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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


Bar Reviews
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

Taste on 23rd: Wine House


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The notion of a new wine shop and bar in the toniest, most made-over stretch of Nob Hill is worrisome. One imagines managers from Pottery Barn giggling incessantly over comically large glasses of    More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Funhouse Lounge: Tomfoolery Awaits


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A room full of clown paintings—from thoughtful oils to black velvets and a Christ-like Ronald McDonald—would be enough to give anyone nightmares. But the “clown room” at Funhouse Lounge (2   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Splash Bar: Spray-Tan Paradise


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Ah, the debaucheries of spring break—dancing on bar tops, ill-advised shots, regret-filled mornings. Now every day can be filled with the hedonistic joy of sophomore year in Cancun at Splash B   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Caps & Corks: Cap Off


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The prospect of a new bottle shop and pub in Northwest Portland got us excited. The Alphabet district desperately needs someplace like Saraveza, Bottles or BeerMongers—a chill spot with a well   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

The High Dive: Low Light


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There are three magic words printed in all-caps on a sidewalk sign for The High Dive (1406 SE 12th Ave., 384-2285) that should, in time, make it a favorite neighborhood watering hole: CART FOOD WE   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

The Conquistador: Spanish Fly


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Since it opened in December, The Conquistador (2045 SE Belmont St.) has been one of the most popular neighborhood spots in Southeast Portland. It’s a creation of Casey Maxwell, owner of the Mata   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 AARON SPENCER

The Box Social: Drink In A Box


Bar Reviews
A stuffed peacock roosts high on a shelf above the bar at The Box Social (3971 N Williams Ave., bxsocial.com). It’s a bold flash of décor for a bar, yet it doesn’t seem out of place in the in   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

TARDIS Room: Fish and Spaceships


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For those of you who don’t have BBC America, Doctor Who is a long-running TV show about a time-traveling alien. So if you fancy some sci-fi geekery and a chance to get off with some authentic fi   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 AARON SPENCER
 

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