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Lutz Tavern: Happy Returns


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In its previous life—which ended last year after 63 years—Lutz Tavern (4639 SE Woodstock Blvd., 774-0353) was known nationally as the bar where hipsters discovered Pabst Blue Ribbon. It was a    More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

BeerMongers


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Begun as a bottle shop before a bar was raised, BeerMongers (1125 SE Division St., 234-6012, thebeermongers.com) is still more warehouse than watering hole. That’s not a bad thing. Despite cruelly   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Carlo: Carlo’s Rosy


Bar Reviews
Thanks to a recent remodel, Bar Carlo (6433 SE Foster Road, 771-1664, barcarlo.com) is no longer an egregious misnomer. While the four-year-old brunch joint is still only tenuously a bar—the place   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Star Theater: A Star Is Reborn


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The 100-year-old Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave., startheaterportland.com) has been a strip joint, a burlesque bar and a speakeasy. Its latest incarnation isn’t the first time the room—with its imp   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Quimby’s: Generic Slab


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Walk the blocks around the new Quimby’s at 19th (1502 NW 19th Ave., 222-3416; quimbysat19th.com) and you’ll see signs this geographically desirable but obstinately industrial Northwest ’hood i   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Club 21: My New Pep-Pep


Bar Reviews
Club 21 (2035 NE Glisan St., 235-5690) still looks like a little fish tank castle on the outside and feels like a ski lodge on the inside. But the former dive bar, which took only a slight hit in p   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Moonshine Kitchen & Lounge: Good Old Mountain Dew


Bar Reviews
Three-month-old Moonshine Kitchen & Lounge (1020 NW 17th Ave., 943-2780) does what it does well. Its location is unmarked, reminiscent of the days of Prohibition, save for four picnic tables out   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 MAGGIE SUMMERS

Gemini Lounge: Double Trouble


Bar Reviews
I’m charitably inclined toward any business not gambling- or meth-related to make a go of operating on Foster Road, but Gemini Lounge (6526 SE Foster Road, 772-1117, geminiloungepdx.com) is really.   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Dig a Pony: Size Does Matter


Bar Reviews
Dig a Pony (736 SE Grand, 971-279-4409) is a big bar. Housed in the former Niki’s Restaurant building near the Morrison Bridge, its high, exposed wood-beam ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and    More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Trader Vic’s: Tiki Tacky


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There are many reasons to resent the resurrection of Trader Vic’s (1203 NW Glisan St., 467-2277, tradervicspdx.com) immediately upon entry to its new Pearl dives: The wooden idols bearing torches    More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 AARON MESH
 

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