Lightbar: Light at the End of the Tunnel


Bar Reviews
A few months ago, when clouds layered Portland, we could have used a Lightbar (1401 SE Morrison St., 971-279-2169, lightbarpdx.com). The first Portland bar to offer “therapeutic lighting with a    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

Asylum Lounge: Free Cookies


Bar Reviews
Vancouver’s just-opened Asylum Lounge (606 Broadway St., Vancouver, 360-433-2205, theasylumlounge.com) wants to bring “chic” nightlife north of the border. In an effort to reupholster Vancou   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

Trio Club: Three the Wrong Way


Bar Reviews
If you’re planning to hang out at Trio Club (909 E Burnside St., 234-5003), a word of advice: Sit by the windows. Far more entertaining than the gelled-up Beavertonian mangling “In the Air Ton   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Church: Come All Ye Faithful


Bar Reviews
The sign in front of Church (2600 NE Sandy Blvd., 206-8962, churchbarpdx.com) says “Eat. Drink. Repent,” but they’ve got it all wrong. If you’re Catholic, at least—the borrowing place fo   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Oregon Public House: Pour of Spirit


Bar Reviews
The Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum St., 828-0884, oregonpublichouse.com) certainly has a catchy slogan: “Have a pint, save the world.” The Woodlawn neighborhood watering hole, whose opening   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

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

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