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Drinking My Grandfather's Leftover Louis XIII de Remy Martin

Poor freelancer finds $3,000 bottle of liquor in cabinet, drinks it.


Liquor cabinets are funny things. You fill them up with liquor, you drink the liquor, and then you fill it up again. And yet, some bottles just disappear in the back, never to be found until you have to clean it out while re-doing the shelves. It was only during this that I found bottle engraved with fleur de lis and a rubber stopper smiling at me in the very back next to some long expired ...   More
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Low Brow Lounge

Bar Guide
Low Brow Lounge1036 NW Hoyt St., 226-0200. 3 pm-2:30 am Tuesday-Sunday.The Pearl isn’t where you’d expect to find a dive bar. As you walk past the bouncer—who looks about one phone call away fro   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Luc Lac

Bar Guide
Luc Lac835 SW 2nd Ave., 222-0047, luclackitchen.com. 4 pm-midnight Monday-Thursday, 4 pm-4 am Friday-Saturday. There comes a point in every night of drunken debauchery when your mind drifts from getti   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Matador

Bar Guide
Matador1967 W Burnside St., 222-5822, thematadorbar.com. Noon-2:30 am daily.The Matador is one of those bars that said “Fuck it” at some point in its 43 years of serving Portlanders. And I mean th   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Bar Guide 2014: Rookery

Bar Guide
Rookery1331 SW Broadway, 222-7673, ravenandrosepdx.com. 4 pm-midnight Tuesday-Saturday. Located above the Raven & Rose restaurant in the historic Ladd Carriage House, the massive fireplace, cavern   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Headout: Pioneer John

As Portland’s living room celebrates 30 years, an underemployed writer tests its livability.

Melting into the thick cushion of my light-blue butterfly chair, I pick up a copy of The New Yorker from my mahogany TV tray. The dense, dry articles are a welcome companion on this lazy afternoon   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Oregon Ducks Open Spring Practices to Journalist-Turned-Oregon Publicist

Media, fans still not allowed.


The Oregon Ducks football program kicked off spring football practice today. With a likely top 10 ranking entering the upcoming season, all eyes are focused on whether the team can play its way into the inaugural four-team college football playoff.
There are three things Oregon fans and reporters alike have been able to count on over the past five years: points, wins and not being abl...   More
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Yoga Issue 2014: This Is Why I’m Hot

A toxin-filled writer sweats it out during 30 days of Bikram yoga.

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Wiping the sweat from my brow, I bend forward, fingers interlocked, and kick my right leg back. I’m ostensibly trying to form a “T” but I’ve managed only a cursive “J.” This is not goi   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Valero Alamo Bowl: #10 Oregon vs. Texas

Longtime coaches for Ducks, Longhorns to make final stand at the Alamo before retiring


Oregon (10-2) vs Texas (8-4) looked like a potential BCS matchup before the season started. Instead, the two teams meet in San Antonio for one final game before an offseason of significant change. After spending most of the season ranked in the top 2, the Ducks limp into the game after losing two of their final four games. Texas was mauled by Baylor in the de facto Big XII championship game after ...   More
Monday, December 30, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: Oregon State vs #12 Oregon

Ducks play Beavers in the Civil War for dignity, Platypus


The oldest rivalry on the west coats finds #12 Oregon (9-2) and Oregon State (6-5) in a familiar position in the 117th iteration of the Civil War: Coming off of bad losses. The Ducks have won five straight in the series and hold a 14-game lead in it overall, but they have lost their final game before the Civil War in each of the past three seasons. The difference is that this time, it wasn't the D...   More
Friday, November 29, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

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