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This Week
September 2nd, 2015 12:01 am WW Culture Staff | Food Reviews & Stories
 

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week

noblerotIMAGE: Nobel Rot Facebook
The best bar in Portland changes pretty much every night, depending on who shows up, what beers get tapped and who controls the speakers.

Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now. For a comprehensive list of favorites, check out our Bar Guide.

Where to drink this week.


1.
Noble Rot

1111 E Burnside St., 233-1999, noblerotpdx.com

Noble Rot may be best known for its rare eastside rooftop view and its signature flight of funky Sauternes dessert wine, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find the throaty sweetness of a 1983 Toro Albala Don PX sherry. Take advantage.


2. The 19th Hole

Our best mini-golfer on the greens at The 19th Hole
IMAGE: WW Staff

Southwest 15th Avenue and Yamhill Street, hoteldeluxeportland.com

Nothing says summer quite like mini golf, cheap beer and blisteringly hot parking lots. Mini golf is $6 per person per nine-hole round, but hanging out is free, and they’ve got $5 cans of Grapefruit Sculpin and Vortex IPA.


3. Analog Cafe

IMAGE: Christopher Onstott

720 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-7439, analogpdx.com.

After mild contention, the great demonstration of freedom that is Marijuana Mondays will survive OLCC scrutiny with bud giveaways through October.


4. Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse

IMAGE: Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse Facebook

1517 NE Brazee St., 971-266-8392, oregonhophouse.com

Hophouse co-founder Leah Lockwood has bought out her business partners in the two Hophouses—including her husband, Phillip—and will assume sole management of both bars. No changes to the kitchen staff are planned, but Lockwood says to expect more ciders and healthy food options. 


5. Trifecta

Trifecta
IMAGE: Leah Nash

726 SE 6th Ave., 841-6675, trifectapdx.com.

Trifecta is a great restaurant, but in some ways it’s an even better bar, sporting one of the most inviting rooms in Portland, and a kick-ass drink list that includes a Gibson with oregano-brined pearl onions and obscure Spanish gin.




Previous Buzz lists: 

Aug. 26: 1. The 19th Hole 2. Analog Cafe 3. Bit House Saloon 4. Trifecta 5. Splash Bar & Brewing

Aug. 19: 1. Analog Cafe 2. Trifecta 3. Bit House Saloon 4. Shift Drinks 5. Belmont Station 

Aug. 12: 1. Analog Cafe 2. Shift Drinks 3. The Fields 4. Belmont Station 5. Montavilla Brew Works

July 29: 1. The Upper Lip 2. Shift Drinks 3. Culmination Brewing 4. Panic Room 5. Altabira

July 22: 1. Loyal Legion 2. Culmination Brewing 3. Shift Drinks 4. Altabira 5. Dusk Til Dawn: Casa Diablo II

July 15: 1. Shift Drinks 2. Reverend Nat’s 3. Sandy Hut 4. Momo’s 5. No Fun 

June 17: 1. Culmination Brewing 2. Portland Cider House 3. Sandy Hut 4. Momo’s 5. No Fun 

June 10: 1. Shift Drinks 2. Sandy Hut 3. Momo’s 4. No Fun 5. Killingsworth Dynasty 

June 3: 1. Sandy Hut 2. Shift Drinks 3. Solae’s Lounge 4. No Fun 5. Killingsworth Dynasty

May 27: 1. Solae’s Lounge 2. Killingsworth Dynasty 3. Sandy Hut 4. Portland Cider House 5. Brooklyn Park Pub

May 6: 1. N.W.I.P.A. 2. Stammtisch 3. The Liquor Store 4. Brooklyn Park Pub 5. Black Water
April 29: 1. Stammtisch 2. The Liquor Store 3. Likewise 4. Coopers Hall 5. Habesha Lounge

April 7: 1. Charlie Horse Saloon 2. The Standard 3. Black Water 4. Lompoc Tavern 5. The Liquor Store

Mar. 4: 1. Upright Brewing 2. Sasquatch Brewing 3. The Liquor Store 4. Prettyman’s General 5. Plew’s Brews

