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Pizzeria Otto: Floppy Disc

Wood-fired pizza ain’t easy. Roseway’s new Pizzeria Otto gets it wrong.


Food Reviews & Stories
Oak, folks! Fuel of the future! Now’s the time! Oak’s where you want your money! Crazy? Like a fox. The electric oven is on its way out. In the last year, at least five new wood-fired pizz   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop: Bar Review

Tater Toss


Bar Reviews
Teaming craft beer with fancy french fries makes a lot of sense. So far, the smartest move made by the owners of the young Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop (621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com) is    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Pamplemousse Citrus IPA (Lompoc)


Drank
Lompoc Brewing is responsible for my favorite new Portland IPA of the year, a quickly disappeared one-off called White Album. That beer was a collaboration with Portland Brewing co-founder Fred    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

#BadBrunches Be Like

Basic brunches do selfies with berry basil muffins, not Smallwares.


Food Reviews & Stories
The brunchlash is here. A few years after the pecancake displaced the vodkatini at the center of young bougiehood, the haters have come out to do what haters do. In August, the world got a boo   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cheer Up, Drunky

Pro tips for surviving 77 beers and massive crowds at the annual Holiday Ale Fest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.


Headout
Arrive early, but not too early: Portland's Holiday Ale Festival always gets packed—17,000-plus attendees will drop in over five days—which means you want to get there before sought-after    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Zaatar: Double Generous

Tony Karam is back with an excellent new Lebanese place in the Pearl.


Food Reviews & Stories
The last crumbs of the appetizers have been cleared, and the salad plates are stacked with the pita basket atop. There are no unused glasses. Still, there’s no empty space on the table when th   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Ranger Station: Park Life


Bar Reviews
If you somehow woke up inside The Ranger Station (4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 894-8455, rangerstationpdx.com), it would be easy to believe you were actually inside a ranger station. The tiny and ru   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Review: Arctos (Baerlic Brewing)


Drank
What makes winter ale wintery? That’s a matter of intense debate, especially in Portland, where spiced Christmas ales were long rejected as insufficiently beery beers. Personally, I tend to fa   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fat Head’s: The Great Middle West


Bar Reviews
The Pearl District’s newest brewpub, Fat Head’s (131 NW 13th Ave., 820-7721, fatheadsportland.com), really channels the spirit of suburban Cleveland. That’s not a knock. There’s a lot to l   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fat Head’s: The Great Middle West


Bar Reviews
 The Pearl District’s newest brewpub, Fat Head’s (131 NW 13th Ave., 820-7721,fatheadsportland.com), really channels the spirit of suburban Cleveland. That’s not a knock. There’s   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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