Drink 2011: Introduction

Bar Guide  It’s been really miserable out there, don’t you think? The rain’s a little heavier and colder than usual, and every time the clouds part the temperature drops. SAD looms. ... More

Jan 25, 2011 06:21 pm by BEN WATERHOUSE

We Eat in the Dark

Bar Guide Who needs restaurants? I mean, I like eating out as much as the next guy, but the 300-percent markups on glass pours, hour-long waits and price gouging on cheap starters (necessary to make up for ... More

Jan 25, 2011 06:26 pm by BEN WATERHOUSE

Music for the Lazy

Bar Guide  For those of us who don’t much follow the comings and goings of local bands, deciding to just go out and see a show can seem overwhelming. We scan the music calendar, wondering if we can really ... More

Jan 25, 2011 06:31 pm by BEN WATERHOUSE

You Should Be Dancing

Bar Guide  If you walk through the streets of Portland on a sunny day, you might notice a slew of people who are not into shakin’ their tail feathers. They are too hip, too introverted, too Etsy. ... More

Jan 25, 2011 06:34 pm by WHITNEY HAWKE

Boozin’ With Bruce

Bar Guide  Summer patio drinking at dog-friendly establishments is one of the much-heralded joys of Portland, but like seemingly everything great about Puddletown, what happens the ... More

Jan 25, 2011 06:38 pm by KAT MERCK

Pinball Palaces

Bar Guide  Billy Ray’s Neighborhood Dive
2216 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Five machines, including Attack From Mars, Medieval Madness and Monster Bash. ... More

Jan 25, 2011 06:59 pm by WW Culture Staff

TRENDWATCH: Bars that are stores.

Bar Guide  We aren’t sure why there are suddenly several bars in Portland that also sell merchandise, or whether combining shopping and drinking is really ... More

Jan 25, 2011 07:12 pm by BEN WATERHOUSE

Fancy a Jell-O Shot?

Bar Guide CC Slaughters 219 NW Davis St. $2 all the time. Cosmo Lounge Page 13 $1 per shot. George’s Corner Page 16 $2, try the peach. ... More

Jan 25, 2011 07:50 pm by RACHAEL DEWITT

Foam and Film

Bar Guide  Where can you enjoy both a story of a gun and a girl and a pint of Oregon IPA? These days, just about everywhere but the multiplex. ... More

Jan 25, 2011 07:27 pm by BEN WATERHOUSE

Pop It Like It’s Hot

Bar Guide  Everybody has a favorite bar game. And while I understand the allure of a drunken game of pinball or shuffleboard, there’s no thrill quite ... More

Jan 25, 2011 07:32 pm by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Lift Every Voice

Bar Guide Perhaps as a byproduct of Portland’s feigned obliviousness to the indie rockers living among us, karaoke singing is a far more committed affair here than in other cities—it’s treated almost like a real show, instead of a boozy goof. ... More

Jan 25, 2011 07:46 pm by AARON MESH

Other Bar Games and Where to Play Them

Bar Guide  Pingpong: Blitz Ladd (2239 SE 11th Ave., 236-3592, blitzbarpdx.net) has three tables.
Darts: A & L Sports Pub (page 7) has 10 boards.
Cornhole: Gladstone Street Pub  ... More

Jan 25, 2011 07:56 pm by WW Culture Staff

Drink 2011 By The Numbers

Bar Guide  Space Room Page 33. Space Punch: raspberry and vanilla vodka, orange and cranberry juice, sweet-and-sour mix. $7. ... More

Jan 25, 2011 08:16 pm by WW Culture Staff

7 Nights of Local Comedy

Bar Guide  Portland’s local comedy scene is booming, we hear—Auggie Smith won both the Seattle and San Francisco comedy competitions in 2010—and even though the majority of this town’s comics, ... More

Jan 25, 2011 07:39 pm by BEN WATERHOUSE

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