Fred Meyer Donates $500,000 to Liquor Privatization Campaign


Fred Meyer really wants to sell booze. The grocery giant today disclosed a contribution of $500,000 to Oregonians for Competition, the campaign aimed at privatizing the sale of liquor in Oregon. Currently, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission buys all the hard liquor brought into Oregon or manufactured here, and then sells it through a network of state-licensed liquor stores and a few grocery stores ...   More
Thursday, March 13, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Future Drinking: Oct. 10-13


Food & Drink
It looks like Mount Hood is about to get a second brewery, albeit not as high up the slope as the venerable Ice Ax Grill. Solera Brewery has applied for a brewpub license at 4945 Baseline Drive, some 16 miles south of Hood River.Speaking of hood river, someone has applied for a limited license for a business called Cascade Pet Camp, which appears to be a kennel. What's the beer for? I'd rather not ...   More
Friday, October 14, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Ground Kontrol Re-opens Feb. 17


Arts & Books
Remember that contest that Ground Kontrol won last June? Well, they're just about ready to SHOW US THE MONEY! Actually, they're about ready to show us the newly remodeled Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade space, an overhaul that bought them new games, expanded floor space and a superfly-sounding TRON theme. And a 3D cybersex room. Okay, no cybersex room. And no word yet on the constant fog machine/strobe ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Rogue's Pink Gin Is Out, Dead Guy Whiskey on the Way

I stopped by Rogue Spirits ' rum distillery on Northwest Glisan Street yesterday to taste the latest from the Newport-based booze empire: Dead Guy Whiskey , a new product distilled from the same wort as Rogue's internationally popular Dead Guy Ale (I mean the international bit—Dead Guy was the only Oregon beer I could find in Scotland). The whiskey is a very young, sweet spirit, aged only ...   More
Friday, December 5, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drink, Don't Drive: A WW reader's guide to boozy bussing

Reader Blair Ivey, inspired by the public transit pub crawls we devised for our 2009 Drink Guide, has mapped all of the bars in our guide with the bus, MAX and streetcar routes that serve them. A world in which TriMet's disembodied voices announce not only stops but nearby drinking establishments is now one step closter to being. Here are the results of his work for Northwest and Southwest Portland ...   More
Friday, June 19, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE


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