Scouting the 2014 Pro-Am Beer Festival

Meet the 21 teams competing in the second-coming of 2013's Best New Beer Festival

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Food & Drink
How do you improve on a rookie of the year season?Why not almost double your stats?Sure, last year's Pro-Am Beer Festival was named "Best New Fest" of the year by Oregonian beer writer John Foyston. And sure, last year's prizewinning beer, Sasquatch's Vanilla Bourbon Cream Ale, ended up being one of our favorite ten beers of 2013. But that's no reason not to go from 12 to 21 beers available for ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Buzz List: Where We’re Drinking 
This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
Our pick for the top brewpub, dive bar or wine lounge might change by the time you've finished reading this. But here are the spots, new and old, that we're most excited about right now.   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week


Food Reviews & Stories
A list of the five spots we're excited about right now—maybe taquerias we've loved forever, maybe seafood spots with special menus this week. It's designed to answer that age-old question: Where should we go out to dinner tonight?   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Sunken Treasure

Why is the city sitting on $32 million that could be used to lower water rates?


News Stories
It’s no secret Portland’s water rates keep going up and up and up.  Mayor Charlie Hales  promised to cut rates. (He hasn’t.) And voters this spring contemplated a ballot measur   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Portland Fall Classical Picks


Fall Arts
Third Angle New Music and Mantra Percussion For the past few years, Third Angle has been familiarizing Portland with Bang on a Can, the New York ensemble that brought rock energy and 21st-century   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 BRETT CAMPBELL

New Crop, New Cream

Checking in on Portland’s post-Salt & Straw ice cream and froyo parlors.


Food Reviews & Stories
Salt & Straw changed everything. Before that “farm to cone” product hit the streets, ice cream wasn’t trendy. Gelato, maybe, for people into futbol and Vespas. But, in 2011, longtime   More
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 WW Staff

Worldly Cups

Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.


Coffee Guide
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com. Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the    More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MATTHEW SINGER

The Year In Portland Coffee


Coffee Guide
RISE OF THE MACHINES One of the hallmarks of third-wave coffee has been the forefronting of the barista as artisan. Stumptown’s original selling point against Starbucks was that it French press   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Best Swimming Holes Near Portland

Willie W.K.’s guide to area swimming spots.


Summer Guide
When it comes to swimming holes, Portland’s outer lands are blessed. The Cascades are criss-crossed with pretty little rivers and streams filled with clean, cold water fed by ancient glaciers.    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Staff

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.


Food Reviews & Stories
Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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