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Double Barrel: Barreling Forward

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If it’s on the wall at Double Barrel (2002 SE Division St., 234-1420), it’s either a gun or something it shot. The walls pack more heat than a Texas wedding party. Even the clocks and mirrors    More
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bitter End Pub: New Kicks

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The original Bitter End Pub (1981 W Burnside St., 432-8236, bitterendpdx.com) was more a bitter beginning. It was a dim, dirty, piss-and-vinegar-fry dive that germinated a drunken army of Portland   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pepe Le Moko: Home Of The $16 Midshelf Gin and Tonic

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For a bar that barely announces its presence—just a plain storefront, the name in cursive on the window—Pepe Le Moko (407 SW 10th Ave., 546-8537, pepelemokopdx.com) arrives with a near-cacophono   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Luchador: Breaking Kayfabe

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There’s an obvious metaphor that applies to Trebol’s rebranding as Luchador (4835 N Albina Ave., 517-9347, luchadorpdx.com). Here, an unspectacular Mexican restaurant dons a mask and transforms    More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Soma Kombucha Speakeasy: Basement Booch

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Certain things about Soma Kombucha Speakeasy (7319 N John Ave., facebook.com/somapdx) are very much like a speakeasy. Starting with the fact that it’s hidden under an insurance office and you ga   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 LYLA ROWEN

Pod Bar: Drink Mobile

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Have you ever spent the night at a campground packed with recently retired RVers who all seem to know each other? That’s the vibe at Pod Bar (5205 SE Foster Road, facebook.com/cartsonfoster),    More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Huckleberry Pub: Grandma’s Watching Her Stories

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The little upstairs bar at Huckleberry Pub (2327 NW Kearney St., 228-5553, huckleberrypub.com) has the feeling of a mountain refuge. Not just because we visited this wood-toned space in a converte   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Daddy Mojo’s: Detroit, What?

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Daddy Mojo’s (1501 NE Fremont St., 282-0956) is the closest Portland will ever get to a Detroit bar. At least, this is what an enthusiastic Motor City friend tells me while touting the sports    More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Central Hotel: Blue-Collar Cocktails

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Chris Bollenbacher’s tryst with the St. Johns Central Hotel (8608 N Lombard St., 477-5489, centralhotelstjohns.com) was short but influential. This time last year, the former Cathedral Park Kitc   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

B Squared: Half-Baked

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In Oregon, food goes south to make money. Sizzle Pie, Voodoo Doughnut and Mio Sushi have all cashed in on Portland cachet to serve Eugene’s college kids and street activists. Rarely do Eugene’   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
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