Bar Review: Lightning Will


Bar Reviews
IF THE BLITZ DON’T KILL YOU: The name of Lightning Will (305 NW 21st Ave., 327-8203, lightningwill.com) is the most layered joke in Portland bars. In a location once home to the 21st Avenue outpost    More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Splash Bar & Brewing


Bar Reviews
DOLLAR BEERS: Once, seven strangers were picked to live in a house in Portland to find out what happened when people stopped being nice and started being real. Mostly, they hung out at Splash Bar, whe   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bit House Saloon, Reviewed


Bar Reviews
PONY PARTY: On opening night at the Bit House Saloon (727 SE Grand Ave., 729-9929), the liquor shelves fell. Thousands of dollars of rare Japanese whiskey—bottles that bar manager Jesse Card worked    More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Loyal Legion


Bar Reviews
BACK IN BLUE: Kurt Huffman’s 99-Oregon-tap beer hall had quite an opening week. Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave, 235-8272, loyallegionpdx.com) had a line down the block when it first cracked the doors    More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Review: Altabira


Bar Reviews
THE WINDOW SHUTS: The inner eastside sure is fancy these days. No longer do visitors want to stay in a humble Red Lion (actual marketing slogan: “Affordable Hotels”) and drink at a faux-upscale ba   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Culmination: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
LAGERED BREWERY: The story of Culmination Brewing (2117 NE Oregon St., 353-6368, culminationbrewing.com) reads more like slow accumulation than capstone. When the taphouse opened three months ago, the   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Shift Drinks: Bar Review

Quittin' time.


Bar Reviews
The West End’s Shift Drinks (1200 SW Morrison St., 922-3933, shiftdrinkspdx.com) is a dog whistle, named after the free booze that service staffers get after they punch out. Because, yes, Portland c   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Likewise: Not Really Like Anything


Bar Reviews
Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., likewise.website) is part bar, part performance art—a callback to the money-free, improvised ’90s, when Miranda July was still making origami out of Port   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Steinhaus: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Not so long ago, the northeast corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street was home to a blues bar called Steinhaus. Then, it was a rocker dive called Agenda. Then, a strip club called A   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pod Bar: Drink Mobile


Bar Reviews
Have you ever spent the night at a campground packed with recently retired RVers who all seem to know each other? That’s the vibe at Pod Bar (5205 SE Foster Road, facebook.com/cartsonfoster),    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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