Drank: Revelation Mountain Rose (Reverend Nat’s)

Reverend Nat’s Revelation series is to cider what single malts are to whiskey. Every year, Nat’s ferments the juice of particular apples to make a set of single-varietal ciders, whether Siberian c   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Seek Cider

Experience Oregon Cider Week June 18 to 28.

Summer Guide
Oregon Cider Week will kick off the summer from June 18 to 28, and it’s huge, with 50 cideries pouring at Cider Summit PDX, plus a multitude of cider tap takeovers and cider pairing dinners. Here ar   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to Do and See in Portland April 3-5


FRIDAY, APRIL 3Natural Magic[HOUSE] Natural Magic, the duo of Mike McKinnon and Matthew Quiet, puts on the Limited Edition parties in Portland that are as exclusive as the name suggests. It’s a reflection of the Natural Magic style: offbeat concepts paired with on-beat kick drums.Their self-titled cassette stands out, with a sound that’s more Donna Summer than Sister Nancy. Gulls and ...   More
Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Enid Spitz

Drank: Blue Butterfly Cider (Hedgerow)

While most Oregon cideries struggle to get any Old World cider apples at all, Hedgerow’s Robert and Opal Morrow have planted no fewer than 58 varieties of English, French and American cider    More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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, reverendnatshardcider.com. 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


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