In a no-frills space designed as a lunchroom for office
workers at the old Columbia Sportswear factory in St. Johns, an odd
surprise: some of the best cocktails in Portland. Cathedral Park Kitchen
Spanish coffee does not seem like a
particularly cool cocktail, especially in a town like Portland where
career bartenders are continually concocting new variations of the tasty
and bizarre. But
Toast Portland Cocktail Week with a Willamette Week-flavored libation.
The second annual Portland Cocktail Week
(it’s actually only three days, but you can always start drinking a few
days early) hits town Thursday. It’s more a conference for professional
I’m not cool enough to know what the current zeitgeist is, but I’m guessing Sweet Hereafter (3326 SE Belmont St.) has
well and truly captured it. On a warm Friday evening, it was absolutely
Entering Teardrop Lounge can be a bit intimidating for the average
lush, with its posh decor and use of 400-year-old spirits such as
Batavia Arrack and Carpano Antica. But the benefit of imbibing at an
establishment that announces its intention to “revive the lost art of
mixing drinks” is that the well-manicured bartenders know how to pour
Many of us have entertained fantasies of opening a little bar in our
basements and garages, a cozy place with stools and red walls and lots
of wood where we might fill shelves with an expansive liquor collection
and eat sandwiches with our friends. Jaeymee and Justin Akins did just
that, albeit not in their garage.
Food & Drink
Many of Portland and America's best "mixologists"—that's a fancy word for "bartenders"—are gathered here for Portland Cocktail Week. With such a wealth of knowledge on all things boozy in the one place, we cornered a few of the cocktail world's movers and shakers at the bar: Craig Hermann Bartender at Thatch Tiki Bar in Portland Favorite drink right now? Three Dots and a Dash. It's a mix of ...
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Bluehour's Art Tierce at the PDX Cocktail Invitational Portland Cocktail Week and the Great American Distillers Festival wrapped up on Sunday, with both events culminating in the finals of the PDX Cocktail Invitational at the Tiffany Center. Top local and visiting bartenders battled it out with signature creations in heats on Saturday, with judges whittling the field down to just four: Ali Tahsini ...
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As Portland Cocktail Week winds up in one big messy hangover, we caught up with more of the top-shelf local and visiting bartenders hanging around Portland's bars on the weekend. Audrey Saunders Owner of Pegu Club in New York Favorite drink right now? I don't have one. We've created so many drinks, it's like having kids. Every one has a different personality, you birth every one of them. We sit ...
Lend your ears and raise some funds: Jeffrey Jerusalem, Housefire, Future Historians, SAFE and more artists will perform at the PDX Gult Coast Benefit Sunday, Aug. 1 at Disjecta. Funds will go to help fishermen affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill. Tickets are on sale now, and for a $40 minimum donation you'll get a Southern-style seafood dinner, cocktails and a raffle. The Oregon Bartenders ...