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Beer Guide 2014: Kindred Spirits

Hometown spirits to pair with hometown beer.


Beer Guide
McMenamins Father-Son Campout McMenamins’ barrel-aging program offers a rare treat: father-daughter picnics. Hogshead Whiskey was distilled from a McMenamins beer base; pair it with beer, such    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Almost Legal

A look at possible pot measures for Oregon voters in 2014.


News Stories
2012 REDUX: THE CANNABIS TAX ACT Initiative 22: Supercedes existing laws governing cannabis (marijuana); creates commission to regulate cultivation, processing, sale of cannabis. Who’s behind    More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willy Vlautin, The Free

She healed my leg, and then my heart.


Books
When WW asked author Willy Vlautin in 2010 what he was working on, he said he was writing a “nurse novel.” You know, kind of like Hemingway did with A Farewell to Arms. Alongside the penny W   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Smokin’ Section

After a fire fells Mack & Dub’s, Dub brings his soul food to St. Johns.


Food Reviews & Stories
“Meet me at the counter,” the song says. “I’ll be here every day, smokin’ on through the night.”  Every day except Sunday, as it turns out. The song, “Mary Jane,” by Mack &   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Sudra


Food Reviews & Stories
The Sudra doesn’t serve Indian food, whatever they try to tell you. Nowhere that cheerily offers a sweet-but-sadistic strawberry habanero sauce with your “calabacitas” kofta is an Indian spo   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Straight Escape

Two New York pizza spots, one recipe.


Food Reviews & Stories
No good deed goes unpunished, it seems, and the only law never broken is the one about unintended consequences. Straight From New York Pizza and Escape From New York Pizza—just six blocks from   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

B Squared: Half-Baked


Bar Reviews
In Oregon, food goes south to make money. Sizzle Pie, Voodoo Doughnut and Mio Sushi have all cashed in on Portland cachet to serve Eugene’s college kids and street activists. Rarely do Eugene’   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Future Drinking: Fenrir in the 2nd Story Space, Cheese and Crack shop, Maria Pizza

Plus Yard House finally filed a liquor license at the mall.

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Our sorta weekly roundup of gossip about new openings and change-ups in the bar and restaurant biz, courtesy of OLCC license applications:Remember that supper club that started in November with chef Ian Wilson, sommelier Tyler Hauptman and server and cocktail dude ...   More
 
Friday, January 17, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Comfortable Davenport

Kevin Gibson’s new restaurant is a paragon of refined simplicity.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everything about Davenport is quiet. But the new East Burnside Street restaurant from former Evoe chef Kevin Gibson and wine expert Kurt Heilemann, ensconced in the cozy former June space, started   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

BrewStop: Pedalpearlooza


Bar Reviews
Tucked behind a lighted garage housing bicycles built for 12, the BrewCycle touring company’s new Pearl District BrewStop (1425 NW Flanders St., 971-400-5950) is a cleanly cut zigzag of a bar in h   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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