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Bar Review: The Peddler and Pen


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ALEXANDER POPE HOUSE: Some would question the wisdom of theming a bar after people ruined by drink. In a quaint side-street house in Nob Hill, new bar The Peddler and Pen (2327 NW   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Lightning Will


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IF THE BLITZ DON’T KILL YOU: The name of Lightning Will (305 NW 21st Ave., 327-8203, lightningwill.com) is the most layered joke in Portland bars. In a location once home to the 21st Avenue outpost    More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Splash Bar & Brewing


Bar Reviews
DOLLAR BEERS: Once, seven strangers were picked to live in a house in Portland to find out what happened when people stopped being nice and started being real. Mostly, they hung out at Splash Bar, whe   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bit House Saloon, Reviewed


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PONY PARTY: On opening night at the Bit House Saloon (727 SE Grand Ave., 729-9929), the liquor shelves fell. Thousands of dollars of rare Japanese whiskey—bottles that bar manager Jesse Card worked    More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Analog Cafe & Theater


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CHRONIC CASE OF THE MONDAYS: Analog Cafe & Theater (720 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-7439, analogpdx.com) has long been an afterthought in lower Hawthorne’s utilitarian zone. But for a certain    More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 JAY HORTON

Bar Review: Loyal Legion


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BACK IN BLUE: Kurt Huffman’s 99-Oregon-tap beer hall had quite an opening week. Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave, 235-8272, loyallegionpdx.com) had a line down the block when it first cracked the doors    More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Terminally Intoxicated

A bar crawl of PDX airport pubs.


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If you’re flying into Salt Lake City, get a drink first. It’s tough to get a decent cocktail given the tyrannical pouring contraptions affixed to every bottle of liquor in Utah,    More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR, LIZZY ACKER

Bar Review: Fortune Bar


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MUSICAL CHAIRS: First there was Ping, and it was good. But after the Pok Pok spinoff closed to “expand” at the end of 2012, it instead went dark for good, finally reviving in April 2014 as Ea   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Altabira


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THE WINDOW SHUTS: The inner eastside sure is fancy these days. No longer do visitors want to stay in a humble Red Lion (actual marketing slogan: “Affordable Hotels”) and drink at a faux-upscale ba   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dusk ’Til Dawn: Casa Diablo II, Bar Review

Seitan in Sellwood


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There is no menu at Portland’s newest vegan strip club. Sure, you can get animal-free nachos or cleaned-up Sloppy Joe's, but you’ll have to get your dining options read out loud b   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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