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Taste of Poland: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
If it’s been a while since you stopped in, you might be surprised to discover just how much Cartlandia has become a weird little world. While most Portland pods remain confined to ever-narrowi   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tacos Chavez: Restaurant Review

Tacos Chavez brings Michoacán to Southeast Foster Road.


Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re still clinging to the old truism about the best Mexican fare coming from places with bars on the windows and glossy billboard menus showing photos of enchiladas, it’s time to give    More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Bourbon St. Chocolate (BuzzBar)


Drank
Alcohol-infused ice cream bars from a bodega? Yeah, get this novelty while you can. Somewhere, someone’s mom is about to start lobbying for a ban on BuzzBars. That’ll be especially stupid gi   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Steeps

A man’s failed quest for redemption via ski clinic, spec script.


Snow Report
FLASHBACK: 1992 Ellicottville, N.Y. A boy, age 12, peers cautiously over the edge of the Wall, queasy with adrenaline. He will not ski down this run, the first double black diamond he’s ev   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Savoy Tavern: Bar Review

In, Out, In


Bar Reviews
Things are changing fast at Savoy Tavern (2500 SE Clinton St., 808-9999, savoypdx.com). Broder proprietor Peter Bro’s “Midwestern-inspired American food” tavern on Clinton Corner was never   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Review: Hawthorne’s Best Bitter (Lucky Labrador)


Drank
As one of the original six recipes at Lucky Lab, Hawthorne’s Best Bitter has been around for a generation. Come this October, the beer would be 21, old enough to drink itself, if beers could   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Off the Waffle: Restaurant Review


Food Reviews & Stories
A good corner has useful things. Not just pleasant things, such as a book-themed cafe with bad food and occasional poetry readings, or a twee Italian bistro with live acoustic-guitar music, bu   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Reconquista

Pollo Norte and Stella Taco bring excellent regional Mexican.


Food Reviews & Stories
I blame the Adams-Onís Treaty. In 1819, Ferdinand VII agreed to sever the Viceroyalty of New Spain at the 42nd parallel. Instead of the stock that settled Yerba Buena, Oregon got the Brits. And   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Maven and FoPo Tavern: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Given most passersby are flying at 40 mph, it takes some time for a new bar to build a crowd in Foster-Powell. At least that’s the word at Bar Maven (6219 SE Foster Road, 384-2079, barmaven-pd   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Hop-a-Wheelie (Boneyard)


Drank
We’re witnessing the extinction of the Oregon pine. Not long ago, Northwestern IPAs were just as likely to have green, resiny flavors as citrusy bite. In the last year, the most talked-about n   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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