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Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Teardrop owner Daniel Shoemaker, a 14-year bartending veteran from San Francisco, doesn’t feel quite at home in the Pearl on a Saturday night. He doesn’t serve Red Bull, and he has no use for Grey Goose. “No, we don’t have any beer on tap” is his most frequently uttered   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Jessica Machado

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
If you walk out of the loo and find yourself flirting at the unisex sink, blame either the mood (DJ Muu-Muu spins trippy electro-funk, servers resemble supermodels) or the strong libations (the Thai basil gimlet packs a punch, the chile-infused Kickboxer swings with sweetness). Don’t worry, th   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Jessica Machado

Restaurant Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Getting a jump on what could be the next Pearl District (add a touch of Johns Landing and a waft of marina air), this corporate–created tapas restaurant is ever-so-slowly becoming the only place to schmooze near our shiny new tram. In the space formerly occupied by Rivers (and a slew of other    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Jessica Machado

TearDrop Cocktail Lounge

An exacting mixologist teases palates in the Pearl.


Food Reviews & Stories
TearDrop owner Daniel Shoemaker, a 14-year bartending veteran from San Francisco, doesn’t feel quite at home in the Pearl on a Saturday night. He doesn’t serve Red Bull and he has no use f ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Jessica Machado

Pretty Green

The organizers of Miss Earth USA want to make Portland a pageant destination. What planet are they on?


Featured Stories
Rubbernecking was unavoidable as the fire truck braked in front of Pinocchio restaurant to watch a gaggle of blondes in four-inch heels and brunettes in Vegas club-worthy dresses strut down Southwest ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Jessica Machado

Jáce Gáce

Waffles and beer: Great idea, sloppy execution.


Food Reviews & Stories
Before backpacking through Europe, I believed waffle indulgence meant springing for Eggos or the "bigger" cone at Baskin-Robbins. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon Belgian waffle carts at every ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Jessica Machado

Drink Guide 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: It’s your 21st birthday? Congratulationsthat’ll be $3 for the Corona, please. The captain threw down his anchor in ’83 and continues to draw a steady stream of regulars and visitors almost 25 years later. No pretensions here: it’s beer (20-plus on ta   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Jessica Machado

GET BENTO

A new teriyaki operation isn't paradise in a box just yet.


Food Reviews & Stories
My childhood memories of bento are tainted by Spam. I grew up in Hawaii, whose version of the meal-in-a-box includes all four major meat groups in one plastic container: a thin strip of teriyaki steak ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Jessica Machado

Drink 2007: Beer, Beer & More Beer


Special Section Stories
HI-BALL: Sommeliers are for schmucks. Bring on the beer steward! Five nights a week, Higgins (1239 SW Broadway, 222-9070) offers the services of its most knowledgeable beer snob. From hard-to-find La ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Jessica Machado

Drink 2007: Time To Shake Your Booty


Special Section Stories
HI-BALL: Try uttering the word without engaging in a seductive whisper: Aura...aaaa..hhh (1022 W Burnside St., 547-2872). The name of one of the poshest clubs in Portland naturally evokes images of tr ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Jessica Machado
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