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Beer Guide 2014: Beer of the Year

Belgian Strong Dark (Pfriem Family Brewers)


Beer Guide
Old-guard Belgian brewers are a secretive lot. At the famous St. Bernardus, in the West Flanders village of Watou, they’d prefer that other professionals not take the otherwise public tour of    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014

Get your fill.


Beer Guide
Behind a fleabag motel on the eastern outskirts of Gresham, you’ll find it: the mythical tobacco store with a growler filling station. There, surrounded by Donettes and Romeo y Julieta cigar   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Food & Brew

Restaurants with great beer.


Beer Guide
Wildwood  1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, wildwoodrestaurant.com. Wildwood’s not merely a fine restaurant serving fine beer; it’s easily the best beer bar anywhere near its Northwest ’hood   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Low Growl

Unexpectedly awesome growler filling stations.


Beer Guide
Clinton Street Market 3400 SE Clinton St., 234-0372. From the outside, Clinton Market looks like a beaten-in little bodega that makes its bones on energy shots, beef jerky, lottery tickets and   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Central Hotel: Blue-Collar Cocktails


Bar Reviews
Chris Bollenbacher’s tryst with the St. Johns Central Hotel (8608 N Lombard St., 477-5489, centralhotelstjohns.com) was short but influential. This time last year, the former Cathedral Park Kitc   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Give it a Tri

Ken Forkish’s tavern-née-auto shop starts strong, needs detail work.


Food Reviews & Stories
Ken Forkish ambles into Trifecta just after 7 pm on a Friday night. He hangs up his coat, then does a lap. He works the room like a politician, shaking hands   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Nutty Irish Mud (Fire on the Mountain)


Drank
Portland needed a coffee-beer festival. Not just because of our international reputation in both types of brew, but because coffee, better than most infusions, does wonderful things to beer. So    More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Buy Portland: Chop Local

A local gear guide for Portland’s urban lumberjacks.


Culture Features
1. Bluer Denim Classic taper in raw selvage $148, bluerdenim.com These rugged, all-American jeans are designed in Portland, made from cotton grown in Georgia, woven on shuttle looms in North Ca   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Belgian Christmas Ale (pFriem Family Brewers)


Drank
Like Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, the lights on Peacock Lane and phone-book-thick editions of The Oregonian, spicy Christmas beers are something I love in December. Then they go away and, for   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Witch Way

How is the food at Black Cauldron, Portland’s second vegan strip club?


Food Reviews & Stories
Some things are too good to be true. Unfortunately, a seven-course vegan tasting menu at a strip club in far-flung East Portland is one of them. When Casa Diablo owner Johnny Zukle opened his    More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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