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Future Drinking: Tiki Month Edition


According to a press release from the new Portland Trader Vic's, Mayor Sam Adams will declare August "Portland Tiki Month" at the bar's grand opening Aug. 1. So break out the leis, y'all.  It's retro-future drinking this week!The news from this week's    More
Saturday, July 30, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

11 Beers I Enjoyed at the Oregon Brewers Festival

And 12 I did not.

Ranier hat at OBF

The Oregon Brewers Festival is now well underway. I dropped by yesterday afternoon and made it through 23 beers. Here are my unabridged tasting note. Think I'm totally wrong about these beers? I'm eager to hear what you thought of them.
BEERS I LIKEDNinkasi Helles Belles: Munchener Style Helles LagerUnlike Ninkasi's big-bodied knockou...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Five Beers to Avoid at the Oregon Brewers Festival

Hell or High Watermelon

The Oregon Brewers Festival begins in just over an hour, with 84 breweries offering their wares for evaluation by the thousands of beer geeks and frat boys who will transform Tom McCall Waterfront Park into a dusty wasteland by the time the festival closes on Sunday. There are plenty of brews to be excited about this year (the lineup is o...   More
Thursday, July 28, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Best of Portland 2011: Then & Now

Featured Stories
1985 - Best Pizza Thrower Dave Hite is something of a hero among working-class eaters. Before the bespectacled young man from Spokane, best known as the dapper saxophone player for the Fabulous K-T   More

Best of Portland 2011

The people, places and things that make this city great—now, and for the past 26 years

Cover Story
“I have an idea,” our publisher said, charging headlong into my cubicle, “for Best of Portland. This is the 26th year.    More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

PICA Hires Resident Artistic Director


The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art has hired Angela Mattox as its new resident artistic director. The organization, which produces the annual Time Based Art festival, has had guest curators—first Mark Russell of...   More
Monday, July 25, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: This Week in OLCC Applications


Celeste Williams has applied for a beer and wine license for a restaurant called Bird Dog in the Hawthorne Boulevard space currently occupied by No Fish Go Fish. Stick with the animal puns, I guess.The owners of newish St. Johns restaurant Cathedral Park Kitchen have applied for a license to open a distillery, Pure Lush Spirits in t...   More
Thursday, July 21, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Mio Seafood Market

Mio wants you to make your own sushi.

Food Reviews & Stories
The eight Portland-area outlets of Sonny Kim’s Mio Sushi empire go through a lot of fish any given day—so much so that the chain buys its sashimi fodder in very, very large quantities, and distrib   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

An Oak Tree (Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab)

...And then improv night got very, very sad.

In 1973, an artist named Michael Craig-Martin put a glass of water on a glass bathroom shelf and insisted it was an oak tree.    More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

William Hurt Returning to Artists Rep, Bringing Son Along

William Hurt Long Day's Journey

Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt will return to Portland this October to perform in Artists Repertory Theatre's production of the Harold Pinter play No Man's Land. It will be Hurt's fourth appearance at A...   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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