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Bar Guide 2014: Bringing Pickle Back

The pickleback cocktail comes straight outta Bushwick, it looks like pee, and it puts out fires.


Bar Guide
“Are you seriously going to drink that?” is not a phrase you often hear at a Portland dive. But on an unusually warm early spring evening at Church (page 16), everyone else crowded around the    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Bar Guide 2014: Renner's Grill


Bar Guide
Renner’s Grill7819 SW Capitol Highway, 246-9097, rennersgrill.com. 11-2:30 am daily. To an outsider, certain neighborhood bars feel more like a secret passed from house to house than a place to sit    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Bar Guide 2014: Alibi Tiki Lounge


Bar Guide
Alibi Tiki Lounge4024 N Interstate Ave., 287-5335, alibiportland.com. 11 am-2 am daily.Lemme put this out there for the uninitiated: Shit gets weird at the Alibi on a Sunday night. Not that Portland   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Bar Guide 2014: The Secret Society


Bar Guide
The Secret Society 116 NE Russell St., 493-3600, secretsociety.net. 5 pm-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 5 pm-1 am Friday-Saturday.Long a refuge for the overflow crowd from neighbors Toro Bravo and the Wond   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Bar Guide 2014: The Blue Monk


Bar Guide
The Blue Monk3341 SE Belmont St., 595-0575, thebluemonk.com. 5 pm-2:30 am daily.There’s something undeniably retro about grabbing a drink at the Blue Monk. Maybe it’s the green vinyl booths and ch   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples


Music Stories
[LOS AWESOME] It’s not a big stretch that Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q decided to title his major-label debut Oxymoron. Schoolboy, who rolls as part of the    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dance Yourself Meme

Future Islands just want to move you.


Music Stories
On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: St. Vincent, Noveller


Music Stories
[QUEEN AYE] At this point, comparing St. Vincent to anyone else isn’t just besides the point—it’s downright unfair. Over the course of four increasingly weird and wonderful solo albums, Anni   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Headout: Happy Birthday, Blaze!


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Dear Blaze, Happy birthday! Gosh, you have to be, what, 12 years old now? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, running around the Moda Center, shooting Silly String at unsuspecting fans,    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Action Bronson at Roseland Theater, 2/3

Queens rapper puffed a joint onstage, fought security, and got the show shut down early.

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Before last night’s Action Bronson show at the Roseland, I had never been to a concert in Portland that was shut down early. But on what started off as another sleepy Monday night, at a show that was moved up from Peter’s Room to the actual Roseland to accommodate a theater that was about half-full, all hell broke loose the seco...   More
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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