will close June 30 and will become the latest BelAir Cantina. According to a statement, the sale was prompted by one of VIA Downer's partners moving out of state. "We had a great run and love the community,” VIA's John Rossetto said in the statement. “Ou...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Art Review

Hotcakes Gallery may be preparing to shut down in a couple of months, but the work currently on the walls doesn’t suggest it. This show, at minimum, is great fun for the viewer, who is treated to superb illustration and sculpture at the hands of Portland artists Meredith Dittmar and Betsy Walton. It’s a well-conceived show, with a sense of unity between the two artists, culminating in a collaborative piece that combines Dittmar’s polymer clay figures with Walton’s stoic faces.