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Drink 2011: Circa 33


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Monday, January 24, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Drink 2011: Claudia's


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Monday, January 24, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Drink 2011: Vendetta


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What exactly makes a good neighborhood bar? How about a friendly, attentive bartender who asks if you want whiskey or brandy in your hot toddy? Or a place with a spacious patio for breezy summer nights and a shuffleboard table inside for escaping the rain?   More
 
Monday, January 24, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Drink 2011: Spirit of 77


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Let me get this out of the way early: Spirit of 77, the new Trail Blazers-themed watering hole, is not the best sports bar in town. But still, despite the fact you have to fight for a table—or show up before happy hour begins—and pay $6 for a 20-ounce imperial pint of Double Mountain Vaporizer pale ale, it’s easily the wildest place in the city to watch Nicolas Batum posterize poor members of the Utah Jazz.   More
 
Monday, January 24, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Almost Live: Pacers vs. Blazers

Blazers vs. Pacers

 Four game win streak! It always seems like the Trail Blazers play well in the month or so before the All-Star break, and despite everything that’s happened the last few months—five knee surgeries, a few ugly losses, and possibly the end of Greg Oden’s career—Portland finds itself four games over .500 and with a great show at making the playoffs. The Indiana Pacers started off the season really strong, but have faded of late, but still find themselves in 8th place in the East.   More
 
Saturday, January 22, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Danny Seim and Brent Knopf Talk About Knopf's Decision to Leave Menomena

Menomena

Two weeks ago, we announced—along with the rest of the Internet—that Brent Knopf, one of the three original members of Menomena, was leaving the band to focus on his solo project and on recording a few records for his friends. Since then, Menomena has mostly keep quiet, but both Knop...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Team Evil Saturday, Jan. 22


Local producer branches out with his own band.

[PRODUCER POP] Talkdemonic. Blind Pilot. Horse Feathers. World’s Greatest Ghosts. If you peruse the liner notes of many of the best indie rock and folk albums released in Portland over the past five years, you’ll notice one common name scrawled in every booklet: producer Skyler Norwood. The 30-year-old musician spends most o...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Team Evil Saturday, Jan. 22

Local producer branches out with his own band.


Music Stories
[PRODUCER POP] Talkdemonic. Blind Pilot. Horse Feathers. World’s Greatest Ghosts. If you peruse the liner notes of many of the best indie rock and folk albums released in Portland over the past ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hot Plate: The Fishwife’s Bacon Brownie Sundae


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IMAGE: chrisryanphoto.comI’ve found dessert heaven, and it tastes like pig fat. Buried on the bottom of the menu at the Fishwife, a two-decades-old family seafood restaurant on a stretch of Nort ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hutch Harris Goes Solo with New Project Forbidden Friends (Updated with press release)


The secret that's not quite a secret is finally out: Thermals frontman Hutch Harris has a new solo project called Forbidden Friends! If you're smart enough on Twitter (or know some people in this town) you might have heard a rumor that Harris spent a few weeks in 2010 at Jackpot Studi...   More
 
Friday, January 14, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
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