Drank: Dying Embers Imperial Stout (McMenamins)

Crystal Ballroom brewer Drew Phillips wants to make a stout that conjures images of tea, music, fire and chilly weather, inspired by his time in Ireland. Brewed in collaboration with Dublin anarcho-cr   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Premise Accepted

How Coors and Democratic politicians almost killed Oregon beer.

Food Reviews & Stories
Few state laws have shaped Portland’s economy and culture like Senate Bill 813, otherwise known as the Brewpub Bill. The law, which was passed 30 years ago today and signed into law by Vic A   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 PETE DUNLOP

Drank: Billy Whiskey (McMenamins)

It takes a long time to make good whiskey. At minimum, two years in the barrel, though your favorite midshelf bourbon spent seven or more. Oregon’s fledgling distilling industry thus has a few   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Fallin' For Brew

Raking through Oregon’s wide selection of seasonal beer.

Like those soggy leaves you should be raking up about now, autumn beers come in different shades of yellow, orange and brown. For brewers, the months between summer’s crisp lagers and winter   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 WW Staff

Drank Review: Alambic 13 Brandy (Edgefield Distillery)

 The Sisters Brothers beckoned me to Oregon City. After reading Portland author Patrick deWitt’s brilliant novel, I wanted...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Al's Den: Hold The Iniquity

Bar Reviews
Considering that Al’s Den (303 SW 12th Ave.), the live-music venue in the Crystal Hotel’s basement, takes its name from Al Winter, a Portland gambling kingpin who purportedly directed his vast    More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Tot or Not?

Zeus Cafe tries to bolt past the usual McMenamins fare.

Food Reviews & Stories
With its open kitchen, neatly arranged plates and locally sourced ingredients, Zeus Cafe is the first McMenamins restaurant that aspires to be an actual restaurant. The strength of Brian and Mike M   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 AARON MESH

Edgefield's Black Rabbit Pub: A Black Hole for Wages?

An employee of McMenamins Edgefield has filed a wage complaint [PDF] with the Bureau of Labor and Industries, alleging a restaurant manager changed "employee clock-out times to lower labor costs." BOLI responded Aug. 6 with a warning letter mailed to McMenamins, and then closed the case. (To conduct an investigation, the state agency would need more than one complaint, a spokesman for BOLI says.) Lisa ...   More
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 BETH SLOVIC


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