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Bar Guide 2014: LaurelThirst


Bar Guide
LaurelThirst2958 NE Glisan St., 232-1504, laurelthirst.com. 4 pm-midnight Monday-Wednesday, 4 pm-1 am Thursday, 4 pm-2 am Friday, 3 pm-2 am Saturday, 3 pm-midnight Sunday.The edge of Laurelhurst is an   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Piglet: Little Piggy Went to Pub


Bar Reviews
Over the speakers, the newly uncoupled Chris Martin sings a song about how we never change. But inside Piglet (17730 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego, 635-7427, pineshedribs.com), everything is quite    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Red Sea (Big Island/Caldera)


Drank
On paper, Red Sea, the collaboration between Ashland’s Caldera and Hawaii’s Big Island Brewing, looks like a messy wreck. The brew includes pink peppercorns, Himalayan pink salt, molasses and    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Steak Frites PDX


Food Cart Reviews
Captured by Porches does not make Belgian beer. That wasn’t a problem until Steak Frites PDX moved in across from the little green bus in the pod behind Crema coffee shop at Southeast 28th Avenu   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Oslo in the Summertime

Dinner at Broder Nord is pleasant but strangely quiet.


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s an instinctual pause before reaching for the door handle. There’s scant proof of life behind the window. But back at the curb, a sandwich board advertises openness. The door gives. App   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Little Bit Helps

Kristine Levine serves budding comics with constructive criticism.


Comedy and Variety
The diplomatic version is that Kristine Levine is not a huge fan of comedy open-mic nights. But anyone who knows Levine, a blue-collar East Portland comedienne whose last appearance in these pag   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

A Dispatch From the Pale Continent


Food Reviews & Stories
Dearest Anne, I hope this letter finds you well. Things are well here, especially as the sun has finally shown its bright face in this Pale Continent, a considerable improvement from the drearine   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Mirror Mirror (Deschutes)


Drank
There’s still a full 12 months before you’re supposed to cut the wax topper off Mirror Mirror, the new super-limited barleywine from Deschutes Brewery. It’s been five years since the last    More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: St. Patrick, The Somber

Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a flask at the cemetery?


Headout
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t much of a holiday on the West Coast. Portland’s river, and the vast majority of its beer, will not turn green. Portland State students will actually attend classes af   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Devils Bit (McMenamins Edgefield Distillery)


Drank
There’s still precious little proper whiskey made in Oregon. Give it a few years and there will be, but right now most whiskey sold with local labels is either immature white dog or stuff that   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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