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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

Drank: Everybody Pogo (Cider Riot)


Drank
Cider Riot’s Abram Goldman-Armstrong has deep roots in the cider orchards. As a teenager, he picked cider apples in Yamhill County, then made his first batch of booze from Red Delicious apples   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Strip Club Guide 2014

Don’t make it weird.


Strip Club Guide
Portland’s strip clubs are not like other strip clubs. It’s not that poles are more plentiful here than in other American cities—though they almost certainly are—they’re just, well, dif   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Nick’s Big Beard

McMinnville Italian joint is second America’s Classic in Oregon.


Food Reviews & Stories
James Beard was a native Oregonian, but before last week only one restaurant in the state held the highest honor given in his name. In my opinion, that’s at least being deemed one of America��   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Devil’s Kriek 2012 (Double Mountain)


Drank
The just-released bottles of Double Mountain’s Devil’s Kriek have two very important numbers on them. The first is the year the beer was brewed—2012—which, in following the wine world’   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Long Dark Winter Milk Stout (Fort George)


Drank
Astoria’s Fort George Brewery is the most ambitious stout-maker in the state, releasing 14 different big, dark beers this month and throwing a “dark” festival out at the windy coast. This mi   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pizza For One

Our favorite slices, slabs and personal pies.


Food Reviews & Stories
Stumptown isn’t a slice town. Portland’s strength isn’t making the greasy triangles Sipowicz folded and stuffed into his mouth on NYPD Blue, but producing pizzas in more diverse and nuanced    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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