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Jul 29, 2010
A recent broiler of an afternoon found yours truly and his special lady friend parked and panting in the patio at Lucky Strike on SE Hawthorne. It shares the old Masonic Temple that also houses...
Jul 27, 2010
Kinky Friedman is one cowpoke who doesn’t seem to mind wearing a whole bunch of different hats. He first attracted attention in the mid-70s as the leader of Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys,...
Jul 26, 2010
Today’s post asks five simple questions that require answers from you, my faithful drinking buddies.
1. What is in this product?
2. What effect will it have on the human body?
3. Should I drink...
Jul 21, 2010
We have concluded with our Vote for Your Favorite Beer contest, and we have a handful winners who may claim their enviable prizes at the Portland Monthly office (623 SW Oak St. #300) between the...
Jul 16, 2010
Remember in those old Warner Brothers cartoons when Wile E. Coyote would almost catch up to the Road Runner—right before the latter took off in a blinding burst of speed that left the road...
Jul 15, 2010
Billing itself as an over-the-top beer festival, the Portland International Beer Festival brings a ton of exotic ales to Portland this weekend.
The festival will feature over 150 different beers...
Jul 14, 2010
Walla Walla winery Chateau Rollat produces restrained, elegant, and complex wines that prove perfect pairs for foods.
Jul 13, 2010
The Portland home-brew community is in a lather this month about a recent decision by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, who backed up a Department of Justice ruling that home brewing (and...
Jul 8, 2010
Spent the morning chatting on the phone with musician, mystery writer, and erstwhile Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman about his upcoming Portland show on July 28. I’ll have the meat...
Jul 6, 2010
This week’s Happy Hour excursion was a bit of a fiasco. I selected Ash Street Saloon based on memories of cheap beer, rib-sticking bar food, a raging punk rock playlist, and a sunny, inviting...
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