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The Liquor Store: House of Blue


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There’s something bittersweet about a shiny new bar naming a drink after the previous occupant. In the case of the Blue Monk, doubly so. Formerly a jazz club, it ran into problems after hostin   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Likewise: Not Really Like Anything


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Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., likewise.website) is part bar, part performance art—a callback to the money-free, improvised ’90s, when Miranda July was still making origami out of Port   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Prospect Bottleshop & Bar: Good Apple


Bar Reviews
Like any good prospector, Prospect Bottleshop & Bar (1611 NE Killingsworth St., 971-229-0422, prospectbottleshop.com) understands the importance of location. Northeast 16th Avenue and Killin   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Savoy Tavern: Bar Review

In, Out, In


Bar Reviews
Things are changing fast at Savoy Tavern (2500 SE Clinton St., 808-9999, savoypdx.com). Broder proprietor Peter Bro’s “Midwestern-inspired American food” tavern on Clinton Corner was never   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Habesha Lounge: Say Wat


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Habesha Lounge (801 NE Broadway, 284-4299) is either a party on top of an Ethiopian restaurant, or it’s a bar that stumbled into a patio party. Loosely open Tuesdays through Saturdays, it mo   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Maven and FoPo Tavern: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Given most passersby are flying at 40 mph, it takes some time for a new bar to build a crowd in Foster-Powell. At least that’s the word at Bar Maven (6219 SE Foster Road, 384-2079, barmaven-pd   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Brannon’s: Beaver Bran

Beaver Bran


Bar Reviews
Is it time to get my oil changed? This is all I can think about while sitting at Brannon’s (3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, 567-8003, brannonsbrewery.com), Beaverton’s newest brewpub. The    More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Rams Head: Tempest in a Martini Glass


Bar Reviews
Mike and Brian McMenamin seem steadfast in their belief that if a thing should be done, it should be done a lot. Their Edgefield distillery built up to 9- and 13-year brandies before becoming on   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Gracie’s at Hotel deLuxe: Merry Christmas


Bar Reviews
Maybe it’s childhood church services, or maybe it’s just memories cribbed from movies, but there’s something reassuring about being in a large, ornate room during the holidays. A space that    More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW SINGER

Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop: Bar Review

Tater Toss


Bar Reviews
Teaming craft beer with fancy french fries makes a lot of sense. So far, the smartest move made by the owners of the young Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop (621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com) is    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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