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Drank: Snakebite (Gigantic/Cider Riot)


Drank
Mixing cider and beer makes you crazy, the legend goes. Maybe this came from London goths downing blood-red cider-beer drinks mixed with blackcurrant, maybe from working stiffs tempering the b   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The 9


Food Cart Reviews
I’d almost given up hope. After years of bone-dry biryanis, curries like oil-slicked dirt and bricked heat-lamp naan that could chip paint off a car, I had all but resigned myself to long driv   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Killingsworth Dynasty: Rotture North


Bar Reviews
Few things at Killingsworth Dynasty (832 N Killingsworth St., 234-5683, killingsworthdynasty.com) are as they appear. The “chicken burger” contains no chicken—everything here is vegan. The   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Yes, The Ash Street Saloon Is For Sale...

...and has been for over two years.

ashstsaloon

The Facebook and Twitter dial's been lighting up on the Ash Street Saloon, the down-and-dirty metal and punk dive that's been kicking out jams in Portland for over 20 years. Yes, the Ash Street Saloon is for sale. No, the Craigslist ad is not a fak...   More
 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Panic Room Caution: High Volume Bar


Bar Reviews
PANIC, DON’T PANIC: “I’m just here to punch Jon Taffer in the face!” says the guy in line. The 30-year-old music venue Tonic Lounge is being filmed for the terrifyingly awful cable show    More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Secret Shelf

Top-notch whiskey bars that stay under the radar.


Headout
This weekend, the Whiskeytown USA festival will crowd with sulfur-breathed Beavertonites downing half-ounce plastic shots of God-knows-what whiskey that’s probably great. But Portland bars a   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Straight Rye Whiskey (Stein)


Drank
Stein Distillery makes straight rye the cowboy way, with rye grown in their own fields near Joseph, Ore., plus 25 percent corn they buy from farmers 150 miles west in Hermiston. It’s aged ju   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ely’s


Food Cart Reviews
Decades before food-cart chefs competed in reality-TV smackdowns and gave inspirational TED talks, there were the humble food trucks. The “roach coaches” did not specialize, or congregate in   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drunken Noodles

Biwa ramen spinoff Noraneko serves up killer pork and booze.


Food Reviews & Stories
Some go for the burger, but I don’t care for such people. For years, the late-night happy-hour ramen at basement izakaya Biwa has been a pilgrimage for me, a $5 antidote for skipped post-work    More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

To Catch a Bike Thief

Will bike locks of the future finally end 120 years of thieving bastards?


Bike Issue
The first recorded bike thief in Portland was shot with a rifle. Deterrent? Nay. A scant four years later, in 1899, The Oregonian—a turn-of-the-century daily newspaper—wagged its inky finger t   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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