Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland, September 26-28


Friday, Sept. 26 Project Pabst [MUSIC] The last music festival of the season features resurgent Canadian indie-rockers Constantines, Stephen Malkmus, Modest Mouse, Rocket From the Crypt, GZA (performing Liquid Swords) and more. Multiple venues. See projectpabst.com for complete schedule and tickets. Breakside Farmhouse Ale Night The just-opened First National Taphouse will be tapping ...   More
Friday, September 26, 2014 WW Culture Staff

WW's Beer Pro/Am Tickets are Available Now

21 breweries, 24 homebrewers, 21 brand-new beers.


Willamette Week's Beer Pro / Am is back. The festival, presented by Tilt, allows you to taste 21 never-been-brewed-before beers crafted by teams of one home brewer and one professional brewer. Crown your favorite new brew in the People's Choice Award, dance to live music by Stumbleweed and enjoy food from Chipotle, PDX Sliders, Atlas Pizza and more! Saturday, October 111:00 p.m. to 6:00 ...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Promotions

The Best Double IPAs Available in Portland

Our blind taste test of 40 bottled double IPAs available on Portland shelves.

Summer Guide
Double IPA is the new IPA. That became obvious when we set out to taste test a variety of summer seasonal beers. I expected Belmont Station’s coolers to be crammed with marionberry wits and co   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

President of Beers: #50

Yuengling Lager: D. G. Yuengling & Son, Pottsville, Pennsylvania


Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.#50: Yuengling Lager: D.G. Yuengling & Son, Pottsville, PennsylvaniaState: The large and unloved Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The eastern half of the state is like New Jersey, the western half is Appalachia. Notable residents include Rick Santorum, Michael ...   More
Friday, August 24, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

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, oregonbrewfest.com. 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


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