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Bitter End Pub: New Kicks


Bar Reviews
The original Bitter End Pub (1981 W Burnside St., 432-8236, bitterendpdx.com) was more a bitter beginning. It was a dim, dirty, piss-and-vinegar-fry dive that germinated a drunken army of Portland   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Maurice


Food Reviews & Stories
Maurice, named after chef-owner Kristen D. Murray’s pet rabbit, is bright white as an art gallery, with signage on reams of butcher paper in the front window. The sunnily domestic train-car bist   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2014


Cheap Eats
From the Editor Portland is a great place to be a cheapskate. Each year, we put out our Cheap Eats guide to the best restaurants in Portland with dinners under $15 and lunches under $10, and ea   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Bison Went Unmilked

7 things you didn’t know about local cheese, courtesy of Tami Parr’s new book.


Books
1. Cheese as you know it literally couldn’t exist here before European settlement. Cows and goats are not native to North America, and were brought by Europeans. The Europeans also introduced o   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Block’s


Food Reviews & Stories
You’d never expect it from the outside of this Southeast Clinton Street storefront, but Block’s is devoted mostly to grandma-era New York Jewish lunch and brunch fare. It’s the stuff of la   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Huckleberry Pub: Grandma’s Watching Her Stories


Bar Reviews
The little upstairs bar at Huckleberry Pub (2327 NW Kearney St., 228-5553, huckleberrypub.com) has the feeling of a mountain refuge. Not just because we visited this wood-toned space in a converte   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Daddy Mojo’s: Detroit, What?


Bar Reviews
Daddy Mojo’s (1501 NE Fremont St., 282-0956) is the closest Portland will ever get to a Detroit bar. At least, this is what an enthusiastic Motor City friend tells me while touting the sports    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: William T. Vollmann

Suspected Unabomber/National Book Award-winning novelist on Big Brother’s incompetence.


Q & A
As a journalist, William T. Vollmann has traveled with the anti-Soviet mujahideen in Afghanistan. He has lived for a year as a homeless rail-jumper, smoked crack and frequented prostitutes. He    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beer Guide 2014: Food & Brew

Restaurants with great beer.


Beer Guide
Wildwood  1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, wildwoodrestaurant.com. Wildwood’s not merely a fine restaurant serving fine beer; it’s easily the best beer bar anywhere near its Northwest ’hood   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MARTIN CIZMAR

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
 

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