Market Guide 2014: Drinks


Market Guide
BEER AND CIDERBelmont Station & Biercafe 4500 SE Stark St., 232-8538, belmont-station.com. Kind of like Mary Tyler Moore to Dick Van Dyke, Belmont Station is a now wholly independent spinoff o   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Staff

Headout: The Case of the Purloined Necklace

A reward awaits the first person who solves this mystery before the Sherlock Holmes exhibit opens at OMSI.


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Hours too late, amid houses of disturbingly accurate repute, I searched for the Great Critic. Or, at least, I searched for where the Great Critic always was, at a bar near the bridge,  prec   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JAY HORTON

The Best Thing I Drank 2012

The best liquors, beers and wines WW staff had this year

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How does one gauge the best beer one had when one spends the entire year playing a game called "I Want to Drink Every Beer Made?" Does he pick the beer where the taste of hops linger long past the pint emptying? Does he opt for the sour ale that visiting beer geeks contemplate pouring our travel shampoo bottles just to sneak 3.2 ounces back home? In my case, I’ll pick the one I’m kicking myself ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Scoop: Looking Back, Falling Forward

Portland culture in 2012, by the numbers.


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The most successful local theater production of the year was Sweeney Todd, which sold 19,859 tickets at Portland Center Stage. Patton Oswalt wasHelium Comedy Club’sbiggest draw, selling outall three   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Drunk in Oregon: The 10 Best Selling Liquors of 2011

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It's that time of the year again: When newspapers take a break from reporting actual news and pad column inches with "the year that was" facts and retrospectives. In compiling ours (look out for it on Wednesday!) we queried the OLCC with the top selling liquor in Oregon this year. Being able to track this kind of data is one of the few advantages to this nanny control state of ours. So what was Oregon ...   More
 
Thursday, December 22, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Sept. 26-Oct. 6

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Food & Drink
After two weeks of slim pickings, a torrent of new liquor license applications.Katie Potter and Christopher Loverro have applied to open a cafe, The Hazel Room, in the building at 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. that formerly housed the Dollar Scholar and currently houses the Mag Big crafts/art/fashion shop.A 7-Eleven will soon open in the former Blockbuster Video on Southeast Foster Road, to the delight of ...   More
 
Monday, October 10, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Devour 2012: Beer, Wine & Spirits


Market Guide
Top Picks: Clear Creek Distillery to meet the master.CorksCru to feel the chill in your bonesHollywood Fred Meyer for volume.Saraveza ’cause it’s so darn cute.Stone Barn Brandyworks to    More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Booze Wars

Grocers think they can finally break the state’s 80-year, nearly $500 million monopoly—but at what cost?


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Steve Pharo has something just outside his Milwaukie office door that Joe Gilliam wants—$70 million worth of vodka, whiskey, tequila and every other distilled spirit sold in Oregon. PHARO - IM   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Drank: Holiday Spiced Liqueur (Deco Distilling)


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Well, that about says it all, doesn’t it? This new release from Portland’s Deco Distilling is Christmas in a bottle: a very sweet, thick, rum-based liqueur with strong flavors of clove, cinnam   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Booze News You Can Use


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The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has extended its "temporary" 50 cent surcharge on each bottle of distilled spirits. The surcharge was supposed to end June 30. But thanks to a unanimous commission vote this week, the surcharge will now be in effect until at least June 30, 2011. The reasons for extending the surcharge two more years? To generate an estimated $27 million over that time period ...   More
 
Friday, June 5, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

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