Piglet: Little Piggy Went to Pub


Bar Reviews
Over the speakers, the newly uncoupled Chris Martin sings a song about how we never change. But inside Piglet (17730 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego, 635-7427, pineshedribs.com), everything is quite    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Spin Laundry Lounge: Quick Slosh


Bar Reviews
Most proper college towns have at least one musty, old basement dive that swapped its pool tables for a handful of rickety Maytags that “fell off the back of a truck.” Portland deserves someth   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

A Dispatch From the Pale Continent


Food Reviews & Stories
Dearest Anne, I hope this letter finds you well. Things are well here, especially as the sun has finally shown its bright face in this Pale Continent, a considerable improvement from the drearine   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Luchador: Breaking Kayfabe


Bar Reviews
There’s an obvious metaphor that applies to Trebol’s rebranding as Luchador (4835 N Albina Ave., 517-9347, luchadorpdx.com). Here, an unspectacular Mexican restaurant dons a mask and transforms    More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Soma Kombucha Speakeasy: Basement Booch


Bar Reviews
Certain things about Soma Kombucha Speakeasy (7319 N John Ave., facebook.com/somapdx) are very much like a speakeasy. Starting with the fact that it’s hidden under an insurance office and you ga   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 LYLA ROWEN

Huckleberry Pub: Grandma’s Watching Her Stories


Bar Reviews
The little upstairs bar at Huckleberry Pub (2327 NW Kearney St., 228-5553, huckleberrypub.com) has the feeling of a mountain refuge. Not just because we visited this wood-toned space in a converte   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Daddy Mojo’s: Detroit, What?


Bar Reviews
Daddy Mojo’s (1501 NE Fremont St., 282-0956) is the closest Portland will ever get to a Detroit bar. At least, this is what an enthusiastic Motor City friend tells me while touting the sports    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Central Hotel: Blue-Collar Cocktails


Bar Reviews
Chris Bollenbacher’s tryst with the St. Johns Central Hotel (8608 N Lombard St., 477-5489, centralhotelstjohns.com) was short but influential. This time last year, the former Cathedral Park Kitc   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

BrewStop: Pedalpearlooza


Bar Reviews
Tucked behind a lighted garage housing bicycles built for 12, the BrewCycle touring company’s new Pearl District BrewStop (1425 NW Flanders St., 971-400-5950) is a cleanly cut zigzag of a bar in h   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wilder: Test the Waters


Bar Reviews
The intersection of Northeast Killingsworth Street and 30th Avenue hardly needs another culinary contender: That corner is already home to Cocotte, Beast, Expatriate, DOC and Yakuza. But now com   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

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