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Zaatar: Double Generous

Tony Karam is back with an excellent new Lebanese place in the Pearl.


Food Reviews & Stories
The last crumbs of the appetizers have been cleared, and the salad plates are stacked with the pita basket atop. There are no unused glasses. Still, there’s no empty space on the table when th   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Ranger Station: Park Life


Bar Reviews
If you somehow woke up inside The Ranger Station (4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 894-8455, rangerstationpdx.com), it would be easy to believe you were actually inside a ranger station. The tiny and ru   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Review: Arctos (Baerlic Brewing)


Drank
What makes winter ale wintery? That’s a matter of intense debate, especially in Portland, where spiced Christmas ales were long rejected as insufficiently beery beers. Personally, I tend to fa   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fat Head’s: The Great Middle West


Bar Reviews
The Pearl District’s newest brewpub, Fat Head’s (131 NW 13th Ave., 820-7721, fatheadsportland.com), really channels the spirit of suburban Cleveland. That’s not a knock. There’s a lot to l   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fat Head’s: The Great Middle West


Bar Reviews
 The Pearl District’s newest brewpub, Fat Head’s (131 NW 13th Ave., 820-7721,fatheadsportland.com), really channels the spirit of suburban Cleveland. That’s not a knock. There’s   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Organic Fuggle IPX (Hopworks Urban Brewery)


Drank
Fuggles aren’t especially sexy hops. The British-bred variety offers a reliable yield and is closely related to the Willamette hop, having a similarly mild, earthy nose and sometimes veering i   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beaverton Sub Station


Food Reviews & Stories
Beaverton Sub Station isn’t much of a secret, judging by the noontime line, which runs out to the street. The back wall is covered in newspaper clippings, including an Oregonian column by Stev   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec (Breakside)


Drank
If you’re going to do a bourbon barrel-aged beer, you’re going to want fresh barrels. That’s hard given that most bourbon is made three time zones away, but the difference is huge—a swee   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: The Conversion (Logsdon Farmhouse Ales)


Drank
Dave Logsdon has forgotten more about yeast than most brewers will ever know. Dubbed “the most important figure in Oregon beer that you’ve never heard of” by Beervana blogger Jeff Alworth,   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The third full weekend of July 1988: A couple guys rent a tent and host a kegger down by the river…


40th Anniversary
Why does Portland have more breweries than any city on the planet? Why is beer a $1.2 billion industry in Oregon? Why is there a beer festival every week of the year here? Many reasons, obviou   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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