Rolling through Portland’s many barroom skee-ball lanes.
Portland is about to lose one of its best bar-game bars.
That’s Slabtown, the punk club and pinball haven also known for having
one of the city’s better barroom skee-ball tables, which is sl
GOLDEN ALE: Oregon
had another good year at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, the
largest beer competition in the world. Oregon won 22 medals, including
seven golds, the biggest of whic
The Northwest Portland punk club's final show is Nov. 1.
And Portland's Barmageddon continues: Slabtown, the iconic Northwest Portland rock'n'roll club, is closing permanently, owner Doug Rogers announced on Facebook today. The final show is Nov. 1. The club, which has been around in various incarnations since the '70s, became a hub for punk, metal and garage rock in a part of town largely devoid of such venues. Rogers purchased Slabtown from Brinda ...
Slabtown1033 NW 16th Ave., 971-229-1455, slabtownbar.net. Noon-2:30 am daily. Look, there’s Punch Bowl Social’s more slick version of a fun center, or there’s the improvised, homegrown, cheap-as
Help the Portland punk institution clear some of its debt, make structural improvements.
Slabtown owner Doug Rogers proudly touts his club's DIY bonafides, which, frankly, were etched into its walls long before he bought the place two years ago. But, as we've learned recently, doing things yourself is a costly endeavor—particularly when you've inherited debt from previous owners. And so, in his attempt to keep ol' Slabby—as he refers to it—from going the way of 285 ...
Slabtown is not a name that resonates gladly in the hearts
of Realtors. Today, the moniker most often refers only to a thin patch
of inassimilable real estate around the I-405 freeway overpass, a
BOWING OUT: Portland’s dance community is still reeling from the news that Christopher Stowell, artistic director for the Oregon Ballet Theatre, will leave the company by Dec. 31.
Stowell, hired i
Dot's changes hands, Slabtown gets falafel and more new places to eat and drink in Portland
Food & Drink
It's time once again to peak into Portland's drinking and dining future:Stalwart Southeast Clinton divey diner Dot's Cafe has changed owners—John Ricci and Eli Johnson are the proud new parents of a fine velvet painting collection. Slabtown is getting falafels. The hard-rocking northwest Portland bar is bringing on Mike Warm—the drummer for Defect Defect and the Minds and also the man ...
Well, well, well, this is a nice semi-surprise.For a while there, it seemed like the 2012 installment of the Slabtown Bender—the Northwest Portland dive bar's annual weekend-long showcase for local and national (and sometimes international) punk and garage rock—wouldn't happen at all, due to the announcement back in November that the bar had been put up for sale. Speaking to owner Brenda Coleman ...