How a small Washington town inspired the song that brought Green Day to the world.
On Feb. 1, Green Day’s monumental pop-punk landmark Dookie
turned 20 and, subsequently, so did the single that introduced the band
to the world. That was “Longview,” a song about TV, boredom
Doug Cooke never thought he’d find a
better bottle opener than the hefty old hunk of Miller-branded brass
given to him by his sister. For 17 years-, Cooke used it to crack almost
every beer he
Old-guard Belgian brewers are a
secretive lot. At the famous St. Bernardus, in the West Flanders village
of Watou, they’d prefer that other professionals not take the otherwise
public tour of
Behind a fleabag motel on the
eastern outskirts of Gresham, you’ll find it: the mythical tobacco store
with a growler filling station.
There, surrounded by
Donettes and Romeo y Julieta cigar
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
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
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
A local gear guide for Portland’s urban lumberjacks.
1. Bluer Denim
Classic taper in raw selvage
These rugged, all-American jeans are designed in Portland,
made from cotton grown in Georgia, woven on shuttle looms in North