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Bar Review: Loyal Legion

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BACK IN BLUE: Kurt Huffman’s 99-Oregon-tap beer hall had quite an opening week. Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave, 235-8272, loyallegionpdx.com) had a line down the block when it first cracked the doors    More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Terminally Intoxicated

A bar crawl of PDX airport pubs.

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If you’re flying into Salt Lake City, get a drink first. It’s tough to get a decent cocktail given the tyrannical pouring contraptions affixed to every bottle of liquor in Utah,    More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR, LIZZY ACKER

Bar Review: Fortune Bar

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MUSICAL CHAIRS: First there was Ping, and it was good. But after the Pok Pok spinoff closed to “expand” at the end of 2012, it instead went dark for good, finally reviving in April 2014 as Ea   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Altabira

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THE WINDOW SHUTS: The inner eastside sure is fancy these days. No longer do visitors want to stay in a humble Red Lion (actual marketing slogan: “Affordable Hotels”) and drink at a faux-upscale ba   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dusk ’Til Dawn: Casa Diablo II, Bar Review

Seitan in Sellwood

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There is no menu at Portland’s newest vegan strip club. Sure, you can get animal-free nachos or cleaned-up Sloppy Joe's, but you’ll have to get your dining options read out loud b   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Culmination: Bar Review

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LAGERED BREWERY: The story of Culmination Brewing (2117 NE Oregon St., 353-6368, culminationbrewing.com) reads more like slow accumulation than capstone. When the taphouse opened three months ago, the   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Shift Drinks: Bar Review

Quittin' time.

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The West End’s Shift Drinks (1200 SW Morrison St., 922-3933, shiftdrinkspdx.com) is a dog whistle, named after the free booze that service staffers get after they punch out. Because, yes, Portland c   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cider Riot: Portland's Three Newest Cider Bars

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The cider bar is having a moment. When Southeast Portland’s Bushwhacker opened in 2010, its eight taps made it the only dedicated cider bar in the nation. But now, even Sasquatch Brewing has   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Stag: Bar Review

Buck Naked

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Portland’s newest gay bar looks like your grandpa’s den. More to the point, Stag (317 NW Broadway, 971-407-3132, stagpdx.com), designed by tastefully haute Christopher David, looks like the pr   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Sandy Hut: Bar Rescue

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“Whooooooooa!” A dozen heads turn toward the potbellied man in the white NASCAR hat and Jimmy Buffett tour T-shirt standing in the doorway. “I like the light in here!” At last, they’ve   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

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