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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

Drank: Bon Voyage (Block 15)


Drank
Block 15’s Bon Voyage should be served Eliot Ness style: the barrel split with a broad ax, the foul brew inside left leaking into the sewer. That’s easy for me to say, of course. I invested    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fifty Licks: Fifty Proof


Bar Reviews
Long before opening his ice cream cart, Chad Draizin, owner of Fifty Licks (2021 SE Clinton St., 954-294-8868, fifty-licks.com), brewed beer. Now that he’s moved up from a cart to a proper buildin   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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