Portland’s Woolen Men graduate from tapes to vinyl. Is world domination next?
Stuffed into a booth at My Father’s Place, the three men
who make up the Woolen Men wear serious expressions as they talk about
touring and their place in the continuum of Portland’s punk- and
While the rest of Alberta Street grows up, the Know has become Portland’s mecca for punk and hard rock.
The Know’s barroom half is a ramshackle container for
cheap beer. Its restrooms appear to idolize CBGB’s storied stalls. The
adjoining show space might as well be a basement. The club’s ro
Food Reviews & Stories
Some dive bars are moose-on-the wall kind of places. The Know is a Skeksis-on-the-wall kind of place. The full-size, fully feathered replica of Jim Henson’s dragon-bird creation from The Dark Crystal looks out on a bar that is equally dilapidated and squalid. Well-worn booths line up behind a