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Hockeytown, U.S.A.

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Housed in a white-painted brick bunker cavernous enough to be a Zamboni garage, the A & L Sports Pub (5933 NE Glisan St., 234-7607) devotes its prime flat-screens not to the NBA or baseball, but to ho ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 AARON MESH

Siamese Dream

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Perhaps all of Portland’s drinkers can be lumped into two groups: O’Brien’s (519 NW 21st Ave., 223-5390) people and Wimpy’s (521 NW 21st Ave., 223-5153) people. The two cozy ba ...   More
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Draper’s Delight

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Established, as the menu proudly proclaims, in 1964 by the Thomas family, Country Bill’s (4415 SE Woodstock Blvd., 774-4198, countrybills.com) appears to have been left unchanged ever since. It ...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Stuck In Reverse

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Locals already swoon over Bo Kwon’s Koi Fusion Korean taco truck, but in March the cart debuted a “pop-up restaurant” called Koifusion@1 (1300 NW Lovejoy St., 867-8822) in the space ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

City Boys And Girls Gettin’ Down

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“OMG! THE FOOD HERE IS AWESOME!” screams the massive LED marquee announcing the presence of Farmhouse Restaurant and Lounge (3612 SE 82nd Ave., 777-8126, gregsbackyardgrill.com). That may ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Is This Love?

Bar Reviews
“Is it ‘COO-pon’ or ‘CUE-pon’? ‘CAR-mel’ or ‘CARE-a-mel’?” asks Larissa, the convivial bartender at Amor Lounge (6219 SE Foster Road, 774-71 ...   More
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Hey, Good Lookin’

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Now that Portland’s on the short list of cool American cities, we’re fast becoming a target for chain businesses of a trendier stripe. So while Beauty Bar (111 SW Ash St., 224-0773, beauty ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Shuffle On

Bar Reviews
Everybody has a weakness. Let’s say yours is shuffleboard. You need to play shuffleboard like other people need to have a nightcap, or masturbate. There are plenty of bars where you can relieve ...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 AARON MESH

Get In The Game

Bar Reviews
From the street, the Bucket Brigade Saloon (8012 SE Powell Blvd., 774-8953)—flanked by brightly colored fast-food joints—looks like a nunnery or Turkish prison. But inside it feels more li ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Bones And Brew

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At most bars, I’m happy stuffing my face with something fried at the end of the evening. It doesn’t matter what, really, as long as it’s salty and helps my failed attempts at flirtin ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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