Bar Review: Fortune Bar


Bar Reviews
MUSICAL CHAIRS: First there was Ping, and it was good. But after the Pok Pok spinoff closed to “expand” at the end of 2012, it instead went dark for good, finally reviving in April 2014 as Ea   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dusk ’Til Dawn: Casa Diablo II, Bar Review

Seitan in Sellwood


Bar Reviews
There is no menu at Portland’s newest vegan strip club. Sure, you can get animal-free nachos or cleaned-up Sloppy Joe's, but you’ll have to get your dining options read out loud b   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Stag: Bar Review

Buck Naked


Bar Reviews
Portland’s newest gay bar looks like your grandpa’s den. More to the point, Stag (317 NW Broadway, 971-407-3132, stagpdx.com), designed by tastefully haute Christopher David, looks like the pr   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Solae’s Lounge: Old Solae


Bar Reviews
The band was singing “Happy Birthday” to Snoop Dogg’s uncle, but they didn’t play it straight. It was a minor-key version extended with jags of solo guitar or keyboard, drums filling a p   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Panic Room Caution: High Volume Bar


Bar Reviews
PANIC, DON’T PANIC: “I’m just here to punch Jon Taffer in the face!” says the guy in line. The 30-year-old music venue Tonic Lounge is being filmed for the terrifyingly awful cable show    More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Commons: Beer Good, Warehouse Bad


Bar Reviews
Since it opened, The Commons has made consistently great beer. Five years after Mike Wright brewed his first batch of commercial beer in his Richmond neighborhood garage, the brewery has earne   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Donnie Vegas: Old, Not Dirty Vegas


Bar Reviews
IMAGE: jenniferplitzko.coAlberta’s new Donnie Vegas (1203 NE Alberta St., donnie.vegas) isn’t the Vegas that stays in Vegas. It is the Vegas that endures in Sammy Davis Jr. films and faded m   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lake Theater & Cafe: O, Really


Bar Reviews
Until recently, it was impossible to get a beer with your movie in Lake Oswego if you weren’t popping a bottle in your Titanic-themed man cave. Thank God, you can now show off your expensive taste   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 PARKER HALL

The Liquor Store: House of Blue


Bar Reviews
There’s something bittersweet about a shiny new bar naming a drink after the previous occupant. In the case of the Blue Monk, doubly so. Formerly a jazz club, it ran into problems after hostin   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Big Trouble: Little Chinatown


Bar Reviews
Why give Old Town caviar when spicy chicken fingers will do? Easy Company, the space’s former ChefStable bar, had heady ambitions for the old Ping restaurant space, slinging fancy cocktails, c   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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