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Vie de Boheme Winery: We Raise Our Glass, You Bet Your Ass


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When Bacchus closes a brewpub, he opens a wine bar. In the sunken space that once housed Roots Organic Brewing, Vie de Boheme Winery (1530 SE 7th Ave., 360-1233, viedebohemepdx.com) continues serving   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 AARON MESH

The Lovecraft: Every Day Is Like Sunday


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“I’ll buy a free drink for anyone who sings an Erasure song!” yells the bartender, her face hidden behind dry ice and a series of red and green laser lights straight out of a televised Muse Christmas special. Welcome to Sunday-night karaoke at The Lovecraft (421 SE Grand Ave.   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Guild Public House: Pub Financing


Bar Reviews
Having failed spectacularly as a publicly financed City Council candidate in 2010, Jesse Cornett has turned to a second affiliation as a publican—like Bud Clark, if Bud Clark never won anything.    More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 AARON MESH

Drink And Think: Coalition Brewing


Bar Reviews
Doesn’t it seem like all the new bars in Portland are fighting to out-boring each other? We’ve traded building elaborate booze cathedrals for yawn-inducing booze monasteries. Which is fine when    More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Burnside Brewing Company: Little Big Bar


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 It’s hard to get past the logo for the Burnside Brewing Company (701 E Burnside St., burnsidebrewco.com):    More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

How The West Was Drunk


Bar Reviews
The hook for the Landmark Saloon (4847 SE Division St., 894-8132, thelandmarksaloon.com), a newish country-twanged watering hole on Southeast Division, is the soundtrack—owners and local musicia ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Red Hot & Rolling


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If you live in Southeast, there aren’t many options for watching Blazers games. And while a sports-minded bar like Blitz is nice, the noise and douchebag factor often make me wish I had just sta ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Revenge Of The Nerds


Bar Reviews
Along with Southeast Belmont’s Hall of Records, Record Room (8 NE Killingsworth St., recordroompdx.com) represents Portland’s latest attempt to combine every last activity young people enj ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Keeping Portland Awkward


Bar Reviews
For years, the Egyptian Room enjoyed consistent patronage from Portland’s lesbian community. But as is the case for any business catering to a single demographic, times are tough. Thus, under th ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 KEVIN DAVIS

Eastbound And Down


Bar Reviews
When the “China” part of Chinatown was shanghaied to 82nd Avenue, Portland’s downtown risked losing the marvelously seedy, dimly lit Chinese bars that were hubs for sailors, scoundre ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
 

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