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Caps & Corks: Cap Off


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The prospect of a new bottle shop and pub in Northwest Portland got us excited. The Alphabet district desperately needs someplace like Saraveza, Bottles or BeerMongers—a chill spot with a well   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

The High Dive: Low Light


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There are three magic words printed in all-caps on a sidewalk sign for The High Dive (1406 SE 12th Ave., 384-2285) that should, in time, make it a favorite neighborhood watering hole: CART FOOD WE   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

The Conquistador: Spanish Fly


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Since it opened in December, The Conquistador (2045 SE Belmont St.) has been one of the most popular neighborhood spots in Southeast Portland. It’s a creation of Casey Maxwell, owner of the Mata   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 AARON SPENCER

The Box Social: Drink In A Box


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A stuffed peacock roosts high on a shelf above the bar at The Box Social (3971 N Williams Ave., bxsocial.com). It’s a bold flash of décor for a bar, yet it doesn’t seem out of place in the in   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

TARDIS Room: Fish and Spaceships


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For those of you who don’t have BBC America, Doctor Who is a long-running TV show about a time-traveling alien. So if you fancy some sci-fi geekery and a chance to get off with some authentic fi   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 AARON SPENCER

Interurban: From the Ashes


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A less brazen publican might have taken an opening-weekend fire as a sign to throw in the towel, but the men behind Interurban (4057 N Mississippi Ave., interurbanpdx.com) are no shrinking violets.    More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant: Lush Life


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 Mark Simon’s head is shaped like a fishbowl. But then, I’m looking at the Portland pianist, between bites of my creamy Pacific Coast Seafood Pasta ($16.50), through the distorting lens of an oversized and underfunded tip jar...    More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Bula Kava House: Coconut Cups


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Kava tastes like dirt. That’s not figurative language, nor is it a reason to pass on Bula Kava House (3115 SE Division St., bulakavahouse.com), a cafe serving the drink made with the mildly psycho   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Moscow Bar: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears


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The first time I tried to visit Moscow Bar (16015 SE Stark St.), I got as far as the front door   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Sylvan Steakhouse and Saloon: Meat in the Mountains


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For those of us generally stuck commuting between Portland’s inner East and West sides, a trip through the woods of Southwest Portland to the Sylvan Steakhouse and Saloon (5515 SW Canyon Court,    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN
 

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