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YOLO Lounge: Carpe Diem


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According to its Twitter page, the curious moniker of YOLO Lounge (412 SW 4th Ave., 719-6901, yololounge.com) is an acronym for the cavernous sushi joint/dance club's motto, “You only live onc   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Old Gold: Solid Gold


Bar Reviews
There are plenty of reasons for Willamette Week to dis new North Portland bar The Old Gold (2105 N Killingsworth St., 894-8937). For starters, it’s co-owned by former Portland Mercury music editor E   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN

King's Hookah Lounge: A Man's World


Bar Reviews
Much has been written about the sports bar’s role in hetero mandates and the zoned-out contemplation a male psyche occasionally craves. A place like King’s Hookah Lounge (1806 NW Couch St., 719-64   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

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


Bar Reviews
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


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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
 

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