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

The Upper Lip: Loose Lips Take Sips


Bar Reviews
People are the only problem with Bailey’s Taproom. First, there are always far too many of them crammed into the Southwest Broadway beer bar. Second, many of those people are techbros. So I li   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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