Friday, July 27, 2007

Best of Portland!

From the Willamette Week:

Best Way to Channel Your Inner Fourth-Grader

There's only one way to get over the lingering embarrassment of misspelling "tentacle" in front of 100 people in your elementary-school gym: a rematch. Sure, maybe 20 years have passed, and the bespectacled twerp that outspelled you has long since moved to the Midwest. That matters little to the folks at Mississippi Pizza Pub (3552 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3231), who have been hosting a surprisingly punctilious ("P-u-n-c...can I have the language of origin, please?"), albeit microbrew-muddled, Portland Spelling Bee every Monday night at 7 pm. Be forewarned, however: The injustice of failure stings just as much now as it did then.

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