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Lovers Rock

Bar Reviews
It’s every record-store nerd’s wet dream: a place where you can shop for vinyl and get drunk at the same time! And though the added alcohol might lead to some unwanted purchases, the new H ...   More
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Beyond The Beef

Bar Reviews
I admit it: I expected Bunk Bar (1028 SE Water Ave.) to be just a slightly larger clone of the wildly popular inner-eastside sandwich shop, with longer hours and a beer tap. But Bunk Bar is not Bunk S ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Pride Of The Yankees

Bar Reviews
I’m usually loath to say a kind word about a certain baseball team in the Bronx, but George Steinbrenner is dead and I don’t feel so good myself, so I’ll grant that Pinstripes Bar an ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 AARON MESH

What Would You Woo?

Bar Reviews
If you’re the kind of girl who likes to shriek “woo!” a lot, enjoys hearing Billy Joel songs played by dueling pianists and is looking for one last hurrah before getting married, mak ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Make Me Over

Bar Reviews
Those towering gray leather booths, the sunny, sleek patio, the sweeping art-nouveau mural and tiny, gritty oil paintings of PDX streets—it only took a two-month remodel for Alan Davis to turn t ...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Double-Double Vision

Bar Reviews
For a watering hole attached to a posh, sophisticated music venue, the recently opened Bar Bar (3943 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895) is refreshingly unpretentious. Bar Bar is basically an extension of t ...   More
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tournament Of Hearts

Bar Reviews
“It’s survival of the fittest here,” says the bartender with a grin. She’s talking about pingpong, and if you can beat her in a game she’ll buy you a drink. That is, once ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

Take Me To The Top

Bar Reviews
Thirty seconds have passed since I stepped into the Top of the Hill Tavern (9252 NE Glisan St., 254-1756), and I’m already engaging in the first of the evening’s many high-fives. “Wh ...   More
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Something New In Old Town

Bar Reviews
Old Town taproom PINTS (12 NW 5th Ave, 564-2739, pintsbrewing.com) finally brings something new to Portland’s bar scene: a small, plain room with hospital-chic white neon lighting; uncomfortable ...   More
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Suds And Sun

Bar Reviews
Once the sun finally comes out, Portlanders crave nothing more than a good pint and an empty picnic table—and maybe a great pulled-pork sandwich. Luckily, the remarkably chill Migration Brewing ...   More
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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