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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

Bar Review: Enso Urban Winery

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“Until last year we were in a garage,” says the sprightly woman pouring a flight of Enso wine. She means to elicit surprise. The effect is muted since the cavernous warehouse is still, technic   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Proof: Burden of Proof

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Soft-opened some four months ago in a space previously occupied by half of Cup and Saucer, Proof (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 236-6001) is a welcome addition to Hawthorne’s relatively nightlife-light   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

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
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