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Beer Guide 2014: Low Growl

Unexpectedly awesome growler filling stations.


Beer Guide
Clinton Street Market 3400 SE Clinton St., 234-0372. From the outside, Clinton Market looks like a beaten-in little bodega that makes its bones on energy shots, beef jerky, lottery tickets and   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Central Hotel: Blue-Collar Cocktails


Bar Reviews
Chris Bollenbacher’s tryst with the St. Johns Central Hotel (8608 N Lombard St., 477-5489, centralhotelstjohns.com) was short but influential. This time last year, the former Cathedral Park Kitc   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Give it a Tri

Ken Forkish’s tavern-née-auto shop starts strong, needs detail work.


Food Reviews & Stories
Ken Forkish ambles into Trifecta just after 7 pm on a Friday night. He hangs up his coat, then does a lap. He works the room like a politician, shaking hands   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Nutty Irish Mud (Fire on the Mountain)


Drank
Portland needed a coffee-beer festival. Not just because of our international reputation in both types of brew, but because coffee, better than most infusions, does wonderful things to beer. So    More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Buy Portland: Chop Local

A local gear guide for Portland’s urban lumberjacks.


Culture Features
1. Bluer Denim Classic taper in raw selvage $148, bluerdenim.com These rugged, all-American jeans are designed in Portland, made from cotton grown in Georgia, woven on shuttle looms in North Ca   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Belgian Christmas Ale (pFriem Family Brewers)


Drank
Like Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, the lights on Peacock Lane and phone-book-thick editions of The Oregonian, spicy Christmas beers are something I love in December. Then they go away and, for   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Witch Way

How is the food at Black Cauldron, Portland’s second vegan strip club?


Food Reviews & Stories
Some things are too good to be true. Unfortunately, a seven-course vegan tasting menu at a strip club in far-flung East Portland is one of them. When Casa Diablo owner Johnny Zukle opened his    More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Voices 2014: Wolves May Soon Be In The 503 Area Code

Rob Klavins, Wildlife Advocate for Oregon Wild


News Stories
Once upon a time, the big bad wolf had Oregonians huddling in their cabins. Our territory’s first formal meetings were held by pioneers to plot the demise of “marauding wolves.” The farmer   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Todos Los Tacos

Nayar Taqueria shows more variety is great—until it’s not.


Food Reviews & Stories
Rookie restaurateurs are pushovers when it comes to their menus. If you mention you’re from the neighborhood and ask for something they might be expected to serve, there’s a decent chance you�   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bodega Beer


Bar Reviews
I passed the cracked yellow sign hanging above Clinton Street Market (3400 SE Clinton St., 234-0372) a thousand times without once considering whether the store might carry something I wanted. Fro   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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