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

Pips & Bounce: Bar Review

Bounce to This


Bar Reviews
Kickstarter users have backed some weird things. Though it’s several steps closer to normal than, say, a $50,000 potato salad or a Zach Braff movie, Pips & Bounce (833 SE Belmont St., 928-   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

The Ranger Station: Park Life


Bar Reviews
If you somehow woke up inside The Ranger Station (4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 894-8455, rangerstationpdx.com), it would be easy to believe you were actually inside a ranger station. The tiny and ru   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

There Be Monsters: Barrrrrrr


Bar Reviews
Near where ocean waters cascaded off the earth’s edge, old maps had a warning: “Here be dragons.” At Portland’s old-time Hal’s Tavern, you might have needed the same heads-up; the bar    More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge: Home on the Range


Bar Reviews
As the Portland Tribune’s longtime food critic, Anne Marie DiStefano spent her fair share of time in bars, compiling a long list of peeves. In the negative space around entries like weird hours,   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

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

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