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The NYT Finally Prints That Portland Karaoke Article


We don't usually bother mentioning every time the Grey Lady writes an article about Portland, but this one is worthy of note:Back in August last year, we got wind that someone from the Times was in town working on an article about Portland's karaoke scene. [Edit 1/19: Dan Kois was here in March 2012.] We decided to pip them at the post (because we're mature like that) by sending...   More
Friday, January 18, 2013 by RUTH BROWN

Base Camp Brewing: Social Climbers

Bar Reviews
Base Camp Brewing is basically REI in bar form: a cavernous, urban ski lodge decked out with tables made with rocks and timber from Klamath Falls, bungee cords, carabiners, camping lanterns and a huge upturned canoe on the ceiling.   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 RUTH BROWN

’Couve Crawl

A night out in Portland’s northern neighbor.

Featured Stories
Vancouver’s nightlife is not bountiful, but it is comprehensive. Along downtown’s Main Street corridor, you’ll find an Irish bar, a sports bar, a martini bar, a wine bar, a discoteca, a br   More

Here is a List of Every Coffee Roaster in Portland (We Think)


On multiple occasions when putting together this year's coffee issue, I thought "I wish there was a list of every coffee roaster in Portland." The closest thing was this one we wrote a couple of years ago....   More
Friday, November 23, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

Coffee Issue 2012: Case Study Coffee Downtown


Case Study Coffee's new downtown cafe didn't open in time for our 2012 Coffee Issue, so I swung by this morning for a macchiato while waiting out a flash storm. It's only a week old, so I won't say anything critical, but here's a quick first glanc...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

The Caffeinator

Portland’s best new coffee shops and trends.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you can’t find a place where everybody knows your name, at least find one where they know your coffee order. Mine’s a macchiato—but everyone at my local knows that. They also know what I    More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Carry Nation (Carlton Cyderworks)

I know it’s cool to drink bone-dry ciders right now so you can show your friends it isn’t a girly drink for girls. But let’s be real here: There wouldn’t be a second type of diabetes—in    More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Headout: Blood Feud

Pale, shirtless pretty boys with pointy teeth. How do they compare?

It’s been almost a decade since Buffy the vampire slayer dusted her last television bloodsucker and delivered her final snark-laden riposte, but the show’s popularity has endured in the hear   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Viridian Farms Does Cider

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland


Our weekly look at happenings in Portland's food and drink scene via OLCC liquor license applications:Farmers Market favorite Viridian Farms has applied for a winery license at 1212 D SE Powell Blvd., which is currently Bushwhacker Cider. Viridian hasn't applied for a "change of...   More
Friday, November 2, 2012 by RUTH BROWN

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 22-28


Every Tuesday, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records and Everyday Music, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for ...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by RUTH BROWN
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