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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Hide Out

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.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010
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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Become an Expert

Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.

  • By Martin Patail
  • Published 11/17/2010
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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Play

From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.

  • By Georgia Perry, Ali Moran, Gretchen Holzgang, and John Chandler
  • Published 11/17/2010
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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/17/2010
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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Take a Date

For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010
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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Eat Well

These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Bar Basics

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.

  • By Ali Moran
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Rules of the Juke

A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Classic Drinks to Try Before You Die

These neigh-forgotten traditional drinks are worth remembering.

  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Straight Up

Three of Portland's best bartending stories, told by the bartenders themselves.

  • By Nicole Morales
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

How to Buy a Lady (or Gent) a Drink

Want a phone number? Start with a drink.

  • By Alexis Rehrmann
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

How to Drink Alone

Sipping solo can actually be a rewarding experience, a chance to sit back and quietly absorb the events of the day.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010
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Article

NSFW

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 of a busi

  • By Lee Van Der Voo
  • Published 11/17/2010
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Portland Monthly Book Exerpt

Human/Nature

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.

  • By Spencer Beebe
  • Published 11/18/2010

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Bars & Beer

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Cellar Notes

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, and R. S

  • By Condé Cox
  • Published 11/18/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Take a Date

For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Eat Well

These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Classic Drinks to Try Before You Die

These neigh-forgotten traditional drinks are worth remembering.

  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Become an Expert

Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.

  • By Martin Patail
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Play

From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.

  • By Georgia Perry, Ali Moran, Gretchen Holzgang, and John Chandler
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/17/2010

Cover Story

Best Bars

Sipping Spots for Every Occasion

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Hide Out

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.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010

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POUR

Chai Life

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 curry.

  • By Deena Prichep
  • Published 11/18/2010

Savor

Raw Faith

For believers and nonbelievers alike, Olympic Provisions chef Jason Barwikowski's raw brussels sprouts and suchoke salad is the new gospel of brussels sprouts.

  • By Deena Prichep
  • Published 11/17/2010

Introducing

Courier Coffee Roasters

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.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

How to Drink Alone

Sipping solo can actually be a rewarding experience, a chance to sit back and quietly absorb the events of the day.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Straight Up

Three of Portland's best bartending stories, told by the bartenders themselves.

  • By Nicole Morales
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Bar Basics

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.

  • By Ali Moran
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

Rules of the Juke

A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/17/2010

2010 Best Bars

How to Buy a Lady (or Gent) a Drink

Want a phone number? Start with a drink.

  • By Alexis Rehrmann
  • Published 11/17/2010

Article

Cocktail Recipes

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.

  • Published 11/17/2010

Review

Little Big Buzz

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.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 11/17/2010

Article

Survey of Portland Drinking

Results from our online survey

  • Published 11/16/2010

Style & Shopping

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