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Dig a Pony: Size Does Matter

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Dig a Pony (736 SE Grand, 971-279-4409) is a big bar. Housed in the former Niki’s Restaurant building near the Morrison Bridge, its high, exposed wood-beam ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and    More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Trader Vic’s: Tiki Tacky

Bar Reviews
There are many reasons to resent the resurrection of Trader Vic’s (1203 NW Glisan St., 467-2277, tradervicspdx.com) immediately upon entry to its new Pearl dives: The wooden idols bearing torches    More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 AARON MESH

Al's Den: Hold The Iniquity

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Considering that Al’s Den (303 SW 12th Ave.), the live-music venue in the Crystal Hotel’s basement, takes its name from Al Winter, a Portland gambling kingpin who purportedly directed his vast    More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Kask: Gin And Teutonic

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There’s nothing conceptually awry with Kask (1215 SW Alder St., 241-7163), the back-alley companion to westside Alpine chateau Grüner. The decor is salvaged classroom, with a blackboard above tin   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 AARON MESH

Rum Club: Yo-Ho-Ho

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Michael Shea, the co-owner of Rum Club (720 SE Sandy Blvd., 467-2469, rumclubpdx.com), describes his month-old bar as geographically and philosophically at the midway point between Beaker & Flas   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Sweet Hereafter: Vegan Swank

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I’m not cool enough to know what the current zeitgeist is, but I’m guessing Sweet Hereafter (3326 SE Belmont St.) has well and truly captured it. On a warm Friday evening, it was absolutely pack   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Rogue Hall: I’ll Play Your Game, You Rogue

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What better beer company to open a brewery near PSU’s campus than Rogue, creator of the ingenious PSU IPA? Located beneath the student-packed halls of the Vue apartments and right next to the Sout   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 REED JACKSON

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

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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
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