A year ago, the hop race was getting
bitter. As the IBUs in local IPAs continued their steady climb, I found
myself totally bored with the style. My faith was renewed by juicy IPAs
Ecliptic shoots for the moon, makes a pretty good sandwich.
Food Reviews & Stories
Portland brewery food tends to be solid,
but far from spectacular. That is to say, you’ll never find foodies and
wine lovers making reservations to get Breakside’s hummus, Lompoc’s
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