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Sweet Hereafter: Vegan Swank

Bar Reviews
I’m not cool enough to know what the current zeitgeist is, but I’m guessing Sweet Hereafter (3326 SE Belmont St.) has well and truly captured it. On a warm Friday evening, it was absolutely pack   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Rogue Hall: I’ll Play Your Game, You Rogue

Bar Reviews
What better beer company to open a brewery near PSU’s campus than Rogue, creator of the ingenious PSU IPA? Located beneath the student-packed halls of the Vue apartments and right next to the Sout   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 REED JACKSON

Beech Street Parlor: House Music

Bar Reviews
In the foyer of the gorgeously restored 1906 Portland foursquare home that is now Beech Street Parlor (412 NE Beech St.), about where you’d expect a coat rack, is a polished hardwood podium for tw   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 AARON MESH

Schmizza Pub & Grub: Young Man’s Game

Bar Reviews
The pizza pub is really a college-town thing. It takes a teen-to-twentysomething’s barbed-wire stomach lining to process a large, greasy “Schmeatza” pie and gulp down enough happy-hour dollar   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Northwest Public House: House Of Brews

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Summer is patio season, and if you’re in the no-porch-at-home camp like I am, you’re in total outdoor seating-hunting mode about now. That’s where Northwest Public House (2327 NW Kearney St.,    More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Bazi Bierbrasserie: Cheap Flight

Bar Reviews
Apparently, in Belgium, bar food is both delicious and served at ridiculously low prices. Can’t afford a plane ticket? No worries. Portland’s own Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave., 234-8888,   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 REED JACKSON

Bike Bar: If You Brew It, They Will Ride

Bar Reviews
Hopworks Urban Brewery’s new BikeBar (3947 N Williams St., 287-6258), aptly located along one of NoPo’s main bicycle arteries, is less a bar and more a museum of bikes and brew. A rainbow of bic   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Cheese Bar: Dairy King

Bar Reviews
Cheese Bar (6031 SE Belmont St., 222-6014, cheese-bar.com) is only subordinately a deli; as the name implies, it’s primarily a bar that sells cheese—250 different kinds, in fact. But the food al   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 AARON MESH

Kenton Station: Naked and Famous

Bar Reviews
Kenton Station (8303 N Denver, kentonstationportland.com) is an unassuming neighborhood bar built inside a piece of Portland history. In 1909, a meat-packing company built the Kenton Hotel at what's   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Central: Douche-Free Drinking

Bar Reviews
Central (220 SW Ankeny St.) is at least complicit in its own hot-button status, having declared itself a bastion of gentility in the Barmuda Triangle and remained anonymous behind a black curtain a   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 AARON MESH

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