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Brew Views: Twin Peaks

Lynch, Large

Brew Views
The really incredible thing about Twin Peaks is that two decades after it aired, despite having all its tricks stolen by The X-Files and Lost and its memory desecrated by The Killing, despite Ray Wi   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Feb. 27-March 1

This week in OLCC applications.


This week brings several applications of note from our friends at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Zak Melang, owner of the seven-restaurant Tex-Mex chain Matador, has applied to open Southland Whiskey Kitchen in a long-vacant storefront in the same building as the 23rd Avenue Matador.

Hot on the heels of owner John Taboad...   More
Friday, March 2, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Ginger Liqueur (New Deal Distillery)

Great things are happening at Portland’s New Deal. One of the first of the last decade’s explosion of small craft distilleries, the brand was for its first six years known only for vodka. Th   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

How To: See And Be Seen

It is better to light one blinker than to be run over by a Hummer.

Culture Features
It’s dark here. This far north, your commute is guaranteed to happen in the dark from the fall to the spring equinox, and our dismal weather makes for less-than-ideal visibility much of the rest   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Feb. 13-16.

This week in OLCC applications.


Apologies for this column's two-week absence. Your future drinker has been under the weather.Silly things first: Two non-bar, non-restaurant businesses applied for liquor licenses this week. The first is The Modern Man Barber Shop at 5018 NE 22nd Ave., which is seeking to start serving whiskey in its waiting room. The second is Ve...   More
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

EC Kitchen

Food Reviews & Stories
The sign outside this newly refurbished house on Southeast 82nd Avenue, about a mile north of the dividing line between civilization and Clackamas County, promises “Chinese Traditional Delight   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Chili Beer (Calapooia Brewing Co.)

Call me boring, but I like my beverages to come without prefixes, especially when it comes to beer. Bring on the ale, leave out the fruit, please. But I was pleasantly surprised by how well the    More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Byron Beck Lands KXL Talk Show

Byron Beck, left, with Chelsea Clinton

Former WW editor and columnist Byron Beck will launch a two-hour talk show on KXL Feb. 13. Bailey and Beck, which Beck will co-host with DJ Bombshel Bailey and ...   More
Friday, January 27, 2012 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Interurban: From the Ashes

Bar Reviews
A less brazen publican might have taken an opening-weekend fire as a sign to throw in the towel, but the men behind Interurban (4057 N Mississippi Ave., interurbanpdx.com) are no shrinking violets.    More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Weed All About It

Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally adopts a reasonable marijuana policy?

Cover Story
Oregonians love marijuana. Take a walk along Southeast Clinton Street some summer evening and you’ll get contact confirmation.  The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from    More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE
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