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Drank: Organic Fuggle IPX (Hopworks Urban Brewery)


Drank
Fuggles aren’t especially sexy hops. The British-bred variety offers a reliable yield and is closely related to the Willamette hop, having a similarly mild, earthy nose and sometimes veering i   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beaverton Sub Station


Food Reviews & Stories
Beaverton Sub Station isn’t much of a secret, judging by the noontime line, which runs out to the street. The back wall is covered in newspaper clippings, including an Oregonian column by Stev   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec (Breakside)


Drank
If you’re going to do a bourbon barrel-aged beer, you’re going to want fresh barrels. That’s hard given that most bourbon is made three time zones away, but the difference is huge—a swee   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: The Conversion (Logsdon Farmhouse Ales)


Drank
Dave Logsdon has forgotten more about yeast than most brewers will ever know. Dubbed “the most important figure in Oregon beer that you’ve never heard of” by Beervana blogger Jeff Alworth,   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The third full weekend of July 1988: A couple guys rent a tent and host a kegger down by the river…


40th Anniversary
Why does Portland have more breweries than any city on the planet? Why is beer a $1.2 billion industry in Oregon? Why is there a beer festival every week of the year here? Many reasons, obviou   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

March 8, 1995: Cyclists sue the city over the Blazers’ new arena...


40th Anniversary
In July 1993, the city of Portland broke ground for the arena now known as the Moda Center. Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and then-mayor Vera Katz wielded backhoes to begin construction of the    More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dec. 13, 2008: The fanciest restaurant in Portland’s history crashes in only seven months…


40th Anniversary
Of course Lucier was doomed. In May 2008, at the height of the Bush recession, a scion of the Old Spaghetti Factory empire rented prime space on the South Waterfront and spent $4 million build   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Live Review: The Black Keys at Moda Center, Oct. 31

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The Black Keys new album, Turn Blue, is big.It's not the sort of exponential up-scaling from Magic Potion, the band's last record as a legit two-piece, to the Danger-Mousified Attack & Release. But from frontman Dan Auerbach's sticky jam on the opener, "Weight of Love," it's a deeper, lower, louder album than its immediate predecessor, El Camino.The Moda Cent...   More
 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Black Keys: Friday, Oct. 31

Drummer Pat Carney talks LeBron, band dynamics and his hometown’s best burger(s).


Music Stories
No surprise, Pat Carney still has the green MG convertible. Carney got the car in March 2004, during the sessions for the Black Keys’ third record, Rubber Factory. I know because it still had te   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Pines: Riding High

Riding High


Bar Reviews
The view from the upper deck of any basketball arena is notably lacking once you’re off the concourse. So linger awhile at The Pines (1 N Center Court St., 797-9619), the Moda Center’s spaciou   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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