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Drank: Milk Stout (Widmer Brothers)

To answer your first question: Yes, this is beer with milk in it. Sort of, anyway. Milk stouts are made by adding lactose, the sugar in cow’s milk, to a base of dark, chocolaty malts. Brewer��   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

From the Vault: Karen Brooks Reviews Don Gronquist


WW is inaugurating a new Web feature, From the Vault, in which we resurrect timely or interesting articles from our archives for your post-dated perusal. In this week's print edition of WW you'll find a feature that rounds up some of long-time Portland food Karen Brooks'   More
Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Last of the Jewish Cowboys

The profanity and the profundity of Kinky Friedman.

Music Stories
Remember Ann Richards? The former Texas governor, famous for the giant cotton ball on her head and for warning Girl Scouts about “Prince Charming on a motorcycle with a beer gut and a wandering    More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Happy New Era

The end of a long, long count.

High atop the temple of Xunantunich, a tour group enjoys a breeze as it looks out at the humid Central American jungle below. Standing on a gray pyramid that’s still the second-tallest structure   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Aria Portland Dry Gin (Aria)

Stodgy old gin has seen something of a renaissance of late, with West Coast craft distillers livening it up with lavender, caraway and malted barley. “Gin” is broadly defined, with spirits f   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Blind Onion Pizza & Pub

Food Reviews & Stories
Are pizzas, like prophets, without honor only in their hometown? Founded in Portland in 1996, the Blind Onion Pizza & Pub has grown into a mini-chain with locations in Washington and Nevada.   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

’Couve Crawl

A night out in Portland’s northern neighbor.

Featured Stories
Vancouver’s nightlife is not bountiful, but it is comprehensive. Along downtown’s Main Street corridor, you’ll find an Irish bar, a sports bar, a martini bar, a wine bar, a discoteca, a br   More

Paradise City

Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.

Cover Story
Civilization beckons with red and orange lights. They’re faint at first, glowing brighter as you drive north. The little green sign marking the border sneaks up on you. “Entering Washington,   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Gift Guide 2012: The Lifestylist

Culture Features
Within easy reach of desert, river, waterfall, lake, mountain or ocean, Portland has always bred and attracted an army of lifestyle heroes—dabblers in the unspeakably arcane arts of being outs   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Daft Dunk

Portland's finest coffee and doughnut pairings.

Food Reviews & Stories
I was nervous the first time, shuffling my feet and crumpling the top of the paper bag as I waited for the barista’s attention. “I want something that will go well with this,” I offer caut   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

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