The Big Apple

Why local artisan cidermakers are at the core of a national boom.

Cover Story
The tree wasn’t all that special. It was just too damn big. Back in 2004, Nat West’s friend and neighbor in North Portland, Norris Thomlinson, had a large and craggy tree in his backyard t   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cider, Cidre, Sidra

A primer on the cider styles of the Old World.

While America’s founding fathers drank the stuff for breakfast, American cider lags far behind the Europeans thanks to Prohibition. Originally used to create    More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Tyler Hurst

Pickin’ Pubs

Where to go for draft and bottled ciders.

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider 1813 NE 2nd Ave., 567-2221, The hardwooded taproom at Nat’s runs eight taps with only his own product, which is wide-ranging enough you��   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout Picks 1/8/14

Headout Picks
WEDNESDAY JAN. 8 PATTERSON HOOD [MUSIC] The lead Drive-By Trucker kicks off a three-week Portland residency, playing songs from across his career and supported by the Northwest’s own ramblin   More
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Drank: Estate Winesap (Blue Mountain)

Blue Mountain’s Estate Winesap is a rarity among its contemporaries: an apple cider made by apple farmers. While most cideries buy their fruit from other sources, this bright, dry Champagne-co   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Future Drinking: Hopworks to Make Cider? Plus, Local Mezcal by Meteca.


Food & Drink
Our sorta-weekly recap of gossip via OLCC liquor license applications:Looks like Portland will be making its own brand of tequila’s country cousin, mezcal. Sofia Acosta Rascon, no apparent relation to the young Mexican-Californian racquetball star of the same name, has applied for a license to begin distilling the Oaxacan-style maguey (blue agave) spirit under the name Meteca—Spanish ...   More
Friday, March 1, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Carry Nation (Carlton Cyderworks)

I know it’s cool to drink bone-dry ciders right now so you can show your friends it isn’t a girly drink for girls. But let’s be real here: There wouldn’t be a second type of diabetes—in    More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Hops Cider (Anthem)

Previously only available on draft in the odd bar, Anthem Cider is now being bottled and sold under its own slickly designed label. The inaugural release of the new line from Salem cidery Wander   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Nice & Naughty

The scent of apples baked in cinnamon and nutmeg wafts out of Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Nice & Naughty Spiced Bad Apple seasonal. It’s like a pie fresh from your grandma’s oven o   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Water Tower Bucket Boys Tour Diary: "Oh, You're Playing the Best Pub in the World!" (Dorset, England)


Every mention of our gig in Dorset drew the same reaction: “Oh you’re playing at The Square and Compass! That’s the best pub in the world!” The Square and Compass is the best pub I’ve ever been to, and I can’t imagine one that could be any better. I highly recommend a visit to Dorset, and more specifically the Square and Compass if you are anywhere near the south of England. We rolled ...   More
Friday, September 23, 2011 Water Tower Bucket Boys


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