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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


Bar Reviews
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


Bar Reviews
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


Bar Reviews
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


Bar Reviews
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


Bar Reviews
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

The Far East


Bar Reviews
That old inner-eastside Portland credo of “nothing good can happen past 39th Avenue” needs some serious revision—particularly for those of us who want Vietnamese food and karaoke at ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Basketballroom Blitz


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It just underwent a major remodel, but Blitz Pearl (110 NW 10th Ave. 222-2229), the bartender tells me, was a sports bar to begin with. They just made it bigger. Flat-screens are omnipresent across th ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Alex Peterson
 

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