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Bar Alla Bomba: Visions of Venice


Bar Reviews
Rarely is a bar so obviously the product of its owner’s dreams as Bar Alla Bomba (1101 E Burnside St., 971-266-8756, barallabomba.com). The bar was at a very low simmer during a recent Thursday ha   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Lumberyard: Do the Brew


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If you’re not riding or chaperoning, the best time to show up at the bar inside The Lumberyard (2700 NE 82nd Ave., 252-2453, lumberyardmtb.com) is about 8:15 pm on a Tuesday. That’s when riders    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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

Pix Patisserie: Champagne Wishes


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Near cases bursting with a rainbow of decadent macarons and $3 eau de vie-filled chocolates, patrons at the new Pix Patisserie location (2225 E Burnside St., 271-7166, pixpatisserie.com) can sift th   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Streetcar Bistro and Taproom: Train in Vain


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In attempting to summon cool, Streetcar Bistro and Taproom (1101 NW Northrup St., 227-2988, streetcarbistro.com) might have looked a bit farther than our city’s much-loathed covered moving sidew   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Sky Club: Send in the Clowns


Bar Reviews
Sky Club (50 SW 3rd Ave., 223-1375, skyclubpdx.com) is a stage in a corner. A trapeze and silken strands are suspended from the corner’s beams, while hoops and glowing tethered balls whiz around   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Cathedral Park Kitchen: Ginned-Up Cafe


Bar Reviews
In a no-frills space designed as a lunchroom for office workers at the old Columbia Sportswear factory in St. Johns, an odd surprise: some of the best cocktails in Portland. Cathedral Park Kitchen   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Base Camp Brewing: Social Climbers


Bar Reviews
Base Camp Brewing is basically REI in bar form: a cavernous, urban ski lodge decked out with tables made with rocks and timber from Klamath Falls, bungee cords, carabiners, camping lanterns and a huge upturned canoe on the ceiling.   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Hidden Bay Cafe: And the Tide Was Way Out


Bar Reviews
In the summer months, I understand Hayden Island bars are occasionally hoppin’ with jet skiers and yachtsmen. This time of year, it’s Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Island Cafe is closed until A   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Whey Bar: Wheyting Room


Bar Reviews
Waiting is an intrinsic part of Portland life. Drive past either Salt & Straw location, at practically any time of day, in any sort of weather, and there will be a line stretching around the   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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