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Portland Beer Guide 2015

The Legend of Beervana


Beer Guide
Round and round they go, up one row and down the next. They look like kids waiting to ride Space Mountain, except they’re here for beer. It’s a Saturday night in San Francisco, and a bri   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Liquor Store: House of Blue


Bar Reviews
There’s something bittersweet about a shiny new bar naming a drink after the previous occupant. In the case of the Blue Monk, doubly so. Formerly a jazz club, it ran into problems after hostin   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Tropicalia (Breakside Brewery)


Drank
A good chili beer is the ultimate rope-a-dope. You drink a little beer, and the spice hits. You get a little tingle and want to quash it with more cold beer, then more spice hits. When the lasti   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Taste of Poland: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
If it’s been a while since you stopped in, you might be surprised to discover just how much Cartlandia has become a weird little world. While most Portland pods remain confined to ever-narrowi   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tacos Chavez: Restaurant Review

Tacos Chavez brings Michoacán to Southeast Foster Road.


Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re still clinging to the old truism about the best Mexican fare coming from places with bars on the windows and glossy billboard menus showing photos of enchiladas, it’s time to give    More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Bourbon St. Chocolate (BuzzBar)


Drank
Alcohol-infused ice cream bars from a bodega? Yeah, get this novelty while you can. Somewhere, someone’s mom is about to start lobbying for a ban on BuzzBars. That’ll be especially stupid gi   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Steeps

A man’s failed quest for redemption via ski clinic, spec script.


Snow Report
FLASHBACK: 1992 Ellicottville, N.Y. A boy, age 12, peers cautiously over the edge of the Wall, queasy with adrenaline. He will not ski down this run, the first double black diamond he’s ev   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Savoy Tavern: Bar Review

In, Out, In


Bar Reviews
Things are changing fast at Savoy Tavern (2500 SE Clinton St., 808-9999, savoypdx.com). Broder proprietor Peter Bro’s “Midwestern-inspired American food” tavern on Clinton Corner was never   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Review: Hawthorne’s Best Bitter (Lucky Labrador)


Drank
As one of the original six recipes at Lucky Lab, Hawthorne’s Best Bitter has been around for a generation. Come this October, the beer would be 21, old enough to drink itself, if beers could   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Off the Waffle: Restaurant Review


Food Reviews & Stories
A good corner has useful things. Not just pleasant things, such as a book-themed cafe with bad food and occasional poetry readings, or a twee Italian bistro with live acoustic-guitar music, bu   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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