Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, August 10-16


 We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. Charlie Hales said that racially charged violence in Ferguson, Mo., showed the need for his white-male-only diversity training at a resort. One reader agrees? ...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Should Oregon's State Food be a Berry, a Beer or a Crab?

Vote Now for Marionberries, Beer or Dungeness Crab in our 50 Plates Tour


Food & Drink
It's down to three.After hundreds of submissions and votes, we have three contenders to represent Oregon in Willamette Week's 50 Plates tour of the signature dish of all 50 states. That dish also wins a lobbying effort in Salem.We closed the primary round at midnight. The three top entries are now finalists in a vote that ends Tuesday at midnight.Those finalists are: Marionberries, Beer and the ...   More
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Baerlic Brewing: The Baer Necessities

Bar Reviews
Once it’s built out, all a regular bar needs to do is roll in a few kegs and buy some bottles. Things aren’t so easy for brewpubs, which only open smoothly when they have enough—but not    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Willamette Weekend: 18 Things to Do and See in Portland, July 25-27

Beer, Pat Benatar and a floatie


Friday, July 25Oregon Brewers Fest [BEER] The 27th annual installment of Oregon’s biggest, drunkest party. Here are our recommendations. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, main entrance at Southwest Oak Street and Naito Parkway, Noon-9 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-7 pm Sunday, July 23-27. Free admission, taste tokens $1 after $7 glass purchase. Jaw: A Playwrights Festival [THEATER] ...   More
Friday, July 25, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Beer 2.0: Ultralight Trail Beers Now on Vancouver Shelves

A six-pack of brew concentrates from Pat's Backcountry weighs about as much as a single bottle

pats backcountry - trail beer

Food & Drink
Even the most dedicated beer geeks usually give up their beverage of choice when backpacking.After a long day on the trail, a beer might be no. 2 on your list of most desired consumables (we agree pizza is no. 1, yes?) but stuffing a six-pack in your backpack makes very little sense when whiskey weighs approximately one tenth as much, doesn't need to be cold to be tasty, and can be transferred ...   More
Sunday, June 15, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

It's Official! Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Coming to Pearl District

The brewer will open a brewpub at 1411 NW Flanders, in the Mellow Mushroom Pizza Space

10 barrel

Food & Drink
10 Barrel Brewing is coming to Portland.After rumors aplenty following the announcement that Mellow Mushroom Pizza was closing abruptly, 10 Barrel Brewing has confirmed with Willamette Week that the brewery plans to open a pub and brewhouse at 1411 NW Flanders, right across the street from the Rogue Ales Public House.WW named 10 Barrel's Swill our second favorite Oregon beer of the last year in ...   More
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Guide 2014: Beer

Bar Guide
Beer1410 SE Stark St., 233-2337, 11 am-11 pm daily.Meat, Cheese, Bread—Beer. So it goes. John Stewart’s succinctly named beer and wine bar next to his hallowed sandwich shop is at first glance a b   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Drank: Get Sprung

Taste-testing the crop of new and unfamiliar seasonal beers.

Spring is here—well, sort of—and with it a new crop of local brews. So far, 2014 looks to be the year of the citrus IPA, with a host of new fruit-forward pale ales landing on local taps and    More
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to Do and See in Portland, March 28-30


 Friday, March 28IPA Summit[BEER] Still bitter after five years, Roscoe’s is serving up its annual IPA Summit all day Friday. The usual suspects will be pouring 16 different specialty IPAs, including Fort George Omegatex, which sounds more like an evil Transformer than a beer, and will have a similar effect on your liver. Roscoe’s, 8105 SE Stark St., 255-0049. 2 pm-close.Slingshot[COMEDY] ...   More
Friday, March 28, 2014 WW Culture Staff


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