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Let There Be Lights

Bar Reviews
When I lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood, the bar now known as Hound Dog’s Bar & Grill (4463 SE Milwaukie Ave., 232-3547) was a regulars-only dive where dreams went to die. Terry’s Inn ha ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Turn On The Bright Lights

Bar Reviews
You shouldn’t feel bad if you can’t find the Yes and No (20 NW 3rd Ave). With a totally un-Googlable name and nondescript, hidden entrance, the new downtown watering hole—which occup ...   More
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Sad Dad Pizza-Party Time

Bar Reviews
If you go to North Portland’s North End Pub (3011 N Lombard Ave.), I can predict the exact course your eyes are going to follow: They’ll start in the long, bare entrance hallway, move over ...   More
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Dive In

Bar Reviews
What makes a dive bar great? Character. The fancy clubs can have their plasma big-screens and their specialty cocktails and their full kitchens separated from the seating area. Maui’s (3508 N Wi ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 AARON MESH

Bond, Bland Bond

Bar Reviews
“Agent 007…is actually a Whiskey man; he drinks 111 various types of Whiskey: 57 Bourbon Whiskeys, 47 Scotch Whiskeys...and 4 Old Fashions,” reads the menu at Shaken Martini Lounge ...   More
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

The Big Chill

Bar Reviews
It’s got to be hard to open a bar in the winter. But despite all the things going against it—freezing temperatures, a shortage of spirits and a stale smoke smell that reminded my roommate ...   More
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Mother, May I?

Bar Reviews
In case you crave such a combination, there is a place where all-day breakfast and a cocktail containing absinthe exist on the same menu. The mashup is more odd than inspired, but Mother Maybel’ ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Ali Rothschild

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

Bar Reviews
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

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