The Eagle Eye: Extreme Makeover, Bar Edition


Bar Reviews
This one’s a heart-warmer. Way out in Lents, at the corner of Southeast Foster Road and 92nd Avenue, sat a bar named Riley’s where old men drank piss-water beer and fed their SSI checks back   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Double Dragon: Double Vision


Bar Reviews
In its first incarnation as a bougie banh mi shop, Double Dragon (1235 SE Division St., 230-8340, doubledragonpdx.com) had its fans. I was not one of them. The $7.50 price for a sandwich that ty   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Nest: New Nest


Bar Reviews
Alberta Street party dive The Nest, which was destroyed in a fire last year (the sole evacuee was a cat, which firefighters treated with oxygen), inspired virulent loyalty among its regulars—e   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Red Star Tavern: Star-Crossed Writers


Bar Reviews
Back in April, WW’s Bar Guide passingly mentioned Red Star Tavern (503 SW Alder St., 222-0005, redstartavern.com) as a “Red Robin with much nicer things.” The bar and grill for the Kimpton c   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom: Dauphin of Division


Bar Reviews
A grocery store-style Wine Well bottle chiller seems like a no-brainer for a beer bottle shop. Why refrigerate everything at the same temperature when you can cool down anything on the shelf in fi   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fifth Avenue Night Lounge: Viva Las Old Town


Bar Reviews
The recently opened Fifth Avenue Night Lounge (125 NW 5th Ave., 477-8626, fifthavenuelounge.com) wants to bring a little of the Vegas Strip to Old Town. The self-proclaimed “best nightclub in Po   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

The Lost & Found: Blue Skies and Cheese


Bar Reviews
Around the corner from the Hop & Vine and the Naked Sheep, at the crossing of Killingsworth and Gay, you may find yourself at The Lost & Found (5426 N Gay Ave., 477-7313, lostandfoundpdx.c   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Expatriate: Well Traveled


Bar Reviews
No sign marks the entrance to Expatriate (5424 NE 30th Ave., 867-5309, expatriatepdx.com), but you won’t need Lonely Planet to find it. There’s the odd assortment of national flags in the wind   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Punch Bowl Social: Mall Bar


Bar Reviews
Strictly speaking, Punch Bowl Social (340 SW Morrison St., 334-0360, punchbowlsocial.com) isn’t located on the third floor of Pioneer Place Mall. Punch Bowl Social is the third floor. The new mega   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Sand Bar: Beach Slap


Bar Reviews
A beach-themed bar in Oregon, if wholly honest, would be cold, gray and so windy you couldn’t open your mouth without spitting out grit. Sand Bar at Fish Grotto (1035 SW Stark St., 226-4171, fis   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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