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Bar Maven and FoPo Tavern: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Given most passersby are flying at 40 mph, it takes some time for a new bar to build a crowd in Foster-Powell. At least that’s the word at Bar Maven (6219 SE Foster Road, 384-2079, barmaven-pd   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Reconquista

Pollo Norte and Stella Taco bring excellent regional Mexican.


Food Reviews & Stories
I blame the Adams-Onís Treaty. In 1819, Ferdinand VII agreed to sever the Viceroyalty of New Spain at the 42nd parallel. Instead of the stock that settled Yerba Buena, Oregon got the Brits. And   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Hop-a-Wheelie (Boneyard)


Drank
We’re witnessing the extinction of the Oregon pine. Not long ago, Northwestern IPAs were just as likely to have green, resiny flavors as citrusy bite. In the last year, the most talked-about n   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Two Chainz

It’s snowing. A light-up sign says you should have tire chains or studded tires if you continue driving east on U.S. 26. What do you do?


Snow Report
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dimmer Switch

Bite-sized tips for dining at HK Cafe, Portland’s new favorite dim sum spot.


Food Reviews & Stories
Don’t just randomly show up at HK Cafe. If you’re a regular at Wong’s King or Ocean City, you might be surprised to find this neon-lit dining hall in Eastport Plaza is now the busiest of all   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Review: Vantucky Pale Ale (Heathen)


Drank
Beers are like baby names. The trends start with the urban elite, but it’s not long before a bunch of little Calebs land in the same small-town kindergarten class. These days, little McKenzi   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Brannon’s: Beaver Bran

Beaver Bran


Bar Reviews
Is it time to get my oil changed? This is all I can think about while sitting at Brannon’s (3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, 567-8003, brannonsbrewery.com), Beaverton’s newest brewpub. The    More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Crud Busters

ON3P's skis are handmade and built for heavy powder.


Snow Report
The whole thing started with a big letdown. Scott Andrus was stoked to get his new skis, an $800 pair of Canadian-made Capitals. He waited three months. They finally arrived stiff and planky. "I really wanted to like them, but after about five days on them, I   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Turn the Page

Revisiting the restaurants that left us wondering over the past 12 months.


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the big secrets of the food-review business: After making three or four visits in quick succession, even the best restaurants look good in the rearview. Actually, the spots we’re most eager   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wine Review: Crémant De Portland Brut Urbanique (Division)


Drank
For such an approachable sparkling wine, Division Winemaking’s newly released 2013 Crémant de Portland Brut Urbanique has quite the name. Crémant is made outside of Champagne but using the French    More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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