May 21st, 2008 Amy Mccullough | Food Reviews & Stories
 

Drink 2008

     
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As many a downstairs musical guest has observed, the Doug Fir’s pseudo-rustic décor recalls that most weird of Northwestern soap operas, Twin Peaks—see the log cabin motif, duck wallpaper, bar-overseeing glass buck head and antlers aplenty if you’ve any doubts. The mirror-lined upstairs bathrooms can make the path to drunken elimination challenging, but they certainly drive the slicker-than-slick fashionista vibe home. Grab a notorious Fir Burger (a 7-ounce beef, chicken, buffalo or veggie patty topped with fancy cheese and served with fries, $9) from the restaurant’s more high-end menu, or choose comfort food from the bar: Items like tomato soup with grated Parm and croutons ($6) and garlic mashers with gravy ($3) become $2.50 during happy hour (3-6 pm). Just there to drink? Marvel at the hot stones afire in the bamboo-adorned patio while sipping on a fresh-muddled blackberry cosmo ($7.50) or iced cowboy coffee (Stumptown brew with Kahlúa, Tuaca, Frangelico and whipped cream, $7). Of course, the classic $2 PBR is also available—for those still clinging to their trucker hats.
Perfect Patron: Good-looking, well-to-do socialites with a penchant for buzz bands, wildlife and anything involving liquor and Red Bull. (AGM)
HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM DAILY: $2.50 ENTREES, $3 WELL DRINKS.
DJS, LIVE MUSIC, OUTDOOR SEATING/SMOKING LOUNGE.

 
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