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Cheap Eats 2011: King Burrito


Food Reviews & Stories
You don’t go to a place like King Burrito sober. It’s possible, mind you, but such phenomena as coin-operated dispensers of religious-themed temporary tattoos, inexplicably hard-laminated copies   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 KAT MERCK

Boozin’ With Bruce


Bar Guide
 Summer patio drinking at dog-friendly establishments is one of the much-heralded joys of Portland, but like seemingly everything great about Puddletown, what happens the    More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 KAT MERCK

Drink 2011: The Fixin' To


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Monday, January 24, 2011 KAT MERCK

Toro Bravo: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
5-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 5-11 pm Friday-Saturday. No reservations for groups under seven. $-$$ Inexpensive-moderate.   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 KAT MERCK

Laurelhurst Market: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Butcher shop 10 am-7 pm daily; restaurant 5-10 pm Monday-Saturday, 5-9 pm Sunday. $$-$$$ Moderate-expensive.[ENLIGHTENED STEAKHOUSE] Let’s just get this out of the way now—Laurelhurst Market is indeed a butcher shop, but it’s not that kind of butcher shop…you won’t fin   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 KAT MERCK

Without A Hitch


Bar Reviews
In this age of Yelp, it’s hard not to sympathize with The Fixin’ To (8218 N Lombard St., 477-4995, thefixinto.com), whose vintage-trailer logo and menu full of Ritz crackers and Ro-Tel see ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Calling the Alibi a tiki bar is akin to calling the island of Hawaii a pile of basalt. Indeed the Alibi sports no shortage of tikis, hula murals and light fixtures shaped like glass fishing weights, but there is also half a century’s worth of history and the kind of earnest dedication to detai   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
The Kenton Club was indeed world famous…in 1972, for its cameo in Raquel Welch roller-derby epic Kansas City Bomber. Today, the amenities at the WFKC would make a winner out of anyone playing Dive Bar Bingo, and we mean this in the best possible way: generous pours, elaborate wood paneling, p   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the more overtly restaurant-y outposts of the New Old Lompoc brewery empire, the 5th Quadrant—along with next-door neighbor Pix Pâtisserie—was among the first businesses to anchor the now-booming area around North Williams Avenue and Failing Street, currently home to everyth   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
If someone were to open a rockabilly tattoo shop in Grandma’s South Beach mid-century ranch, the result would look a lot like the Florida Room. (We’re going to assume Grandma’s no longer with us; a painted table at the entrance features a monkey’s behind and the word “F   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 KAT MERCK
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