December 2010
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Sipping Spots for Every Occasion
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Whether off the beaten path, underground or out-of-state, these regional haunts are great for ladies' nights, discreet encounters or silently lurking in the shadows.
Thumbnail for - Best Bars to Become an Expert
Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.
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From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.
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The five o'clock world never looked so good.
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For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.
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These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.
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If you really want to show off when you're out on the town, tip right, keep your coaster on the table and drop these terms into your next conversation.
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A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.
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These neigh-forgotten traditional drinks are worth remembering.
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Three of Portland's best bartending stories, told by the bartenders themselves.
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Want a phone number? Start with a drink.
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Sipping solo can actually be a rewarding experience, a chance to sit back and quietly absorb the events of the day.
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The ethical and legal line between personal rights and public wrongs has always been blurry when it comes to pornography. Drs. Douglas Boyd and William Underwood, and their female staff entered a hall of mirrors as they tried to rid their office...
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In his new autobiography, _Cache: Creating Natural Economies_, Spencer Beebe offers a tell-all look at his successes, failures, and the larger, often rut-ridden forks in the road between.
The new Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting, and Photography Building at Oregon College of Art and Craft is the first significant Portland building by an architect from beyond the city since Mark O. Hatfield US Federal Courthouse was...
WHEN I DRINK 1. I was ______ when I had my first sip of alcohol. Portland      PM Staff a. Under 12 27%   31% b. 13-17 54%   45% c. 18-20 17%   21% d....
Whether you want to play mixologist at home, or just want to be enticed, these recipes let you in on some of the secrets of signature cocktails from some of Portland's best bars.
If you really want to show off when you're out on the town, tip right, keep your coaster on the table and drop these terms into your next conversation.
A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.
Three of Portland's best bartending stories, told by the bartenders themselves.
Want a phone number? Start with a drink.
Sipping solo can actually be a rewarding experience, a chance to sit back and quietly absorb the events of the day.
For believers and nonbelievers alike, Olympic Provisions chef Jason Barwikowski's raw brussels sprouts and suchoke salad is the new gospel of brussels sprouts.
If Ray Kroc went to the Rhode Island School of Design, with a semester in Tokyo, history may have looked like Little Big Burger, the Pearl District’s first independent fast-food joint.
An intimate den of coffee cool, Courier Coffee roasts some of the best beans in the city, turning those smooth roasts into pour-over coffee and lovely lattes.
The chai served in Portland cafés is often a syrupy, cinnamon-spiked concoction. But order it in most Indian restaurants, and the richly seasoned spin on British tea offers a delicately balanced, complex flavor that’s perfect for pairing with your...
Spotted at the December Perfect Party: Blazers GM Rich Cho, county commissioner-elect Loretta Smith and her oponent, Karol Collymore, lemonade-stand renegade Julie Murphy, star chef Matthew Lightner, the Jefferson High donkey and the Old Spice Guy.
Tex Clark talks about the re-release of her 1995 feminist rockumentary, _Radical Act_.
The YU Center for Contemporary Arts is an ambitious new initiative aspiring to turn the 1909 Yale Union Laundry Building into an international center for the arts. Located directly across from Holocene at SE 10th Ave between Morrison...
Curtis Knapp and Aaron Flint Jamison have tuned the 1908 Yale Union Laundry Building at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street into YU Center for Contemporary Arts, “a sustainable center for contemporary international avant-garde art.”
The fashion world has gone crazy for “heritage,” a term encompassing all things grandfatherly and artisan-stitched, and brands like Pendleton, Filson and Danner.
These five locally-designed essentials are perfect for the stylish Stumptown citizen. Plus, a slideshow of gift selections for this holiday season.
Tucked in the rain shadow of the Cascades, the Klickitat Trail once rumbled with Burlington Northern railcars. Today, the 31-mile path links the towns of Lyle and Warwick, and is a haven for sun-starved hikers and bikers.
With postcard-worthy views of the Pacific to the south and the shadowy Santa Ynez Mountains to the north, the trip from Santa Barbara’s palm-studded municipal airport to downtown is fraught with neck-craning distractions. But truly, it's the local...
In his new autobiography, _Cache: Creating Natural Economies_, Spencer Beebe offers a tell-all look at his successes, failures, and the larger, often rut-ridden forks in the road between.
Carolynn Duncann is the 29-year-old founder of Portland Ten, a boot camp-style, 12-week shock-therapy course in business fundamentals for tech entrepreneurs, in which "students" must pledge to aim for $1 million in revenue within 18 months.
Kulo’s sheer endurance means he’s overlapped with a cosmos of big names over his 40-year political career.
The ethical and legal line between personal rights and public wrongs has always been blurry when it comes to pornography. Drs. Douglas Boyd and William Underwood, and their female staff entered a hall of mirrors as they tried to rid their office...
Sipping Spots for Every Occasion
Whether off the beaten path, underground or out-of-state, these regional haunts are great for ladies' nights, discreet encounters or silently lurking in the shadows.
Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.
From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.
The five o'clock world never looked so good.
For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.
These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.
These neigh-forgotten traditional drinks are worth remembering.
Silcox Hut chef Jason Stoller Smith’s Winemaker’s Dinner Series pairs his sous vide-prepared black truffles, wild boar, short ribs, duck, and wagyu beef with Oregon’s best wines: Bergström, Chehalem, Cristom, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Lange, Ponzi,...
You’ll soon be glad you left those architecturally handsome, winter-interest perennials standing. On the other hand, some plants should be removed or pruned promptly.
A sign on the fence declared “Banquet in progress,” and outside, goat-fanciers gathered as dozens of the beasts ruminated over a smorgasbord of weeds and garbage on a vacant lot at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street.