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Drink 2008


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For a place that's run by gay owners and serviced by a very gay bar staff, Embers still ends up attracting a pretty mixed clientele. Which means that just about anyone can show up any evening for one of the nightly (and often outrageous, in the best possible sense) drag shows, featuring performers w   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
If Imbibe's "take it in" tagline were applied to any neighboring bar along Southeast Hawthorne, it'd probably refer to inhaling the thick cloud of cigarette smoke. But at Imbibe, the air's a little cleaner—so we assume they'd like us to soak up the bar's carefully crafted atmosphere. Its dim,    More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
For an affordable, classy lounge that's true to the heart and soul of the Clinton neighborhood, it's hard to beat the atmosphere at the Night Light. Inside, candlelit tables and plush, loungy couches are surrounded by an always intriguing rotating art collection. Outside, the wood-paneled patio make   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
The nouveau-styled, airport-loungy Scandals is an all-boys stronghold, where there's no door to the men's room and flat-screen televisions regularly show scantily clad, sculpted gentlemen walking down runways. If you're not inside hitting on single hombres, tables in the street-front patio offer a p   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Any joint that has a Pirates of the Caribbean pinball machine is fine by me. Besides offering a place to destroy the Kraken, the Ash Street is a major fixture of downtown’s decidedly non-Barracuda nightlife, hosting one of the city's heftiest lineups of local and West Coast live rock seven nig   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
The closest thing Southeast Powell Boulevard has produced to a Las Vegas-style strip club, Safari is an establishment that celebrates the consumption of flesh—whether it be the occasionally titillating eye candy gyrating onstage or, more literally, the feeding of the dozens of flesh-eating pir   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
I've always been a little scared of the highly tattooed and pierced man wearing black fatigues and a bulletproof vest who works the front door at Sassy's. But he's doing his job well, because everyone inside seems to be on their best behavior, watching (but not touching) the curvaceous and beautiful   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Entering Yen Ha is like going to a Saigon speakeasy: Walk through the often-empty storefront dining area, through the back door, and discover the wonders of this dingy-ass, smells-like-shit time warp filled with good people, loads of booze and cheap Vietnamese eats. Order a heaping plate of cashew c   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Belly grumbling for tasty grub and good drink? It's almost worth pulling the emergency alarm on the MAX, so the conductor will screetch to a stop and let you off right in front of Pause. With a picnic table-laden, homey fenced-in backyard patio and a tasteful, TV-less dining room, it's hard not to e   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Lance Kramer

Obama-quatch '08: Political rock-fest on the Waterfront (with audio & slideshow)




Damn if I've ever seen as many people in downtown Portland as there were Sunday afternoon, gathered to see Sen. Barack Obama.

Duane Bray, battalion chief of Portland Fire and Rescue, gave an official estimate of 60,000 people inside the event gates at Tom Mc...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2008 by Lance Kramer
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