Future Drinking: Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

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Food & Drink
82nd Avenue's Main Street Restaurant and Lounge has closed. Taking its place is Saigon Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, a Vietnamese bar with pool and video poker. Solar-powered, vegan burger cart Off the Griddle is opening a brick-and-mortar offshoot named AnD Cafe at th former Cafe Monet space at 5420 E Burnside St. It will serve breakfast and lunch.Little Big Burger has applied for a full license—liquor ...   More
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Nov. 14-17.

Yet another craft distillery, and Nostrana alum to open Asian restaurant and bar

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Food & Drink
Yet another craft distillery is coming to town! Industrial Row Distillery has applied for a license at 645 N Tillamook St.Now here's a business name: Sweatpants Corporation, the business identity of Nostrana Sous Chef Johanna Ware, has applied to open Smallwares, an Asian restaurant and bar open until 2 am nightly, in the space at 4605 NE Fremont St. that last housed Doc George's Jazz Kitchen.Two realtors, ...   More
 
Friday, November 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking; Nov. 28-Dec. 1

This week's liquor license applications.

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Food & Drink
Another brewery is taking up residence in the railyard warehouse district south of Southeast Powell Boulevard where Alameda Brewing recently inaugurated a 20-barrel production facility. Gigantic Brewing, a partnership between Hopworks vet Ben Love and former Rock Bottom brewer Van Havig, has applied for a license at 5224 SE 26th Ave.Element Restaurant and Lounge, the downtown spot that famously closed ...   More
 
Monday, December 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Feb. 27-March 1

This week in OLCC applications.

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Food & Drink
This week brings several applications of note from our friends at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.Zak Melang, owner of the seven-restaurant Tex-Mex chain Matador, has applied to open Southland Whiskey Kitchen in a long-vacant storefront in the same building as the 23rd Avenue Matador.Hot on the heels of owner John Taboada’s announcement that Navarre will expand into half of the former Chin Yen ...   More
 
Friday, March 2, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: March 19-22

This week's new liquor license applications

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Food & Drink
 After a two-week drought, today brings lots of new applications to report today:Berni Pilip (great name!) has applied to open a new limited business, The Coop, in the formerly run-down building next to Swans Garden at North Interstate Avenue and Holman Street. As if we didn't have enough bird-themed bars (Swift, the Nest, Blue Bird, Little Bird, etc.), Songbird Cafe is opening in the Mt. ...   More
 
Friday, March 23, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drink 2012: Listings A-Z


Bar Guide
It’s hard work, cranking out guides like this one. We spend months researching (that is, drinking) and writing (often while drinking) and fact-checking (usually not while drinking) to ensure we print the best possible    More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 WW Arts And Culture Staff

Sweet Hereafter: Vegan Swank


Bar Reviews
I’m not cool enough to know what the current zeitgeist is, but I’m guessing Sweet Hereafter (3326 SE Belmont St.) has well and truly captured it. On a warm Friday evening, it was absolutely pack   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 RUTH BROWN

First Bite: Scott Dolich's The Bent Brick

Tavern food, redefined.

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Food & Drink
Last night at The Bent Brick’s opening, Chef Scott Dolich reconfigured the definition of a “tavern,” and exceeded expectations in the process. Curled up in the shadow of I-405, Bent Brick’s open-air kitchen and dining area pumped out upscale, yet comforting American food. Eaters packed the ivy-clad brick building, wondering how Dolich (owner/chef of Portland's beloved Park Kitchen), would translate ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 WHITNEY HAWKE

New Bar Watch: Dig A Pony Slated to Open July 20

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Food & Drink
Dig A Pony, the bar set to replace the old Niki’s Restaurant on Morrison and Grand in Southeast Portland, is starting to look like a thoroughbred. Co-owner Aaron Hall showed WW around the space on Sunday, and from the huge horseshoe bar (which he says could seat as many as 40 people) to the building’s new windows and decor (a 110-year-old piano, vintage church pews and custom stained glass work, ...   More
 
Monday, June 27, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Douchebags Not Allowed

Southwest Ankeny street says yes to cool and no to cars.


News Stories
Dustin Knox’s bar on Southwest Ankeny Street has seven rules posted at the door. Find a seat or leave. No hitting on strangers. No fights. No drunks served. One at a time in the bathroom. Don’t   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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