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Church: Come All Ye Faithful


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The sign in front of Church (2600 NE Sandy Blvd., 206-8962, churchbarpdx.com) says “Eat. Drink. Repent,” but they’ve got it all wrong. If you’re Catholic, at least—the borrowing place fo   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Oregon Public House: Pour of Spirit


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The Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum St., 828-0884, oregonpublichouse.com) certainly has a catchy slogan: “Have a pint, save the world.” The Woodlawn neighborhood watering hole, whose opening   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Lompoc Tavern: New New Lompoc


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Smoking is strongly discouraged in vicinity of the new Lompoc Tavern (1620 NW 23rd Ave., 894-9374, lompocbrewing.com). Management is so obsessive about it that one of my companions was actually as   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tin Bucket: Filling Station


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Growlers are an overrated component of beer-geek culture. It’s a lot of the same beer, and the longer it sits, the warmer and flatter it gets. So Tin Bucket (3520 N Williams Ave., 477-7689) is   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

The Fireside: Warming Up


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For all its supposed trendiness, Northwest 23rd Avenue’s pub life is in a sad state. Especially before New Old Lompoc reopened recently, when Nob Hill Bar & Grill was the only barlike bar be   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Slide Inn: Slide By


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The vaguely Germanic Slide Inn (2348 SE Ankeny St., 236-4997, slideinnpdx.com) is an ambitious restaurant. It’s also an abject failure: Fried polenta is a flavorless crunch coated in a discordan   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cardinal Club: Direction Unknown


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While the world around it bathed in filthy lucre, now-defunct dive bar Chin Yen was a dimly lit, dirt-cheap holdout of turpentine drinks and oil-slick Chinese food, home to old men who fought th   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lil’ Cooperstown: Hey There, Sport


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For what is ostensibly a sports bar, Lil’ Cooperstown (1831 SW River Drive, 719-5394, lilcooperstown.com) sure has a large and eccentric cocktail list. Along with bottled Michelob Ultra ($3.50)    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Nargila Garden: Castle Keeper


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It’s pouring rain early on Saturday evening, and most vassals operating at the Green Castle food-cart pod have decided to flee the fields early. But Ian Griffonwyd of Nargila Garden hookah cart    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Tannery Bar: Go to the Mountain


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The Tannery Bar (5425 E Burnside St., 236-3610) is the location’s former business, Skin & Bones, stripped of fat and cured in alcohol. The tiny room consists of a one-plank bar, a pair of    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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