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Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Stepping through the front door of Magic Gardens is like coming home, if your home also has a pool table and Mom has tattoos on her tuckus. It’s not every strip club that has patrons playing pool at 4 in the afternoon, or local rock stars lounging in the back. A small stage, sans pole, lends t   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Only in Portland could a weekly spelling bee become one of the coolest bar activities in town. Hooking patrons on phonics every Sunday, along with the Pizza Pub’s fantastically huge slices, excellent beer selection and nightly live music (mostly of the acoustic variety), put it in the unlikely   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This cool blue room, originally a jazz bar with upscale pretensions, beckons with promises of good beer and free pool, especially on warm days when you haven’t yet had dinner. And why not? The succulent ahi carpaccio ($5 at happy hour, $10 otherwise) is one of the best happy-hour bargains we&r   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This narrow bar, nestled between a bike shop and a breakfast joint, somehow fulfills every wine bar cliché without being pretentious or cloying. Its dim and quiet atmosphere is a refreshing change from the otherwise raucous scene that is North Mississippi Avenue. Intimate lighting glints off    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So
 

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