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Totless Bar

Bar Reviews
As its name implies, Jinx (232 NW 12th Ave., 224-0173) seems destined to fail. What was marketed as a martini-and-Tater-Tot bar turned out to be a boring, uppity Pearl District den—without a sin ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 India Nicholas

A Better ’Stache

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Of the scant all-ages venues in Portland, there’s only one (I think) that sells mustache wax. Sitting in a comfy nook almost directly across the street from Cleveland High School and next to the ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Space Oddity

Bar Reviews
Fear not, earthlings: The recently renovated Space Room (4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 235-6957, spaceroomlounge.com) retains its just-off-the-Vegas-strip vibe. Glowing murals of Mount Hood and the Portland ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Feedback Wishes And PBR Dreams

Bar Reviews
The Ash Street Saloon (225 SW Ash St., 226-0430)—which turns 15 this week—is one of the most oft-overlooked venues in town, and that’s never seemed quite right. It might be because i ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Bring On The Rainy Days

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At first, we were scared. The completely re-imagined and reconstructed version of Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895) that opened in March looked nothing like the living room-sized ...   More
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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I’m a finger into my second bourbon before I realize I’ve been here before. Pre-smoking ban, Yur’s (717 NW 16th Ave., 224-0160), an anonymous tavern standing like a North Korean redo ...   More
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Fill ’Er Up

Bar Reviews
Walking into Anju (3803 N Williams Ave., 282-1063) during happy hour on a Wednesday may have not been the best time to assess its popularity. Still, given the sparse but telling reviews scattered onli ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Kate Williams

Add It Up

Bar Reviews
Two months ago, the sizeable space last home to Rock’s on the corner of Northeast 20th Avenue and Alberta Street became The Hilt (1934 NE Alberta St., 971-255-1793). Unlike the previous tenant, ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Sergio Guarin

Cut And Dry

Bar Reviews
To say that downtown staple Kelly’s Olympian (426 SW Washington St., 228-3669) has a lot of history is an understatement. Open since 1902, it’s actually the third-oldest continually operat ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Strange Fruit

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I’ll be honest—stepping through a bar’s rainbow-adorned doors and instantly becoming the focus of 30 mostly middle-aged men is a touch intimidating for a young-ish straight man. Espe ...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 David Robinson

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