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Chizu: Jones Dreams of Chizu


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There are more than 90 dudes named Steve Jones in Portland. We know, because we checked. But we’re wondering if some of the Joneses might just be clones of Portland’s famous cheesemonger.    More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Charlie Horse Saloon: Bucks, Shot


Bar Reviews
Every age needs a metaphor. In Portland’s construction-craned Southeast, it’s apparently the Wild West frontier, from Double Barrel to the incoming Bit House to the brand-new Charlie Horse S   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

10 Barrel: Barreling Forward


Bar Reviews
I really wanted to hate 10 Barrel’s new Portland brewpub (1411 NW Flanders St., 541-585-1007, 10barrel.com). Last year, 10 Barrel Brewing, which was crafting some of my favorite off-the-shelf    More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 PARKER HALL

Donnie Vegas: Old, Not Dirty Vegas


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IMAGE: jenniferplitzko.coAlberta’s new Donnie Vegas (1203 NE Alberta St., donnie.vegas) isn’t the Vegas that stays in Vegas. It is the Vegas that endures in Sammy Davis Jr. films and faded m   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Groaning Board: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
The first thing you notice when entering the South Waterfront’s first and only gastropub, The Groaning Board (3500 SW River Parkway, 971-254-9785, thegroaningboardpdx.com), is how many light bul   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 PARKER HALL

Black Water: Hail Seitan


Bar Reviews
Vegan punk spots in Portland are like the Hydra. Cut the head off, and more will grow to take its place. Fast on the heels of Slabtown’s closure, punk-metal Black Water (835 NE Broadway, 546-1   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lake Theater & Cafe: O, Really


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Until recently, it was impossible to get a beer with your movie in Lake Oswego if you weren’t popping a bottle in your Titanic-themed man cave. Thank God, you can now show off your expensive taste   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 PARKER HALL

Untapped and Tap That: Tap Takeover


Bar Reviews
In 2013, when WW published its first Beer Guide, it was pretty easy to list the city’s serious beer bars. Even here in Beervana, each quadrant had only a few destinations with an ever-changi   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Liquor Store: House of Blue


Bar Reviews
There’s something bittersweet about a shiny new bar naming a drink after the previous occupant. In the case of the Blue Monk, doubly so. Formerly a jazz club, it ran into problems after hostin   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Likewise: Not Really Like Anything


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Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., likewise.website) is part bar, part performance art—a callback to the money-free, improvised ’90s, when Miranda July was still making origami out of Port   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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