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Drank Extra: 100 Kegs of Beer On The Wall

Portland’s Breakside Brewery made 100 different beers this year. We asked Ben Edmunds to pick five favorites and five duds.


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It’s Friday night and a cabal of Portland beer writers are gathered in the back room of a chilly Milwaukie warehouse. All these important beer people—familiar names like Lisa Morrison, Ezra    More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Punch Out

Micah Camden’s Boxer Ramen delivers quick, hard jabs.


Food Reviews & Stories
Micah Camden’s strategy isn’t much of a mystery. You see it in action at the restaurateur’s most successful venture, Little Big Burger, which has a simple menu built from a small pantry of   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fenders Moto-Cafe & Brew Pub: Peel Out


Bar Reviews
Woodstock is weird. On one block of the Southeast neighborhood’s namesake street you’ll find Nudi Noodle Place serves an appetizer with a plastic syringe of plum sauce, and Woodstock Tan also    More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Checklist Charlie

On Dec. 6, Mayor Charlie Hales opens his Eastmoreland home to the public. Here’s what we’ll be looking for inside his “graciously decorated” abode.


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□ Choo-choo room. Scale model of Portland showing planned streetcars
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: King Me

Crowning the best everyday imperial stout from the grocery-store cooler.


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Big, black monsters have invaded local bottle shops. If you’ve got a kingly budget and schedule, early December is the best time to buy limited-edition barrel-aged imperial stouts. But let��   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Mark Russell, God Is Disappointed in You

The gooder news Bible.


Books
In 1966, someone had the radical idea of publishing the Bible in the everyday American language. The translation technique was called “dynamic equivalence,” which holds that good translation   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Pearl Jam


Music Stories
Dear 13-year-old Marty, You figure you’re going to be a lawyer, huh? People have been telling you that since you were, oh, 8 or so. You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you Pearl Jam    More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Gamay Nouveau (Bow & Arrow)


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Seven weeks ago, the grapes in Bow & Arrow’s gamay noir were on the vine. Four weeks ago, they were in the urban winery’s fermentation tanks in the basement of the Bindery building on No   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland, Pre-Pilgrim

Thanksgiving 1621 found Portlanders eating camas, wapato, salmon—and maybe a passing seal.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the autumn of 1621, sometime between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, a three-day feast took place in Massachusetts. No one knows if there was turkey on the table. According to the only surviving firsthan   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Megafauna (Laurelwood) / Notorious (Boneyard)


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Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo is credited with inventing the double IPA, but the brewmaster’s triple IPA has arguably been more revolutionary. Doubling everything in the American IP   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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