Feb. 18: 1. St. Honoré 2. Plew’s Brews 3. Loowit 4. Prettyman’s General 5. Savoy Tavern

Feb. 11: 1. Plew’s Brews 2. Prettyman’s General 3. The Liquor Store 4. Savoy Tavern 5. Bar Maven

Feb. 4: 1. Habesha Lounge 2. Bar Maven 3. Bazi Bierbrasserie 4. Sandy Hut 5. Wilder Bar Cafe

Jan. 21 1. Bazi Bierbrasserie 2. Sandy Hut 3. Wilder Bar Cafe 4. McMenamins Edgefield 5. Loowit

Jan. 13: 1. McMenamins Edgefield 2. Wilder Bar Cafe 3Habesha 4. Loowit 5. Brannon’s

Jan. 6: 1. Wilder Bar Cafe 2. Loowit 3. Habesha 4. Savoy Tavern 5. The Knock Back

Dec. 31: Habesha 2. BTU Brasserie 3. Savoy Tavern 4. Civic Taproom 5. The Knock Back

Dec: 24: 1. BTU Brasserie 2. Savoy Tavern 3. Civic Taproom 4. The Knock Back 5. Lucky Horseshoe Lounge

Dec. 17: 1. Savoy Tavern 2. BTU Brasserie 3. The Knock Back 4. Lucky Horseshoe Lounge 5. Big Trouble

Dec. 10: 1. The Knock Back 2. The Big Legrowlski 3. Lucky Horseshoe Lounge 4. The Ranger Station 5. Prettyman’s General

Dec. 3 1. Pips & Bounce 2. Lucky Horseshoe Lounge 3. Bar Bar 4. The Big Legrowlski 5. Prettyman's General

Nov. 26: 1. The Knock Back 2. Lucky Horseshoe Lounge 3. Bar Bar 4. The Big Legrowlski 5. Prettyman’s General

Nov. 19: 1. Lucky Horseshoe Lounge 2. Bar Bar 3. The Big Legrowlski 4. The Pines 5. Prettyman’s General

Nov: 5: 1. The Pines 2. The Big Legrowlski 3. Bar Bar 4. Prettyman’s General 5. There Be Monsters

Oct. 29 1. Slabtown 2. The Big Legrowlski 3. Prettyman’s General 4. There Be Monsters 5. Scoreboard

Oct. 15 1. Prettyman’s General 2. Barlow 3. The Big Legrowlski 4. St. Jack 5. There Be Monsters

Oct. 8 1. BTU Brasserie 2. Prettyman's General 3. Barlow 4. St. Jack 5. Mad Sons

Sept. 24: 1. BTU Brasserie 2. The Conquistador 3. Mi Mero Mole (Chinatown) 4. Paymaster Lounge 5. Mad Sons

Sept. 17: 1. Prettyman’s General 2. Mi Mero Mole (Chinatown) 3. Paymaster Lounge 4. Mad Sons 5. Higgins Bar

Sept. 10 1. St. Jack 2. Hopworks Urban Brewery 3. TeSoAria 4. Paymaster Lounge 5. Mad Sons

Sept. 3: 1. Scout Beer Garden 2. TeSoAria 3. Paymaster Lounge 4. Mad Sons 5. Stein Haus

Aug. 27 1. Rum Club 2. Scout Beer Garden 3. Paymaster Lounge 4. Paddy’s Bar & Grill 5. Growler Guys

Aug. 20 1. Paymaster Lounge 2. Mad Sons Pub 3. Growler Guys 4. Scout Beer Garden 5. Rum Club

Aug. 13: 1. Paymaster Lounge 2. Spin Laundry Lounge 3. Growler Guys 4. Scout Beer Garden 5. Victory Bar

Aug. 6: 1. Scout Beer Garden 2. The Hop & Vine 2. Spin Laundry Lounge 3. George's Corner Bar 4. White Owl 5. Lompoc Tavern

Jul. 30: 1. The Hop & Vine 2. Cooper's Hall 3. George's Corner Bar 4. White Owl 5. Lompoc Tavern

 
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