Bar Review: Loyal Legion


Bar Reviews
BACK IN BLUE: Kurt Huffman’s 99-Oregon-tap beer hall had quite an opening week. Loyal Legion (705 SE 6th Ave, 235-8272, loyallegionpdx.com) had a line down the block when it first cracked the doors    More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bar Review: Altabira


Bar Reviews
THE WINDOW SHUTS: The inner eastside sure is fancy these days. No longer do visitors want to stay in a humble Red Lion (actual marketing slogan: “Affordable Hotels”) and drink at a faux-upscale ba   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Culmination: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
LAGERED BREWERY: The story of Culmination Brewing (2117 NE Oregon St., 353-6368, culminationbrewing.com) reads more like slow accumulation than capstone. When the taphouse opened three months ago, the   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Shift Drinks: Bar Review

Quittin' time.


Bar Reviews
The West End’s Shift Drinks (1200 SW Morrison St., 922-3933, shiftdrinkspdx.com) is a dog whistle, named after the free booze that service staffers get after they punch out. Because, yes, Portland c   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Likewise: Not Really Like Anything


Bar Reviews
Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd., likewise.website) is part bar, part performance art—a callback to the money-free, improvised ’90s, when Miranda July was still making origami out of Port   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Steinhaus: Bar Review


Bar Reviews
Not so long ago, the northeast corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street was home to a blues bar called Steinhaus. Then, it was a rocker dive called Agenda. Then, a strip club called A   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pod Bar: Drink Mobile


Bar Reviews
Have you ever spent the night at a campground packed with recently retired RVers who all seem to know each other? That’s the vibe at Pod Bar (5205 SE Foster Road, facebook.com/cartsonfoster),    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Sky Club: Send in the Clowns


Bar Reviews
Sky Club (50 SW 3rd Ave., 223-1375, skyclubpdx.com) is a stage in a corner. A trapeze and silken strands are suspended from the corner’s beams, while hoops and glowing tethered balls whiz around   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Base Camp Brewing: Social Climbers


Bar Reviews
Base Camp Brewing is basically REI in bar form: a cavernous, urban ski lodge decked out with tables made with rocks and timber from Klamath Falls, bungee cords, carabiners, camping lanterns and a huge upturned canoe on the ceiling.   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Hidden Bay Cafe: And the Tide Was Way Out


Bar Reviews
In the summer months, I understand Hayden Island bars are occasionally hoppin’ with jet skiers and yachtsmen. This time of year, it’s Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Island Cafe is closed until A   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

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