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Gnarly Grey: Back To School


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Gnarly Grey (1235 SW Jefferson St., 971-271-7407, gnarlygrey.com) might make you feel like you’ve gone back to college. Located a couple of blocks from the Portland State University campus, the    More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

PPAA: Internal Affairs Memo Reference Metro Police Club


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Following an anonymous tip about suspicious behavior of off-duty police officers, on Feb. 11 Sgt. Brian O’Naughtington enters the door beneath the glowing PPAA (Portland Police Athletic Associat   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 SGT. BRIAN O’NAUGHTINGTON.

Bushwacker Cider: In Ciders


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You have to respect the purity of purpose at Bushwacker Cider (1212 SE Powell Blvd., Suite D, 445-0577, bushwhackercider.com). It would be easy to broaden the comfortable, vaguely English pub’s    More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Thorne Lounge: Not My Son


Bar Reviews
In theory, Thorne Lounge (4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 234-2423, thornelounge.com) is a rock-’n’-roll bar. Right now, though, the vibe is more adult contemporary. It’s open-mic night, and at the   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Alla Bomba: Visions of Venice


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Rarely is a bar so obviously the product of its owner’s dreams as Bar Alla Bomba (1101 E Burnside St., 971-266-8756, barallabomba.com). The bar was at a very low simmer during a recent Thursday ha   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Lumberyard: Do the Brew


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If you’re not riding or chaperoning, the best time to show up at the bar inside The Lumberyard (2700 NE 82nd Ave., 252-2453, lumberyardmtb.com) is about 8:15 pm on a Tuesday. That’s when riders    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer: Hit the Lites


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No one was expecting Lauren to show up at Beer (1410 SE Stark St., 233-2337, facebook.com/BeerPortland). Sure, on paper, Beer is just a generically named bar with $2.50 Miller Lites next to a shop   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pix Patisserie: Champagne Wishes


Bar Reviews
Near cases bursting with a rainbow of decadent macarons and $3 eau de vie-filled chocolates, patrons at the new Pix Patisserie location (2225 E Burnside St., 271-7166, pixpatisserie.com) can sift th   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Streetcar Bistro and Taproom: Train in Vain


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In attempting to summon cool, Streetcar Bistro and Taproom (1101 NW Northrup St., 227-2988, streetcarbistro.com) might have looked a bit farther than our city’s much-loathed covered moving sidew   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Sky Club: Send in the Clowns


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Sky Club (50 SW 3rd Ave., 223-1375, skyclubpdx.com) is a stage in a corner. A trapeze and silken strands are suspended from the corner’s beams, while hoops and glowing tethered balls whiz around   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MITCH LILLIE
 

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