Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do in Portland, Dec. 6-8

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Friday, Dec. 6Holiday Ale FestA quarter past noon, the Grinch paused and put his hand to his ear. And through the streets of Portland, a sound he did hear. It started in low, then it started to grow. WOOOOOOOO! BEER! WOOOOO! Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave., holidayale.com. 11 am-10 pm Friday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday, Dec. 4-8. $30. 21+.Noises Off[THEATER] Third Rail Rep produces ...   More
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Squatch Watch


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Tom Sims built Sasquatch Brewing on Craigslist. He picked up a used lagering tank from the Vermont von Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music. His mash tun is an old dairy tank he p   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willamette Weekend: 13 Things to Do in Portland, Nov. 15-17

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Friday, Nov. 15Cheap Pizza[PIZZA] For its fourth birthday, Pyro Pizza is serving up $4 pizzas all weekend. We admire the pricing technique—it’s the same one used by our grandmother to determine how much birthday money we got—because it nets us a $10 wood-fired puttanesca for less than half that, at 2 am, in case we’re wandering around bleary-eyed. But we worry about the future. If Pyro Pizza ...   More
 
Friday, November 15, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Ecliptic Brewing: Stars Aligned


Bar Reviews
You may not have yet stopped by Ecliptic Brewing (825 N Cook St., 265-8002, eclipticbrewing.com), but you’ve almost certainly had John Harris’ beer. The Oregon brewing luminary perfected the   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Amateur Hour: Homebrew Edition

Guest Beer Review: Ezra Johnson-Greenough on Martin Cizmar's Fresh Hop Homebrew

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Food & Drink
Editor's note: Tomorrow WW hosts a beer festival featuring 13 brews made by teams of professional and amateur brewers. (But tickets for $25 here.) In honor of that occasion, WW beer writer Martin Cizmar gave a bottle of the homebrew he made with freshly picked hops grown in his own yard to Ezra Johnson-Greenough of The New School beer blog. Below is Ezra's brutal review. Cizmar does not disagree. Luckily, ...   More
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 WWeek Culture Staff

Basement Brew

Step into Dean Pottle’s never-ending house party.


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First rule of Dean’s Scene: You cannot buy beer at Dean’s Scene. You can drink beer—there’s plenty of suds spouting from four taps inside the pub Dean Pottle built in the basement below    More
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Willamette Weekend: 11 Things To Do in Portland, Oct. 25-27

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Friday, Oct. 25Haunted Pub CrawlBeerQuest PDX’s latest pub crawl kicks off at Kells, runs through downtown and Old Town, and includes a tour of the Shanghai Tunnels. I took one of those tours years ago, and while the legend and lore they feed you is almost entirely bullshit, the tunnels could still be referred to as “creepy”—especially since The Big One could hit and you’d be sandwiched under ...   More
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

How to Eat and Drink in Portland, Oct. 24-30

Events for the crunk-minded and culinary-obsessed

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Food & Drink
Thursday, Oct. 24 Keep Portland Lost It’s pumpkin patch time at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island. This year’s Maize is themed “Keep Portland Lost,” because that’s the goal: to trap Portlanders inside the maze of corn, then harvest the hapless denizens of the Rose City into, I don’t know, corn syrup or something. The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch, 16511 NW Gillihan Road. Various hours. ...   More
 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Wine vs. Beer Service

What should you expect from beer and wine service at a restaurant?


Restaurant Guide
We asked Hilary Berg, editor of Oregon Wine Press, and Brian Yaeger, author of Red, White and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey and the forthcoming Oregon Breweries, how they know they’re getting good    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 WW Staff

Bonamici Warns Shutdown Threatens Seasonal Beers

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News
As the drama in Washington D.C. over a partial government shutdown drags on, it's beginning to feel like nothing can dislodge the two parties from their positions.But now citizens are learning of an issue that could really hurt Oregonians—the federal shutdown of the agency that approves beer labels and operations. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), whose constituents in the first congressional ...   More
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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