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Drank: Belgian-Style Dark Ale (Pfriem Family Brewers)

It took a year longer than expected, but Pfriem’s bottles are pfinally here. The Hood River brewery, whose Belgian Strong Dark became our 2014 Beer of the Year, has been draft-only since ope   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The White Line

Maybe it’s time Portlanders reschedule their ski season.

Snow Report
They call the dark spots “cancer.” “That’s the industry term, because once you have that dark spot, it’ll collect heat and spread,” says Dave Tragethon, PR director for Mount Hood    More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Seven Wonders Of Beervana

Only in Portland...

Food Reviews & Stories
Looking to get in touch with Portland’s beer culture this week? Well, you could go where the national beer magazines send you, enjoying Rogue’s carpet-flavored beer then heading over to Ap   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Live Review: Garth Brooks at Moda Center, 4/12


Here's an old Garth Brooks story worth hearing: In 1993, at the height of his fame, with four straight albums topping the Billboard 200 and a Time magazine cover still on the rack at the dentist office, Brooks and his band were weary of playing arena shows. "I like what I've got but I miss w...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Garth Brooks: Sunday-Thursday, April 12-16

Why No Fences is the best album of the early ’90s.

Music Stories
Garth Brooks has a reputation for going over the top. And if you have tickets to see one of his five sold-out shows at the Moda Center next week, surely you expect smoke machines, a drum kit s   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

A Tour of Salem's Five Breweries

Drinking all 54 original beers made in Oregon’s capital city.

Salem, Ore., is known by many names: the Cherry City, Exits 260A and B, the Beaverton of the Mid-Valley. It’s often forgotten that this patch of flat, grassy land along Mill Creek, originally    More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: 10th Anniversary Barleywine (Amnesia)

Gotta admit it: I thought Kevin King was crazy. In late 2013, Amnesia’s owner announced he was abandoning the Mississippi neighborhood corner where he’d established his brewery more than a d   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fire and Stone: Restaurant Review

Fire and Stone needs some polish to be Beaumont’s pizzeria.

Food Reviews & Stories
Fire and Stone says it wants to be a “neighborhood spot.” That’s always sounded like a sheepish goal to me. Why not be a destination? Home to the best Patagonian-style salchichas con chucr   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

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

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

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