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The Richmond Bar: A Well-Cut Cookie


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The Matchbox Lounge was once an improvised haunt for off-shift bar staff, with stiff drinks, friends’ art on the walls and surprisingly good late-night food. Wholly by accident—before upwardly   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Harvey’s Comedy Club: Didja Ever Notice…?


Bar Reviews
Harvey’s Comedy Club (436 NW 6th Ave., 241-0338, harveyscomedyclub.com) has no problem dating itself. If it did, the owners would’ve taken down the multiple autographed photos of Pauly Sho   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Ecliptic Brewing: Stars Aligned


Bar Reviews
You may not have yet stopped by Ecliptic Brewing (825 N Cook St., 265-8002, eclipticbrewing.com), but you’ve almost certainly had John Harris’ beer. The Oregon brewing luminary perfected the   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Eagle Eye: Extreme Makeover, Bar Edition


Bar Reviews
This one’s a heart-warmer. Way out in Lents, at the corner of Southeast Foster Road and 92nd Avenue, sat a bar named Riley’s where old men drank piss-water beer and fed their SSI checks back   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Knock Back: Knocking Around


Bar Reviews
There are two types of Alberta Street bars: sticky-floored dives and whatever’s around the corner from your house. For all its gentrified, au courant hipness, the area still lacks an anchoring   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Multnomah Whiskey Library: Booked


Bar Reviews
Climb past the long line on the stairs leading to Multnomah Whiskey Library (1124 SW Alder St., 764-9374, mwlpdx.com) and you’ll find a little secretary’s desk. At the desk sits a young woma   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Double Dragon: Double Vision


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In its first incarnation as a bougie banh mi shop, Double Dragon (1235 SE Division St., 230-8340, doubledragonpdx.com) had its fans. I was not one of them. The $7.50 price for a sandwich that ty   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Nest: New Nest


Bar Reviews
Alberta Street party dive The Nest, which was destroyed in a fire last year (the sole evacuee was a cat, which firefighters treated with oxygen), inspired virulent loyalty among its regulars—e   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Red Star Tavern: Star-Crossed Writers


Bar Reviews
Back in April, WW’s Bar Guide passingly mentioned Red Star Tavern (503 SW Alder St., 222-0005, redstartavern.com) as a “Red Robin with much nicer things.” The bar and grill for the Kimpton c   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom: Dauphin of Division


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A grocery store-style Wine Well bottle chiller seems like a no-brainer for a beer bottle shop. Why refrigerate everything at the same temperature when you can cool down anything on the shelf in fi   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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