Panic Room on Bar Rescue: "They were setting us up to fail."


Food & Drink
“I miss the red walls...” smiled Panic Room owner Rod Bitton late Sunday afternoon. After a renovation poorly received in this newspaper, Spike TV was about to air the Bar Rescue episode in which the former Tonic Lounge is angrily remade by Jon Taffer and a team of lieutenants.  The only footage that anyone had yet seen came when the Spike website put up a teaser clip of an irate ...   More
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 JAY HORTON

Bar Guide 2014: Tonic Lounge

Bar Guide
Tonic Lounge3100 NE Sandy Blvd., 238-0543. 5 pm-2:30 am Monday-Saturday, 5 pm-12:30 am Sunday.Some places the circus comes to, some places it never leaves. Painted red and black like an old Stendhal r   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Automatic for the People

Portland has vending machines with Neil Young singles, guitar strings, pregnancy tests and lap-dance coupons.

Culture Features
Smitty’s Vending is where vending machines go when they die. At this metal graveyard on busy Southeast Main Street, Pepsi logos fade gently on a bed of broken glass behind barbed wire and a lock   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT


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