Bar Guide 2014: Bringing Pickle Back

The pickleback cocktail comes straight outta Bushwick, it looks like pee, and it puts out fires.

Bar Guide
“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    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Coffee Issue 2013: AM/PM Coffee Crunk

Food Reviews & Stories
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 kick-star   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WW Staff

Cathedral Park Kitchen: Ginned-Up Cafe

Bar Reviews
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   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drink 2012: In Search of Portland's Finest Spanish Coffee

Bar Guide
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   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Shake It Up

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 mixologi   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Sweet Hereafter: Vegan Swank

Bar Reviews
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 pack   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Drink 2011: Teardrop Lounge

Bar Guide
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 ’em.   More
Monday, January 24, 2011

Drink 2011: Vintage Cocktail Lounge

Bar Guide
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.   More
Monday, January 24, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Portland Cocktail Week: Meet the Bartenders

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 ...   More
Saturday, October 23, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Portland Cocktail Week: Shake-off at the PDX Cocktail Invitational

Food & Drink
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 ...   More
Monday, October 25, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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