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Bring On The Rainy Days


Bar Reviews
At first, we were scared. The completely re-imagined and reconstructed version of Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895) that opened in March looked nothing like the living room-sized ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel


Bar Reviews
I’m a finger into my second bourbon before I realize I’ve been here before. Pre-smoking ban, Yur’s (717 NW 16th Ave., 224-0160), an anonymous tavern standing like a North Korean redo ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Fill ’Er Up


Bar Reviews
Walking into Anju (3803 N Williams Ave., 282-1063) during happy hour on a Wednesday may have not been the best time to assess its popularity. Still, given the sparse but telling reviews scattered onli ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Kate Williams

Add It Up


Bar Reviews
Two months ago, the sizeable space last home to Rock’s on the corner of Northeast 20th Avenue and Alberta Street became The Hilt (1934 NE Alberta St., 971-255-1793). Unlike the previous tenant, ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Sergio Guarin

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
 

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