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Fill ’Er Up

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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

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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

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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

The Good Stuff

Bar Reviews
“A whiskey and cigarettes diet?” the garrulous waitress asks the occupants of an outdoor table at Pope House Bourbon Lounge (2075 NW Glisan St., 222-1056). “That’s been my summ ...   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 AARON MESH

Hang Loose

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It doesn’t feel like Portland or Hawaii at Da’Hui (6504 SE Foster Road 477-7224). The Hawaiian-themed bar and restaurant—with its bright, kelly green walls, video-poker games flashin ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

High-Class Old Times

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I have a tendency to favor bitter drinks, but before Saturday night, I only had a vague idea what “bitters” were. Sitting at the Branch Whiskey Bar (2926 NE Alberta St., 284-9600) with a ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

At Last

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My first thought upon entering Beaker & Flask (727 SE Washington St., 235-8180, beakerandflask.com): “Huh. So this is what we’ve been waiting for.” The belated opening of Kevin Ludwi ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Every Day Is Like Sunday

Bar Reviews
If the barroom looks a little empty stepping into Ducketts Public House (825 N Killingsworth St., 289-1869), don’t let that scare you away: The action’s usually out on the back patio. In a ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Fix

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The Lion’s Eye Tavern (5919 SE 82nd Ave., 774-1468) has risen from the ashes of previous bar Becken’s Winning Hand to become a much-needed neighborhood hotspot at the corner of Southeast 8 ...   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

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