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A Black Keys/LeBron Reality Tour of Akron, Ohio

The greatest basketball player and blues duo of their generation come to the Moda center this week. Here's a map of their hometown.


Headout
Despite what Chrissie Hynde once sang, there is still a downtown in Akron, Ohio. I went to college there, in what turns out to have been something of a golden age. Most Fridays, we’d pay a $   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Big Legrowlski: Just like, uh, my opinion, man.


Bar Reviews
Way out in the Pearl there was this minimalist 15-tap bar…bar I wanna tell ya about, bar by the name of The Big Legrowlski (812 NW Couch St., 206-6481, biglegrowlski.com). That’s the thematic    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Big Ol’ Pumpkin (10 Barrel)


Drank
There’s no pumpkin in a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Obvious, right? Well, there’s often no pumpkin in pumpkin beers. The flavors you associate with round, orange squash come mostly from the spices co   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

First National Taphouse: Bar Review

Second Oregon


Bar Reviews
In theory, at least, the area surrounding Portland State University needs more bars. The school has 30,000 students, making it our state’s largest such institution, and yet the bar scene aroun   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Tropical Thunder (Gigantic with Larry Clouser)


Drank
Hops get all the credit, but yeast does a bunch of the work. Even those big, juicy fruit flavors you like in an IPA are often due as much to the yeast strain as Citra or Simcoe. Tropical Thunder,    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Uzbekistan Restaurant: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
18488 E Burnside St., 328-6057, uzbekgrill.com [SECRET OF THE UZ] A restaurant that's closed Friday night and all day Saturday? As far as we know, this halal spot in far-f   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Accanto: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2838 SE Belmont St., 235-4900, accantopdx.com.[SEASONS CHANGE] Accanto means “next door” in Italian, and since birth that’s been both the address and identity of this low-key cafe adjoining the    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Apizza Scholls: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-1286,, apizzascholls.com [KING OF CONNECTICUT] Best pizza in Portland? A boring debate—Apizza Scholls is No. 1 with a bullet. Anyone who clai   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Blue Goose: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2725 SE Ankeny St., 235-2222. [WESTWARD THE WAGONS] Tex-Mex is out, New Mex is in. In the past year, three new restaurants specializing in the Enchantment State's chile-fired    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Boxer Ramen: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
1025 SW Stark St., 894-8260, boxerramen.com [PUNCH OUT] Of all Micah Camden's casual middle-tier joints—Little Big Burger, Blue Star Donuts, Son of a Biscuit—we most l   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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