The Fireside: Warming Up


Bar Reviews
For all its supposed trendiness, Northwest 23rd Avenue’s pub life is in a sad state. Especially before New Old Lompoc reopened recently, when Nob Hill Bar & Grill was the only barlike bar be   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Slide Inn: Slide By


Bar Reviews
The vaguely Germanic Slide Inn (2348 SE Ankeny St., 236-4997, slideinnpdx.com) is an ambitious restaurant. It’s also an abject failure: Fried polenta is a flavorless crunch coated in a discordan   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cardinal Club: Direction Unknown


Bar Reviews
While the world around it bathed in filthy lucre, now-defunct dive bar Chin Yen was a dimly lit, dirt-cheap holdout of turpentine drinks and oil-slick Chinese food, home to old men who fought th   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lil’ Cooperstown: Hey There, Sport


Bar Reviews
For what is ostensibly a sports bar, Lil’ Cooperstown (1831 SW River Drive, 719-5394, lilcooperstown.com) sure has a large and eccentric cocktail list. Along with bottled Michelob Ultra ($3.50)    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Nargila Garden: Castle Keeper


Bar Reviews
It’s pouring rain early on Saturday evening, and most vassals operating at the Green Castle food-cart pod have decided to flee the fields early. But Ian Griffonwyd of Nargila Garden hookah cart    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Tannery Bar: Go to the Mountain


Bar Reviews
The Tannery Bar (5425 E Burnside St., 236-3610) is the location’s former business, Skin & Bones, stripped of fat and cured in alcohol. The tiny room consists of a one-plank bar, a pair of    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rookery: Empty Nest


Bar Reviews
The cavernous Rookery bar (1331 SW Broadway, 222-7673, ravenandrosepdx.com)—above Raven & Rose in the ancient Ladd Carriage House—looks like the thick-raftered parlor of a man whose things   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

White Owl Social Club: Hoo Goes There


Bar Reviews
Are you fit for membership to the White Owl Social Club (1305 SE 8th Ave., 236-9672, facebook.com/WhiteOwlSocialClub)? According to Club propaganda, a $25 fee and pledging your soul to “Ye Olde    More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Sauvage: Oenogeek Chic


Bar Reviews
Although the bar is dubbed “savage” in French, nothing at Sauvage (537 SE Ash St., No. 102, 971-258-5829, sauvagepdx.com) falls below perfectly refined—except maybe the taxidermied goose imp   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ

The Leaky Roof: Flight to Dub


Bar Reviews
The Leaky Roof (1538 SW Jefferson St., 222-3745, theleakyroof.com) may be across from Lincoln High School, but its patrons are distinctly longer of tooth and eyebrow. The bar serves its once-blue-   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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