Terminally Intoxicated

A bar crawl of PDX airport pubs.

Bar Reviews
If you’re flying into Salt Lake City, get a drink first. It’s tough to get a decent cocktail given the tyrannical pouring contraptions affixed to every bottle of liquor in Utah,    More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR, LIZZY ACKER

Damian Lillard To Graduate From College

Three years after leaving school for the NBA, the Blazers point guard has earned a degree in technical sales from Weber State in Utah.


Just call him Big-Brain Dame.  Three years after leaving Weber State University—the obscure mid-major in Ogden, Utah, that recruited him out of high school—to enter the NBA draft, Damian Lillard is about to become a college graduate. Between elevating the Blazers to championship contention, signing lucrative endorsement deals and appearing in commercials with Nick Cannon and whoever the ...   More
Monday, March 2, 2015 by Matthew Singer

WW Liveblog: Timbers at Real Salt Lake

Portland needs a win to jump start its season, but it's up against the team lest likely to cough up three points.

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Welcome to the liveblog of today's game. It goes live at 6:30. Refresh for the latest updates. This game is live on network television in Portland, but I haven't found a legal stream for it, perhaps because no such thing exists. If you have questions, comments or abuse, e-mail me or get me on Twitter @atomchak. I am desperate for feedback.PREAMBLE: This is literally the match of Portland's nightmares. ...   More
Saturday, April 19, 2014 by Alex Tomchak Scott

WW Liveblog: Timbers at Real Salt Lake, Western Conference final first leg

RSL 4-2 Timbers (Schuler 35', Findley 41', Sandoval 48', Morales 81'; W.Johnson 14', Piquionne 90+4')

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FINAL THOUGHTS: I won't presume to read the Portland Timbers' minds, but if it had been me, I would have been demoralized by that defeat. Then again, maybe that weak mentality is why I never made it as a soccer player. That, a profound inability to control the ball, and a glacial turning radius.The biggest difference between RSL's diamond midfield and the Sounders one the Timbers swatted aside so easily ...   More
Sunday, November 10, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

President of Beers: #11

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, Uinta Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, Utah


Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #11 Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, Uinta Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, UtahState: Utah is home to the NBA’s Jazz, but there’s little actual jazz in a state with less than 1 percent African American population—half that of Oregon. Over 60 percent are affiliated ...   More
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Brian Yaeger

Archeology: Our New Utah Family (Torrey, UT)

Until I started touring, Utah was a land in league with Wyoming and Nebraska: A destination valuable as a piece of American frontier history but lacking any stigma for visitation. This changed, almost exclusively, because of a soft-spoken Utah based singer-songwriter by the name of David Williams. On one of our early D.I.Y. tours, we contacted David about being local support on a bill in Salt Lake ...   More
Monday, August 23, 2010

David Levine Just Got Back From "Mars"

Portland science fiction writer David Levine has never been to Mars. However he was recently in Utah – which can sometimes feel as foreign as Mars. What was he doing in Utah? Living on a simulated Mars habitat of course. For two weeks last month David spent his days collecting Mars rocks and eating re-hydrated food at the Mars Desert Research Station – all for the sake of promoting ...   More
Sunday, February 14, 2010 Ari Phillips

Utah Officially Joins Pac-10. The Conference Should Now Be Called ...

Utah's official announcement today that it will join Colorado in becoming the Pac-10's newest members means a lot in terms of TV money and recruiting for the league, much of which got hashed out in this piece. But one thing remains uncertain: what the new conference should be called. Let's give the league some suggestions beyond the predictable choice of the Pac-12. The Dirty Dozen? Twelve Angry ...   More
Thursday, June 17, 2010 HANK STERN


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