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Lay Off the Sauce

No, Lake Oswego’s Pine Shed Ribs is not the best barbecue in Portland.


Food Reviews & Stories
Earlier this month, Stephen Colbert’s sister lost a congressional election to philandering former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. In response, the TV host shunned his home state, declaring a   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Fireside: Warming Up


Bar Reviews
For all its supposed trendiness, Northwest 23rd Avenue’s pub life is in a sad state. Especially before New Old Lompoc reopened recently, when Nob Hill Bar & Grill was the only barlike bar be   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Yellow Bellies

Which local mustards pass muster?


Food Reviews & Stories
Most shelves at the Made in Oregon store are stocked with the obvious: Jams made from native berries, our famous wines and cheeses, the blankets our pioneers traded to indigenous people before s   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Slide Inn: Slide By


Bar Reviews
The vaguely Germanic Slide Inn (2348 SE Ankeny St., 236-4997, slideinnpdx.com) is an ambitious restaurant. It’s also an abject failure: Fried polenta is a flavorless crunch coated in a discordan   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Lila (Hair of the Dog)


Drank
Old dogs are notoriously reluctant to perform new tricks. So someone give Hair of the Dog brewmaster Alan Sprints a good belly scratching for his new Lila Maibock. Sprints’ brewery will celebr   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

C.B. Bernard, Chasing Alaska

Dead polar bears everywhere.


Books
Anyone who has lost a weekend pursuing their heritage through the waggling leaves of Ancestry.com understands the dynamic driving C.B. Bernard’s Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier T   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Rigoberto’s


Food Reviews & Stories
Rigoberto comes from a family that is large and well known, if not especially prestigious. Sitting snugly against a tire shop across from Grocery Outlet on Highway 99E in Milwaukie, Rigoberto’   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: El Cuatro (The Ale Apothecary)


Drank
The Ale Apothecary’s Paul Arney revels in making concoctions that are tough to wrap your head around. The former Deschutes brewer, who now works alone in a small barn outside Bend, outdid hims   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar of the Year 2013 Runner Up No. 1: Hale Pele


Bar Guide
There’s never been anything quite like Hale Pele in Portland.  Tiki bars are, of course, nothing new here. This town has long had respectable versions of the Singapore Sling-slinging Polyn   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Nargila Garden: Castle Keeper


Bar Reviews
It’s pouring rain early on Saturday evening, and most vassals operating at the Green Castle food-cart pod have decided to flee the fields early. But Ian Griffonwyd of Nargila Garden hookah cart    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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