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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

Lightbar: Light at the End of the Tunnel


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A few months ago, when clouds layered Portland, we could have used a Lightbar (1401 SE Morrison St., 971-279-2169, lightbarpdx.com). The first Portland bar to offer “therapeutic lighting with a    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

Asylum Lounge: Free Cookies


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Vancouver’s just-opened Asylum Lounge (606 Broadway St., Vancouver, 360-433-2205, theasylumlounge.com) wants to bring “chic” nightlife north of the border. In an effort to reupholster Vancou   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

Trio Club: Three the Wrong Way


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If you’re planning to hang out at Trio Club (909 E Burnside St., 234-5003), a word of advice: Sit by the windows. Far more entertaining than the gelled-up Beavertonian mangling “In the Air Ton   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Church: Come All Ye Faithful


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The sign in front of Church (2600 NE Sandy Blvd., 206-8962, churchbarpdx.com) says “Eat. Drink. Repent,” but they’ve got it all wrong. If you’re Catholic, at least—the borrowing place fo   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Oregon Public House: Pour of Spirit


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The Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum St., 828-0884, oregonpublichouse.com) certainly has a catchy slogan: “Have a pint, save the world.” The Woodlawn neighborhood watering hole, whose opening   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Lompoc Tavern: New New Lompoc


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Smoking is strongly discouraged in vicinity of the new Lompoc Tavern (1620 NW 23rd Ave., 894-9374, lompocbrewing.com). Management is so obsessive about it that one of my companions was actually as   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tin Bucket: Filling Station


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Growlers are an overrated component of beer-geek culture. It’s a lot of the same beer, and the longer it sits, the warmer and flatter it gets. So Tin Bucket (3520 N Williams Ave., 477-7689) is   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

The Fireside: Warming Up


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For all its supposed trendiness, Northwest 23rd Avenue’s pub life is in a sad state. Especially before New Old Lompoc reopened recently, when Nob Hill Bar & Grill was the only barlike bar be   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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