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There Be Monsters: Barrrrrrr


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Near where ocean waters cascaded off the earth’s edge, old maps had a warning: “Here be dragons.” At Portland’s old-time Hal’s Tavern, you might have needed the same heads-up; the bar    More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge: Home on the Range


Bar Reviews
As the Portland Tribune’s longtime food critic, Anne Marie DiStefano spent her fair share of time in bars, compiling a long list of peeves. In the negative space around entries like weird hours,   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

The Pines: Riding High

Riding High


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The view from the upper deck of any basketball arena is notably lacking once you’re off the concourse. So linger awhile at The Pines (1 N Center Court St., 797-9619), the Moda Center’s spaciou   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Big Legrowlski: Just like, uh, my opinion, man.


Bar Reviews
Way out in the Pearl there was this minimalist 15-tap bar…bar I wanna tell ya about, bar by the name of The Big Legrowlski (812 NW Couch St., 206-6481, biglegrowlski.com). That’s the thematic    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

First National Taphouse: Bar Review

Second Oregon


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In theory, at least, the area surrounding Portland State University needs more bars. The school has 30,000 students, making it our state’s largest such institution, and yet the bar scene aroun   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Iconic Lounge: Bar Review

Hollywood Babylon


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When one thinks of classic Hollywood, certain images immediately leap to mind. A brooding Marlon Brando in a tight T-shirt, cigarette perched between his fingers. Dustin Hoffman being seduced by   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Barlow: Bar Review

Ceaselessly into the past.


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The new downtown bar Barlow (737 SW Salmon St., 227-0705, barlowpdx.com)—not to be confused with the no-frills, wood-paneled NoPo dive Barlow Tavern—strives for old Hollywood glamour. This sis   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Prettyman’s General: Bar Review

Sitting Pretty.


Bar Reviews
You have a better chance of spotting a yeti than a random Humble Brewing handle, considering the homebrew-scale operation sold only about 100 kegs in 2013. So it’s reassuring to hear the bartend   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Fields: Bar Review

Field Goal.


Bar Reviews
Picture a sports bar in the Pearl. OK, now add polenta fries, and you’ve got a game plan for The Fields (1139 NW 11th St., 841-6601, thefieldspdx.com), a sports-ish bar that opened in the former M   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Steinhaus: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Not so long ago, the northeast corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street was home to a blues bar called Steinhaus. Then, it was a rocker dive called Agenda. Then, a strip club called A   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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