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Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Packed to the gills on weekend nights, Aura is generally regarded as the place to go to drink key lime pies and make out with a stranger. But in the early evening when the club is all but empty, it’s a surprisingly pleasant spot for a mellow drink or dinner à deux—folks old enough   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Shoshanna Cohen

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Formerly a high-concept design bar, Tube has been taken over in recent years by young skaters, artists and fashion daredevils who flock to this downtowniest of Old Town bars. Great music and agreeable scenery are guaranteed. Drinks and snacks like vegan hot dogs are priced for the part-time barista    More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Shoshanna Cohen

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Quell your travel anxieties with a stiff one at this throwback restaurant and lounge adjoining Union Station. The food, drinks and atmosphere are reminiscent of those at your average catered wedding or convention: not bad, but sort of out of touch. Indeed, the venue is often booked for private event   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
When you think “Korean food,” you might picture heaps of sizzling meat, cooked at the table. But the fare at BeWon is anything but a Seoul-less Benihana. In fact, it’s a green machine—primarily veggie-powered. From the gu-jeol-pan appetizer (“eight different foods to be   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Why watch Caprial and John Pence’s cooking show on television (OPB, Channel 10, Sundays at 5:30 pm) when you can discover their Northwest-fusion cuisine for yourself? Innovative but accessible dishes populate the short yet well-rounded menu. A habit-forming risotto fritter appetizer with roast   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
In the mood for Chinese—the kind of Szechuan-American comfort food usually nestled deep in the ’burbs—but don’t want to give up the upscale trappings of such overwrought luxe locales like the Pearl District? Head to this cavelike, neutral-hued restaurant. Located smack in the   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Shoshanna Cohen

Drink Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: Red Bull with vodka ($5) is the hands-down customer favorite for gaining energy and shedding inhibitions before hitting the Slavic Saturday Night Fever dance floor.For a different kind of dance night and a reminder that the world does not, in fact, revolve around Portland,    More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Shoshanna Cohen

Drink Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: You’ll think you’re wearing beer goggles when you see the extra-big, 20-ounce “pints” at happy hour. This dressed-down Buckman neighborhood hangout is more beloved than ever since the bar started serving hard alcohol last December. Don’t come h   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Shoshanna Cohen

Drink Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: Even the bartender bemoans the fact that the Tiger’s new lair isn’t the divey craphole the original Hungry Tiger on 28th Avenue and East Burnside Street was, but you can still get “all-day sippers” like the menacing “Erase Your Face” ($10   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Shoshanna Cohen

Cheap Eats 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
When the streets are thick with rush-hour auto traffic biking downtown can feel like swimming upstream. That's why we love the shot of bike-friendliness this all-vegan bakery and coffee joint infuses into our morning commute with a counterculture take on the typical espresso shack. Featuring a bike-   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Shoshanna Cohen
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