If we had a glass of hard liquor for every time Portland gets name-checked in The New York Times… Oh, wait: Now we do. The Grey Lady garnered a lot of local eyeballs last week with a magazine thumbsucker asking whether Portland has fallen victim to the "amenity paradox"—the event horizon where the nice things that draw people to a city draw so many people that they use up all the nice things. On ...
The pickleback cocktail comes straight outta Bushwick, it looks like pee, and it puts out fires.
“Are you seriously going to drink that?” is not a phrase you
often hear at a Portland dive. But on an unusually warm early spring
evening at Church (page 16), everyone else crowded around the
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Coffee quaffs are the brown-foamed stepchildren of
cocktail culture, far too often gauche creations of chocolate sprinkle
and swiftly cooling syrup. But whether to wake up at brunch or
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.