Home · Articles · By MARTIN CIZMAR
 

Beer Review: Peanut Butter Porter and Marionberry Red Ale (Scout)


Drank
Peanut butter beer’s time has come. Actually, this is one brewing trend where Portland is slightly behind—while we have Rogue’s gross Voodoo Doughnut-themed banana-and-peanut butter ale, t   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Polli-Tico: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
Pssssst. Yo, over here. Hey, dawg, you want some rotisserie chicken? Naw, man, you don’t need to wait in line for Pollo Norte just cuz everyone’s all up on them pollos Mehicanas right no   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Lost Season

Most Oregon ski resorts are reeling from terrible weather. Should we worry?


Snow Report
Back in January, I was itching to get past the slow start of the Oregon ski season. On the first Sunday of the new year, I ended up driving out to Mount Hood Skibowl for a cheap night on the mou   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Superest Bowls

A survey of meatless, bowl-based meals.


Food Reviews & Stories
The vegan bowl is a Portland staple. Is that because of vegans? I don’t think so. Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a known vegan eating a vegan bowl. Vegan bowls are for the rest of   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Safe Word/Pfriem Triple/ Notorious (Breakside/Pfriem/Boneyard)


Drank
Before 2005, there was nothing else like Pliny the Younger. Russian River Brewing’s triple IPA—with three times as many hops as a normal IPA in a syrupy 11 percent ABV brew—became a touc   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Untapped and Tap That: Tap Takeover


Bar Reviews
In 2013, when WW published its first Beer Guide, it was pretty easy to list the city’s serious beer bars. Even here in Beervana, each quadrant had only a few destinations with an ever-changi   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: 25 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

The ultimate vertical tasting of Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve.


Drank
Today’s Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve is not craft beer. Made by MillerCoors at an undisclosed location, the bottles of “Northwest-style lager” now shipped across the country aren’t   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR, PARKER HALL

2015 Beer of the Year: Engelberg Pilsner (Upright Brewing)

Craft lagers have exploded in popularity. None betters this basement brew.


Beer Guide
Craft lager had a long, slow fermentation in Oregon. ENGELBERG PILSNERIMAGE: Matt WongJust a few years ago, it was rare to see a small-batch local beer descended from crisp Bohemians in the se   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Beer Guide 2015: An Oral History of Cascade Kriek

Cascade’s legendary barrel-aged cherry beer has roots in a failed IPA.


Beer Guide
In Portland, it all comes back to IPA. Even when you’re looking at the furthest thing from it. Say, a beer like Cascade’s Kriek, a robust but nuanced barrel-aged sour cherry beer, which be   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Beer Guide 2015

The Legend of Beervana


Beer Guide
Round and round they go, up one row and down the next. They look like kids waiting to ride Space Mountain, except they’re here for beer. It’s a Saturday night in San Francisco, and a bri   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close