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Hey, Good Lookin’


Bar Reviews
Now that Portland’s on the short list of cool American cities, we’re fast becoming a target for chain businesses of a trendier stripe. So while Beauty Bar (111 SW Ash St., 224-0773, beauty ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Shuffle On


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Everybody has a weakness. Let’s say yours is shuffleboard. You need to play shuffleboard like other people need to have a nightcap, or masturbate. There are plenty of bars where you can relieve ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 AARON MESH

Get In The Game


Bar Reviews
From the street, the Bucket Brigade Saloon (8012 SE Powell Blvd., 774-8953)—flanked by brightly colored fast-food joints—looks like a nunnery or Turkish prison. But inside it feels more li ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Bones And Brew


Bar Reviews
At most bars, I’m happy stuffing my face with something fried at the end of the evening. It doesn’t matter what, really, as long as it’s salty and helps my failed attempts at flirtin ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Bright Lights, Big City


Bar Reviews
The name “Park Avenue” hints at a certain grandiosity—we know this from the Green Acres theme song—but the chunk of Southwest Park Avenue that hosts Brasserie Montmartre (626 S ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Fresh Slice


Bar Reviews
Since opening in 1993, Rocco’s Pizza has been a haven for Powell’s shoppers looking for a quick place to nosh. Grimy and cluttered, it serves pizza that’s heavy on the dough and topp ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Let There Be Lights


Bar Reviews
When I lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood, the bar now known as Hound Dog’s Bar & Grill (4463 SE Milwaukie Ave., 232-3547) was a regulars-only dive where dreams went to die. Terry’s Inn ha ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Turn On The Bright Lights


Bar Reviews
You shouldn’t feel bad if you can’t find the Yes and No (20 NW 3rd Ave). With a totally un-Googlable name and nondescript, hidden entrance, the new downtown watering hole—which occup ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Sad Dad Pizza-Party Time


Bar Reviews
If you go to North Portland’s North End Pub (3011 N Lombard Ave.), I can predict the exact course your eyes are going to follow: They’ll start in the long, bare entrance hallway, move over ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Dive In


Bar Reviews
What makes a dive bar great? Character. The fancy clubs can have their plasma big-screens and their specialty cocktails and their full kitchens separated from the seating area. Maui’s (3508 N Wi ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 AARON MESH
 

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