Bob Farrell’s Brewing Legacy Lives On

Drink to a good cause this Saturday, July 11, at Lompoc Brewing's Fifth Quadrant as they commemorate Oregon homebrewer Bob Farrell with the last beer he brewed before losing his battle with cancer. The Bob Farrell Braggot is a traditional braggot, half ale and half mead, finished in the fall of 2008 just before Farrell's death in the spring. The brew, made with Willamette Valley honey from Buckwheat ...   More
Monday, July 6, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Drink, Don't Drive: A WW reader's guide to boozy bussing

Reader Blair Ivey, inspired by the public transit pub crawls we devised for our 2009 Drink Guide, has mapped all of the bars in our guide with the bus, MAX and streetcar routes that serve them. A world in which TriMet's disembodied voices announce not only stops but nearby drinking establishments is now one step closter to being. Here are the results of his work for Northwest and Southwest Portland ...   More
Friday, June 19, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Our Top Picks From The Oregon Brewers Festival

There are 81 beers on tap at this year's Oregon Brewers Festival, running now through Sunday at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Over the course of four hours yesterday afternoon, I tried about 30 of them. I say "about" because things get a bit fuzzy towards the end—the point when, after you've tried everything from a 100 IBU Green Flash Imperial IPA to a 9 percent alcohol Widmer KGB Russian ...   More
Friday, July 24, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Mayor Sam Adams Vs. A Keg

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Monday, July 27, 2009 HANK STERN

In Surprise Twist, City Council Approves UV Not Filtration

Commissioner Randy Leonard offered an amendment this morning on the simmering LT2 debate, scuttling plans for a direct filtration plant in favor of one that uses UV technology to treat Portland's drinking water. "I can count to three," Leonard said acknowledging he did not have the votes for filtration. Filtration was estimated to cost $385 million not including the costs of borrowing. UV ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Captured By Porches' New Beer and the Unusual Story Behind It

In 2007, WW wrote about a Lake Oswego woman who was imprisoned in a Mexican jail. She had been accused of participating in an elaborate Ponzi scheme based in Puerto Vallarta. Two years later, Rebecca Roth, 50, remains behind bars in Guadalajara. But Roth and members of her family say she has been unjustly jailed -- that she was never connected to the Ponzi scheme that Mexican authorities pinned ...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Recess! WW’s Top Picks for the Weekend of Aug. 21-23

FRIDAY 5 pm-late: Rock the fuck out at SMMR BMMR Tired of wimpy folk rock? The first day of the SMMR BMMR festival features some of the noisiest bands around, including Thee Oh Sees, Eat Skull and Sic Alps. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 5 pm. $12. 21+. 5:30 or 8:30 pm: See Ingluorious Basterds at St. Johns Twin Cinemas & Pub. A hymn to the crass, disreputable power of cinema. ...   More
Friday, August 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Thanks, Comrade Obama: Now we have beer lines

At 2 pm this afternoon, Deschutes Brewery released the 2009 edition of The Abyss, a pitch-black seasonal imperial stout that's developed a cult following since it debuted in 2007. Over 100 drinkers lined up outside Deschutes' Portland pub to get their hands on the much-coveted brew, which retails for $12 per 22-ounce bottle and resells for about $36 on Ebay. All but 18 were men. Steve, at the front ...   More
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

The 2009 Holiday Ale Fest: Our Top Picks

Yesterday afternoon I, along with hundreds of other ethically flexible Portlanders, left work early to hit up the opening of the 2009 Holiday Ale Festival, plunging headfirst into a heaving sea of drunken humanity swilling plastic mugs of high-ABV suds. Eighteen samples and four hours later my tastebuds and equilibrium were a waste, and I could taste nothing in the beer but brown sugar, coffee ...   More
Thursday, December 3, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Snuggie Pub Crawl Hits Portland

You were born ready for this. The fuzzy fad of Snuggie pub crawls that's hitting the nation has made its way back to Portland with the help of The Meat Show's Emily Gibson. Prizes, karaoke, skee ball, and undoubtedly so much more await you and your conveniently sleeved blanket thing at the 2010 PDX.FM Portland Snuggie Pub Crawl this Saturday night, January 23. Finally, those days of self-conscious ...   More
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 NATALIE BAKER


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