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Order Up

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No shit—upon seeing that The Whiskey Bar and Grill (1135 SW Washington St., 227-0405) offered a “Kobe Burger” ($12), I called the bartender, Kevin, over to my table and asked if the ...   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Alex Peterson

Talk Of The Towne

Bar Reviews
It took me about three years to find a “favorite bar” in Portland. But when I first entered dimly lit ex-funeral home the Towne Lounge, I knew I was home. The six months the Towne Lounge w ...   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

You’re About To Inn-Ter The Twilight Zone

Bar Reviews
Nestled near Cathedral Park in St. Johns, the charmingly named Your Inn Tavern (7004 N Catlin Ave., 285-0420) offers video poker, flat-screen TVs and its very own ghost. Established in 1923, the bar h ...   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Ryan Fleming


Bar Reviews
In two years, MLK nightspot the Kiknbaque Lounge had established itself as one of the karaoke scene’s best-kept secrets: a melting-pot sing-along around a communal table. It might have become a ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 AARON MESH

Easy Street

Bar Reviews
“What’s that PODS container doing there?” I exclaimed in horror to my wife as we drove past Caldera Public House (6031 SE Stark St., 233-8242) a few months ago. In this toxic economy ...   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

No Scrubs

Bar Reviews
Quickly after setting foot inside HS Pub (4579 NE Cully Blvd., 281-0217), my friends and I realize the same thing: This would be the perfect hideout for the Barksdale crew. Just off a Northeast Cully ...   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

It’s Good To Be Back

Bar Reviews
Minutes after ducking out of the rain and into Red Fox (5128 N Albina Ave., 282-3934), a friend of mine declared it to be the archetypal Portland bar. Which is hard to deny, what with the wordless-log ...   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 AARON MESH

Pleasant Surprise

Bar Reviews
The parking lot in front of NEPO 42 (5403 NE 42nd Ave., 288-8080), a newish joint around the corner from a pair of rival taquerias on Northeast Killingsworth Street, has four spaces, but don’t t ...   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Easily Swayed

Bar Reviews
Immediately upon entering Sway Bar (627 SE Morrison St., 719-6025), two things are obvious: People make pizza here, and they still haven’t figured out what else they do. Beyond the aroma of doug ...   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 AARON MESH

Since Prince Was On Apollonia

Bar Reviews
Stepping into the Candlelight Cafe Bar (2032 SW 5th Ave., 222-3378) on a Sunday night is like entering a new world filled with fortysomething swingers, pingpong and slap bass. Yeah, you heard me corr ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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