MusicfestNW 2013: Drink Before, Eat After

Where to get a good pre-show buzz and a satisfying post-show burger.


Food Reviews & Stories
Drink before, eat after. Take it from a 32-year-old veteran of a couple thousand concerts. Why? First, alcohol is more effective on an empty stomach. Second, a large meal often leaves one groggy   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2013: Age 'n' Wisdom

Should you age that beer?


Beer Guide
Portland is a beer town surrounded by wine country. That, as much as anything, gives us reason to take suds seriously. And nothing says “sophisticated” like a cellar stocked with rare vin   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

Tin Bucket: Filling Station


Bar Reviews
Growlers are an overrated component of beer-geek culture. It’s a lot of the same beer, and the longer it sits, the warmer and flatter it gets. So Tin Bucket (3520 N Williams Ave., 477-7689) is   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

Market Guide 2013: Introduction


Cover Story
From the Editor In this Market Guide, we’re making a few assumptions. We figure you know where you get your daily bread and your weekly milk (or rice milk, as the case may be). The decision to do    More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Get Your Beer Guide

Where to Pick Up a Copy of WW's 2013 Guide to All Things Sudsy in Portland

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Food & Drink
Tonight, Willamette Week releases our 2013 Beer Guide with a party at Green Dragon.The party is free and open to the public. It runs from 5 to 7 pm and culminates with the announcement of our 2013 Beer of the Year. The beer ain't free, but the Dragon will tap several extremely rare brews from our top 10—including a few things you may never see again. And if you can't make it to the Dragon ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Beer Guide 2013: 9 Other Favorites


Beer Guide
No. 2: Oblique Black & White Coffee Blonde Stout (Cascade) Cascade Brewing’s Oblique Black and White Coffee Blonde Stout has a logic-defying, tongue-twisting name. It fits the beer wel   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Pooch Hooch

Beer for dogs is a funny idea, but do dogs actually like it?


Food Reviews & Stories
Everyone knows dogs like beer. Thing is, you’re not supposed to give it to them. The science is a little iffy—and anecdotes contradict claims that beer will harm your pooch—but giving a do   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW Culture Staff

February's Portland Beer Events

Zwickelmania, Festival of the Dark Arts and more...

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Food & Drink
Malt BallCall me a centrist or call me a traitor: When it comes to who throws a best artist-driven band’n’brewery festival in town, the Merc wins hands down (and by default) with their second installment of Malt Ball. An extravaganzapaloozafest of a dozen local bands playing to a liquid soundtrack of beers inspired by—or sometimes brewed with—said band, makes this a veritable bacchanalian feast ...   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 Brian Yaeger

Beer: Hit the Lites


Bar Reviews
No one was expecting Lauren to show up at Beer (1410 SE Stark St., 233-2337, facebook.com/BeerPortland). Sure, on paper, Beer is just a generically named bar with $2.50 Miller Lites next to a shop   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Best Thing I Drank 2012

The best liquors, beers and wines WW staff had this year

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Food & Drink
How does one gauge the best beer one had when one spends the entire year playing a game called "I Want to Drink Every Beer Made?" Does he pick the beer where the taste of hops linger long past the pint emptying? Does he opt for the sour ale that visiting beer geeks contemplate pouring our travel shampoo bottles just to sneak 3.2 ounces back home? In my case, I’ll pick the one I’m kicking myself ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

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