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Drink 2011: Top of the Hill Tavern


Bar Guide
Thirty seconds have passed since I stepped into the Top of the Hill Tavern, and I’m already engaging in the first of the evening’s many high-fives. “What’s a Grape Bomb?” I’ve asked Mouse, the world’s friendliest bartender, in reference to the $5.75 special. “You can’t go to Top of the Hill without havin’ a Grape Bomb!” the gentleman on my left promptly enthuses before ordering one for each of us and introducing me to all the grizzled old-timers seated at the bar.   More
 
Monday, January 24, 2011 Caitlin Giddings

Mary Roach Packing For Mars

Things they don’t teach kids at space camp.


Books
Space urination: the final frontier. These are the voyages of Mary Roach, the intrepid reporter who dares seek out the baser realities of astronaut life. For those among us more curious about the logi ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Stumptown Gets A Sense Of Humor

Can Helium Comedy make Portland funny?


Theater
Portland comedy fans are legion, but until recently, they had few places to go. The first Bridgetown Comedy Festival in 2008 put our city on the map as a destination for big-name comedians. But where ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Burning Man On The Willamette

PDX Bridge Festival raises some communal joy and art for the Hawthorne bridge’s Centennial.


Featured Stories
Tucker Teutsch 3.0 is here to create a spectacle. For the past 18 months, the 34-year-old local artist has served full-time as the creative director behind the PDX Bridge Festival, a new 16-day celebr ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Take Me To The Top


Bar Reviews
Thirty seconds have passed since I stepped into the Top of the Hill Tavern (9252 NE Glisan St., 254-1756), and I’m already engaging in the first of the evening’s many high-fives. “Wh ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Open Marriage

The Brody Theater laughs at Prop 8.


Featured Stories
The queer revolution will not be televised. Due to successful appeals by supporters of Proposition 8, the California initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage, testimony from the ongoing federal trial ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Stark Reality

Gay bars try to make patrons feel safe after attack.


News Stories
On Memorial Day weekend, a group of six gay men left the downtown bar Red Cap Garage and were assaulted by another group of young men who hit them and yelled, “Faggots!” and, “I hope ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Bring It On

At this year’s rose festival, look out for the (Indianapolis) cops.


Headout
Photo Courtesy of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill TeamThere are few conflicts in life that can’t be settled with a dance-off. And although the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town


Cheapskate
Got a great deal? Email it to us at deals@wweek.com. RIDEON GOES CITYWIDE:RideOn, the nonprofit that drives your drunk ass home in your own car, has extended its range to anywhere in Portland prope ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Caitlin Giddings
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