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Jackknife: Reverse Tourist Bar


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“This isn’t L.A.” declaims a svelte, moneyed silver fox at the bar. “Nobody’s gonna give you Portland in L.A.” His date, who is of surgically indeterminate age and culturally indeter   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Coopers Hall: One Big Barrel


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The first thing you notice about Coopers Hall (404 SE 6th Ave., 719-7000, facebook.com/pages/Coopers-Hall) is its mammoth size. The new winepub in the industrial inner east side could double as a    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Stammtisch: Hier Sitzen Die


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There’s a lot of glass at Stammtisch (401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, stammtischpdx.com), the new German pub from the owners of Prost. Before you see the small wooden sign advertising this above-gro   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Carmella’s: Mellow Mella


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Despite its generic brick, hardwood and neutral-green décor, Carmella’s (1320 SE Water Ave., 232-1633, carmellaswines.com) reveals unexpected comforts. And unexpected strangeness. Bedford will    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Easy Company: Three’s a Crowd


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“Are you guys with Nike?” Nope. “Oh, OK, because there’s a group of like 40 Nike people coming in soon.” It’s 8:30 on a Wednesday night, and when the corporate retreat arrives, there   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Review: River Pig Saloon

River Berkshire Pig


Bar Reviews
If Restoration Hardware opened a Western-themed bar, it would look a lot like River Pig Saloon (529 NW 13th Ave., 971-266-8897, riverpigsaloon.com). Billed in its press materials as a gritty throwba   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Abbey Bar: The Belgian Resistance


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Northwest 21st Avenue can be a bizarre place after dark, populated by slumming Pearlies, roving packs descended from the near-West Hills and the withering down-and-outers peeking in and out of J   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Elements PDX: Cloud-Chasing


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Maybe you’ve been curious about those things people are sucking on around town. They look like a cross between a lightsaber and a dentist’s drill and emit thick clouds of watery mist that smel   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Piglet: Little Piggy Went to Pub


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Over the speakers, the newly uncoupled Chris Martin sings a song about how we never change. But inside Piglet (17730 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego, 635-7427, pineshedribs.com), everything is quite    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Spin Laundry Lounge: Quick Slosh


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Most proper college towns have at least one musty, old basement dive that swapped its pool tables for a handful of rickety Maytags that “fell off the back of a truck.” Portland deserves someth   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL
 

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