The Big Legrowlski: Just like, uh, my opinion, man.


Bar Reviews
Way out in the Pearl there was this minimalist 15-tap bar…bar I wanna tell ya about, bar by the name of The Big Legrowlski (812 NW Couch St., 206-6481, biglegrowlski.com). That’s the thematic    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

First National Taphouse: Bar Review

Second Oregon


Bar Reviews
In theory, at least, the area surrounding Portland State University needs more bars. The school has 30,000 students, making it our state’s largest such institution, and yet the bar scene aroun   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Iconic Lounge: Bar Review

Hollywood Babylon


Bar Reviews
When one thinks of classic Hollywood, certain images immediately leap to mind. A brooding Marlon Brando in a tight T-shirt, cigarette perched between his fingers. Dustin Hoffman being seduced by   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Fields: Bar Review

Field Goal.


Bar Reviews
Picture a sports bar in the Pearl. OK, now add polenta fries, and you’ve got a game plan for The Fields (1139 NW 11th St., 841-6601, thefieldspdx.com), a sports-ish bar that opened in the former M   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Mad Sons Pub: Untelevised Revolution


Bar Reviews
There is no “I” in Mad Sons (1109 SE Madison St., 265-8531, madsonspub.com). The new Revolutionary War-themed bar is a beautiful hardwood affair complete with 13-star flags, a hearth, a gian   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TeSoAria: Bull’s Blood Supply


Bar Reviews
We arrived at TeSoAria (4003 N Williams Ave., 971-229-0050, tesoaria.com) a half-hour before it was scheduled to close on a Thursday evening. We figured it would be a quick visit. Two hours, 10    More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bar Review: Turn! Turn! Turn! Record Shop Bar


Bar Reviews
Portlanders really want to make the record-store bar happen. Witness House of Records, Record Room, Music Millennium’s Kickstarter campaign for that purpose and, now, Turn! Turn! Turn! (8 NE K   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Bar Review: Ex Novo

Good Intentions.


Bar Reviews
Portland welcomed the nation’s first nonprofit pub, Oregon Public House, last year. Some questioned the city’s decision to give $50,000 in grants to a church-affiliated bar on Dekum Triangle   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Coopers Hall: One Big Barrel


Bar Reviews
The first thing you notice about Coopers Hall (404 SE 6th Ave., 719-7000, facebook.com/pages/Coopers-Hall) is its mammoth size. The new winepub in the industrial inner east side could double as a    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Baerlic Brewing: The Baer Necessities


Bar Reviews
Once it’s built out, all a regular bar needs to do is roll in a few kegs and buy some bottles. Things aren’t so easy for brewpubs, which only open smoothly when they have enough—but not    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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