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Drank: Ireland Style Premium Light Ale (Henry Weinhard’s, 1984)


Drank
In 1984, a time capsule was buried in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Inside, with a pair of Nikes, a boom box and a “Frankie Says Relax” T-shirt, went two bottles of Henry Weinhard’s ales. Henry   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: The Drunken Cobbler (Widmer Brothers)


Drank
The Drunken Cobbler, an oil painting completed by French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze just prior to the George Washington administration and now hanging in the Portland Art Museum   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Return Of the Taq

Taqueria Nueve is actually as good as everyone remembers it.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders are sentimental. When a food-cart pod closes, they cry. When a bowling alley is replaced by a hardware store, they moan. When a goat   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fruit Beer Fest: How To Use Your Tickets


Drank
Ticket one: Peach Slap, from the Portland Deschutes brewpub, is a mild but deeply complex sour made with peach puree, habanero peppers, juniper and pink peppercorn. It was the consensus standout   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Do-Gooder IPA vs. British Invasion IPA (Oregon Public House & Pints vs. Hopworks & KBOO)


Drank
Lately, everyone is chasing charity with beer. Portland will soon have its first nonprofit brewery, Ex Novo, not far from its first nonprofit pub, Oregon Public House. And at that nonprofit pub,   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Show Preview: Kongos, the Ecstatics


Music Stories
[ROCK…WITH ACCORDION?! WHAAA?] It’s hard to rock out in this wacky, post-Mumford world. Not necessarily to perform rock music—that’s been pretty much the same since the ’60s—but to be    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Atlas Pizza


Food Reviews & Stories
Metalheads who drive Chevy Cavaliers have long been the unsung heroes of the American pizza industry. Some guys in Austin figured that out 20 years ago, opening a place called Hoek’s Death Met   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Coopers Hall: One Big Barrel


Bar Reviews
The first thing you notice about Coopers Hall (404 SE 6th Ave., 719-7000, facebook.com/pages/Coopers-Hall) is its mammoth size. The new winepub in the industrial inner east side could double as a    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: Editor’s Note

The Humble Derailleur


Bike Guide
Portland’s bike scene is a cogset of many sprockets. If any great insight has come from the months we spent compiling Willamette Week’s first glossy Bike Guide, it’s just how many moving part   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: Cyclocross Pro Molly Cameron

A longtime pro explains why cyclocross took over Portland.


Bike Guide
How did cyclocross become the most popular cycle sport in Portland? Molly Cameron has some theories, and they stretch from Belgium to the space between the tire and fork on your bike. Cameron, 37   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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