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Fifth Avenue Night Lounge: Viva Las Old Town


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The recently opened Fifth Avenue Night Lounge (125 NW 5th Ave., 477-8626, fifthavenuelounge.com) wants to bring a little of the Vegas Strip to Old Town. The self-proclaimed “best nightclub in Po   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

The Lost & Found: Blue Skies and Cheese


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Around the corner from the Hop & Vine and the Naked Sheep, at the crossing of Killingsworth and Gay, you may find yourself at The Lost & Found (5426 N Gay Ave., 477-7313, lostandfoundpdx.c   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

4th Dimension Sober Club: Parallel Dimension


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“A sober club? Is that when they cut you off at two drinks?” It’s a question that was repeated in various forms by several bystanders outside 4th Dimension Sober Club (2410 N Mississippi Ave   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

Expatriate: Well Traveled


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No sign marks the entrance to Expatriate (5424 NE 30th Ave., 867-5309, expatriatepdx.com), but you won’t need Lonely Planet to find it. There’s the odd assortment of national flags in the wind   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Punch Bowl Social: Mall Bar


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Strictly speaking, Punch Bowl Social (340 SW Morrison St., 334-0360, punchbowlsocial.com) isn’t located on the third floor of Pioneer Place Mall. Punch Bowl Social is the third floor. The new mega   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Sand Bar: Beach Slap


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A beach-themed bar in Oregon, if wholly honest, would be cold, gray and so windy you couldn’t open your mouth without spitting out grit. Sand Bar at Fish Grotto (1035 SW Stark St., 226-4171, fis   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Remedy Wine Bar: Doctor’s Orders


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A hundred years ago, the building at the corner of Northwest Everett Street and Park Avenue held a pharmacy, where druggists administered miracle-promising cure-alls, stomach-soothing licorice p   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Harlem: Central Renaissance


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Harlem (220 SW Ankeny St.) first opened as a hip-hop speakeasy that served deep-fried hot dogs out of its front window. The beats there shook the quieter acts next door at Valentine’s into fit   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Meadows: Pony Express


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Apologies to Hunter S. Thompson, but there’s nothing decadent about horse racing in 2013. Now that the sport of kings has been lowered to plebeian level, though, a day at the races holds a cer   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Reverend Nat’s Cidery and Public Taproom: Natty and Nice


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It’s been a fruitful two years for Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. Launched in the fall of 2011 in a Woodlawn basement and garage, the operation has just moved to much larger digs in the Eliot ne   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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