The choice is so Portland. Not good or bad, never read any of his reviews. I would have had a shot if I was a funeral director or sneaker designer. I hope he does a good job. I would have.
Chris Onstad — best known to Portland readers as the creater of webcomic Achewood, author of an irreverent Achewood cookbook, and an amusing Twitterer— will take over the reviewing job in a few weeks.
Per the Mercury‘s official announcement/bio, Onstad’s writing has been published in Saveur, The New Yorker, and GQ, and readers familiar with his comics notice recurring food and drink themes (Onstad’s an avid cook). He also may or may not have a thing for testicles.