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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

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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

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

Bar Reviews
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

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

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