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Beech Street Parlor: House Music

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In the foyer of the gorgeously restored 1906 Portland foursquare home that is now Beech Street Parlor (412 NE Beech St.), about where you’d expect a coat rack, is a polished hardwood podium for tw   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 AARON MESH

Schmizza Pub & Grub: Young Man’s Game

Bar Reviews
The pizza pub is really a college-town thing. It takes a teen-to-twentysomething’s barbed-wire stomach lining to process a large, greasy “Schmeatza” pie and gulp down enough happy-hour dollar   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Northwest Public House: House Of Brews

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Summer is patio season, and if you’re in the no-porch-at-home camp like I am, you’re in total outdoor seating-hunting mode about now. That’s where Northwest Public House (2327 NW Kearney St.,    More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Bazi Bierbrasserie: Cheap Flight

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Apparently, in Belgium, bar food is both delicious and served at ridiculously low prices. Can’t afford a plane ticket? No worries. Portland’s own Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave., 234-8888,   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 REED JACKSON

Bike Bar: If You Brew It, They Will Ride

Bar Reviews
Hopworks Urban Brewery’s new BikeBar (3947 N Williams St., 287-6258), aptly located along one of NoPo’s main bicycle arteries, is less a bar and more a museum of bikes and brew. A rainbow of bic   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Cheese Bar: Dairy King

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Cheese Bar (6031 SE Belmont St., 222-6014, cheese-bar.com) is only subordinately a deli; as the name implies, it’s primarily a bar that sells cheese—250 different kinds, in fact. But the food al   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 AARON MESH

Kenton Station: Naked and Famous

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Kenton Station (8303 N Denver, kentonstationportland.com) is an unassuming neighborhood bar built inside a piece of Portland history. In 1909, a meat-packing company built the Kenton Hotel at what's   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Central: Douche-Free Drinking

Bar Reviews
Central (220 SW Ankeny St.) is at least complicit in its own hot-button status, having declared itself a bastion of gentility in the Barmuda Triangle and remained anonymous behind a black curtain a   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 AARON MESH

Brix Tavern: Daybreakers

Bar Reviews
Drinking on the patio at Brix Tavern (1338 NW Hoyt St., 943-5995, brixtavern.com) might just be the closest I ever come to patronizing an ultra lounge. Inside its walls, the oversized club and restaurant features a VIP area, game room (complete with a Captain Morgan foosball table) and a fancy-pants restaurant dining   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

The Trap: Bait And Switch

Bar Reviews
The quest for authenticity is often a well without bottom, but if there were a bottom, The Trap (3805 SE 52nd Ave., 777-6009) wouldn’t be far from it. This is a serious dart bar, its four spot-lit    More
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

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