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Savoy Tavern: Bar Review

In, Out, In

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Things are changing fast at Savoy Tavern (2500 SE Clinton St., 808-9999, savoypdx.com). Broder proprietor Peter Bro’s “Midwestern-inspired American food” tavern on Clinton Corner was never   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Habesha Lounge: Say Wat

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Habesha Lounge (801 NE Broadway, 284-4299) is either a party on top of an Ethiopian restaurant, or it’s a bar that stumbled into a patio party. Loosely open Tuesdays through Saturdays, it mo   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Maven and FoPo Tavern: Bar Review

Bar Reviews
Given most passersby are flying at 40 mph, it takes some time for a new bar to build a crowd in Foster-Powell. At least that’s the word at Bar Maven (6219 SE Foster Road, 384-2079, barmaven-pd   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Brannon’s: Beaver Bran

Beaver Bran

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Is it time to get my oil changed? This is all I can think about while sitting at Brannon’s (3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, 567-8003, brannonsbrewery.com), Beaverton’s newest brewpub. The    More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Rams Head: Tempest in a Martini Glass

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Mike and Brian McMenamin seem steadfast in their belief that if a thing should be done, it should be done a lot. Their Edgefield distillery built up to 9- and 13-year brandies before becoming on   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Gracie’s at Hotel deLuxe: Merry Christmas

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Maybe it’s childhood church services, or maybe it’s just memories cribbed from movies, but there’s something reassuring about being in a large, ornate room during the holidays. A space that    More

Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop: Bar Review

Tater Toss

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Teaming craft beer with fancy french fries makes a lot of sense. So far, the smartest move made by the owners of the young Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop (621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com) is    More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Big Trouble: Little Chinatown

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Why give Old Town caviar when spicy chicken fingers will do? Easy Company, the space’s former ChefStable bar, had heady ambitions for the old Ping restaurant space, slinging fancy cocktails, c   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pips & Bounce: Bar Review

Bounce to This

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Kickstarter users have backed some weird things. Though it’s several steps closer to normal than, say, a $50,000 potato salad or a Zach Braff movie, Pips & Bounce (833 SE Belmont St., 928-   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

The Ranger Station: Park Life

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If you somehow woke up inside The Ranger Station (4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 894-8455, rangerstationpdx.com), it would be easy to believe you were actually inside a ranger station. The tiny and ru   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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