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Steinhaus: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Not so long ago, the northeast corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street was home to a blues bar called Steinhaus. Then, it was a rocker dive called Agenda. Then, a strip club called A   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Skidmore Western Lager (Hopworks Urban Brewery)


Drank
People so rarely go to the Brewery Blocks for beer anymore. Back in 1999, the old Weinhard Brewery was shuttered, and though the Henry’s Tavern that replaced it maintains a focus on regional    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: The Blue Goose

The new best New Mexican still has some quirks.


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s funny how fast we get accustomed to nice things, and want for nicer. A few years ago, Portlanders were happy to have any pepper-forward Sichuan restaurants. Now we want hot pot in every q   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Couch Select Lager (Burnside Brewing)


Drank
They say if you drink enough craft beer, you’ll come back to lager. After trying all those barrel-aged imperials and hop bombs, you find yourself just wanting something crisp and clean. I didn   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Live Review: Jack White at Edgefield, Aug. 28

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Jack White's genius manifests best when it's just guitar, drums and nothing else. Or so it seemed at Edgefield, where the standout moment in two-plus hours of White with his solo band came in the extended jam to open "Steady, As She Goes," just before the encore break. Jack's mangy riff bounced around like an old mattress in the back of a pickup, with just a few strands of thump...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Dime Store


Food Reviews & Stories
There was much to love about Leo’s Non-Smoking Coffee Shop. You grabbed one of the teal vinyl stools, and a complimentary copy of the day’s Oregonian appeared. Owner-server Peter Chan didn't   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Our Campaign Plans to Make the Marionberry the Oregon State Food


Food Reviews & Stories
To get things done in Salem, you have to lobby. The marionberry learned that back in 2009, when House Joint Resolution 11, which would have made it Oregon’s state berry, was pulled from the floo   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland's Boozed-up Frozen and Slushy Drinks

Getting slushed in the summer.


Drank
Slushies have proved to be this summer’s breakout hit. Adult-grade Slurpees are popping up all over Portland, from familiar dives like the Standard to high-end cocktail bars like Rum Club. H   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, RIAN NIELSEN, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Arizona Chimichanga: Fried Burritos From a State that Deserves its Freedom

The 50 Plates tour continues with the deep-fried pride of the Copper State at Taqueria Portland

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 Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our&...   More
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger: The Hotness

The 50 Plates tour continues with Blue Goose's chile stack

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our <...   More
 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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