"World's Largest" Draft Beer Selection Coming to Portland

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Food & Drink
The Portland Business Journal reported yesterday that restaurant chain Yard House is planning to open a Portland location at Pioneer Place mall. As well as "classic rock," the restaurant claims to offer the "world's largest selection of draft beer." The PBJ suggests the former Todai space on the shopping center's fourth floor will be the new location, and it's difficult to imagine another place in ...   More
 
Friday, August 19, 2011 RUTH BROWN

11 Beers I Enjoyed at the Oregon Brewers Festival

And 12 I did not.

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Food & Drink
The Oregon Brewers Festival is now well underway. I dropped by yesterday afternoon and made it through 23 beers. Here are my unabridged tasting note. Think I'm totally wrong about these beers? I'm eager to hear what you thought of them.BEERS I LIKEDNinkasi Helles Belles: Munchener Style Helles LagerUnlike Ninkasi's big-bodied knockout beers that we all know and love, this light, citrusy lager is pleasant, ...   More
 
Friday, July 29, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Five Beers to Avoid at the Oregon Brewers Festival

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Food & Drink
The Oregon Brewers Festival begins in just over an hour, with 84 breweries offering their wares for evaluation by the thousands of beer geeks and frat boys who will transform Tom McCall Waterfront Park into a dusty wasteland by the time the festival closes on Sunday. There are plenty of brews to be excited about this year (the lineup is only 20 percent IPAs!), and quite a few Oregon brewers making ...   More
 
Thursday, July 28, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

CHEERS: Laurelwood and Upright Celebrate Their Birthdays Tonight; Sunday

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Food & Drink
Between the two of ‘em, they’ve got a dozen years of experience slaking local thirsts. This weekend, Laurelwood Brewing Co. turns 10 and Upright Brewing is virtually ready for its big boy pants as it celebrates its second anniversary. Naturally, each brewery is commemorating the occasions with special beers and beer specials.Pop into Laurelwood’s Northeast Sandy location for $2.50 pints all night ...   More
 
Friday, March 18, 2011 by

BridgePort Cuts Lunch, Jobs


Food & Drink
BridgePort Brewing Company's Hawthorne Avenue Ale House will close for four weeks on March 13, for what it is calling a "modest renovation": revamping its look, menu—and its entire staff. Ale House employees recently received three weeks' notice of termination and severance pay, but were advised they could reapply for their old jobs again following the renovations, a representative from BridgePort ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Attention all Zwickelmaniacs: Free Beer

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Food & Drink
It’s the Oregon Brewers Guild’s job to disseminate information about its member breweries to you, the drinking public. There’s no better way to start spreading the brews than by inviting you, the drinking public, to sample their wares—most of them free and fresh. Saturday marks the 3rd Annual Zwickelmania. A zwickel is a special valve, oftentimes resembling a metal, coiled pig-tail, that allows ...   More
 
Friday, February 18, 2011 Brian Yaeger

State Senator Wants County Beer Tax

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News
In the 2009 legislative session, lawmakers who sought to raise Oregon's relatively low beer taxes saw their attempts at increasing that tax crushed like the empty bottles that end up in recycling plants.Now comes veteran State Sen. Rod Monroe (D-East Portland) in the 2011 Legislature with a different version of a beer tax. Rather than trying to implement a statewide measure, Monroe wants to give individual ...   More
 
Thursday, February 10, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hop & Vine Expands, Caters to both Beer and Wine Lovers

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Food & Drink
[Recent San Francisco import Brian Yaeger is all about the beer. In fact, that's one of the reasons he moved to town. The author of the cross country beer odyssey Red, White, and Brew and SF Weekly's former beer blogger, Yaeger will be giving WW readers a heads up on breweries, excellent new suds and beer events around town in the months to come. Cheers.]Whether you fancy the grape or the barley, ...   More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 Brian Yaeger

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