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Candlelight Humpin'

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As if on cue, a crowd of thirty- and fortysomethings surges into Portland's de-facto blues bar, the Candlelight Cafe, on Wednesday nights. It's ain't just for music--it's for booty."We're here, gettin ...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 KELLY CLARKE

McKaraoke at McFadden's

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With the overwhelming success of American Idol, a contest ripping off the Fox television program was inevitable.On a recent night at the Old Town meat market McFadden's, 10 singers--armed with a music ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Kim Colton

Bingo at the Brig

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It's nighttime, Easter Sunday. Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson--in their best Sonny and Cher impersonations--invade network television. You must get out of the house. But where to go on such a religio ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Kim Colton

Saddam Hussein walks into a bar....

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At the PSU-student-friendly bar the Jasmine Tree the other night, Saddam Hussein walked into the bar and onto the stage to do some stand-up comedy. "Baghdad's nice this time of year; reminds me of Mex ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Kim Colton

That's Entertainment

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Last week, we featured a monthly cartoon party that gets patrons out of bed (though maybe not entirely dressed) and drinking on a Sunday afternoon. It's not the only event in which communal TV-watchin ...   More
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 Kim Colton

Breakfast of Champions

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A young woman sits at eastside hotspot Holocene's bar on a recent Sunday. She's drinking coffee, shrouded by the natural light of a Sunday afternoon, and wearing--this is no joke--slippers and a terry ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Kim Colton

Hooters + Beaverton = Big Time

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You really wanna know why Portland's never gonna be a big city? Why New York, Los Angeles, even Maui will always rule, forcing Stumptown forever to remain a younger, dorkier sibling? The answer is Pla ...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Kim Colton

Opening the Vault

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Open less than a month, the Pearl District's newest addition to the nightscape arrives with an arsenal of pretty drinks. Welcome to the neighborhood, Vault Martini. How do you do?Occupying the space t ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 Kim Colton

Dakota's: The Place for Urban Cowboys

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What the hell are dancing cages doing in a cowboy bar, you ask? We'll get back to that later. For now, I'd say the more appropriate question is, what the hell is a real cowboy bar doing downtown? Afte ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Kim Colton

Crow Bar

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Scenesters, pool sharks, hangers-on--your new hangout has arrived. Less crusty than the now-dead Whatever Lounge and less pretentious than the "secret" nightclub Dunes, North Mississippi Avenue's Crow ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Kim Colton
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