Skee City

Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.

Culture Features
Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars. That’s Slabtown, the punk club and pinball haven also known for having one of the city’s better barroom skee-ball tables, which is sl   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff

Scoop: Ain’t No Drunk Like Lúcuma Drunk.

GOLDEN ALE: Oregon had another good year at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, the largest beer competition in the world. Oregon won 22 medals, including seven golds, the biggest of whic   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Now Slabtown Is Closing

The Northwest Portland punk club's final show is Nov. 1.


And Portland's Barmageddon continues: Slabtown, the iconic Northwest Portland rock'n'roll club, is closing permanently, owner Doug Rogers announced on Facebook today. The final show is Nov. 1. The club, which has been around in various incarnations since the '70s, became a hub for punk, metal and garage rock in a part of town largely devoid of such venues. Rogers purchased Slabtown from Brinda ...   More
Saturday, October 4, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Guide 2014: Slabtown

Bar Guide
Slabtown1033 NW 16th Ave., 971-229-1455, Noon-2:30 am daily. Look, there’s Punch Bowl Social’s more slick version of a fun center, or there’s the improvised, homegrown, cheap-as   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Slabtown Looking for a "Clean Slate"

Help the Portland punk institution clear some of its debt, make structural improvements.


Slabtown owner Doug Rogers proudly touts his club's DIY bonafides, which, frankly, were etched into its walls long before he bought the place two years ago. But, as we've learned recently, doing things yourself is a costly endeavor—particularly when you've inherited debt from previous owners. And so, in his attempt to keep ol' Slabby—as he refers to it—from going the way of 285 ...   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland’s Slabtown

From Creek Bed to Dog Hotel.

Slabtown is not a name that resonates gladly in the hearts of Realtors. Today, the moniker most often refers only to a thin patch of inassimilable real estate around the I-405 freeway overpass, a    More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoop: Christopher Stowell Leaving OBT

Gossip doesn’t dance for doughnuts.

BOWING OUT: Portland’s dance community is still reeling from the news that Christopher Stowell, artistic director for the Oregon Ballet Theatre, will leave the company by Dec. 31. Stowell, hired i   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Future Drinking

Dot's changes hands, Slabtown gets falafel and more new places to eat and drink in Portland


Food & Drink
It's time once again to peak into Portland's drinking and dining future:Stalwart Southeast Clinton divey diner Dot's Cafe has changed owners—John Ricci and Eli Johnson are the proud new parents of a fine velvet painting collection. Slabtown is getting falafels. The hard-rocking northwest Portland bar is bringing on Mike Warm—the drummer for Defect Defect and the Minds and also the man ...   More
Friday, June 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Welcome to Con-way Town

The freight giant in Northwest Portland is paving its way to developing a huge swath of real estate close to downtown.

News Stories
The asphalt prairies along Northwest 21st and 22nd avenues don’t look like much now.  But Con-way...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 AARON MESH

Slabtown Announces Bender 2012 Lineup

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Well, well, well, this is a nice semi-surprise.For a while there, it seemed like the 2012 installment of the Slabtown Bender—the Northwest Portland dive bar's annual weekend-long showcase for local and national (and sometimes international) punk and garage rock—wouldn't happen at all, due to the announcement back in November that the bar had been put up for sale. Speaking to owner Brenda Coleman ...   More
Monday, January 9, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


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