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WW Valentine's Day Review: Beer + Champagne = No Fun


Saying, as Pelican Brewery does, that one is making a Valentine's Day brew that will have “the rich taste of spectacular beer, but with the carbonation (and pop!) of champagne” presupposes that we found anything objectionable about be...   More
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Adrienne So

Work Off Your Valentine's Day Hangover With...Beer & Bikes




Do you mean to tell us that after your dinner, movie, flowers, candles and chocolates, you have even MORE plans? Yeah, we didn't think so. So drag yourself out of bed, throw on whatever leopard-skin furs you have lying around the house (waterproof ones, prefer...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Adrienne So

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Looking for the coolest people in town? The trendsetters, the influentials, the outlandishly chic? You’ll find them hanging out at this unmarked warehouse, where weekend dance parties attract lines around the block and the high white walls are adorned with odd art installations. Whether the cr   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Ten minutes after my boyfriend and I get to the Queen of Hearts, a woman with a gray bob and voluminous suede parka sits down on his other side. Her name is Jennifer, and she regales us with tales of tequila-drinking adventures in Mexico and details about the (surprisingly good!) blues band—he   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This quintessential dive bar, home to an infamous multinight garage-band festival called, appropriately, the Slabtown Bender, won’t win any beauty contests. The orange exterior is the color of baby diarrhea, and the clientele is similarly grizzled. While best known for its intimate shows, we a   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Adrienne So

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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