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

Bar Review: Swine

Shine On


Bar Reviews
Back in the day, moonshine was an unfortunate side effect of a bad legal situation—a hollow-sweet grain liquor of indeterminate toxicity. But at Swine (808 SW Taylor St., 943-5844, swankandswi   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Growler Guys: Jug Band


Bar Reviews
It’s gotta be a scary time to be in the growler game. On one hand, half-gallon glass jugs of beer have become ubiquitous, even at Portland bodegas and grocery stores. On the other hand, the ma   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The High Water Mark: Critical Pass


Bar Reviews
There’s a definitive moment in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas when Hunter S. Thompson sums up the end of the ’60s era profoundly, making note of a “high-water mark” that can be seen from   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Yard House: First and 130


Bar Reviews
Even in beer-buzzed Portland, a new bar with 130 taps gets attention. A big selection of suds isn’t necessarily enough to ensure prosperity for a chain—witness the quick crash of the success   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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