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Drank: Padre Nat’s Tepache (Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider)


Drank
The label on a bottle of Reverend Nat’s tepache reads like something out of the J. Peterman catalog: “During a holiday in Veracruz I had a chance meeting with a peddler hawking traditional t   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.


Coffee Guide
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the    More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER

The Fields: Bar Review

Field Goal.


Bar Reviews
Picture a sports bar in the Pearl. OK, now add polenta fries, and you’ve got a game plan for The Fields (1139 NW 11th St., 841-6601, thefieldspdx.com), a sports-ish bar that opened in the former M   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Steinhaus: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Not so long ago, the northeast corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street was home to a blues bar called Steinhaus. Then, it was a rocker dive called Agenda. Then, a strip club called A   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Skidmore Western Lager (Hopworks Urban Brewery)


Drank
People so rarely go to the Brewery Blocks for beer anymore. Back in 1999, the old Weinhard Brewery was shuttered, and though the Henry’s Tavern that replaced it maintains a focus on regional    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: The Blue Goose

The new best New Mexican still has some quirks.


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s funny how fast we get accustomed to nice things, and want for nicer. A few years ago, Portlanders were happy to have any pepper-forward Sichuan restaurants. Now we want hot pot in every q   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Couch Select Lager (Burnside Brewing)


Drank
They say if you drink enough craft beer, you’ll come back to lager. After trying all those barrel-aged imperials and hop bombs, you find yourself just wanting something crisp and clean. I didn   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Live Review: Jack White at Edgefield, Aug. 28

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Jack White's genius manifests best when it's just guitar, drums and nothing else. Or so it seemed at Edgefield, where the standout moment in two-plus hours of White with his solo band came in the extended jam to open "Steady, As She Goes," just before the encore break. Jack's mangy riff bounced around like an old mattress in the back of a pickup, with just a few strands of thump...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Dime Store


Food Reviews & Stories
There was much to love about Leo’s Non-Smoking Coffee Shop. You grabbed one of the teal vinyl stools, and a complimentary copy of the day’s Oregonian appeared. Owner-server Peter Chan didn't   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Our Campaign Plans to Make the Marionberry the Oregon State Food


Food Reviews & Stories
To get things done in Salem, you have to lobby. The marionberry learned that back in 2009, when House Joint Resolution 11, which would have made it Oregon’s state berry, was pulled from the floo   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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