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Gigantic Brewing: Giant’s Lair


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Unless you work at a powder-coating warehouse or metal fabricator, this industrial stretch of Southeast 26th Avenue is no destination. It’s a peculiar location for cheekily named Gigantic Brewin   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Free House: Victory Provisions


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Under the watchful eyes of Abraham Lincoln in two slightly creepy paintings on the walls of Free House (1325 NE Fremont St., 946-8161), a dozen or so drinkers maintain a vibe of laid-back camaraderi   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Velo Cult: Biker Bar


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I dunno, man, it’s hard to explain. If you ride, you get it. But if you’ve never shown up to work late and dripping, your teeth tingly from some potholed street, you won’t understand. For    More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Hutch on Holgate: Time Machine


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How did The Hutch on Holgate (4515 SE 41st Ave., 774-1822), a dim and dingy basement bar with a totem pole in the parking lot and carvings of pilgrims on the wall, come to be? Built as a house in    More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Uchu: Must Love Fish


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For a year, I lived with a guy named Scott. He had a somewhat alarming obsession with pet fish. Some months he’d fret about making rent, then come home with an African knife fish he bought off a   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Sasquatch Brewing Co.: Hair Balls


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Just like sightings of Bigfoot, brewpubs in Portland seem to pop up inexplicably in a new location every few months. Boasting a standard lineup of craft beers with silly names and overpriced pub g   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Broadway Cigar Co.: Smokin’ Wheels


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Thanks to the war on tobacco, it’s no harder to get a joint than a good stogie in this town. While so much of Portland’s diet is bacon-based, and food carts will soon be allowed to pour $2 wel   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hair of the Dog Tasting Room: Dog Don’t Hunt


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Until recently, getting Hair of the Dog’s barrel-aged brews straight from the breeder meant waiting in the rain by a loading dock. Hair of the Dog’s tasting room (61 SE Yamhill St., 232-6585,    More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Jam on Hawthorne: Deliriously Happy


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Sunday brunch lines at Jam on Hawthorne (2229 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 234-4790, jamonhawthorne.com) stretch a full block, but seats are plentiful at weekday happy hour. This is odd, because the bar of   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

New Portland Rose: Rose-Colored Glasses


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The great big sign atop St. Johns recourse New Portland Rose (8728 N Lombard St., 286-2815) promises Chinese food and “RESTAURAT,” but neither are available after dark—if you don’t know to   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 AARON MESH
 

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