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First National Taphouse: Bar Review

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Bar Reviews
In theory, at least, the area surrounding Portland State University needs more bars. The school has 30,000 students, making it our state’s largest such institution, and yet the bar scene aroun   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Tropical Thunder (Gigantic with Larry Clouser)


Drank
Hops get all the credit, but yeast does a bunch of the work. Even those big, juicy fruit flavors you like in an IPA are often due as much to the yeast strain as Citra or Simcoe. Tropical Thunder,    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Uzbekistan Restaurant: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
18488 E Burnside St., 328-6057, uzbekgrill.com [SECRET OF THE UZ] A restaurant that's closed Friday night and all day Saturday? As far as we know, this halal spot in far-f   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Accanto: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2838 SE Belmont St., 235-4900, accantopdx.com.[SEASONS CHANGE] Accanto means “next door” in Italian, and since birth that’s been both the address and identity of this low-key cafe adjoining the    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Apizza Scholls: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-1286,, apizzascholls.com [KING OF CONNECTICUT] Best pizza in Portland? A boring debate—Apizza Scholls is No. 1 with a bullet. Anyone who clai   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Blue Goose: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2725 SE Ankeny St., 235-2222. [WESTWARD THE WAGONS] Tex-Mex is out, New Mex is in. In the past year, three new restaurants specializing in the Enchantment State's chile-fired    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Boxer Ramen: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
1025 SW Stark St., 894-8260, boxerramen.com [PUNCH OUT] Of all Micah Camden's casual middle-tier joints—Little Big Burger, Blue Star Donuts, Son of a Biscuit—we most l   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Broder: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2508 SE Clinton St., 2240 N Interstate Ave., broderpdx.com [DUDE! SWEDE!] A year ago, Peter Bro opened a second outpost of his always-bustling Scandinavian bruncherie in th   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

BTU Brasserie: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
5846 NE Sandy Blvd., 971-407-3429, btupdx.com [BEER TO YOU?] Never before has any eatery licensed to brew its own beer been counted among the 100 best in town in this guide   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Country Cat: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
7937 SE Stark St., 408-1414, thecountrycat.net [FRY DADDY] Old-time brunch hounds—and Portland is full of couples who spend every summer Saturday waiting somewhere for wa   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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